Beijing Natural History Musuem
Beijing Natural History Musuem grew out
of the preparation department of National Central Museum of
Natural History founded in 1951. Beijing Museum of Natural
History was formally named in 1962. Being the first large-scale
museum of natural history founded on our own strength after
new China was established, the museum bears three main functions:
the specimen collection, the academic research and the science
popularization of paleontology, zoology, botany and anthropology.
The museum today boasts its rich collections, high-level research
and ever-enlarging exhibitions. It has been one of a few museums
of natural history in China and named as National Youth Science
and Technology Education Base .
The museum, covering a floor space
of 24,000 square meters, with more than 8000 square meters
for display, owns more than 200,000 items in the collection,
with the collection of paleontology, ornithology, mammals
and invertebrates coming out exceeding in the nation wide.
The level of both scientific research and display are also
in the lead. Beijing Museum of Natural History has already
been the most popular natural history museum in China.