TIANJIN, China, Sept. 30 (UPI) — China says its newly opened marine museum in the northern port city of Tianjin, displaying thousands of rare polar marine species, is the country’s largest.
With a display space of half a million square feet, the Tianjin Polar Marine Museum has more than 2,000 polar species from Russia, Canada, Australia and other countries on display, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported Thursday.
Visitors at Thursday’s opening could experience a 100-foot-long “touch pond” to touch and feel a selection of fish, shrimps, crabs, shellfishes, marine algae and coral.
Within the museum is a performance venue capable of accommodating an audience of 2,000.
The polar marine museum is part of a “polar marine world” project of Chinese company Haichang (Group) Co. Ltd., which is still under construction.
The investment for the whole project is about $538 million, Xinhua reported.
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