Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore: Hours, Address, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is Singapore’s first and only natural history museum. The museum, which traces its roots to the original Raffles Museum of 1878, is among the oldest such institution in the region. Established through philanthropic gifts totalling $56 million, LKCNHM aims to be a leader in Southeast Asian biodiversity and conservation research, education and outreach. The exhibition gallery is divided into two levels: The main biodiversity gallery, comprising 15 zones, tracks the history of life on earth, among them green plants, fungi, molluscs, arthropods, birds and mammals. The mezzanine floor, home to the heritage zone, presents the history of the Raffles Museum and LKCNHM. This gallery holds the “Cabinets of Curiosities” where visitors can examine Singapore’s history of biodiversity exploration; the people who helped build this; and the biological treasures accumulated over 137 years. A zone titled “Singapore Today” reveals the geology of the island and the important conservation efforts by national agencies.
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Vaylor Tan
Singapore, Singapore227 contributions
May 2022
While it seems like the museum is not too large at first. We spent around 2.5 hours walking the entire thing simply because it was information rich.

Some of the exhibits are duplicated throughout the entire museum but otherwise, it was informative.
Written 8 May 2022
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Heng
Singapore, Singapore3,627 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
As the title, I never know we have a museum with dinosaur bones. Didn’t really read the write out so I am not sure if these are fossils or constructed.

Other than the dinosaur, it’s has been an enlightening trip as we get to learn about the various flora and fauna of Singapore. The write outs are not too long nor too short. Just detailed enough to entice one to read, and enough exhibits such that the trip is not boring.
Written 7 March 2021
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Woon T
Singapore, Singapore119 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
With the covid international travel restrictions. My family decided to visit this museum.

I am so glad of the visit. The dinosaur bones is supposed to be the highlight. However, my family enjoyed the history of local Singapore more.

We are aware of the history of Singapore but the museum let us have a view of the history of Singapore from an environment, plants and animals perspective.
Written 19 December 2020
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Jingpei
Singapore, Singapore1,120 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Finally Singapore has our own Natural History Museum. Looks smaller scale as compared to overseas version but the specimens are no less impressive. The dinosaurs and Sperm Whale is obviously the centre of the draw. Other interesting facts about specimens and history of nature in this part of the world is also truly fascinating. It is a pity that time slot is limited during this Covid-19 situation. Didnt manage to complete the whole place before closing hours. Will be a nice place to bring the kids to learn more about nature world and start them on a fascinating journey on our world.
Written 12 September 2020
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Ali A
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Always wanted to visit this museum and we finally had the opportunity to do so! Though it looks small, there is actually a lot of information and displays that were nicely done. Of course the “star exhibit” are the 3 dinosaurs fossils which is simply majestic! On a side note, the security personnel manning the museum entrance should be nicer a bit to visitors of the museum.
Written 20 August 2020
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Siok H
Singapore, Singapore74 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Many items, worth to spend 2-3 hours there. Good for those who love science. After which, can have a meal within the university.
Written 19 March 2020
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Sandy Ta
Singapore, Singapore327 contributions
Mar 2019
Joined the free provided by the museum. The tour was very kid friendly the guide presented it in away that will capture the kids' interest. I think the tour is best for 5 and older. If not joining the tour, you can still walk around on your own, the information was well displayed on every showcase. The star of the museum as many has mentioned was the dinosaur collections (skeleton and models); the kids were so impressed by those.
Written 17 February 2020
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Cedric Å
Stockholm, Sweden98 contributions
Nov 2019
The museum is of high class, very informative. I especially liked the dinosaur and whale skeletons and the section about history of Singapore and the museum. I also enjoyed the little garden on the roof. The only downside is that it is quite expensive for a relatively small museum.
Written 9 December 2019
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Bingbinggirl
197 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Not convenient to arrive at museum, it took 20 mins walk from kent ridge station, better grab to get away from sunny heat. A great place to learn abt SG wide life through different specimens, birds, marine life, mammals, reptilia, insects n etc. If you enjoy studying these specimens, you need 2-3 hours, otherwise 1 hour at least.
Written 20 November 2019
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Lee C
58 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
For someone who has never been to any Natural Museum in the world, it is a dream come true. Shows a huge and diverse range of displays. Well curated and a treasure of information for novice. I didn't know Raffles is a contributor of Singapore Nature history. They do need to control some of the kids there as they are contributing unwanted noise to ruin the atmosphere.
Written 2 November 2019
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