Pusat Sains Negara

December 9, 2009 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

The National Science Centre (Pusat Sains Negara) was officiated on 29 th November 1996 and ceremoniously opened by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.

Located at Bukit Kiara in the entertainment sector of Kuala Lumpur, the National Science Centre possesses a unique structure that resembles a curtailed cone that is capped by triangular metal elements, creating a spherical dome. The centre is basically an institution for informal learning and to promote awareness and interests towards science and technology.

Pusat Sains Negara

Pusat Sains Negara

The different exhibits located within the National Science Centre are designed to stimulate the mindsets of visitors and encourage them to take an active interest in science and technology. The various galleries are based on different themes, which are seemingly categorized into two groups, namely ‘Basics Sciences’ and ‘Technology’. The main reason for the conception of this educational science centre is to link science and technology to everyday life, knowledge and our daily routines.

The National Science Centre showcases more than 1,000 interactive exhibits; housed in 12 distinctive galleries, namely:

  • Aquarium
    Visitors experience a walk in an “underwater” experience and enjoy a spectacle of varied tropical and fresh water fish.
  • Environmental Odyssey
    Study the link between humans and the environment and how important it is to embrace a delicate balance. Also, the challenges of today’s world are put forward to make us ponder on issues.
  • Pathway to Science
    Explore the basic foundations of science and take a journey through the macro and micro world to understand biology, physics, chemistry and astronomy.
  • Pathway to Discovery
    See how data is collected, analyzed and interpreted. Visitors are allowed to scrutinize archaeological tools and uncover discoveries in the name of science!
  • Children Educational Centre
    Here, visitors take a journey that enables them to explore and stimulate the imagination. Children can go on a science adventure in the ‘space lab’, or all the way to the depths of the ocean to expand their creativity.
  • Thinking Machine
    it is explained how today’s computers, telecommunications, and advanced machineries make our lives easier and more fun!
  • Future World
    A world of highly advanced technology that encourages visitors to explore and understand how technology has plainly affected their lives.
  • TechnoMal
    This section is devoted to the heights of achievements Malaysia has reached in the fields of science and technology.
  • Digital Lifestyle
    Understandhow our lives have been made modern and dependable on advanced electronic gadgets; today’s digital lifestyle has made everything faster and more interactive!
  • Inventors’ Corner
    Visitors get a quick glimpse into a multitude of inventions that has changed the face of the world globally.
  • ScienceEducationPark
    This park is specially catered to the learning needs of students in the fields of Botanical Science, Zoology, and Agricultural Science. Students will be able to have hands-on learning for various types of plants and trees. Land and aquatic animals like the ostrich, ornamental chicken (ayam serama), rabbit, deer, sheep and duck are reared in the park and aquaculture pond; giving opportunities for visitors to observe and learn.
Pusat Sains Negara

Pusat Sains Negara

At the National Science Centre, exhibits are designed with the concept of children’s self-learning in mind. The displays are visitor-friendly and repeated visits only serve to feed you more exclusive and exotic information that you might have missed out on the initial visit. Visiting hours are on Saturdays to Thursdays from 9am – 5pm, and the latest entry into the centre is restricted at 4pm. Admission charges for adults are RM6 each, whereas it costs only RM3 for children per entry. To find out if the National Science Centre will be opened on festive and public holidays, look out for announcements that will be made in our local media. For enquiries, you can also contact the centre at 03-20921150.

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