Studying in schools about science and technology might not be sufficient for your kids unless they get to practice or experience how science really works. There are many places and attractions that give your kids the best experience when it comes to learning.
Best Science and Technology options
As one of the most developed countries in the region, the advancements in science and technology in Malaysia is considered to be among the best. Besides the national education and international curriculum in schools, a lot of efforts have been put in place to further develop the young minds across the nations. This is where you will find many science courses, centres and innovative programmes that help your kids to know more and love these disciplines.
Opened in 2005, the Aquaria KLCC is one of the most advanced underwater park in the country. It has 2 floors of water-filled spaces. This includes an underwater tunnel and some conservation efforts. Here, you can immerse into some of the most beautiful underwater sealife that comes from the family of over 250 species if you are looking for a different type of animal park.
Opening hours: Daily: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Science Bridge Academy
The Science Bridge Academy is one of the recent additions in this sector in recent years. Using thematic learning to run their courses, it has a modern and effective approach so that the kids will enjoy learning about science. This center provides a lot of real-life examples and hands-on learning process from preschool to the teenage years.
Rate: RM160 per month for 5 to 6 years old and 7 to 9 years old. RM170 for kids between 10 and 12 years old and RM190 for those between 13 and 16 years old.
Operating hours: Weekdays: 8.00am to 6.30pm, Weekends, 9.00am to 2.00pm
Address: The School, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7931 5383
Stemming from a small workshop programme in the United States in 1983, Computertots is one of the most established brands when it comes to learning in computing technology. Computetots/ Computer Explorers is one of the component that came through the Educational Computer Workshop programme targeted for kids between 3 and 12 years of age.
In Malaysia, Computertots offer courses for kids in its various centres at Bangsar Shopping Centre, Great Eastern Mall and MidValley Megamall.
Address: 39-5, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact : 03-22012032
The idea behind Kiddo Science is to make science and learning fun and more enriching. The centre is one of the more recent additions to have opened its doors in 2011. Targeted to kids between 3 and 12 years of age, Kiddo Science has grown and is now among the preferred centers offering hands-on and a well-equipped curriculum for children to learn and grow. Besides science, Kiddo Science offers programmes in art as well through its 8 centers nationwide.
HQ Address: KS World Sdn Bhd, D’[email protected] Peak, No.1, 1st Floor, Jalan Bukit Prima, Taman Bukit Prima, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03-9107 6411
Creative Minds Robotic
The main focus in Creative Minds Malaysia is in science and mathematics. Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and LEGO educational products, it is one of the most engaging places to learn about science as they will be immersed with LEGO products. Workshops and classes are designed to help students learn faster and better.
HQ Address: 67-1, Jalan Damai Niaga 1, Alam Damai, 56000 Batu 9 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Weekends 10.00am to 6.30pm
Contact: 017-373 2866
This is perhaps one of the most revolutionary learning centers in technology for children today. Where coding was once a specialized expert subject among adults, it brings this course to the young ones. Itrain makes coding learning fun for children using problem-solving concepts and new curriculum. Through coding, kids get to explore further on problem solving and other methods instead of the usual mathematical methods. Courses are available for kids between 8 and 16 years of age which use engaging methods so that kids can pick up the course faster. Workshops are run for half or full day sessions and courses are developed with the latest platforms like Google to enable children create their own apps and programs.
Address: iTrain (M) Sdn Bhd, C-19-8, KL Trillion, 338 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603-2713 5374
Much has been talked about robotics and how it helps the growth and development of young minds. As such, if you are looking for a place for your child to learn robotics from as young as 7 years old. There are weekly classes available as well as some during school holidays while you can request for mini workshops for small groups. It is in fact one of the most contemporary centres that offer robotics in education so that kids can explore and innovate. Established since 2014, Roboticist uses the latest hardware and software that encourage learning and is the pioneer to adopt methods in VEX Robotics.
Address: Roboticist,2F-30, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Village II, No. 2, Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Operation hours: Mondays to Sundays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Contact: +603 2201 7007
Located in Suria KLCC, Petrosains is one of the premier science centers in Malaysia. Operated and owned by the Petronas Group, it has exhibits that creates the inquisitive minds of the young ones. Besides that, there are special programmes that are designed and catered for visitors. Kids can join as members and enjoy special discounts and benefits when visiting Petrosains Malaysia. Entrance fee is RM8 for Malaysian kids between 3 and 12 years old and RM20 for Malaysians 13 years and above. Senior citizens pay only RM10 per entry while kids below 2 years of age enter for free.
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Address: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre PETRONAS Twin Towers Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603 2331 8181
National Science Centre
Located in the area of Mont Kiara, the National Science Centre or Pusat Sains Negara is designed to offer a place for Malaysians from all walks of life to enjoy science at its best. The dome-like building is an architecture structure to marvel to and welcomes its visitors to immerse into a fun learning environment. It is a unique type of theme park and there is a science show and a lot of exhibits to give visitors the space and knowledge about science and its wonders. Among the programmes offered at the Pusat Sains Negara include:
- Science Show
- Lets Xperiment
- Activities @ Kid’s Discovery Place
- Nature Secrets
Tech Dome Penang
Tech Dome Penang is a recent addition in the northern state of Penang located in KOMTAR. This is a state-led initiative to provide a place where technology learning is possible. Programmes are held throughout the year here while it welcomes visitors and children to explore science and technology through fun and engaging activities. There are more than 100 interactive scientific and technology exhibits on show and is one of the most exciting places for children around the city.
Address: KOMTAR Geodesic Dome, Jalan Penang, 10000 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +604 2626 663 / +604 2519 915