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Hangzhou opens first 24h museum

ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: June 21, 2022 L M S


A man observes minerals at the museum on June 10. [Photo/chinanews.com.cn]

A 24-hour museum developed by the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History opened to the public on June 9, making it the first State-owned museum of its kind, local media outlets reported.

During its two-month trial period, the museum will open at 10:30 am and close at 12 pm from Mondays to Fridays and be open 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

The museum, which covers a total area of 300 square meters with a street frontage, mainly focuses on the exhibition of 300 specimens of animals, plants and minerals commonly seen in Zhejiang.

The museum also features a theater themed on the metaverse-a virtual reality space that allows users to interact with a computer-generated environment.