National Science Center
Pusat Sains Negara is a science centre located at Bukit Kiara on the northwest side of Kuala Lumpur. The centre was officiated in 1996 by the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. The aim of this science centre is to create awareness and understanding of science and technology among Malaysians.
The design of the building resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic dome. The building is equipped with an Integrated Management System and houses two-level exhibition gallery space. Among the themes featured in the exhibition galleries are an environmental odyssey, pathways to discovery, future world, surviving traumas and thinking machines.
Besides the galleries, the building also has an aquarium tunnel, a multimedia library, a science lab, three workshops, two auditoriums, a multipurpose hall, a herbs garden and the children’s playground.
To ensure that the exhibits are always in line with the advancement of Science and Technology, the Centre is planning to upgrade the existing exhibits and update new exhibits from time to time.
The centre is accessible by public transportation. There is a bus stop beside the building for the bus number U83 and T852.
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Saturday – Thursday : 9.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m
Adult: RM 6.00
Children: RM 3.00
Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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All in all, we spent 1.5 hours here and had a good time. As we walked back to the car, we passed a small butterfly farm, an outdoor playground and a dinosaur park . We plan to visit these places the next time we come by.
I must have spent weeks of my life in the Science Centre – Pusat Sains Negara – when my kids were little. It was cheap and cool, and there were enough buttons to press and space to run around to tire even the most energetic toddler.
One weekday, we decided to do an ad hoc visit to Pusat Sains Negara. We just went hoping that it will be fun for the kids. In the end, the adults had fun too.
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