Chengdu Museum of Natural History (Chengdu University of Technology Museum) has a collection of nearly 30,000 pieces (groups), with the main collection directions of highlighting the earth sciences in Sichuan, paleontological fossils in Sichuan-Chongqing area, and biodiversity in Sichuan. The basic exhibition will take “Understanding the Earth Home, exploring the mystery of nature” as the general theme, “Earth treasure — environment and resources”, “ Dinosaur story — Origin and evolution”, “Life home — Conflict and harmony” as the unit display main line, with all kinds of natural specimens as the core support, combined with modern scientific and technological means. Topics such as geological processes and mineral resources, natural disasters and disaster prevention and reduction, origin and evolution of life and biodiversity will be revealed, and a content system with distinct themes, clear levels and prominent features will be constructed.

The permanent exhibition hall of the museum is the Department of Geology and Environment, the Department of Mineral Resources, the Department of Dinosaur Exploration, the Department of Dragon Travel in Sichuan and Chongqing, the Department of Life Exploration, and the Hall of Colorful Life. The exhibits on display include the Mamenxi dragon fossil of Hexuan, the Chongqing fish fossil of Dazhu, the iron meteorite of Longchang, the golden monkey of Sichuan, snow leopard, takin and so on. There are 2 temporary exhibition halls, which can plan and hold temporary exhibitions and special exhibition activities with different themes according to the collection resources and cultural characteristics.

Department of Geology and Environment

Through the AR digital telescope in front of the sand table, visitors can see a digital intelligence model of Chengdu plain which is superimposed by real sand table and virtual reality. The information of Chengdu’s “water system”, “mountain system”, “species” and “minerals” corresponding to the layout of the sand table can be presented one by one on the physical sand table.

Dinosaur Hall

Through digital touch display technology, visitors can “revive” the Mamenxi dragon of Hechuan hundreds of millions of years ago. They can also touch control the breathing of the dinosaur and observe the operation of its organs for interactive experience of virtual feeding.

“Longxing Sichuan-Chongqing Office”

The fossil that attracts the most attention is the largest dinosaur fossil in Asia, the 22-meter-long and 4-meter-high Mamenxi dragon fossil in Hechuan, which is placed in the C position.

Department of Mineral Resources

Inside the tangible color of different ores, minerals, especially all kinds of jade stone, shining in the light of the mysterious luster. For those who like rare mineral gems, you can not only enjoy the elegance of various gems, but also have a hands-on experience. The exhibition hall has an experience desk, where visitors can hold various ores in their hands and carefully observe them. They can also scratch and rub on the porcelain plate to observe the color of mineral powder, so as to identify the finish color and hardness of minerals.

“Source of Life Exhibition Hall”

With “the surprise of finding life” as the main story line, it tells the origin of life on Earth and the history from the birth of life to the emergence of mammals, reproducing the ancient stories in the long river of life.

“Colorful Life Exhibition Hall”

Centering on the theme of “biodiversity”, the research results of natural specimens and their preservation environment are used to construct a natural exhibition with distinct themes, rich connotations, scientific, informative, ornamental and interesting.

Chengdu Daily Jinguan News reporter Wang Jia Photo Wang Jia responsible editor He Qitie Intern editor Lu Yarui