Whether you agree or not, I would claim KLCC Petrosains as one of the best weekend deals! Yes, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 kids, you could enjoy the best rate offered. We paid RM31.80 for 2 adults and 1 kid. But, that is not the deal that I really meant.
Heading into an era of near extinction of passionate teachers in public schools, science is merely a subject to score ‘A’. Go tuition, do past years’ questions are guaranteed for ‘A’. Route learning, inflexible, trimming the outliers – these are what happen in Malaysia’s public school in general. Anyone have ever told you – the more experiments you are doing, the better you’re? You’re likely to agree if the answer is ‘nope’.
If you’re looking for the best experience for kids to learn science in Malaysia, Petrosains at KLCC Suria that is located in Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur is no doubt the destination to be.
From an interesting beginning, The Dark Ride is a must for everyone. Queue can be long, but it is worth as the experience tells more than a thousand word especially when it takes one through the dark tunnel, featuring the abundance nature of Malaysia. Animated, lighted and well integrated with audio and motion, it is truly an unforgettable ride for many kids and alike.
The next in line to greet little ones are introduction to energy & astronomy before greeting the world’s of dinosaurs. The first science station presented the story of gas using dry ice, coke can blending them into simple experiments. In the same area, the exploration zone certainly gets the young scientists and alike to challenge themselves to stake up blocks, balancing a bridge, moving loaders, simulating earthquake – just to name a few. As well as, a chance to build with real huge Lego blocks!
Before heading on to Speed & velocity theme area, we took a 3D simulator plane. Interesting but not really a must if you’re in hurry, as the following zone ahead also provides similar experience on simulated car rides, exactly like what one can see at indoor amusement park, but in educational manner if one follows the materials published on the wall.
If your kids have been asking you how does an oil rig or an oil platform looks like, KLCC Petrosains is certainly the place must visit. From the metal frame structures to the flooring, staircases, attires and emergency escape, I would say it is almost like a real. In fact, it is an experience of a night on an oil platform. Cool and quiet.
Molecule world was up next before we landed at second activity station. To my surprise, there is a classroom for vocational syllabus e.g. create a working electrical circuit, guided by a trained staff. Impressive! This place is good for primary school children to explore and get hands-on experience.
To complement the science, there is a theater showing short children movies at the end. Like what happen in the beginning, The Dark Ride takes you through another view of Malaysia in a black tunnel, returning to the base near the entrance.
A perfect indoor outing and safe for children. Remember, when you can’t think of anywhere better to bring your kids, KLCC Petrosains is undoubtedly a discovery center that offers the best weekend deals for your family! We almost 7 hours inside Petrosains (honestly, not enough) so, I bet you can beat this record.
More details on Petrosains entrance fee & visiting hours – click here.
p.s. If you’re looking for an adventurous outdoor outing, hike Bukit Gasing with kids can be a rewarding experience.