Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore

4.4
#16 of 80 in Museums in Singapore
The museum features 16 themed zones with interactive displays and exhibits of natural specimens. Visitors will be wowed by the star exhibit, a trio of near-complete giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons. Opened in 2015, the public gallery at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is divided into 16 themed zones, with interactive displays and exhibits of mammal, amphibian and plant specimens. The star exhibit, found on the main floor, is the trio of real and near-complete skeletons of giant sauropod dinosaurs, nicknamed Prince, Apollonia and Twinky. Visitors can learn about the efforts made by Singapore to preserve its natural environment and view specimens that date as far back as 1849.
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  • Impressive to have 3 dinosaurs fossil in Singapore. Great collection of specimens. Very educational. Great for families  more »
  • To get there take mrt to Dover and take a taxi. I paid sgd$5 for the taxi ride but for the return trip you can just walk to the bus stop located outside and take to clementi mrt. We spend about 2 hour...  more »
  • The museum is super new and clean. Very comfortably spacious. For those who are not great fans of jarred reptiles and mammals, or insects, stay away. It is all about well preserved specimens and the f...  more »
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  • The only place to go if you are interested to learn and understand natural history in Singapore. There are also three dinosaurs that were dugged out in USA and put together at the museum. You may think dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals are not real until you have seen them here So visit it together with children to convince yourself
  • Be warned - one day is hardly enough to do it justice! Time really flies when you're there. Especially if you wish to linger around things which capture your interest. The exhibits are wonderfully and tastefully displayed with lucid explanatory notes. Highly recommended for both Singaporeans and tourists. Great for educational tours too.
  • One of the finest natural history museums anywhere. Perfect blend of information and displays, easily accessible and enjoyed. If you want to learn some of what makes Singapore so amazing, this is a great place to start. The history of the land and sea, geology, flora and fauna is all here. The museum is also capacity controlled so don't worry about insane crowds. Once you enter you are free to spend as much time as you like to view the exhibits and read the descriptions. Highlights include the humungous dinosaur skeletons exhibit that features a light and sound background which makes them seem alive. For a minute I even imagined one of them snapping their teeth on someone! Another highlight is how the country of Singapore is brought to life in the telling of its natural history through clear, concise but amazingly vivid displays that include preserved specimens, photographs, posters, samples, even microscope viewing of a few things. Photography is permitted as long as no flash is used. This museum is great for the mobility impaired as surfaces are level and even, plus things are far enough apart to allow movement between rows and walls very easily. All ages benefit from this astounding place! An absolute must-see! (And it is air conditioned, too. )
  • Very nice small museum with many displays of skeletons, insects, animals, fossils, plants and other natural history items. Dinosaur skeletons are the highlight. It's a great place to visit with kids. Staff was very nice. Visit takes about 30 minutes up to 2 hours depending how long you spend reading the signs.
  • Really interesting and enriching musuem. Had a blast (the museum kind), modern state of the art displays and bewildering rare exhibits. This place is great and if you love museums well it should be on your Singapore list. If I had one thing to negatively point out though, is that I would like a « quiet » rule to be enforced as the kids visiting the museum can get very loud and cause a mess all around the place, making it hard for other visitors to enjoy their experience to the fullest.
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