I love it when Science is brought to the heartlands! From now to 14 June 2015, Dinosaurize! Me 2015 will be at Plaza Singapura, Main Atrium, Level 1. I was excited to find this exhibition through my friend. Hannah has recently developed a liking for these giant creatures that once roamed the earth. We’ve been watching videos, learning their impossible to pronounce names and if they were a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
On display (see above) is the Argentinosaurus – one of the largest dinosaur ever found. It’s definitely an eye-opener for us!
There are hands-on workshops and performances for the children to learn about dinosaurs. A fee of $5 is required for each of the following workshop:
- The Geological Timeline Activity
How did life evolve on earth over billions of years? Learn this while constructing the Geological timeline
- Dig up Fossils
Fossils help scientists develop hypotheses about pre historic creatures and the way they lived and behaved.
- Stop Motion Animation
Create your own story of the dinosaurs and make it into an animation.
As we visited Dinosaurize Me! on a public holiday, it was packed with children and their parents. We chose one of the three paid workshop to attend – “Dig Up Fossils”. Here, Hannah got to create a mini “fossil” using plaster of paris and a dinosaur mould.
If you have young children, they’d be happy to “dig up” some dinosaur bones in the sandbox or colour their favourite dinosaurs for free. I know Hannah enjoyed colouring her dinosaurs!
Overall, this exhibition surpassed my expectations. It wasn’t merely an exhibition in a shopping mall. Children and even adults get to learn a thing or two about dinosaurs.
What’s more, we were given a handbook that discusses how one classifies a dinosaur, what palaeontology is about, more facts about dinosaurs and fossils. A great tool for further discussion at home with the kids!
I do hope that Singapore Science Centre could partner with other shopping malls and have more of such wonderful exhibitions soon. I can’t wait for the next “Science in the Mall” event!