Beijing Museum of Natural History is located in the Tianqiao South Street, Haidian District. It is known as the first museum of its kind after the founding of the Peoples Republic of China and has already been the most popular natural history museum in China.
The museum, covering a floor space of 24,000 square meters, with more than 8000 square meters for display, owns more than 200,000 items in the collection, with the collection of paleontology, ornithology, mammals and invertebrates coming out exceeding in the nation wide. The level of both scientific research and display are also in the lead.
The four basic exhibitions of paleontology, botany, zoology and anthropology depict a vivid picture of the origin and evolution of life. Taking evolution as the main line and diversity of animals as main content, the exhibitions popularize the life sciences to the public.
Beijing Museum of natural History bears three main functions as the specimen collection, the academic research and the science popularization of paleontology, zoology, botany and anthropology. The museum today boasts its rich collections, high-level research and ever-enlarging exhibitions. It has been one of a few museums of natural history in China and named as National Youth Science and Technology Education Base.