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Shanghai Natural History Museum

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No.260 Yan'an Dong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
Shimen Er Lu (Shimen Second Road)
+86 21 6321 3548
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

Many aspects to love about this place. Before I go rambling about the great areas, let's touch on the main disadvantages first: 1. Rather crowded. But we found it manageable. 2. Fake exhibits. But still very well made and impressive overall. And here's the long...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maryyeo
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great for my 4yr old. He had a great time looking at the various exhibits. There is a children’s play area, and they have scheduled fossils “digging” which was really enjoyable for my kid. The outside has some interesting sculptures. It’s a fun place to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alex_in_chicago
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The museum itself is beautiful and I spent half a day wandering around. I did get an audio guide but I didn’t use it much, there was plenty of information already by the displays. Some of the taxidermy made me laugh a lot! Was disappointed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JadeL74
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Why does this museum have two pages? Well, overall it was a nice visit, informative and all, I liked the fossil part and the dinosaurs. I also REALLY enjoyed the bad taxidermy- I think the lion has some sort of cult following by now. Downside?...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ankyfire
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have seen many natural history museums around the world including USA, Russia, Mongolia and many European countries. I can say without any doubt that this is the best in the world. I have never seen so many dinosaurs anywhere else. Museum is beautifully designed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank OmerYalcinkaya
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum with my 7yr old daughter who is absolutely obsessed with animals. As it was during the summer holiday for Chinese kids, the place was pretty crowded even on a week day. But then, what’s not crowded in China? I would recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnamariaA
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This museum was such a treat! Some of the taxidermy is not great (lions and leopards) but everything else is very well preserved and looked after. The butterfly exhibit is beautiful and the dinosaur exhibits will be a huge hit with children or paleontology fans!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ishimiagi
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The Shanghai Natural History Museum is really cool! It opened about two years ago. The building is laid out on about four levels. You take an elevator to the top and gradually walk your way down. There are plenty of stuffed animals and skeletons, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bryce S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Shanghai Natural History Museum takes time but it is an amazing experience, I warmly recommend it if you have time.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sam-likes-to-travel
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Shanghai Natural History Museum is a great place to spend a long afternoon. At only 30 RMB pp (25 for seniors) it is a great deal as well. We spent 4 hours there. Free guided tours are available at certain spots. As a non-Chinese speaker,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple,
while the main artery of excitement and entertainment
is West Nanjing Road. Close to the Former French
Concession, the area has a similar draw for foreign
residents but displays a more commercial character.
Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and
trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing
Road, but areas off the busy street have the same
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Nomin B
22 October 2015|
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Response from okumare | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the museum is located within walking distance of subway station West Nanjing Road exit 2 that is 2 blocks away or People Square exit 9~10. Distance is more less 3 blocks, or can take taxi, should be no more than 15~17... More
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Response from travelerxhan | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open on all days. I can't remember when they open but I seem to remember it's early, 8 or 9 am, and they close at 5:15pm with the last tickets being sold at 4:45pm.