About The Museum

Vision   The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum strives to be a leader in Southeast Asian biodiversity – in research, education and outreach. We aim to: Nurture public interest in biodiversity and associated environmental issues Maintain and grow a natural heritage knowledge base that focuses on its huge collection of historical and research specimens
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Museum Highlights

With over 2,000 natural history specimens on display, experience the amazing stories of nature in Southeast Asia!   Take a trip back in time as we transport you to the beginning of life on earth and watch as this slowly transforms into the diversity that we now see. Come and be enthralled by the myriad
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Our Collections

Botanical Collection   The Herbarium of the National University of Singapore was founded in 1955 by Prof. H. B. Gilliland, head of the Department of Botany at NUS from 1955-1965.   The herbarium was originally established to be a repository of teaching and voucher plant specimens of botanical researches conducted by faculty staff and students
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Current Exhibition

  200: a natural history 04 June 2019 – June 2020   As part of Singapore’s Bicentennial, LKCNHM reflects upon 200 significant natural history events in the island’s past. These interweaving, and sometimes quirky, threads of animals, plants, events, places and people have played an important role in shaping the country’s natural heritage. It is
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Past Exhibition

  Christmas Island RED exhibition has ended on 9 September 2018     An isolated tropical island in the Indian Ocean, Christmas Island is biogeographically unique and famous for one of the great natural wonders of the world — the migration of millions of Christmas Island Red Crabs at the onset of the wet season.
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