At a glance, here are the bits no visitor wants to miss in the
Museum's galleries. These must-sees arePalaeoloxodon Skeleton,
Water-powered Armillary & Celestial Tower, Giant Squid,
Digital Archives & E-Learning Center, Scientific Illustration
Studio , and Collection & Research Gallery. Do not miss them when you
visit the Museum.
The Palaeoloxodon elephant lived 10-40 thousand years ago and was named for
its diamond-shaped molar plates. This replica skeleton, about 4 meters tall and
7 meters long, is one of the center pieces of the Museum. more...
Armillary & Celestial Tower
The impressive tower, erected at the entrance to the Human Cultures Hall, is
a full-scale working model of Su Sung astronomical clock tower. It serves two
purposes: astronomical observation and telling of time. Come and witness the
elaborate masterpiece of the great Chinese polymath reconstructed at the Museum.
Ever imagined the giant squid living in deep oceans gets arisen? Yes, the
weird and mysterious creature, measuring 8.84 meters in length and 240 kilograms
in weight, is now "standing" right on the 1st floor of the Global Environment
Hall. Try to discover more facts about the monster of the deep. more...
Archives & E-Learning Center
The Digital Archives & E-Learning Center located in the lobby of
the Life Science Hall offers visitors a great inspiring learning space, where
they can experience a wide range of sessions such as object handling,
storytelling and role-play, as well as blended learning using digital cameras
and camcorders, PlayStation Portables, iPods and mobile phones. more...
Just opposite to the Digital Archives and E-learning Center, the
Scientific Illustration Studio built with French windows rests in an
eye-catching corner. Visitors can discover how the illustrator works and witness
live productions. Visitors can even communicate with the illustrator through a
small intercom. more...
Collection & Research Gallery
at the corridor linking the Human Cultures Hall and the Life Science Hall, the
Collection and Research Gallery remodeled from the museum history room offers
visitors a rare and exciting look at what our curatorial staff does behind the
scenes, makes science a tangible and enjoyable experience, and helps visitors
understand the practical applications of science in their daily