Asia's largest insect museum to reopen in Ningbo
The new Zhou Yao Entomological Museum located in Yinzhou Park, Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]
The upgraded Zhou Yao Entomological Museum in Yinzhou Park in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province will open to the public on July 29, according to local media reports.
Built in 1996, the museum was named after Zhou Yao, a famous Chinese entomologist. The museum was previously located near the Dongqian Lake in Ningbo.
The upgraded museum covers more than 3,000 square meters and is the largest entomological museum in Asia.
The new venue will feature 14,000 butterfly specimens, live insects from jungles in South America, as well as a new section showcasing 3D-printed insects.
Reservations can be made through the museum's official WeChat account.
Butterfly specimens displayed in the Zhou Yao Entomological Museum. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]
Insect specimens displayed in the Zhou Yao Entomological Museum. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]