If your kids are like mine, who are fascinated with dinosaurs and deep sea creatures, they can find a perfect combination of both at the Science Centre’s Monsters of the Sea Exhibition.
Monsters of the Sea Exhibition is Asia Pacific’s largest animatronics showcase of pre-historic sea monsters, accompanied by displays of existing sea monsters and information about mythical sea creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster.
With displays of 14 life-sized prehistoric marine creatures and 2 present-day sea monsters, stepping into the exhibition hall is like being transported to another world.
Zac and Jay were looking forward to this exhibition as both of them enjoy studying and reading up about deep sea creatures and bioluminescent creatures, such as these jellyfish.
Although not sea monsters, the beautiful display of the illuminating jellyfish was truly captivating.
Here are some of the sea monsters that can be seen in this exhibition.
The Giant Ammonite existed during the Cretaceous Era, some 100 to 70 million years ago and was discovered in Europe.
The Livyatan Melvillei existed during the Miocene Era (12 to 13 million years ago) and was discovered in South America. At 35 cm long, it had the longest teeth among all living and dead animals.
Check out the size of these monstrous teeth!
The Purussaurus existed in the Miocene Era (13 to 8 million years ago) and was known to have the strongest jaw bite among the four-footed animals. With a size of 11 to 13 metres long, its skull could grow up to 1.4 metres!
Elly was initially scared of some of the sea monsters due to their gigantic size and life-likeness, all thanks to animatronics. But she soon lost sight of her fears as she was drawn to the various activities available for kids in the exhibition. After a while, she even asked to pose for pictures with some of the sea monsters.
So, what can kids do in the Monsters of the Sea Exhibition?
1. Dig for Fossils
Kids can try their hands at digging for sea monster fossils at this small sand play area. As always, it was hard to pry my kids away from sand play. 🙂
2. Fix Sea Monster Puzzles
Kids can challenge themselves or their friends, siblings or parents by completing the puzzle within a given time frame. Zac, Jay and Elly enjoyed this activity and had fun trying to complete the puzzle while I timed them with my phone timer.
3. Create a Sea Monster in a Jar or a Vibrating Isopod
For only $5 each, kids can create their own sea monster in a jar.
Alternatively, for $5, they can also choose to make an isopod, a crustacean that lives in the Pacific Ocean which moves by vibrating.
4. Craft Activities
There are craft activities such as clay modelling and foam art for kids who enjoy crafts.
Is this exhibition worth going to?
Well, if your kids are intrigued by dinosaurs, sea monsters and deep sea creatures, this is a good chance for them to further explore their interest and learn more about these creatures, both past and present.
If you want to expose your kids to a wider range of dinosaurs besides the more familiar ones that lived on land, this exhibition is a great avenue for them to ask questions and get their curiosity ignited.
All in all, our kids enjoyed this exhibition. If given a chance, they would love to stay longer to explore the exhibits more. However, we had to leave as it was lunch time.
Monsters of the Sea Exhibition is on now til 28 February 2016.
Venue: Singapore Science Centre, Annexe Hall
Opening Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (last admission at 5.15 pm)
Singaporean / Singapore PR
Child (3-12 years old): $16
Family package (2 adults, 2 children): $58
All other visitors
Child (3-12 years old): $20
Family package (2 adults, 2 children): $72
NOTE: Tickets to Monsters of the Sea Exhibition excludes admission to Singapore Science Centre
More information about the exhibition can be found HERE.
Disclosure: Ingspirations was invited to the Monsters of the Sea Exhibition. No monetary compensation was received for this post. All photographs and opinions are my own.