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Museum introduction


Zigong Dinosaur Museum, 9km northeast of the center of Zigong, Sichuan, is a large museum which has been built at the world-famous Dashanpu Dinosaur Fauna. It is also the first professional dinosaur museum in China and one of the three largest dinosaur museums with burial site in the world, the key area of Zigong UNESCO Global Geopark. In 2008, it was appraised as one of the first batch of National First-class Museum.

Covering an area of over 70,000, Zigong Dinosaur Museum has a collection of fossil specimens almost including all the known dinosaur species in the Jurassic of 205-135 million years agoas well as a place where Jurassic dinosaur fossils have been collected and displayed the most in the world at present. It was also regarded as “the best dinosaur museum in the world” by National Geographic of America

Started to be built in April, 1984, Zigong Dinosaur Museum was officially opened in the Spring Festival of 1987. For its worldwide reputation accumulation, approximately 12 million visitors have visited Zigong Dinosaur Museum and which has acquired a great credit so far. Tens of national leaders, such as, Qiao Shi, Zhang Aiping, Wan Li, Li Tieying and He Luli, as well as many experts and celebrities have visited the museum. Especially, in May 12, 2003, the Central Secretary-general and President of China, Mr. Hu Jintao visited this museum and showed his confirmation for the great success achieved by the museum. 

Since 1989, Zigong dinosaurs have traveled around the world. They were displayed in 29 cities of many countries and regions. These places include Japan, Thailand, Denmark, United States, South Africa, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan. The exhibitions abroad have attracted over 20 million visitors. Meanwhile, Zigong dinosaurs have been displayed in more than 70 cities in China, such as Shanghai, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Fuzhou, Datong, Chongqing, Shenzhen and so on. And they have been popularly visited by over 10 million people totally.

It has been entitled as one of the Forty Top Tourist Attractions in China, one of the first batch of National Geoparks, National AAAA Tourist Attraction, National Popular Science Educational Base for Teenagers, Advanced Unit of Cultural Work, one of the National Top Ten Exhibitions, Key Point Museum of Sichuan Province as well as one of 30 Most Representative Architectures of China in 20th Century. It has also acquired the authentication of ISO International Environment Management System. It is also one of 100 National Popular Science Educational Base for Teenagers, Chinese Paleontology Science Popularization Education Base, Sichuan Patriotism Education Base and Sichuan Science Popularization Education Base.