We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an)

Features Animals
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (318)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
No.510 Beijing West Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6321 3548
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Shanghai
from US$61,54
More Info
from US$28,00
More Info
from US$73,00
More Info
from US$85,00
More Info
Reviews (193)
Filter reviews
104 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews stuffed animals great for kids sculpture garden sea creatures great displays butterfly house chinese kids great half day student card beautiful building nanjing west rainy day school kids life size interactive exhibits all ages metro line
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 104 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say that this museum is a tier below those I've been to in DC and I mean that in a good way. The museum even had exhibits where you could touch live animals but does were limited to certain time slots. The visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joninsingapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the exhibits were stuffed replicas which children would enjoy. Skip if you are adults only, it’s not worth your time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sunny51
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Kids loved this place! Easy to get to and to get around. A good mix of natural history on show, head to the top first and then work your way down!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank iangdickinson
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We didn't even go inside the museum. The large park and sculpture garden outside is what caught our attention. It is extraordinarily well laid out and designed. Sculptors from around the world are represented with a style for everyone. Not heavily travelled, even during "National...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lon S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Of course the museum has five or more of everything! This is a very impressive museum. It was a delight to walk around and not too busy.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This was a great place with plenty to see-on Y problem was it was packed with people and difficult to catch a glimpse of some things. It is China though so this should be expected.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S C
Reviewed 8 September 2018

If this museum was good, we could barely see it for tourists, all of whom seemed to be Chinese. Good on them, but after queuing for at least 30 minutes to buy tickets, and another 15 minutes inside to approach the first exhibits (and nowhere,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Guy M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We quite enjoyed the first hour here but then it got super crowded, which was a bit of an issue, since we had to get past hordes of people to find our way out. Avoid weekends and public holidays for sure.

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

All in all I liked the visit to the museum. I learnt some things, I especially liked the part about fossils and dinosaurs. And the bad taxidermy was hilarious and made the trip more fun - same as some chinglish signs (where are we come...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ankyfire
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Great place - particularly for children. We have been lucky enough to have been to a few Natural History museums, (New York, Paris) but this one, is truly exceptional. Very enjoyable, and curated exceptionally well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ntetrault
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 418 nearby hotels
THE ONE Executive Suites Shanghai managed by Kempinski
465 reviews
.38 km away
Jing'an Shimen Second Road Express Hotel
89 reviews
.46 km away
The Middle House Shanghai
80 reviews
.54 km away
Cachet Boutique Shanghai
285 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 17 669 nearby restaurants
7 reviews
.40 km away
Starbucks (NanJing West Road)
8 reviews
.45 km away
Starbucks (HuiYin Mansion)
6 reviews
.43 km away
Dong Lai Shun FanZhuang (ShiMen 2nd Road)
7 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1 808 nearby attractions
Jing'an Sculputure Park
220 reviews
.12 km away
Shanghai Natural History Museum
118 reviews
.01 km away
Westgate Isetan Department Store
32 reviews
.85 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
23 November 2017|
Response from V Sridhar S |
In most places, the entry cutoff is not by age but by height. 130 / 140 cms.
10 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AyamG4 | Reviewed this property |
Very cheap. Rmb30