Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology

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Location: Kunming,
Open: All year Tue-Sun 9-17. [2006]
Fee: Adults yuan 40, Students yuan 20. [2006]
Classification: SubterraneaCave Replica
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Address: Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology, 32 Jiaochang Donglu, Tel: +86-871-5125223.
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NOV-2006 opened to the public.


Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology is a totally new museum, which opened its doors first in November 2006. Its displays are a good introduction into the incredible diversity of fauna of Southwest China. This obviously includes palaeontological displays and various connections with caves and findings from caves. But th museum also offers a true cave experience. The Rainforest Adventure walks visitors along a path through synthetic trees, bird calls and a dark cave.

The museum was made using modern multimedia technology, including flat-screen TVs and touchable exhibit guides. The displays are both in Chinese and English, probably in the hope to draw foreign tourists to the museum. Kunming is the capital of southwest China's Yunnan province, and a major tourist city in China.