China Agriculture Museum is located in the National Agriculture Exhibition Hall at Dongsanhuan Road Choayang District in Beijing. The museum has opened to public in 1986 and it is the only museum that theme on natural science so far in China.
Occupying an area of 7,600 square meters, the China Agriculture Museum mainly has five exhibition halls including Exhibition of the History of China Ancient Agriculture Science & Technology, Exhibition of National Agriculture Resource and Area Division, Exhibition of China Aquatic Products, Exhibition of Chinese Countryside Energy Resources and Exhibition of the China Modern Agriculture Technology.
The Exhibition of Chinese History of Ancient Agricultural Science & Technology introduces artifacts from of the Neolithic Age to the situation of Chinese agriculture in the 1840s, including 6,900-year-old rice seeds and bone spade unearthed in the Hemudu Culture in Yuyao of Zhejiang Province.
The Exhibition of Agricultural Resources Area Divisions introduces China's natural conditions and agricultural resources, economic conditions of the agricultural society, biological systems of agriculture and agricultural divisions. It displays over 5,000 specimens, including tree samples of golden larch, Taiwan fir, Chinese cypress, metasequoia, gingkgo and Cathaya argyrophylla; samples of crops such as grain, cotton, sesame, hemp, silk, tea, sugar, vegetable, tobacco, fruit, herbal medicine and flower, etc.
The Exhibition of Aquatic Products is arranged in three halls: freshwater fishery, sea fishery and breeding of freshwater fish. The aquariums in the hall of freshwater fishery house more than 50 live fishes, including the world-famous carp of the Yellow River, chum salmon from the northeast and sturgeon from Xinjiang, etc.
Boasting more than 10,000 pieces of treasured items, the museum gives visitors a vivid picture about the history, development and current situation of the Chinese agriculture. While at here, visitors can see the great achievement of the agriculture technology that the Chinese have in thousands of years; the new energy resources and the environment problem in Chinas countryside; the abundant wildlife and various species of the aquatic life-form and sea plants. With plenty of exhibitions, the China Agriculture Museum can be viewed as a splendid hall of science and technology knowledge.