Free Entry to the NEW Maritime Museum in Shekou Shenzhen
The brand new Shenzhen Shekou Maritime Museum opened to the public on Thursday this week after its launching ceremony on the morning of Wednesday June 28th along with the Management and Service Center for Expats and the Nanshan Pioneers Education and Management Base.
The new museum boasts an 800 square meter exhibition area, 6 major themed exhibitions and nearly 270 kinds of physical specimens, totaling thousands of exhibits.
The new museum combines the modern life of new Shekou with the history and culture of old Shekou and its historical significance as a maritime landmark in Shenzhen.
The museum combines modern uses of sound, light, and Virtual Reality (VR) to submerse guests into the marine biological world and experience the magnificence and magic of the sea.
The six major theme exhibition areas are:
- Marine ecology and marine biology,
- Marine shellfish biological evolutionary history,
- Marine life and human civilization,
- Shellfish marine applications,
- Marine biological and economic development,
- Marine ecological civilization construction and protection of marine ecology and marine fish.
An ocean bottom view simulation lets the audience understand and experience the ecological environment of the marine seabed.
Shells of some shellfish from Hainan, Guangdong and many other coastal areas are displayed in different shapes and colors; including a large bivalve giant clam, known as Tridacna or 砗磲 (chē qú) in Chinese. Some of the items in the museum; such as this giant clam shell, are on loan from personal collections (please do NOT touch).
The museum also works to educate the public regarding the protection efforts of the white dolphin species found in local waters.
The Shenzhen Shekou Maritime Museum is open every day, except Mondays, from 9:30am-12:30pm and 2:30-6:30pm and is located at the corner of Nanshui Road and Shiyun Road in Shekou.
The nearest bus station is Shekou Theater and the nearest Metro station is Dongjiaotou Station, Exit A.
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