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Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Singapore

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research - Singapore, Singapore
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
Science Library Building (S6), Level 3, Science Drive 2, Singapore, Singapore 117546Map
National University of Singapore
+65 6516 5082
Neighborhood: West
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Located at the National University of Singapore, the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research is one of the oldest natural history museums in Asia. Singapore s early colonial founders were impressed by the island s diverse plant and animal life, and the museum was founded in 1849 to promote biological research and understanding. The museum s collection features over 500,000 specimens, a rotating group of which are on display in the public galleries and can be viewed independently or as part of a guided tour. Visitors with a keen interest in science and nature will enjoy learning about tropical eco-systems, conservation issues, Singapore s early naturalists, and the unusual species that still inhabit Singapore like the pangolin (spiny anteater), dugong, and flying lizards. -Tanya Procyshyn

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Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Science & Technology
  • Nearest Train: Buona Vista or Dover MRT
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