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10 Indoor Educational Attractions For Children In The Klang Valley

by on 31/01/2019 15966

School isn't the only place for learning activities. Everything doesn't have to feel like a classroom lesson. Education excursions provide the ability to spur a child's mind and imagination. Fun is the key to effective learning. Disguising the learning activities as fun time is one such way parents can go about it. Here are 10 places that are both indoors and educational in the Klang Valley.


1) Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

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Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur within Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, Petrosains is a Science Discovery Centre that uses a fun and interactive approach to tell the story of science and technology of the energy industry. The sequence of the exhibits in Petrosains traces the evolution and scientific relevance of the energy industry while also focusing on general science and its application to everyday life.

Admission rates :

Adult (13 & above): RM 18.50

Child (3 - 12): RM 7.50

Child (2 & below): FREE

Opening hours :

Tuesday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 9:30am - 6:30pm 

2) National Science Centre

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Much like any science centres in other parts of the world, National Science Centre (NSC) or Pusat Sains Negara aims to delight, inform and challenge our communities, offering hands-on experiences and engagement with science of local, national and global relevance.

Admission rates :

Adult (13 years old & above): RM 6.00

Child (7-12 years old): RM 3.00

Child (6 & below): FREE

Opening hours :

Saturday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm 

3) KidZania

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KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning edutainment centre offering interactive learning and role play experiences for kids since 2012. At KidZania, kids will be able to experience real-life jobs in a simulated, role-playing environment. Their themed learning concept enables kids to have fun while learning valuable lessons in which they can apply in their daily lives.

Admission rates :

Adult (18 & above): RM 47.00

Child (2-3): RM 43.00

Child (4-17): RM 89.00

Opening hours :

Sunday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday, Public Holidays & School Holidays: 10am - 7pm 

4) National Museum

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Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur; the national museum is home to an extraordinarily rich and diverse collection of specimens and objects; dating from the prehistoric era until now. Museums are one of the many examples of informal learning environments. They offer not only formal and non-formal education to the public, but also an instrument of socio-cultural integration.

Admission rates :

Adult: RM 2.00

Child (12 & below): FREE

Opening hours :

Monday - Sunday: 9am - 6pm 

5) National Planetarium

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National Planetarium is a science centre specifying in all things astronomy. Situated on a hill to the east of Lake Gardens, National Planetarium is where you go if you want to learn about planets and the universe. Kids will sure love it. The science centre doesn't only offer exhibition galleries but also space-science related movie screenings that are suitable for all ages.

Admission rates :

Adult (13 years old & above): RM 6.00 (Planetarium shows) + 12.00 (Space Pod)

Child (2 - 12): RM4.00 (Planetarium shows) + 8.00 (Space Pod)

Opening hours :

Tuesday - Sunday: 9am - 4:30pm

6) Royal Malaysia Police Museum

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Situated in Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, the museum showcases an interesting collection of artefacts and exhibits, narrating the history of the Malaysia police force since its origin under British colonial rule until the 1970s.

Admission rates :

Adult: FREE

Child: FREE

Opening hours :

Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm 

7) The Islamic Arts Museum

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The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses more than ten thousand artefacts, as well as an exceptional library of Islamic art books. The art objects on display range from the tiniest pieces of jewellery to one of the world's largest scale models of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. The aim is to create a collection that is truly representative of the Islamic world. The Children's Library has a variety of fiction and non-fiction books; from books on Islam to books by authors like Eric Carle and Dr Seuss.

Admission rates :

Adult: RM14.00

Student: RM7.00

Child (6 & under): FREE

Opening hours :

Monday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6pm 

8) Aquaria KLCC

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Aquaria KLCC needs no introduction; a state-of-the-art aquarium located in the heart of the city, beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and a stone's throw from the iconic Twin Towers. An amazing showcase of 5,000 land bound and aquatic creature exhibits spread over a sprawling 60,000 sq ft square.

Admission rates :

Adult: RM46.00

Child (3 - 12): RM37:00

Opening hours :

Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

9) Ilham Gallery

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ILHAM is a public art gallery committed to supporting the development, understanding and enjoyment of Malaysian modern and contemporary art within a regional and global context. If you and your child are new to the world of art or have never been to an art gallery, ILHAM Gallery's Art Discovery Tours for Tots/Kids are a perfectly gentle introduction. 

Admission rates :

Adult: FREE

Child: FREE

Opening hours :

Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Sundays: 11am - 5pm 

10) Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

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Museum and Art Gallery aims to provide the public with an informal venue for learning about the importance of economics, Islamic banking and financial planning, along with the role that the Central Bank plays in nation building. The Children's Gallery section in the museum is filled with hands-on games and activities based on the concept of 'Save, Spend and Share.'

Admission rates :

Adult: FREE

Child: FREE

Opening hours :

Monday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm