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"NMONS: Life Science Hall" Top 5 Page for this destination T'ai-chung Things to Do Tip by chewy3326

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The most popular wing of Taichung's National Museum of Natural Science is the Life Science Hall. There are some relatively mediocre exhibits here like 'Rhythms of Life'; more interestingly, there are the giant bones of what apparently was a mastadon (or maybe an elephant, can't remember) that lived in the Penghu islands (Pescadores) and is now extinct. Then there's an exhibit on evolution; head into that exhibit. It will eventually lead into a larger exhibition room concerning the development of life on earth and DNA; continuing on, it covers the Precambrian and Cambrian Eras. However, a good amount of these exhibits are in Chinese only; try and make out what you can. The exhibit eventually reaches the museum's famous Dinosaur Hall, where there are a collection of dinosaur fossils as well as a 8-meter model of a dinosaur that moves and roars. Exhibits continue on about birds, early mammals, and eventually humans; including exhibits about population, birth, death, and other things.

Directions: National Museum of Natural Science; see previous tip

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  • Written Aug 29, 2006
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