Friday 30 August 2019

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Ever since we moved to the Clementi area, I've been meaning to visit the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, just a stone's throw away from our home.

This museum started out as a tiny museum in the NUS Science Faculty, and then was later relocated to its current bigger facility. It was and still is free for NUS students and staff. I used to spend a whole day at the original tiny museum during my undergraduate care-free days, just staring at each exhibit in detail. I wonder how the museum looks like now? 

We finally paid the museum a visit when we were given free adult tickets by the bro-in-law (we paid for the kids tickets)! 😊

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
They were each given a badge at the entrance

The museum is not very big but it was quite interactive. 

Learning how to be a scientist
Look at the size of this crab!
Learning about animals and biology

The most unique thing about LKCNHM is the dinosaur zone! It is probably the closest thing we have in Singapore to the dinosaur exhibits we've seen in Melbourne Museum and in London's Natural History Museum

I'm definitely no dinosaur expert so I can't tell you what this is. It was fun taking photos with it though 😊

Better view of the dinosaur's skeleton from the 2nd floor of the museum

Dinosaur bones were not the only bones in the museum. The museum also features the full skeleton of a female sperm whale, who was found dead off Jurong Island. 

Skeleton of the first record of a sperm whale in Singapore
Various exhibits that really reminded me of London's Natural History Museum

Make sure you spend some time learning about the native animals that live in Singapore! You would be pleasantly surprised to find out just how many species of animals live in an urban city like ours! Hopefully we can continue to preserve their habitats so that they can continue to thrive in Singapore! 

If you have some time, do also pop by the NUS Museum located next door. 

NUS Museum
It contains a lot of antiques and beautiful art works

As both the hubby and I graduated from NUS, it is our wish that at least one, if not all, of our children will graduate from NUS too! May our wishes come true! πŸ˜„


This post is part of my MadPsychMum Fun in Singapore Guide to all things exciting for kids! 
Check out other fun playgrounds and attractions in Singapore! =)

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