An Educational Outing at Petrosains KLCC
We went there after having lunch at the Food Court on the 4th floor of the Petronas Twin Towers. Bought tickets at the counter, which was quite cheap RM15.00 for Adults and RM5 for children aged 3-12 years old.
We spent almost 2 hours there. One good thing that the Petrosains Management did was put up rest areas everywhere, people can rest while their kids explore their many exhibits. Not many places I’ve been think of this. They even provide free lockers and strollers.
You enter via a black pod shaped vehicle. Something very unique. Its called the Dark Ride and last for about 4 minutes. The Dark Ride really makes you feel that you are travelling in space.
There is alot of interactive displays to try. My son’s favourite was the Mini Excavator and the Oil Rig Escape Chute.
I didn’t take much photos as I busy explaining different experiments and displays to my six year old. We even tried the Hurricane Simulator,where the wind reaches to 130km per hour. Then we moved on to the Geotime Diorama where we greated by a large moving dinosaur. Here you learn about earth, fossil and petroleum. Then you move on to the Exploration exhibits where you learn the inner workings of the oil and gas explorations. Here’s where my son tried the Chute and the Mini Excavator. Then we moved to the Sparkz, where there’s more interactive displays to try. As for my two year old he enjoyed the Giant Lego blocks so much so I had to pull him away from it.
Below are some pictures I’ve found on Flickr. All licensed to Creative Commons-
But going there and experiencing for your self is better.
Its quite cheap. Two adults and 1 Child and one inan, we only paid RM45.00. Don’t forget to bring your MyCard as foreigner pay a different price. If you can avoid he school holidays as it gets really crowded. There were a few things that we couldn’t try as they were so much people wanting to try it. Example was the Race Car and the Robot Football. But all in all it was a great place to bring the kids. They will get a hands on xperience about science. Address PETRONAS Twin Towers Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur. Infoline: +603 2331 8181 Fax: +603 2331 1295 Website :- http://www.petrosains.com.my