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Hong Kong’s Living Fossils

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Endangered Species Day 2018
Special Exhibition

from May 19 until December 20, 2018

This exhibition presents three “Living Fossils” which are living largely unnoticed in the coastal environments of Hong Kong. These are the horseshoe crabs, the small eel-like Amphioxus also known as Lancelet and the primitive brachiopod Lingula, organisms that have remained largely unchanged in their structure and function since their ancestors were fossilized ca. 475 million years ago.

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Date of Exhibition:
May 19 to December 20, 2018

Venue: G/F, Stephen Hui Geological Museum, James Hsioung Lee Science Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, University and Public Holidays

Free Admission

Special Weekend Openings from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on: 
May 19/20, June 9/10, July 7/8, August 11/12, September 8/9, October 6/7 and November 3/4, 2018.

Guided Tours: 
Free guided tours during the special weekend openings will be arranged at 2p.m. Free of charge. No registration required.

General Enquiries: Tel: (852) 22415472 / Email:shmuseum@hku.hk

Exhibition Guide:




Past Events
May 13 to 14, 2018: International Museum Day (IMD) Sepcial Opening
March 17 to April 22, 2018: HK SciFest 2018 Special Opening and Guided Tours
March 3 to August 31, 2017: Special Exhibition - Mineral Collection of Hong Kong


May 13 to 14, 2017: International Museum Day (IMD) Sepcial Opening


April 22 to 23, 2017: Earth Day 2017 Special Opening


September 26 to November 8, 2016: “Climate Change 360ᵒ” Exhibition


June 23 to 26, 2016: Mineral, Gem & Fossil Asia 2016


April 23 to June 22: Special Exhibition -

Snapshots of Vanished Environment – Exceptional Fossils from the world famous Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone in Germany


April 22, 2016: Earth Day 2016 Celebration Events

June 27 to June 29, 2015: Mineral and   Gem Asia 2015

International Museum Day (IMD) 2015


February 1 to April 15, 2015: Hong Kong Science Festival 2015



Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 1 - 6pm


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Special Exhibition - "Hong Hong's  Living Fossils" Exhibition Guide