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Hong Kong’s Living Fossils

Launched on 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.


For more information see at: https://www.hku.hk/press/press-releases/detail/17892.html

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