Display Detail in the Exhibition Hall
Exterior of ZMNHThe place where nearly 130,000 rare specimens are recording the life experiences of the Earth, where the fantastic living world is explored through profound academic researches, and where the stories of human and nature are told in lively exhibitions, this is Zhejiang Museum of Natural History at Westlake Cultural Square in Hangzhou, China.
LobbyThere is a large presentation wall of living beings once entering Zhejiang Museum of Natural History. Specimens like Traumatocrinus sp., thousand-year-old buried wood, Eschrichtius robustus, Rhincodon typus and so on not only tell life’s mystery and magnificence in silence but also remind us of a journey to explore nature and life.
The Earth: Homeland of Life(I)The exhibition hall of the Life Story of the Earth describes the Earth’s 4.6 billion-year-long life experience. This is a hard but splendid history of life’s evolution through explosion and extinction. The evolutionary processes such as cosmic explosion, formation of solar system and birth of the Earth provide an essential platform for life’s origin and evolution.
The Earth: Homeland of Life(II)Seen from outer space, a blue planet shines in front of us—the meandering sea and the continent add radiance and beauty to each other over which ever-changing and moving white clouds hover. We can not help gasping in admiration at this most beautiful heavenly body in the universe: the Earth, our homeland. Not only is the Earth beautiful, but is vibrant with life and wisdom.
The Earth: Homeland of Life(III)Although scientists attempt to search extraterrestrial lives in the vast universe, the Earth has so far been the only planet full of vigor and vitality within our knowledge. The Earth is the cradle and homeland of life and life is the most blossoming flower in the Earth. How did the Earth come into being? How were the organisms on Earth born? What vicissitudes, including various eruptions and extinctions had they experienced before they evolved into their present beings? In this exhibition, the life story of the earth will be elaborated.
Green ZhejiangZhejiang, located in the southeastern coast and the south of the Yangtze Delta in China, is named after the Qiantang River, the biggest river winding through the Province. The Qiantang River is also named the Zhijiang River (Zhi is homophonic with Zhe, meaning winding in Chinese). Enjoying a time-honored history, Zhejiang witnessed the activities of ancient “Jiande Men” in the present-day western mountainous regions as early as 50,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Besides, Zhejiang covers a terrestrial area of 101,800 sq. km, an oceanic area of 260,000 sq. km with a long twisting coastline, numerous islands, and the biggest fishing ground in China. In addition, thanks to varied land shapes, congenial climate, favorable natural conditions, abundant animal and plant resources, top-ranking forest coverage in China, Zhejiang is gradually becoming “green Zhejiang” dynamic with economic prosperity, charming scenery and a civilized society.
The Rich and Fantastic Bioworld(I)More than 10 million species of organisms on Earth with different forms, wide varieties, multiple lifestyles and complex interrelationships make up a rich and fantastic bioworld and constitute a basis for the existence and development of human beings.
The Rich and Fantastic Bioworld(II)Nowadays, though most of them are still unknown to human beings, they are fast approaching extinction as a result of human activities. It arouses everyone to meditate how to face the changing bioworld and biodiversity crisis.
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