Tyrannosaurus Bataar museum earns 120 million MNT
It’s been over three months since the temporary museum of dinosaurs, home to the fossils of Tyrannosaurus Bataar, opened on June 8, at Central Square. The museum income has so far totaled 120,059,000 MNT, which will be added to State Fund of Mongolia.
The museum was open to the public free of charge for the first month of operation and saw 267,000 visitors. Within two months of its opening, 320,000 more people visited, which totals more than half a million people who have seen the Bataar fossil.
Head of the Office of the President of Mongolia, P.Tsagaan, reported the museum’s earnings when he met with the Director of the Mongolian Central Dinosaur Museum, N.Javzmaa, painter D.Batjargal, and organizer B.Battsetseg.
P.Tsagaan also said, “We have to spend a designated fund on establishing a big and magnificent museum in order to popularize our history and heritage. If we erect the most brilliant museum in the world in our home country, Mongolia will draw the attention of the whole world, and citizens from other countries will come to experience the museum themselves. Bataar museum staff successfully showed us that investment in the cultural sector doesn’t cause loss but can result in development and higher repayments.”
Thirty mothers with physically challenged children sold their hand-made toys and souvenirs of Tyrannosaurus Bataar to museum visitors and earned 6.9 million MNT.
At the request of Darkhan-Uul province officials, the Bataar fossil left for the province on September 20.
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