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Drill down the “rabbit hole” to see the “past life and present life” of cute rabbits. The 2023 Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition will be held in Shanghai-Chinanews.com



The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting “tourists big and small” optimistic about the exhibition and cleverly “knowing” rabbits.Photo by Tang Yanjun



Chinanews.com, Shanghai, January 18 (Reporter Zheng Yingying) The “Jade Rabbit Rising East” Zodiac Exhibition for the Year of the Rabbit was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on the 18th.

The exhibition is divided into five sections: “Preface-Guimao Rabbit”, “Auspicious Rabbit”, “Linglong Rabbit”, “Talent Rabbit” and “Best Friends of Rabbit”. In terms of space, the “S”-shaped layout is inspired by a winding rabbit hole. Each exhibition area is connected by a rabbit-shaped doorway. Entering the exhibition area is like being in a rabbit hole.

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting “tourists big and small” optimistic about the exhibition and cleverly “knowing” rabbits.Photo by Zheng Yingying

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting “tourists big and small” optimistic about the exhibition and cleverly “knowing” rabbits.Photo by Zheng Yingying

In the preface hall, a group of cute and gentle bunnies dressed in Tang suits and Hanfu greeted the audience into the exhibition hall. The “Auspicious Rabbit” exhibition area ranges from natural rabbits to “medicine-making rabbits”, to the jade rabbits of “auspicious omens” and the art rabbits of “happy with the people”, and finally to the lunar rover “Yutu” in space. The time span From the Neolithic period to modern times, the space distance is from the ground to the sky, three-dimensionally presents the important position of rabbits in traditional Chinese culture, and interprets the reasons why rabbits form these images in traditional culture from the perspective of natural science.

The exhibition area of ​​”Rabbit Linglong” shows the classification, distribution and evolution history of rabbits in the world through multimedia interaction. Rabbits have a family history of more than 60 million years, and they can be seen in tropical grasslands, deserts, plateaus, and polar regions. However, changes in the environment and climate have made some rabbits face the plight of endangerment. The exhibition inspires the audience to protect the biodiversity of the earth The importance of sex.

What is the secret of the rabbit’s success? In the “Talented Rabbit” exhibition area, the audience can find the answer. Features such as three-petal mouth, short tail, and long ears play a special role in the survival of rabbits. “A Rabbit’s Best Friend” tells about the great changes artificial breeding has brought to rabbits. Some rabbits have also had an important impact on people’s lives. Humans and rabbits are already inseparable.

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting “tourists big and small” optimistic about the exhibition and cleverly “knowing” rabbits.Photo by Tang Yanjun

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting

The Year of the Rabbit Zodiac Exhibition was unveiled at the Shanghai Museum of Natural History on January 18, attracting “tourists big and small” optimistic about the exhibition and cleverly “knowing” rabbits.Photo by Zheng Yingying

The exhibition is sponsored by Shanghai Natural History Museum (Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Branch), co-organized by Shanghai Science Education Development Foundation, China Cultural Heritage Newspaper, Beijing Natural History Museum, and Inner Mongolia Natural History Museum. It integrates traditional culture with current scientific cognition, from the perspective of natural science Interpreted the image, classification, evolutionary history and living environment of rabbits, and inspired the audience to think about how humans should live in harmony with animals and nature in the future.

For the first time, the museum uses the virtual IP rabbit image to create a digital twin cloud exhibition hall through online 3D technology, which restores the real scene one by one, allowing the audience to browse the exhibition hall on mobile and PC multi-channel terminals through online virtual reality technology, and touch it at their fingertips. Realize space conversion in the control. The museum also prepares online activities and cultural and creative products, and designed interesting online lantern riddles and research courses. The audience can use mobile devices to expand their knowledge while visiting the exhibition. In addition, the image of the rabbit in the exhibition will also be waiting for the audience to discover in the form of “easter eggs” such as emoticons, mobile phone wallpapers, and virtual NFT gameplay. The exhibition will last until May 7, 2023 (the exhibition is free, but visitors need to purchase tickets to the Shanghai Natural History Museum).

It is also reported that in order to ensure the safe and smooth operation of the venues during the Spring Festival holiday, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai Natural History Museum (Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Branch), Shanghai Planetarium (Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Branch) will be closed from January 19 to January 21, 2023 ( New Year’s Eve) the museum will be closed for three days for overhaul and maintenance of equipment and facilities. During the Spring Festival, it will be open to the public from January 22 (the first day of the new year) to January 27 (the sixth day of the new year). (Finish)


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