Temporary dinosaur museum opens at Hunnu Mall


“Amazing Dinosaurs of Mongolia”, a temporary museum, opened on June 5, at Hunnu Mall.
The museum has been traveling around the world, in 80 cities in 20 countries on five continents, and is now being presented at their last stop: their home country.
The museum was organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) Institute of Paleontology and Geology (IPG) to show and promote dinosaur finds. “Mongolia leads the world in dinosaur research. So the purpose of this exhibition is to let people see that it’s more than just money to export, that we have to treasure these finds as citizens of this fossil hub,” said Tsogtbaatar, president of MAS.
B.Enkhtuvshin, Kh.Tsogtbaatar, and academic R.Barsbold were present for the opening ceremony. They emphasized that the collection was the result of 50 years of research and exploration. “These dinosaurs have also enabled three main discoveries in the world: different types of dinosaur behaviors such as their diet and care of their offspring; reproduction by eggs; active hatching of their eggs. These were all discovered in Mongolia,” Barsbold said proudly.
The opening ceremony started with speeches and an art performance, followed by a film that was shot during a research project in Khanbogd soum, Omnogovi Province. Meanwhile, kids competed for who could draw the best dinosaurs. Their work is being presented on the last wall of the display space as a part of the museum.
The museum will be at Hunnu Mall until fall due to a lack of storage and display facilities, as the Museum of Natural History is still under construction.
Admission to the museum will cost 3,000MNT for adults and 1,500MNT children on normal days.

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