Petrosains KLCC Revisited

The last time N was here, we didn’t have enough time to visit Petrosains @ KLCC, but we finally managed to go on his most recent visit. My last visit was four years ago and I remember complaining that most of the exhibits were the same as they were since 1999. This time around they’ve updated / added some sections – so kudos to the management for keeping things fresh and relevant!

It was a public holiday and it took us more than an hour just to get inside. Once in there though N was like an excited kid, running to each exhibit and wanting to try them all out.

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The wind tunnel where you can experience wind speeds of up to 128kp/h

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Heat sensing thermo camera.

At 70,000 sq ft, the science center is pretty large so allocate at least two hours to explore everything.

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3D Hologram Projection of an astronaut, which looked as if the figure was floating in space.

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For an additional fee, visitors can go on this rotating contraption to experience G-Force. N bravely decided to try it – and was spun in all directions – right side up, upside down – for a good minute or two as I cheered from the sidelines ha

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The section dedicated to geology and how fossil fuels came to be features a life-sized T-Rex. It used to be able to sing.

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They added a hanging bridge which connects one end of the circular hallway to the other.

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PetroSains gets points for interactivity. Lots of science-related experiments and games to try your hand at!

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How to connect the tunnels and gears to get a ping pong ball to drop to the bottom.

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A liquid that reacts to force to form these odd crystal-like shapes.

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Another section made to look like an oil platform. You can even try wearing the safety suits that the oil rig staff have to wear for a picture.

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Attempting to align a pipe

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Petronas was a major sponsor in Formula 1 until it ended its run here in MY two years ago – so there is still a section in Petrosains dedicated to it, which includes virtual racing car games and a life-sized replica of a Formula 1 racing car.

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Another section which was new was done in a comics/art pop style, dedicated to educating youngsters about cyber bullying and the dangers of the Internet such as sexual predators – which I thought was extremely thoughtful and educational.

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Bought a squishy from the store which I promptly destroyed within a day because I was constantly squishing it in my hand lol.

Entry to Petrosains is RM18.50 for Malaysians and RM28 for non-Malaysians.

Opening hours: 930AM – 5PM (last entry 4PM – weekdays) and 930AM – 630PM (weekends). Closed Mondays except on public holidays.

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