Petrosains in Kuala Lumpur

KLCC Attractions

Petrosains is a 7,000sqm interactive science discovery centre located on the fourth floor of the Petronas Twin Towers. Good for a few hours of fun-filled activity, the complex is largely dedicated to the field of petroleum science and presents science and technology in a fun and entertaining way.

Arranged in an easy-to-navigate ‘museum-style’ concept with a collection of everything from space age exhibits to fossils, it is also a great place to learn more about other scientific issues. Since its opening in 1999, this hands-on interactive science museum has been popular with locals as well as expatriate families. Petrosains is divided into 11 main interactive showcases, which can be visited in any order.


Petroleum Information

Petrosains is arranged in a very straightforward manner and there's an underlying futuristic theme in most rooms. Explaining the petroleum industry in intriguing style, the gallery has placards with information for each exhibit. Those who fear that the facts might be too complicated need not worry – it may be worded in a complex way but that doesn't mean it'll be over your head.

Petrosains main gallery starts out at the Lobby, where there is a soothing water sculpture and a Sauber PETRONAS Formula One racing car – a shiny example of PETRONAS’ involvement in the development of advanced engine technology and performance.

 

Exploration

Once you have purchased your ticket, it’s time to discover the Exploration section – here hi-tech tools and techniques used for petroleum exploration are displayed; it’s the perfect place in Petrosains for budding geologists or seismologists to catch a glimpse of life on the job.

Next up is a visit to Speed, an area for Formula One (F1) fans in Petrosains. Here, there are hands-on exhibits on the science and technology behind the vehicles. Besides that, there’s a mini theatre – The Molecule Nano World – that seats up to 32 people, which showcases 3D movies.

Dark Ride at Petrosains

Dark Ride

Next up is the Dark Ride – truly the beginning of your journey into Petrosains. This ‘ride’ is shaped like an oil drop, and takes you through the tranquil rainforests of Malaysia, up mountains and diving into seas in an effort to show you Malaysia's transformation and its advancement into the new millennium. Meanwhile, the Sparkz zone has a ‘grain pit’, a little inventor’s section and an interactive art display at Tot Spot. Beginning at the Molecule Stairway, the Molecule Nano World takes visitors around exhibits in the ‘nano’ world of atoms and molecules; its basically chemistry-type attractions and displays with kitschy but cute ‘guides’ Moly and Poly.

Petrojaya

Petrosains next section is Petrojaya, a ‘village’ with cartoon-oriented exhibits introducing the effects that petrochemicals play in local daily life – this display intersperses dynamic high technology with the Malaysian art of wayang kulit (shadow play) to create a unique showcase. Another attraction in the same vein is the Geotime Diorama – this exhibit takes you back about 200 million years, with a ‘singing’ dinosaur and also showcases of earthquakes, fossils and petroleum. One of Petrosains’ last displays is the Music and Art zone – a showcase that seamlessly blends music and art into the field of science and last but not least, is the Exit Ride – a parting journey that presents some of Malaysia’s greatest achievements projected in an audio visual display, ending beneath a star-studded ‘sky’.

It’s easy to see why Petrosains is busy on a regular basis – it’s not a simplified tourist attraction but it still presents lots of information in a fun and entertaining way, and what’s more, there are two IMAX 3D cinemas and an iWerks theatre here. Weekends are crowded so the best time to visit Petrosains is on weekdays in the late afternoons, when the school excursions are over. Visitors who aren’t captivated by the exhibits shouldn’t spend too much time trying to find meaning in the museum – rather, enjoy it for what it is: a tribute to the petroleum science industry. The Intrakota Bus number 270 departs from Central Market while bus number 24A and 34A leaves Chow Kit to Suria KLCC; alternatively, the Putra LRT (Light Rail Transit) train can be taken from Terminal Putra directly to the concourse level of Suria KLCC.

Petrosains

Opening Hours: 09:30 – 17:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 13:30 – 17:30 Friday; 09:30 – 18:30 Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Location: Level 4, Suria KLCC
Tel: +603 2331 8181

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