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.
The wind tunnel where you can experience wind speeds of up to 128kp/h
Heat sensing thermo camera.
At 70,000 sq ft, the science center is pretty large so allocate at least two hours to explore everything.
3D Hologram Projection of an astronaut, which looked as if the figure was floating in space.
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
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.
They added a hanging bridge which connects one end of the circular hallway to the other.
PetroSains gets points for interactivity. Lots of science-related experiments and games to try your hand at!
How to connect the tunnels and gears to get a ping pong ball to drop to the bottom.
A liquid that reacts to force to form these odd crystal-like shapes.
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.
Attempting to align a pipe
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.
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.
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.