Up­side Down Mu­seum

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Learning -

45 Le­buh Kim­berly, Ge­orge Town, Pe­nang (04 264 2660 /www.face­book.com/ up­side­down­mu­seum). This wonky mu­seum, which opened last year, is amaz­ing fun, es­pe­cially when the whole fam­ily or a large group of friends are in tow. It’s also a mem­o­rable spot to in­tro­duce your chil­dren to the con­cept of grav­ity, a nat­u­ral phe­nom­e­non many take for granted.

Saunter through con­ven­tional back­drops de­pict­ing typ­i­cal-look­ing bed­rooms, kitchens, din­ing halls and the like – stan­dard settings, ex­cept they’re up­side down. The marvel of en­gi­neer­ing has al­lowed for light­weight fur­ni­ture and other house­hold items to be at­tached to the mu­seum’s ceil­ing. Mean­while, the floor is left bare so that vis­i­tors have plenty of room to roam about and pose for pho­tos. Smil­ing mu­seum as­sis­tants will gladly snap shots for your whole posse so that no one gets left out.

Af­ter you take your picture, ro­tate it up­side down so that sub­jects ap­pear to be de­fy­ing grav­ity. The over­all ef­fect is highly con­vinc­ing and amus­ing, save for the fact that your hair and clothes don’t fall the way they should. Mon-Fri, 8.45am-6.30pm; Sat-Sun, 8.45am-7.30pm. Adults, RM27, Chil­dren (aged 5-12), RM16, Non-Malaysian stu­dents (with ID), RM16; (My Kad hold­ers) Adults, RM16, Chil­dren, RM8, Stu­dents (with ID), RM11.

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