Shandong Tianyu Natural Museum

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Shandong Tianyu Natural Museum

Shandong Tianyu Natural Museum is located in the western section of Lianhuashan Road, Pingyi County, Linyi City, Shandong Province. It is the largest natural geological museum and the largest dinosaur museum in the world.

The museum, with a total investment of 400 million yuan, was completed and opened in September 2004, with a construction area of 32,000 square meters and a display area of 28,000 square meters. The Museum has one scientific research museum, one 4D dynamic cinema, 28 exhibition halls and more than 390,000 exhibits. More than 1200 dinosaurs and more than 2200 bird fossils are preserved in the museum. The library publishes more than 30 scientific achievements in scientific journals such as Nature and Science.

Since its establishment, Shandong Tianyu Natural Museum has been named "Shandong Science Popularization Education Base", "Shandong Province Care for the Next Generation of Science Popularization Education Base", "China Paleontology Science Popularization Education Place" and "National AAAA Tourist Scenic Area".

Historical evolution

Shandong Tianyu Natural Museum is located in Pingyi County, Shandong Province. It was built and opened in September 2004. In 2007, it was awarded National AAAA Tourist Scenic Spot. The building area is 32,000 square meters.


There are 1106 complete individual dinosaur fossils in the museum, including Golden Mountain Dragon 8 meters long and 6 meters high, lovely parrot-billed dragon in shape, and Avian Sinosaurus, the representative of the initial stage of evolution from dinosaurs to flying birds.

The Tianyu Museum of Natural History has been recognized as the "largest Dinosaur Museum in the world" by the British headquarters of Guinness World Records for its 1106 complete individual dinosaur fossils. As of August 2010, the museum has won the "Guinness Prize of the World" for six collections, known as "a book depicting natural life". The Tianyu Natural Museum is considered to be the largest natural geological museum in the world.

The exhibits are mainly mineral specimens and paleontological fossils. In the exhibition hall of 9 mineral specimens, there are thousands of rare specimens from all over the world. In 2006, it was awarded the Top Ten "Xinjiang Tourmaline" by the European Journal of Mineral and Gemstone Specimens, which integrates the essence of heaven and earth and is glorious and world-class. The silicified wood produced in Qitai, Xinjiang, is 38 meters long and ranks the highest in the world. It was recorded in the "Guinness" world record in September 2007. The Amethyst cave produced in Uruguay is 3.3 meters high and weighs 3.7 tons, which is the highest in the world. The 3.9-ton crystal single crystal in the East China Sea of Jiangsu Province is the largest in Asia; the 338.6-carat diamond is the largest super-large diamond ever produced in China, which is 179.82 carats heavier than the most "Changlin diamond" (158.78 carats) in China. It has diamond luster and shiny treasure. In the largest gypsum Specimen Exhibition Hall in the world, all kinds of diamonds are transparent. The plaster is crystal clear and dazzling; entering the world's largest stalactite exhibition hall is like entering a dream world, which makes people daydream infinitely.

Among the six exhibition halls of Guanling Biota in Guizhou, nearly 10,000 fossil specimens of various ichthyosaurs, Guizhou Dragons, Haydrosaurus, Hailong and Lilium are found in the Triassic strata, ranging from large ichthyosaurs up to 18 meters long to small ichthyosaurs less than half a meter long, showing the diversity and complexity of Triassic organisms.

Of the seven exhibition halls of Jehol Biota, there are nearly 200 parrot-billed dinosaur fossils in the dinosaur exhibition hall. Among them, the gastrolith preserved in the stomach of Avian Dragon fossil and the fossil formed by food at that time are of great ornamental and scientific value. "Ten Thousand Fish Hall" shows more than 100,000 different kinds of fish fossils more than 120 million years ago, which is one of the best in the world. Thousands of feathered dinosaur and bird fossils rarely seen in other museums around the world provide a solid physical example for people to study the extinction of dinosaurs and the origin of birds.

The Museum has a collection of nearly 1000 deer and rhinoceros fossils from the Shanwang Biota strata, which are rare in other museums. They can be seen here in various carnivorous fossils, insects and plant fossils. Seeing these fossils is like reading an endless "ten thousand volumes of books", which makes people linger and forget to return.

Main attractions

Dinosaur Hall

The hall mainly displays the fossils of Mesozoic animal dinosaurs. Dinosaurs appeared in Triassic, flourished in Jurassic and extincted in Cretaceous. Because of the warm and humid climate of the Mesozoic, the four seasons are like spring, and plants grow everywhere, it is very suitable for reptiles to survive, especially all kinds of dinosaurs. They multiply and differentiate rapidly, spread all over the world, and have thousands of species. They controlled the three major habitats of the time: sea, land and air, and dominated the earth for 150 million years. Dinosaurs are one of the most successful animal species on earth.

The Museum has a collection of 8-meter-long and 6-meter-high golden mountain dragons, lovely parrot-billed dinosaurs, and the first representative of the evolution from dinosaurs to flying birds, the Sinosaurus, the earliest beaked bird in the world, the sage Confucius bird. In addition, thousands of dinosaur egg fossils with different shapes were displayed to the audience. The display of various dinosaur fossils is of immeasurable significance not only to the study of the origin of birds, but also to the study of the physiology, ecology and evolution of dinosaurs.

Butterfly Herbarium

The butterflies on display here include butterflies growing in high mountains and cold areas of 2500-5000 meters above sea level, such as Tianshan Mountain in Xinjiang and Changbai Mountain in Northeast China. Their wings are as thin as silk. In addition, the precious butterfly species from Southeast Asia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and so on were also exhibited, including the mimetic insect dead-leaf butterfly, purple-spotted ring butterfly, Cuifeng butterfly, Bawang butterfly. The vivid and colorful butterflies are like colorful flowers, which bring you to the beautiful nature.

Practical information

Ticket information

Ticket price: 80 yuan

Preferential policies:

A. Ticket-free policy: the height of children is less than 1.2 meters free; 70 (including) elderly people over the age of one year are exempted with valid certificates, active servicemen with active service officer certificates, disabled persons with disabilities, journalists with valid certificates.

B. Preferential policies: children's height 1.2 (including) - 1.4 (including) meters to buy children's tickets in scenic spots (can be booked online), 60 (including) - 69 (including) one-year-old people with valid certificates to buy preferential tickets in scenic spots (the above preferential policies, need to buy in the scenic spots on their own).

3. Warm tips:

(1) Additional payment items: 3-D movies.

(2) Tickets are valid on the day of departure. You need to enter the park and buy tickets again.

(3) In order to ensure ticket collection and admission smoothly, please fill in the real name, mobile phone number and other information when booking.

Opening Hours

April-October 08:00-17:00

November-March 08:00-16:00

Traffic Information


Linyi-Scenic Spot: Beijing-Shanghai Expressway-Rilan Expressway-Rilan Expressway-58.0 km along Rilan Expressway, leaving Pingyi/Zaozhuang Exit and entering Pingyi Interchange-S240-G327-S241-Lianhuashan Road-Terminal

Address: Pingyi County, Linyi City, Shandong Province

world record

The largest dinosaur museum: Tianyu Natural Museum in Shandong Province was opened in 2004. Its building area is 32,000 square meters and its exhibition area is 28,000 square meters. It contains more than 1,200 dinosaurs and 2,200 bird fossils. It is the largest dinosaur museum in the world. (Guinness)