Tuesday, 15 September 2015

National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur

Our day trip travel essential items:
A small bag.
Reference book
Space Toobs


And of course, water, snack, small change, wet wipes, 
mini first aid kit and spare change of clothes.

 This is where we shot our new Facebook cover picture.
Love the rawness of it.

Entrance is free but I bought us tickets for the dome theater movie at rm8 each.
This is the entrance.

 The place is intentionally dimmed for a space-y feel.
The display units are bilingual.
Winnie explaining the phases of the moon to the kids.

The anti-gravity room is basically a slanted compartment with a slide.
Needless to say, It was Dragon's fav part of the trip.
First one to jump down the slide while the boys were procrastinating.

The kids had a great time with all the interactive displays.
Some were broken but they didn't mind.

 This one has a water pump to demonstrate the different densities.

The back of the display is more lit up.
Time to take out the toobs for some matching games :)

This is the display to try the trendelenburg position but the kids thought it was a slide :)

Cute little Dexter makes a handsome astronaut

Space pods

This part of the planetarium is like a space station 'apartment'
There is a 'standing' sleeping bag.

The toilet.

Fifteen minutes before showtime, the loud speaker kept blaring about showtime.
Everyone naturally rushed for the toilets =.="

 It's really pretty inside. 
Dragon said, "Its a rainbow"

I told Tiger we are launching into space and he totally bought it.
Spent the rest of the show on my lap.
It can be a little nauseating and it gave me migraine. 
Do bring some paracetamol if you are not great with spinning images.

Then head to the top floor for the 

We drove there on a Saturday morning and Waze didn't fail us.

National Planetarium
Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 
50480 Kuala Lumpur, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Entrance is free.
Movie Ticket (about astronaut training and life in space): Rm 8 each
Link to Planetarium Negara's official website : here.
There is a Poster Contest for Primary and Secondary school children. 
Closing date 30th Sept 2015.

Our kids were too young to get into the details but Tiger and Dexter totally enjoyed themselves.
Dragon just wanted to play witht the slide while Deedee was an angel, as usual.

It was a short tour with lots of new things to see for these lil ones.
Definitely worth your time if you do not expect too much. 
We paired this trip with the Bird Park which is just a stone's throw away.

One a scale of 1 to 5:

Price: 5
Fun: 3
Educational: 4
Kid Friendliness: 3

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