It will be a world-class mangrove education and research centre and will showcase China's achievements in protecting and studying the mangrove plants. More than two million visitors are expected to visit the museum.
Along with the display of mangrove species from around the world, the museum will also have a laboratory and dedicated rooms for conducting lectures and international forums.
Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees found in coastal and marshy areas. They are found mostly in tropical and subtropical tidal areas.