Chongqing Natural History Museum

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Museum building in Beibei.
Szechuanosaurus campi exhibit.

The Chongqing Natural History Museum (Chinese: 重庆自然博物馆) is a natural history museum in Chongqing, China.

The museum founded in 1944, originally as the Western Museum of China.[1] It changed its name in 1981. The museum has a collection of about 70,000 specimens covering animals, minerals, paleontology, plants, and stone age period wares. It includes several dinosaur skeletons from the Sichuan Province. especially since the 1970s from around Zigong. The exhibits include the skeletons of the Omeisaurus Zigongensis dinosaur and the Tuojiang stegosaur. The museum also publishes books on dinosaurs.[1]

The original museum building was in the Beibei District.[2] A new museum building in the Yuzhong District[3] was under construction as of 2013, consisting of six exhibition halls and covering an area of 14.4 hectares.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Chongqing Museum of Natural History". 18 January 2008. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Chongqing Natural History Museum". Retrieved 29 September 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Chongqing Natural History Museum 重庆自然博物馆". Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Chongqing Natural History Museum to open in 2013". Chongqing News. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2014.

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