To celebrate the Year of the Snake, the Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology is launching a new exhibit on the role of snakes in Chinese culture and how to identify different species of serpents. The exhibition hall on the second floor will include displays of a variety of snakes from the museum’s collection of 650,000+ specimens, as well as information on the importance of snakes in maintaining ecological balance, their role in human evolution, and current biodiversity conservation efforts. The museum staff hopes that by introducing patrons to the important role that snakes play in our environment, they can gain a new appreciation for the contributions snakes make, and motivate awareness for preserving snake ecology resources in Yunnan and across China.
The museum is housed on campus with the Kunming Institute of Zoology on 32 Jiaochang Donglu. Admission is 20¥ per person, and is open Sunday-Tuesday, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.