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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

2 Conservatory Drive | National University of Singapore, Singapore 117377, Singapore
+65 6601 3333
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Worth a visit especially for families with children

We visited today. My 11yo and 7yo were very excited when I told them we'll be seeing skeletons of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Highly recommended for family with children

LKC Natural History Museum is unlike other museums. I like it very much with its layout and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2 Conservatory Drive | National University of Singapore, Singapore 117377, Singapore
+65 6601 3333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited today. My 11yo and 7yo were very excited when I told them we'll be seeing skeletons of dinosaurs, sperm whale, dolphin, mammals, humans... and many other exhibits from the animals, insects and plants kingdom. This is a must visit for the curious child...More

Thank minerva2387
Reviewed 6 September 2017

LKC Natural History Museum is unlike other museums. I like it very much with its layout and educational displays of insects, animals, plants, reptiles, birds, mammals and many others from South East Asia. There was also our very own sperm whale fossil displayed at the...More

Thank AmeliaChee
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Before going, I read the (good and bad) reviews here and I went with skepticism. The floor area is small, and can be covered in under 3 hours. It definitely cannot be compared with the other natural history museums in other parts of the world....More

Thank TangGrace
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We visited LKC Natural History Musuem last week. Very informative and our children (aged 7 and 4) had a great time. The showstopper was the display of the 3 dinosaur Skeletons and the sperm whale. Extremely educational and worth the ride there! Loved it.

Thank andrea_diju
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There a grand total of three large dinosaurs and two small ones. All the large ones are diplodoci, no others. If all you want to see are these, and willing to spend upto 20 dollars for that, this is the place for you. Other than...More

2  Thank Balaji N
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I was part of small group visiting this museum with a tour guide. There are 16 themed sections over 2 floors showcasing South-East Asia's fascinating natural heritage. The exhibits were all well-displayed and labelled with some of the roof space dominated by the suspended skeletons...More

Thank hepzi2017
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The museum has two floors. The first floor has the general natural history of the world, whereas the second floor focuses specifically on the rich natural history of Singapore. The exhibits on the first floor are arranged in a way to communicate the narrative of...More

Thank Swathi B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This place is great for an educational outing for children and schools. It is however very small, only 2 levels, and both are a small room. The self-tour can be completed in an hour. No point for tourists to visit as it is not centrally...More

Thank sweet_mermaid
Reviewed 7 March 2017

this is the museum that's located inside the National University of Singapore, which means it's a bit far to get to. It's star attraction is of course the dinosaur fossils that has been erected on display inside. Great for kids to learn about natural history.

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The exhibits of fauna and flora are quite impressive, but for me the real hit here are the displays of those three Sauropod skeletons, Triceratops leg, and the skeleton of a Sperm Whale skeleton, which was found dead off the Singaporean coast in 2015. The...More

1  Thank mizzymarie
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