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Zigong Dinosaur Museum

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Fun visitn. There are a lot of different exhibits form life size moving dinosaurs, a 4D cinema and... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Yibin, China
Short escape from Chengdu and nice time with family

We liked the museum very much. The information near to exhibits is given also in English, and there... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Anna S
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Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Fun visitn. There are a lot of different exhibits form life size moving dinosaurs, a 4D cinema and fossils.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Not a huge place but some interesting things to see. Nice grounds to walk around. Not a whole day thing just plan for an hour or two. Not great but not bad either.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We liked the museum very much. The information near to exhibits is given also in English, and there is a possibility to hire an English-speaking guide (but this has to be done in one day in advance). The park is not that big, it includes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anna S
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

The Zigong Dinosaur Museum, a UNESCO Global Geopark, is an amazing, one of a kind experience. The majority of the fossils were left in the ground where they were discovered, and the museum was built around them. Seeing the scale of the fossils still in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rosygu
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

UNESCO site. Many 80% Original fossil skeletons. Original head fossils displayed separately. This is also a preserved dig site with half excavated specimens.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank GaryMantra
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Our kids enjoyed the trip to the museum. Majority of the exhibits are from Jurassic and Mesozoic eras. In addition to the skeleton halls, there is an excavation pit where visitors can view the ancient bones in the ground. The place was extra crowded on...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lappochka
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Drove down from Chengdu on a Saturday morning. They have one room full of reproduction skeletons. But unfortunately, when we were there the local kids were climbing all over them and running around screaming the whole time. The grounds outside are nice with some mechanical...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank gjr26645
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Zigong Dinosaur Museum during the Chinese New Year holiday. It took us 20min by taxi from our downtown Zigong hotel. We had no problem getting there but coming back was hard. It was difficult to get a taxi and then once we...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank JosieLW
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

China's first dinosaur museum must have been very impressive when it opened in 1987, but 30 years have passed since then and this museum is now looking quite bedraggled. The concrete shell of the museum looks like it has concrete cancer, the lights seemed turned...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank camsean
Reviewed December 9, 2016

This is the biggest single site of dinosaur remains in the world -- an ancient riverbed exposed, many dinosaurs reconstructed, including some of the most fascinating you could see. An exquisite fossil of the Chinese version of archaeopteryx, complete with feathers; the second largest carnivore...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Response from gjr26645 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to either fly (maybe via Chengdu and then drive / bus the 2 hours or take the train from there.. there are plenty of direct flights between Xi'an & Chengdu) or be prepared to spend about a day and a half to get... More