"I could never resist the call of the trail" - Buffalo Bill

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

The museum was founded in 1924. Exhibits on Mongolia's history, culture and economic development as well as natural wealth are on display here. When the first national museum was established in Mongolia in 1924, the base of natural historical museum was found by collecting the principal sections of the exhibitions with the choicest exhibitions of Mongolian Nature.

When the national central museum was located in present location in 1956, it has been enriching its exhibitions and expanded as a big natural department, which has various kinds of geographical, flora, fauna and paleontological exhibits.
The government Resolution, which to classify the museums in different fields like as the developed countries, was passed and the national central museum was abolished in 1991. Since 1992, a new museum was established in the place of national central museum with the purpose of being the leader natural central museum for the further development, getting foreigners enjoyed in international level, showing the geological history such as locations of planets and earth establishment and formations and show the biology characteristics of earth central zone and named as Museum of Natural History.

Natural history involves historical process of 4.7 milliard years of that is very long term from the origin of the world until the origin of plant, animal and human. Thus our museum shows the briefness of these events by exhibitions and contributes knowledge to peoples mind.
Sometimes called the State Central Museum, the Museum of Natural History is worth a quick visit. It has exhibits featuring Mongolia's geography, flora and fauna, including the requisite section with stuffed and embalmed animals, birds and even fish. Geologists will like the geology section (especially the awesome meteorites). Likewise, the birders will want to check off what they've seen at the Ornithological Gallery, stuffed (literally) with over 200 species.

More impressive are the two complete dinosaur skeletons, which were found in the Gobi - the giant flesh-eating Tarbosaurus, 15m tall and four to five tons in weight, and the little duck-billed plant eating Saurolophus at 'only' 8m. You can see them from above on the 3rd floor, or enter room 22 on the 2nd floor (ask for it to be opened if it's locked).

The gallery next door is full of interesting knick-knacks like petrified wood, dinosaur eggs and huge leg bones, which look like something out of the Flintstones. There is also a camel museum on the second floor.
The museum is old and rambling, with doors and corridors going all over the place, so trace your route using the map given out free with your ticket. The museum is on the corner of Khuvsgalchdyn Orgon Choloo and Sukhbaataryn Gudamj, one block north-west of the Square.
The museum shop sells a pricey English guidebook to the museum. The museum consists of:
  • Mongolian geography, ancient volcanoes, stones from the volcanoes
  • Earth origin, planet studying meteorites
  • Geological history, useful resources, minerals
  • Ancient and contemporary botany
  • Land fauna /mammals, birds, fishes, insects, reptiles, amphibious/
  • Very ancient plant and animals /paleontology/
  • Human origin
 



 

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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