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Dalian Natural History Museum
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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interesting visit, but very little English explanation

Free, a good 2 hours' worth of visit, Very well laid out, excellent toilets, but very little... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Mark M
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Rivieres, France
Interesting if you are fan of natural history

This place is nice to visit either when you are fan of natural history or if it is too hot outside... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
leozahradnik
,
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're a museum lover. The museum isn't huge but there is plenty to see. Most displays have the titles in English and Chinese, however the descriptions are in Chinese.

Entry was free and I didn't need to make a reservation. I found the museum well looked after and clean. There are a lot of interesting displays to see (even a dinosaur hall). The museum isn't massive so an hour or two, you should be able to see everything, depending how fast you walk and how many pictures you take.

If you have a few hours to kill pop in at the Natural History Museum and take a walk along the sea side after. Don't forget the downstairs section on Africa :)

Bus 16 last stop Dalian Ocean University

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

I went on during the busy National Day holiday to find this place closed. My Chinese isn't too great so I couldn't figure out why. Maybe it will reopen again soon?

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Free and exceedingly well located, It is really fine although some of the atractions seem a bit dusty and unattended, and the lack of english info makes things a bit hard for non-chinese readers. Good choice for kids as well as adults. Choose a sunny day and enjoy Dalian beach view, and the fine houses around it.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

The huge whale display seems unattended, children can play without any supervision from the museum site, even the adults sometimes can touch it. However the building looks great from the outside, and the scenery around the building is nice, if you have children you can play kite, maze, or roller skate outside the museum. It is free to enter the museum, you can register on the website one day before visiting the museum.

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Always looking for a new adventure in China, I visited the Dalian Natural History Museum. It is located on the coast near the Sun Asia Ocean World, and I easily walked between the two. (Do not make the mistake of taking the boardwalk adjacent to the museum to walk to Ocean World, as it just services the beach and ends in a cul-de-sac forcing a return to the Museum. It is a beautiful “wrong turn” and recommended for enjoying the coast, but not for arriving at Ocean World!) The Museum was interesting, including rocks, dinosaurs, whales, fish, forest life, etc., but had few signs and no audio guide in English. However, most of the names of the exhibited creatures were listed in English. The museum was free when I visited and I enjoyed it, but it is always nice to have more English for a better understanding of what I am seeing.

Date of experience: September 2012
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