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New whale exhibit on display at the Hainan South China Sea Museum

The “South China Sea Whale Spirit Exhibition” will introduce another guest from the cetacean family – a Baleen Whale.

The story of this baleen whale starts from Chengmai beach, where it was found back in April 2020. Dr. Fang Yuan from the museum and experts from the Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering rushed to the aid of the whale, but sadly it died. 

Scientists preserved the whale and put it on display at the museum, where it now serves as an educational tool for tourists, school groups, and scientists.

Organizer: South China Sea Museum of China (Hainan)

Opening date of exhibition: September 19, 2021

Exhibition location: North District of South China Sea Museum, China (Hainan) 南海博物馆北区

There are around 30 exhibits on display at the exhibition. Anchovy whales, minke whales, false killer whales, pilot whales, gray dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and more.

The South China Sea Museum of China (Hainan) is located next to Qionghai Tanmen Millennium Fishing Port, 9 kilometers away from the site of the Boao Forum for Asia. It covers an area of 150 acres and has a building area of 70,593 square meters. It is a national first-class museum and a national 4A-level tourist attraction.

There are 8 display exhibitions in the museum:

South China Sea Humanities and History Exhibition

South China Sea Natural Ecological Exhibition

800 Years of Watching-Xisha Huaguang Reef

Special Shipwreck Exhibition

Exploring China’s Waters

Underwater Archaeology and the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in the South China Sea

Nanhai Fisherman Culture Exhibition (Hainan

Forbidden City Hometown Story – Huanghuali Agarwood Cultural Relics

Ticket Information

Tickets to the museum need to be booked in advance. That can be done through WeChat by scanning the QR code below.

The booking section is in Chinese so you may need a Chinese friend to help.

The museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-16:30 and closed on Mondays excluding national holidays

For more information please consult the museum website

Museum address: 海南省琼海市潭门镇博物馆路

Related article: Like museums? Take a step back in time at the Hainan Museum in Haikou City

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