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Behring River & Life Museum opens

Source: hubei.gov.cn 07/19/2018 04:07:11

 

(photo by Hai Bin / Hubei Daily)

On July 18th, the Behring River & Life Museum, co-established by Wuhan Municipal People's Government and Behring Global Educational Foundation, opened in Wuhan Garden Expo Park.

As the first natural history museum themed with world's great rivers as well as the first natural history museum in Wuhan, the Behring River & Life Museum consists of Wuhan Natural History Museum along with the Changjiang Civilization Museum and Wuhan Garden Expo Park.

The Behring River & Life Museum is a natural history museum that displays and researches the biodiversity of the world's rivers. The exhibition area of the whole building covers 18,000 square meters, and more than 3,000 specimens of various types are displayed, of which more than 1,400 are donated by Mr. Kenneth E. Behring, the chairman of Behring Global Educational Foundation.

The theme of the exhibition is “The Journey of River, the Song of Life”. The museum embraces top ten treasures including China’s largest dinosaur footprint fossils, giant rhinoceros fossil skeleton, and the world's largest elephant specimen. Five exhibition routes and 14 major exhibition areas bring audiences an immersive viewing experience.(hubei.gov.cn by Zhang Yawei)