Opening day for Shanghai’s new Natural History Museum attracts huge crowds

Jing’an Sculpture Park.

Jing’an Sculpture Park. Image by Drew Bates / CC BY 2.0

Shanghai’s new Natural History Museum opened on Sunday to great fanfare as huge crowds of people queued to get a look inside. The museum, located within Jing’an Sculpture Park, replaces the 58-year-old museum on Yan’an Rd that closed last year. Exhibitions feature ancient specimens and samples, including a complete 140-million-year-old Mamenchisaurus skeleton and other rare species like the Yellow River mammoth and Yangtze alligator. The museum is open 9am-5:15pm Tuesday-Friday and admission costs ¥30 (US$4.80). Read more:

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