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“Great learning, lots of activities”

Petrosains Science Discovery Centre
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$105.00*
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Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers Exploration Tour
Ranked #11 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Interactive science museum for kids, located in the Petronas Towers.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Petrosains provides great teaching for all ages and is really fun to enjoy with family !
A lot of activities to try !
GO FOR IT

Thank Kalai D
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Took the kids to petrosains science discovery centre which is on the fourth floor of the patronas towers. It cost around MR50 (A$17) for the family. Yes its sponsored by a petro chemical company but it is interesting to see all facets of power and plastic(made from petrochemicals). there is a lot to do here and fun interactive activities. Do try the F1 simulator and the roller coaster ride is shirt but fun.
The Roller"pod" ride at the start and end are a fun idea.
We spent 3hrs here but it depends how interactive you get.

1  Thank lisabutt
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We were here for a little over 2 hours, but could have stayed longer. Hardly anybody there, place almost to ourselves. Staff super helpful, lots of personal attention. Lots to touch, try, see, experience and read (the least of their worries) ... Paid the family price (2 adults + 2 kids = MYR 50) even though only 1 adult and 3 kids (still cheaper than separate tickets). Kids thought it was fantastic! Kids ages 10, 7 and 7. Lots of connections to things they learned in school, great morning.

Thank 1andTwins
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's on the top (4th) floor of the Suria KLCC mall which is attached to Petronas Towers.

NOT open Monday unless it's school holidays.

If you've been to the likes of Questacon in Canberra then this is not anywhere near that quality of presentation and I would think that, like me, you'd be disappointed.

Language. Unless you speak Malaysian or English I don't see any point in going because there is no support for any other language.

Tickets. Buy in advance for a day/session. Don't just take for granted that you will be able to gain admittance when you show up.

There are rides but they will cost extra. That's pretty standard in the Theme Parks we went to in KL. There's a base entry fee but then some rides will cost you more.

There's apparently more than 150 exhibits.
There's a lot of interactive things for kids to do that are aimed at them learning at the same time as they play with(but this is lost on really young kids). A number of the exhibits were not functioning or had bits missing.

Food and drink. Perhaps eat before you go in because the way you work your way through the center the food is available towards the end of your stay and there is limited choice.

If you're not a local then you'll pay almost twice as much (one of my favourite hates in Asian countries!!).
Can you imagine if we did that in Australia???

Admission Non-citizen
Senior Citizen (56 years & above) RM 18.00
Adult (18 - 55 years) RM 25.00
Youth (13 - 17 years) RM 20.00
Child (3 - 12 years) RM 15.00

Family Packages (2 Adults & 2 Children) RM 50.00

I just don't "get" this place and it's apparent popularity.
While the Western world is starting to look at Green alternatives this is a place that "sells" the science behind and benefits of Petronas and petroleum/gas products; "where kids can learn about the science of petroleum/gas using all five senses".

Naturally enough you exit through the gift shop.

If you do go then it'll take a couple of hours to look around.

3  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Okay should I have gone before or not?Actually I went about four years back.Are the exhibits different...?Only time will tell.There was a joy ride, roller coaster and several work place events made into exhibits.Can be very tiresome and so you should have a full stomach.Though on the fourth floor it seems the exhibit goes upwards two floors and downwards two floors.This will be evident with the dinosaur exhibit.I would go again if I get the long time( three hours needed)
However if you know most of science this is a bit old.And many byproducts of science are shown here.
There are climbing skills and other experiments( helicopter rides)

Thank butterflypostage
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