Běijīng Natural History Museum

Museum in Temple of Heaven Park & Dongcheng South

The main entrance to this creeper-laden museum is hung with portraits of the great natural historians, including Darwin and Linnaeus. The contents range from dinosaur fossils and skeletons, including a Mamenchisaurus jingyanensis (a vast sauropod that once roamed China) to creepy-crawlies, an aquarium with Nemo-esque clown fish and an exhibition on the origins of life on Earth. Bring your passport for free entry.