This historical museum at NUS is a must-visit for your March holiday

 The unique structure of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

What To Do This March School Holidays:
Visit Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum!

Did you know there are actual dinosaur displays on our sunny island of Singapore?

Join us as we head for a visit to the lesser-known museum in Singapore – The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum!

The trio of dinosaur fossils at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

                                        The trio of dinosaur fossils at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

A hidden gem located at the grounds of the National University of Singapore, the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is home to more than 500,000 cataloged lots and one million different specimens from all over the region.

Visitors examining the various animal specimens on display in one of the many thematic zones in the museum

Visitors examining the various animal specimens on display in one of the many thematic zones in the museum

Have you ever seen the crocodile that is native to the waters of Singapore? Or the 10.6-metre sperm whale that was found dead off Jurong Island?

 

Specimen of Kaiser, a Saltwater Crocodile, that was donated to the Museum in May 2017 by the Singapore Zoo. He was 40 years old when he died and his actual weight at death recorded, was 515kg.

Specimen of Kaiser, a Saltwater Crocodile, that was donated to the Museum in May 2017 by the Singapore Zoo. He was 40 years old when he died and his actual weight at death recorded, was 515kg.

These specimens have been preserved in pristine conditions for visitors to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the conservation in Singapore, as well as learn and education about the vast diversity of biological life.

We do not want to spoil the fun too much for you before your visit, but here are some sneak peeks of the museum for you.

Split into fifteen thematic zones of exhibitions from plants, amphibians, mammals and dinosaurs, there is something for everyone, children and adults alike, to be enthralled by.

Part of the highlight of the museum is the towering display of the three diplodocid Sauropod dinosaur fossils, considered one of the largest and heaviest animals to ever walk on land.

The museum also boasts a large natural history collection that dates to the late 1800s and early 1900s, where it was once part of the former Raffles Library and Museum, now known as the National Museum of Singapore.

As there are many specimens to see and much to learn, we recommend setting aside at least two to three hours to thoroughly explore the museum, a perfect way to spend an afternoon during the March school holidays.

Tickets can be purchased online via sistic or we purchased them via klook.com

To find out more, do check out the museum’s official website.

Visiting information has been extracted from the official website for your kind reference.

OPENING HOURS
Monday (including Public Holidays) Closed
Tuesday–Sunday 10 AM–6 PM
Last Admission 4:30 PM

Address:

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Faculty of Science

National University of Singapore
2 Conservatory Drive,
Singapore
117377

 SINGAPOREAN/PR RATE^
Adult S$16.00
Child#, Student*, NSF, Senior Citizen & Person with Disability S$9.00

 

 STANDARD RATE
Adult S$21.00
 Child#, Student*, Senior Citizen S$13.00

Rates are inclusive of $1 SISTIC fee.
^Singaporean/PR Rate applies for all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and ICA-Approved or MOM-approved passes with a valid FIN number, including holders of employment pass, student pass, work permit or dependent pass.
#Child Rate applies to all children aged from 3 years to 12 years old. Children under the age of 3 may enter for free.
*Student rate: Please bring along proof of your student card.For NUS Staff and Students: Free admission from Tuesdays to Sundays and Public Holidays.

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