Science & tech­nol­ogy

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Aquaria KLCC

Con­course level, KLCC, Jalan Am­pang, KL (03 2333 1888/www.aquar­i­aklcc.com). Aquaria KLCC fea­tures some 5,000 aquatic and marine an­i­mals and ex­hi­bi­tions. Key fea­tures in­clude the living sea ex­hibit and a div­ing with sharks pro­gramme. Be sure not to miss the spec­ta­cle that is feed­ing time when sharks, eels and tur­tles gather to eat. Also, do check out their lat­est at­trac­tion, the Sta­tion Aquarius, where kids and teens aged six to 17 years are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in a se­ries of four labs fo­cus­ing on dif­fer­ent fields of study, in­clud­ing evo­lu­tion, life­styles, adap­ta­tion and con­ser­va­tion. Daily, 10.30am-8pm (last ad­mis­sion 7pm). Adults, RM53, Child (3-12years), RM42, Se­nior Cit­i­zen, RM32; (MyKad hold­ers) Adult, RM40, Child (3-12years), RM30, Se­nior Cit­i­zen, RM30.

Brick­s4Kidz

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in KL (www.brick­s4kidz. com/malaysia). At B4K kids will learn about science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics through fun lessons where they will learn to de­sign and build with Lego bricks. De­signed for kids be­tween four and nine, lessons cover a range of ex­cit­ing themes in­clud­ing Space, In­ven­tions as well as Amaz­ing An­i­mals.

Com­put­er­tots

Lot 4.07, Fourth floor, Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, KL (03 2011 3906); Lot 13, Level two, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Am­pang, KL (03 4265 6632); 39-5, The Boule­vard, Mid Val­ley City, Lingkaran Syed Pu­tra, KL (03 2287 1232/ www.com­put­er­tots.com.my). Com­put­er­tots has been teach­ing kids about tech­nol­ogy since 1983. Learn the ins and outs of com­put­ers and ro­bot­ics as well as pro­gram­ming and graphic arts.

Roboti­cist

First floor, The School at Jaya One, 72A Jalan Univer­siti, PJ (03 6201 5999/www.roboti­cist. com.my). A ro­bot­ics cen­tre with a dif­fer­ence. Roboti­cist is Malaysia’s only ro­bot­ics cen­tre us­ing VEX Ro­bot­ics, the lead­ing kit that al­lows kids in­cred­i­ble cre­ativ­ity in their de­signs and pro­gram­ming. That said, it’s not just kids who will en­joy learn­ing to de­sign, build and pro­gramme a robot. The cen­tre is open to any­one and wel­comes all with an in­ter­est in this in­trigu­ing hobby that is turn­ing up in many cur­ricu­lums as a fun way to en­gage stu­dents in science and tech­nol­ogy. Daily, 10.30am-7pm. Four lessons/month, RM240 (VEX IQ), RM430 (VEX EDR).

NEW Science Bridge Academy

Lot 100-1.033, The School, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Univer­siti, PJ (011 3700 8385/www. sci­ence­bridgea­cademy.com). We wish this place ex­isted when we were young be­cause it’s pretty cool. Kids can learn about life sciences, food science, the en­vi­ron­ment, aroma chem­istry and even foren­sic science through work­shops, dis­cov­ery camps and classes. Check out their web­site or Face­book page for up­dates about events and work­shops. Lab coats at the ready!

Daily, 10am-7pm.

Kedah

Un­der­wa­ter World Langkawi

Zon Pan­tai Ce­nang, Mukin Kedawang, Langkawi (04 955 6100/www. un­der­wa­ter­world­langkawi.com.my). Lo­cated close to Pan­tai Ce­nang, an­other tourist at­trac­tion of the is­land, Un­der­wa­ter World Langkawi al­lows you to ob­serve all the at­trac­tions of the ocean through glass. Ex­pose your chil­dren to the mys­tery of sea crea­tures at the fa­mous Un­der­wa­ter World of Langkawi, one of the must-visit spots in Langkawi. Un­der­wa­ter World is one of the largest marine and fresh­wa­ter aquaria in the con­ti­nent. Daily, 10am-6pm; Public & School Hol­i­days, 9.30am-6.30pm. Adults, RM40, Chil­dren, RM30; (MyKad hold­ers) Adults, RM30, Chil­dren, RM20.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Pet­ro­sains Play Smart

Per­pus­takaan Negeri Sabah, Jalan Tasik, off Jalan Mak­tab Gaya, Luyang, Kota Kin­a­balu, Sabah (08 825 5808); Kom­pleks Yayasan Pa­hang, Tan­jung Lumpur, Kuan­tan, Pa­hang (09 534 2290); Per­badanan Per­pus­takaan Awam Jo­hor, Lot 19745, Jalan Yahya Awal, Jo­hor Bahru, Jo­hor (07 224 5498/www.pet­ro­sains.com.my/www. face­book.com/Pet­ro­sain­sPlayS­mart). You can now ex­pe­ri­ence the world of Pet­ro­sains out­side KL for free. Pet­ro­sains’s regular work­shops and events are an in­ter­est­ing means of piquing your kid’s cu­ri­ousity in sub­jects like foren­sic science, min­er­als, maths and the en­vi­ron­ment. Who knows, your lit­tle one could be a world­fa­mous sci­en­tist in the fu­ture. Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm.

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