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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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2 Conservatory Drive | National University of Singapore, Singapore 117377, Singapore
+65 6601 3333
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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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2 Conservatory Drive | National University of Singapore, Singapore 117377, Singapore
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"dinosaur fossils"
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"whale skeleton"
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"national university of singapore"
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"local flora and fauna"
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"on display"
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"stuffed animals"
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"star attraction"
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"interesting collection"
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"guided tour"
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"south east asia"
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"nearest mrt station"
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"huge collection"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) offers you an amazing tour throughout Natural History, demonstrating how life evolved in our planet with its vast collection of artifacts and specimens. It is a non-profit museum that depends on donations and visitor's fee for the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted with smile by staff Yuhanis.well explained on permanent and temporary collectionTicketed at $21 for adult. Very educational exhibits.definitely will come back with family.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have not had the chance to visit many natural museums around the world, so this is my first. Took my young kids to this museum, there were many informative displays and things to touch and see. We taught them that if humans do not...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We visited this place in July 2017. Below is an account of what we like and did not like: What we like: - Collection and space is relatively small as compared to other natural history museums - The location is not exactly accessible or convenient...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Has an amazing dinosaur display but for the price you dont get much bang for your buck.. add it to your secondary attraction list to visit if have extra time while in singapore

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The collections are impressive. It's easy to get to the museum with free shuttle buses that run around the campus from the MRT station.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

It has a good coverage of Asean (i am using Asean to make it more localize for the 10 countries representing Asean instead of Asian which is much bigger in an area) natural history. But it is a small size museum, and I think for...More

Thank Anita S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is not on the same scale as the Natural History museums in London or Washington DC, but it's still quite interesting and worth a visit. The 3 dinosaur skeletons are definitely the highlight - quite an impressive effort in reconstructing them. Also a good...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

As the only one natural museum in Singapore and probably Southeast Asia, this is a great place to explore! Small museum with extensive collections of specimens here. Of course the highlight will still be the 3 dinosaur fossils. You can buy the tickets online as...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I went with friend and her kids to this event. It included the admission to the museum. It is not too big but suitable for the family with kids. There are 3 dianasour skeletons which the staff there told me they are all real. It...More

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