National Science Center, Kuala Lumpur

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#6 of 14 in Childrens Museums in Malaysia
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  • Overall was okay. But wondering what does it take for NSC to shut down that long? Seems like no difference compared to 10 years ago when i went as a teen. Good learning platform for kids though. Food ...  more »
  • came with 3 kids, 9 yr, 3 yr n 5 month old. the most happy n active was my 3 yr old. he was soo excited at almost everything at the center. there is a few playground and lots of things to play for all...  more »
  • My kid had fun. But as the National Science center, I had higher expectations. It absolutely reflects our country's (Malaysia) level of science.  more »
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  • Looks grand from outside. The setback is the parking which is very limited and prepare to park till downhill and roadside (beware of summon tickets). Overall ambience: Grand and lots to learn about science. There are lots of fun activities to learn and hoping the Management will do their level best to maintain the equipment working condition. * Please take care of the facilities and equipment. Do not do vandalism *
  • Since the idea of taking the advantage of free admission to this place during this school holiday comes to almost all parents, the place is so crowded and popular lately. Some observations may be due to this unusual popularity. Parking space is not capable to meet recent interest. Staffs are rarely visible except at entrance of several areas to take headcount. There's plenty of exhibit to reflect basic science theories and rules but old and need further maintenance. Unfortunately it stops at very basic and did not attempt to create interest in slightly more intermediate or advanced concept. It's good to make it fun for kids but too many playing stations makes most parents and kids treat this place like a big, grand and free playground. No visible attempt by parents to facilitate learning at each exhibits concepts and theories. The kids outdoor water park has a nice concept but no longer operate as per design except the play fixtures. No shower facilities prior to dip into the park and no staffs monitoring rules and conduct of the children and adults in and around. Despite earlier negative feedback on toilets, I found it works well and reasonably clean at several locations. It has a lot of potential and ideas to make it great and inspiring but somehow it fell short.
  • A fantastic place to spend time with young kids and get them interested in science. Plenty of exhibits and activities to see and do, each explaining the theories behind what's happening. There's also an impressive underwater tunnel that greets visitors at the entrance. Once past the first section on weather and energy, the large dome center court housed a kids play area and stage for events and performances. Other exhibits includes a specially designed STEM activities room for kids under 6, music, nuclear science, aviation, human biology and DNA. On the outside, the large park and playground housed many local plants, trees, and even a swimming pool with kids play area. Parking may be a bit far when it's crowded.
  • Good place to add knowledge and educate children especially. Having great memory of facing my phobia in bunker. (Temporary event). Love the eureka area. Special for mathematician, problem solver and anyone who love number
  • Very nice place to bring kids along, there are lots of activities and exhibits to learn from. There is even a live science demonstration for children. Make sure to come during weekdays as there is no crowd. Fun with education, every family with children must visit here.

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