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Hangzhou’s First “24-hour Museum” Unveiled
2022-06-13 17:20      Source:Hangzhou China      

With homework completed, children can now find an exciting evening awaiting them - a museum visit. On June 9, a 24-hour museum, sponsored by Zhejiang Museum Society and organized by Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, opened on a trial basis. 

Located in West Lake Cultural Plaza in city center, the museum puts on a showcase of common animals, plants and minerals in Zhejiang. The over 300 specimens selected are exhibited with “metaverse” VR technology to uncover massive information. Latest technologies, like AI, AR, multimedia animation, electronic imaging and sounding, motion-sensing interactive games and others, are adopted to boost learning experience and forge a closer link between museum and science education. In the meantime, museum’s rich collection and show experience can also be used to supplement the variety of school education at different stages. The new museum, so amazing to students, can help them learn more about the nature and inspire them to pursue science and innovation.


The “24-hour Museum” opens 10:30 - 24:00 from Monday to Friday and 00:00 - 24:00 at weekend. It’s simple before you go: just follow the WeChat official account of Zhejiang Museum of Natural History to book your visit.