A local comprehensive museum with an area of 5,000 sq meters, Kunming Museum has five regular exhibition halls and a temporary exhibition hall. The exhibitions in the five regular halls are as follows:
Samples and models of dinosaurs are exhibited, imitating and explaining the process of the evolvement of the dinosaurs.
The Bronze Culture Exhibition displays the Bronze Age culture of the Dianchi District from the Spring and Autumn Periods (770BC-476BC) and the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-25AD).
The sutras in Dizang (the Bodhisattva of Ksitigarbha) Temple are considered to be the masterwork of Yunnan culture. They are also major historic and cultural sites under national protection.
The "Kunming: a Historic and Cultural City" Exhibition includes two exhibition halls: the History Hall and the New Era Hall. These demonstrate the history, culture, scenery, and major achievements China has made in the last 20 years.
Temporary exhibitions are usually held in the Temporary Hall. Some large-scale exhibitions are the Mao Zedong's Mementos Exhibition, the Paintings and Calligraphies Exhibition of some outstanding local artists, the Paintings and Calligraphies of celebrities of Yunnan, and the Clothes Exhibition of the Minority Women of Yunnan.