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“Museum Visit”

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Ranked #86 of 866 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is Singapore’s first and only natural history museum. The museum, which traces its roots to the original Raffles Museum of 1878, is among the oldest such institution in the region. Established through philanthropic gifts totalling $56 million, LKCNHM aims to be a leader in Southeast Asian biodiversity and conservation research, education and outreach. The exhibition gallery is divided into two levels: The main biodiversity gallery, comprising 15 zones, tracks the history of life on earth, among them green plants, fungi, molluscs, arthropods, birds and mammals. The mezzanine floor, home to the heritage zone, presents the history of the Raffles Museum and LKCNHM. This gallery holds the “Cabinets of Curiosities” where visitors can examine Singapore’s history of biodiversity exploration; the people who helped build this; and the biological treasures accumulated over 137 years. A zone titled “Singapore Today” reveals the geology of the island and the important conservation efforts by national agencies.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Greeted with smile by staff Yuhanis.well explained on permanent and temporary collectionTicketed at $21 for adult. Very educational exhibits.definitely will come back with family.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sivasagi25
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"dinosaur fossils"
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

I have not had the chance to visit many natural museums around the world, so this is my first.

Took my young kids to this museum, there were many informative displays and things to touch and see. We taught them that if humans do not take care of the earth and animals, this is probably where the future will ever get to know about animals.

The dinosaur fossils were the highlight of coz, so was the sperm whale bones on display. We used it as an educational tour for our kids to teach them about conserving the planet.

We spent almost 4 hours there, going through all the exhibits.
Bus 151 takes you all the way in front of the museum and back to the nearest mrt station.

Definitely a must try for families!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We visited this place in July 2017. Below is an account of what we like and did not like:

What we like:
- Collection and space is relatively small as compared to other natural history museums
- The location is not exactly accessible or convenient

What we did not like:
- Visited a number of natural history museums in the world and this by far, is the most disappointing as the items did not feel like they were carefully curated. Yes, they had an impressive collection but it was more of 'I have so much items, what do I do with it? Oh let's open a museum'.
- Lighting show was incredibly disappointing; did not even know it was a highlight

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank eugenexsamantha
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Has an amazing dinosaur display but for the price you dont get much bang for your buck.. add it to your secondary attraction list to visit if have extra time while in singapore

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

The collections are impressive. It's easy to get to the museum with free shuttle buses that run around the campus from the MRT station.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sharonr806
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