In­tro­duc­ing Pet­ro­sains, The Discovery Cen­tre!

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Take a trip in a cav­ernous oil-drop ride. Meet a singing di­nosaur. Pre­tend to be Lewis Hamil­ton for a day and ma­neu­ver around the famed Sepang track in a For­mula One sim­u­la­tor or sim­ply slide down an emer­gency chute at an ac­tual oil plat­form. Th­ese are among the many fun-filled and ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at cre­at­ing won­der while spark­ing the in­ter­est in sci­ence, at Pet­ro­sains, The Discovery Cen­tre.

Lo­cated within the iconic PETRONAS Twin Tow­ers in Kuala Lumpur, the jour­ney to Pet­ro­sains be­gins with the DARK RIDE. Shaped like an oil drop, the ride takes you through a dark and tran­quil en­vi­ron­ment that fea­tures Malaysia’s na­tional trea­sures and ends with an au­dio visual presentation of a present-day Malaysia. Vis­i­tors can then ex­plore the 7,000 square me­tre cen­tre, fea­tur­ing count­less unique ex­hibits which you can touch, feel and play with for a more hands-on learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Among the ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights is the GEOTIME DIO­RAMA, which fea­tures an an­i­ma­tronic singing T-Rex, an erupt­ing vol­cano and plenty of in­ter­est­ing dis­plays ex­plain­ing about ge­ol­ogy and the for­ma­tion of oil de­posits. Vis­i­tors ea­ger to ex­pe­ri­ence the work­ing and liv­ing con­di­tions of the crew on board an off­shore oil rig, can ex­plore the OIL PLAT­FORM ex­hi­bi­tion area, which is built to the scale of an ac­tual oil rig. Other ex­hibit ar­eas in­clude SPACE, SPEED and SPARKS.

Aside from the interactive ex­hibits, vis­i­tors are also treated to live sci­ence shows, mini sci­ence demon­stra­tions and sci­ence busk­ing based on the­matic sci­ence cam­paigns for a more con­struc­tive learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin at pre-school and pri­mary level with Pet­ro­sains Cre­ative Sci­ence for Schools and Pet­ro­sains Tin­ker­ing work­shops, where stu­dents can par­tic­i­pate in fun hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties and learn the sci­ence be­hind them.

At the sec­ondary level, Pet­ro­sains in­tro­duces out­reach pro­grammes to en­cour­age self-ex­pres­sion and cre­ative think­ing through par­tic­i­pa­tion in the award-win­ning Pet­ro­sains Sci­ence Show Com­pe­ti­tion.

Pet­ro­sains’ award win­ning Vol­un­teer Scheme is also an­other ini­tia­tive to sus­tain the in­ter­est and pro­vide a learn­ing plat­form for young Malaysians in Sci­ence.

Mean­while, the Pet­ro­sains Sci­ence Fes­ti­val is a week-long fes­ti­val which pools the govern­ment, the cor­po­rates, in­dus­try, for­mal and in­for­mal learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions, and the pub­lic to come to­gether to cel­e­brate sci­ence in the com­mu­nity.

As an in­for­mal sci­ence in­sti­tu­tion, Pet­ro­sains is al­ways com­mit­ted to pro­vide a fun and interactive plat­form to nur­ture cu­rios­ity and spark the love for sci­ence for the young and old alike. For more in­for­ma­tion on its of­fer­ings, please log on

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