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Science museums in Guiyang – Explore the educational attractions

Located in the heart of the Guizhou Province in Southwest China, you will find the provincial capital of Guiyang. There are several attractions in the city, a few of them are dedicated to science.

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Guizhou Provincial Museum

Guizhou Provincial Museum

Construction of the very first Guizhou Provincial Museum was completed in 1953 and it opened its doors in 1958. Taking pride of place among the Guiyang attractions, this nineteen thousand square metre property was situated on Beijing Road, in the provincial capital, Guiyang. The location can be reached by bus; alighting at the Bowuguan Station, otherwise known as Museum Station, you will find the premises located approximately sixty metres away. In 2008, entrance to the museum was made free of charge, with opening hours welcoming guests from 9am to 4.30pm. The old Provincial Museum holds a collection boasting over sixty-five thousand samples and artifacts. The museum has been divided into four sections, making it easier for visitors to browse. The collections are categorized into natural history, history, minority culture and modern culture. The natural history section has a selection of specimens that include fossilised teeth, preserved remains of extinct mammals and several samples of bones and teeth.

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The new Guizhou Provincial Museum

The new Guizhou Provincial Museum

The new Guizhou Provincial Museum was completed in 2014 and opened to the public in 2015. Located less than one hour away from Anantara Guiyang Resort, it occupies a brand new location on Linchengdong Road, in the Guanshanhu district of Guiyang. Opposite, you will find the Guiyang International Convention Centre and Urban and Rural Planning Exhibition Hall. The new Guizhou Provincial Museum sits on forty-six thousand square metres, twice as large as its older counterpart. The structure is credited for its modern exterior and stylish interior. The main features of the museum are the keichousaurus and the metacrinus that stand in the main hall. They represent the rich presence of paleobiologic fossils in Guizhou that have attracted both geologists and palaeontologists to the Guizhou Plateau. Scientists believe the region presents an insight into evolution over millions of years. A series of scientific films will be aired at the museum including four-dimensional films that delve into prehistoric life.

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The Guizhou Geological Museum

The Guizhou Geological Museum

The Guizhou Geological Museum was founded in 1958, when it was initially known as the Exhibition Hall of the Geological Bureau of Guizhou Province. The museum's collection of three thousand or so items was severely depleted in 1966, when much of the display was lost but it was built up once more in 1980 and by 1985 it had returned to its earlier state. Today, there are over four thousand items on display. A one of a kind crystal cluster of cinnabar, a sample of superfine gold ore that was fist discovered in China and a crystal cluster of mercury weighing over one hundred kilograms are among some of the most noteworthy geological specimens. The collection is divided up into exhibition rooms that are dedicated to different attributes like mineral resources and extinct flora and fauna.