Photo: Shiny towers.

Petrosains Discovery Centre

Our rating:

Who would have thought that science could be fun? Well, that’s the stated aim of Petrosains, and it does a reasonable job of pulling off the trick.

Photo of Petrosains Discovery Centre

Part of this is down to its interactive approach, which will appeal most of all to kids. Highlights include the Dark Ride, a scientific journey through Malaysia, an interactive Formula One motor racing car; a 3D cinema; and a cartoon village.

On the flip side, Petrosains is also a shameless propaganda vehicle for the petroleum industry -- the centre is owned by Petronas, Malaysia’s largest oil and gas company.

You would imagine that this would bring the price down, but it’s certainly not cheap, particularly for non-Malaysians.

Petrosains Discovery Centre
Level 4, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang
Tue-Sun 09:30-17:30
T: (03) 2331 8181
Admission: 25 ringgit for adults, 15 ringgit for kids under 12

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