A Day at Pusat Sains Negara

A few days ago, my family and I went to the Pusat Sains Negara or National Science Center for the Dinosaurs Live! Exhibition.

We arrived there at around 10am. First, we went to the Aquarium. There was a big overhead fresh water aquarium with varieties of fishes. Although the fishes were beautifully coloured, sadly, there were none which swims gracefully.

Underneath the aquarium…

Then, we went to watch the Science Show where they taught us about Sodium Polyacrylate, Butane Gas and how a thousand nails will be less painful to sit on  compared to just one nail. I volunteered when they taught about Butane Gas and that was the first time I held fire in my hand.

I (second from right) held the bubbles formed by mixing Butane Gas and soap in my hand before lighting them up on fire.
Unfortunately, we do not have a picture of me holding the fire but only a picture of the extinguished fire…

After the show, we went to the Eureka corner where there were a lot of amazing things which can be explained by Science or Maths.

I tried the Moon Walker which was exhibited at the Pusat Sains Negara.

We went up the ramp and headed to the Dinosaurs Live! Exhibition. There were a lot of dinosaurs exhibited. Among them were the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, Spinosaurus, the ‘thick headed lizard’, Pachycephalosaurus, the sheep sized Protoceratops, the little Ornitholestes and the largest known members of the family of Dromaeosauridae, Utahraptor.

We were dwarfed by the Dinosaur… (This dinosaur was exhibited at the lower ground)

After learning a lot about the dinosaurs exhibited, we moved on to the next exhibitions called Flight, Thinking machine and Future World.

I was trying out one of the hands-on activities at the Flight section…

We then went back down and watch another Science Show where they taught us about Hydrogen Peroxide and Potassium Iodide and Liquid Nitrogen. We completed our journey by going to the ‘Pathways to Science’ where we learn about Astronomy, Simple Machines and many more and Wonderspark where we learnt about Water, Light and Air.

Before leaving the Science Center, we tried the incredible Whispering Disk, the Echo Dome and played music using the ‘Stone Age’ Xylophone which makes brilliant music.

I was playing the ‘Stone Age’ Xylophone…

We had a very good time there. You should visit the Science Center too! The Dinosaurs Live! exhibition ends on the 31 July 2012

Please click here for more pictures of my tour at Pusat Sains Negara


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