Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom

Why is Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom so Special?

Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom is a huge Insect Museum, located next to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The living insects in the museum are mainly from Singapore, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries, and the living reptiles are from Brazil and other South American countries. Reptile species are very strange, some of them weigh more than 10 kg. The Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom is unique as many different insect species from different environments can be found there.

Where is Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom?

It is located at Fenghe Road NO.1, Lujiazui, Pudong New District, Shanghai, next the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, opposite the Shanghai International Conference Center  

How to Get There?

  • Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station. Take exit 1 and walk northwest along Fenghe Road for about five minutes.
  • Take bus 81, 82, 314, 939, 993, Cailu Special Line, Lujiazui Financial City Line 1 or Lujiazui Financial City Loop Line and get off at Lujiazui Huanlu Fenghelu Station.
  • Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 2 and get off at Dongfang Mingzhu Guangbo Dianshita (Oriental Pearl Tower) Station.
  • Take the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel across the Huangpu River, and get off at the Pudong side.


At present, the museum is divided into ecological garden, insect museum, ecological touch area, amphibian and reptile cave, hydrophilic area, tropical rainforest area, science popularization classroom and other different areas. Each section has its own theme and exhibition.

Insect Gallery

Insects are the oldest species and the largest family on earth. Every insect in the gallery is well illustrated in terms of reproduction, habits, classification and definition. The most representative is the stick insect, which looks like a branch when it doesn’t move. This is a night cone, because in the daytime, it just stays quietly on the branch. Its larvae usually grow on branches and take one to two years to hatch. Some even reproduce asexually, which means they can lay eggs without mating.

Testudinate Area

Housing the most complete varieties in the country, there are more than 80 species of rare turtles like tortoise, terrapin, mud turtle and box turtle, etc. Now it opens up a communication platform for turtle lovers so that they can have better communication conveniently. A special area is set for turtle fans to communicate and exchange experience on feeding turtles.

Ecological Touching Area

This area exhibits a variety of rare pet animals in the world and visitors can touch them. Children can feed the animals and try to understand more about them.

Specimen Laboratory

The area is one of the specialties of the museum. Its specialty lies in that visitors can make specimens all by themselves. Children may get close to nature and understand the physiological structure of the insect, and make frames or brackets for their specimens as a souvenir.

Butterfly Exhibition Area

This area is designed by a famous Japanese insect expert, who in 2004 sent to the museum more than 30 boxes of rare butterfly specimens collected from around the world. The butterfly specimens in the museum are still growing.

Tropical Rain Forest Audio-visual Experience Zone

Visitors will fully experience the feature of tropical rain forest in the museum for it imitates the sight and sound of the forest vividly.

Serpent & Python Zone

The most distinctive one in this area is the Pantherophis Guttatus, also called the Common Corn Snake. It is so named for it feeds on rats that steal corns during the harvesting season. Common Corn Snake is a kind of meek animal; making it a very popular pet snake. It can live for more than 20 years under artificial feeding condition.

Frog Zone

There are big frog, poison dart frog and other species. “Little tadpoles looking for mom” activities let the children really know who the tadpole’s mother is and the number of pests it can eliminate in its life. It will make people realize that we should protect such beneficial animal.

Useful Travel Tips

1.Entrance Fee: CNY 60 for adults, CNY 40 for kids above 0.8 meter, Free for children below the height of 0.8 meter (2.6 feet)

2.Opening Time: Monday-Thursday: 9:00-17:00, Friday-Sunday & Public Holidays: 9:00-17:30

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