Tech Dome Pe­nang

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Learning -

KOM­TAR Ge­o­desic Dome, Ge­orge Town (04 262 6663/www. tech­domepenang.org). Tech Dome Pe­nang is a dy­namic hub di­vided into five sec­tions with in­di­vid­ual pro­grammes and learning fo­cus – Ma­te­rial World, Phys­i­cal World, Liv­ing World, Me­chan­i­cal World and Earth & Beyond. The kids can also ex­plore the host of ex­hi­bi­tions and gal­leries that cover top­ics rang­ing from robotics and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy to elec­tro­mag­netism and force and mo­tion. For the younger kids, head over to the Ex­plo­ration Zone where there are fun ac­tiv­i­ties that will help stim­u­late their brains and en­cour­age learning sci­en­tific con­cepts. And if the kids are into as­tron­omy, bring them to the Ob­ser­va­tory, which is home to the largest te­le­scope in the state. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm. Adults (13 years and above), RM40, Stu­dents, RM32, Se­nior cit­i­zens (60 years and above) & chil­dren (5 to 12 years), RM24, Chil­dren (be­low 5 years), free; (MyKad hold­ers) Adults (13 years and above), RM20, Stu­dents, RM16, Se­nior cit­i­zen (60 years and above) & Chil­dren (5 to 12 years), RM12, Chil­dren (be­low 5 years), free. Tick­ets avail­able on­line.

Clay Arts Stu­dio

2-5 One Av­enue, Dataran Pe­langi Utama, Jalan Masjid PJU 6A, PJ (03 7725 4598/ www.cla­yartsstu­dio.com). Pre­pare to get your hands dirty at Clay Arts Stu­dio, which of­fers pot­tery and clay craft­ing classes for adults and kids. Young­sters are en­cour­aged to ex­plore their artis­tic side while par­ents are in­structed on how to cre­ate func­tional items. Walk-in cus­tomers are of­fered one-and-a-half-hour­long trial classes. Tue-Sun, 10am-6.30pm.

Clay Expression

5-C, Jalan Subang 3, Subang Jaya, PJ (03 5888 9905/012 380 5505/www. clay­ex­pres­sion.com). Lo­cated in an in­dus­trial part of PJ, this clan­des­tine clay stu­dio is a haven for pot­tery fans. You’ll catch teenagers shap­ing clay at the pot­ter’s wheel and tod­dlers trac­ing out shapes at the work­table. Par­ents are more than wel­come, if not en­cour­aged, to join their kids dur­ing lessons. Ring up the stu­dio to re­serve a spot for the next ses­sion. Tue, Thu & Sat, 9am-12noon; 1-4pm.

LARA’s Place

3A Jalan 17/45, PJ (03 7956 8768/www. laras­place.my). Lara’s Place of­fers a bam­boo­zling selec­tion of ac­tiv­i­ties and classes for both kids and adults. Young ones can look for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing in bal­let, sew­ing, speech and drama, cook­ing, bak­ing and even Wing Chun kung fu classes while par­ents can at­tend the kick­box­ing, yoga or Zumba classes pro­vided by the cen­tre. The cen­tre is also avail­able to host par­ties or events. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm. Open stu­dio, Tue & Thu, 9am-1pm; Art classes, Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm.

Da Vinci Cre­ative Kids

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (03 5621 0198/012 659 4220/www.dvckid.com). Founded by The One Academy, one of the most pres­ti­gious cre­ative ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in Asia, Da Vinci Cre­ative Kids is the place to shape bud­ding artists. Ex­pect top-notch in­struc­tors and pro­gres­sive learning aimed at boost­ing kids’ self­es­teem. Con­ducted in a safe, hy­gienic en­vi­ron­ment, the pro­grammes are of­ten lauded by par­ents.

Glob­alart

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (03 5879 1538/glob­alart.com.my). Es­tab­lished in 1999, this world­wide art in­sti­tu­tion has branches in the USA, Aus­tralia and right here in Malaysia. The cen­tre im­ple­ments the same learning method­ol­ogy in ev­ery coun­try, and en­cour­ages chil­dren to adopt cre­ativ­ity as a part of ev­ery­day life by host­ing var­i­ous types of art and craft classes. Classes are con­ducted in a cre­ative, con­ducive space and are taught by ex­pe­ri­enced teach­ers.

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