Monsters of the Sea, an exhibition focusing predominantly on huge prehistoric marine animals that once ruled the earth has been in-exhibit since Oct 2015.
The exhibition is classified into 3 main sections aligned with the era in which these huge pre-historic sea creatures lived. Namely, the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic periods. All three periods have distinct creatures with some having close resemblance to real-life creatures that still exist today.
Aside from these 3 main exhibit areas, there are fringe activities to engage younger children. There’s also the Annex Theatre that screens the full length Jurassic World movie (yes, the entire movie!) twice a day. We enjoyed the screening on our visit along with several other families. We share 3 ways which you can maximize your visit to the Monsters of the Sea exhibition.
1) Max the details:
The exhibition showcases life-sized animatronic exhibits of 14 prehistoric and two present-day sea monsters such as the whale shark. It is the largest animatronics showcase of such creatures in the Asia-Pacific. Scientific experts were roped in to ensure that the anatomy of the robotic creatures – such as their teeth, eyes and skin – were accurate. As such, this exhibition can be appreciated at so many levels. It is also commendable that the exhibits replicate the habitats in which these creatures lived and interacted with each other. We spent time at each exhibit, checking out the huge teeth, the large eyes, the detailed patterns on the body, etc…Parents can stimulate their children’s imagination to stir that sense of wonderment about the pre-historic world and also create interest in marine biology and conservation. There is really so little we know of the Ocean (as compared to the Moon and Space for example).
Though not exhaustive, it was engaging enough for us as we set aside about 2 hours (not including the full-length movie feature) roaming the halls in the annex of the Singapore Science center, reading the info panels, doing some of the fringe hands-on activities and completing the pages of the accompanying handbook as we went along.
2) Max the handbook:
Avoid rushing through the exhibit by just viewing the large prehistoric models, some of which has very basic animatronics that attempts at making them life-like. Take time to read the descriptions on the display panel. Use the free handbook given at admission. It has interactive features that can engage children of all ages from pre-school (coloring) to teens (finding out facts and figures of these pre-historic sea creatures). During our visit, we saw Secondary School students busily completing the activities and discussing details gleaned from the exhibits.
Granted, the exhibition won’t give you an amusement park experience (like thrill rides or kiddy games etc.) But with the proper use of the handbook and parental guidance, it should ignite the imagination of any child (or child at heart) by coming face to face with these prehistoric animals beyond the confines of a book or a TV screen.
3) Max it with the Movie:
To cap off your family’s experience, set-aside time to watch the full-length screening of Jurassic World – the 2015 installment of the Jurassic Park series in the air-conditioned comfort of the Science Centre’s Annex’s Theatre. The screenings happen twice daily at 11am and 3pm.
Though we have watched the movie in the cinemas when it opened last year, to view it again, especially after visiting the exhibition, was really the icing on the cake as we can now identify some pre-historic ‘Sea Monsters’ (e.g. The Mosasaurus – a giant aquatic lizard) from the movie!
Monsters of the Sea is on at the Singapore Science Center till end of Feb, 2016. Take a break from the CNY visitations and max the public holidays with a step back in time!
MONSTERS OF THE SEA EXHIBITION
Where: Annexe Hall at the Science Centre Singapore
When: Now till Feb 28, 2016 from 10am to 6pm (last admission at 5.15pm.)
Tickets: For Singaporeans and permanent residents: $20 per adult and $16 per child aged between three and 12. All other visitors: $25 per adult and $20 per child.
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Tan Ruoling Joanna says
My Boy is 7 years old and My Girl is 3 years old. Both of them love Dinosaurs !! And they love the movie Jurassic World. It will definitely be a great memorable experience for both of them to see the models of the Dinosaurs that they have seen during the movie!
7 and 4. They love dinosaurs.
ANDY NEO says
The kids are 4 and 3 and I think education should always start from young and now is just the right time to expose them to everything as their mind is like a sponge, absorbing fully all the knowledge and info! Plus of course, it is a great fun family outing!
Michelle GohOng says
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My kiddos are aged 10 and 9 respectively .. my boy especially has been asking me to bring him for this exhibition but due to budget constrain, I have been putting it off with all sorts of reasons .. so I really hope to win this to surprise my boy 🙂
Planning to go in Feb before it ends, hope to win it for the family. Angie
Planning to go in Feb before it ends, hope to win it for the family. As my kids 7,4,4 years had many of their friends already visited and they would like to visit too.
Jingxian Liang says
My boys are 3 and 6. They are dinosaur crazy and will be elated to go this exhibition which the media keeps advertising about.
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My boys are aged 6,8,11.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Veron TG says
My younger 2 kids at 6 and 4 have been asking alot about Loch Ness monster these days so I believe they will love this exhibition.
Lai Siew ling says
My boy is 4 years old. He love dinosaur and when he saw monster of sea exhibition poster, he asked me to bring him!
Adeline Tan says
My girl is 3yr+. She loves dinosaur
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Carolyn Lim says
My kids age 8 and 10 loves beasts and dinosaurs. They could name the sequel of the movie Jurassic Park better than me! It will be an eye opener for them to see the exhibits and maybe inspire them to be a paleontologist!
Carolyn Lim says
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Caroline kong says
5 n 9. They like such educational and fun outing n they like Dinosaurs.
Jia jun says
My kids r 2, 5 and 8. They are enthusiastic in dinosaurs n would borrow such related books during the trip to the library. A stimulated environment will do even more wonders for them! It will be such a wonderful learning trip for them!
Vincent Lee Wee Ping says
Name : Vincent Lee
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My baby is 1 years old and i want them to share the love of the sea together with daddy
jazry chan says
My kids are 5 and 8 this year.
I would love to bring them there as we stay very near the Science Centre and everytime we passed by they would be discussing about the huge posters on the outside. Hope to win this and thanks for organising giveaways!
Karen Low says
Name: Karen Low
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How old my kid is: 7 years old
I so need to bring my daughter to the ‘Monsters of the Sea’ Exhibition!! Last year, her theme for her year end project was Dinosaurs…we’ve learnt a lot about them; we googled, we you-tubed, we made clay models of her fav dino, she did many more dino themed work in school with her teachers and friends…the deep sea is the least travelled place on earth and what more to see these uncovered monsters up, close and personal! Even I want to see it myself! ?
kathy quek says
I have 2 girls aged 3 and 5. I would like to bring them to the Monster of the Sea exhibition because it will be an extraordinary experience for them by as they’re only exposed to usual sea creatures.
Agnes Chin says
My boy is 3.5years old. He likes the dinosaur age and always imagine himself as a baby T-Rex.
He recently saw the TVC on the Monsters of the Sea exhibition and requested us to bring him there. So hope we are lucky to win the tickets!;)
Jaime Chan says
my kids are intrigued with big and enormous creatures , kids 7 month, 2 year, 5 years and 7 years
Cynthia Lau says
My girl is 6 years old. she is starting to show interest in dinosaurs.
Gladys Tiyo says
My little one loves dinosaurs, and has lots of toys and tees of them. Would love to let him see them up-close.
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Ang Chris says
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My boys are 8 and 6 years old. They are obsessed with dinosaurs and after so many years, I am still amazed and impressed that they can recognise the dinosaurs and pronounce their names! I’m sure they will enjoy the ‘live’ exhibits very much. Hope to win the tickets for my boys!
Thank you for this exciting giveaway!
Julie tan says
My kid 3 n 5 both love dinosaurs..hope to bring them n let them explore.. I sure tat they will defn be super happy n excited if they can go.
Kylie Teo says
My children age are 10, 8 and 5.
They love dinosaurs and amazed and interested about their living million of years ago (including myself)
It will be a pleasant surprise for them should we win the tickets.
Ashley Tan says
My little ones are 4 years old and 18 months old! I would love to bring them to the ‘Monsters of the Sea’ Exhibition for a day of exploring fun and endless learning! I guess it’s not just the little ones whom are learning, we parents are learning too!
Patrick poon says
My kids are 5 and 6 year old.
Hope to win it
Carol Lim Mei Mei says
My kids are 3, 5 and 7 years old. And they love Jurassic World and dinosaurs.