[Media Invite] Titans of the Past @ Singapore Science Centre

When we went to Science Street at Singapore Science Centre in November last year, we also visited the Titans of the Past - Dinosaurs & Ice Age Mammals exhibition.  If your child(ren) is/are interested in dinosaurs, this is one exhibition that you should bring him/her/them to.  A bonus is: the ticket to the exhibition includes entry to the Science Centre.

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The first segment of the exhibition is “The Growth & Behaviour of Dinosaurs”. It showcases some beautiful & valuable real fossils including the largest T-Rex skull ever found, good-quality replicas, state-of-the art animatronics & a controversial story line.  

Although we do not believe the earth is millions of years over,
we think this could be the fossilization process (minus that huge nos. of years)

These are replica skulls, but enough to intrigue the children

Large & small Triceratops had similar skulls except the large ones had holes in their frills.
Triceratops are said to be 1 of the most common dinosaurs in that era.





The second segment features life-sized dinosaur skeletal casts of the Argentinosaurus, measuring a majestic 36m in length and 7m in height (no photos here), a Giganotosaurus & a T-rex.




The children learned that the teeth of the Tyrannosaurus (T-Rex) changed from juvenile stage of flesh eater to adult stage of bone crusher!  They pressed the buttons to observe the movement of the mouths.



Studies have shown that when a triceratops was upset or angry, blood circulation in the frill rapidly increased, changing the colour of the frill.  This is similar to when humans are upset or angry, & their faces turned red due to increased blood circulation.  See video below:

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The final segment, “Ice Age Exhibition” showcases animatronic mammals from the Ice Age which includes a mammoth, a mastodon & a saber-toothed tiger among others. This is a very small section.




There is also a children activity area where they can do some craft works, watch a movie or play sand castle pretend palaeontologists trying to dig up the fossils.


Exhibition Dates:
25 October 2013 to 23 February 2014  

Location:
The Annexe of Singapore Science Centre

Typical time required:
2 hours

Admission Charges (Inclusive of Science Centre entry) 
S$25 - Adult
S$19 - Child




Comments

  1. Wow, that looks like so much fun. I shall make a note to visit when next in Singapore with my son. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes Ann, S'pore is quite a child-friendly c'try. Young ones will have no lack of activities.

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  2. I think I would really enjoy this, I find this sort of thing so interesting. Great post, sure makes you want to visit. :) Nikki@Wonderfully Women

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  3. What a fabulous day out, I would love to visit a display like that, as I find that whole era facinating. xx Nikki @ Wonderfully Women

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    1. Indeed it is, if one is interested in Dinos. :)

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  4. nice place to spend. great educational value. this looks similar to the 'Carnegie Museum of Natural History'

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    1. Oh, I haven't been there, Amarnaik.

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  5. This looks like a brilliant day out! I love the Natural History Museum in London :)

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    1. Really, Sophie? Will make it a point to visit Natural History Museum in London if I ever go to England again. :)

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  6. We went too and we enjoyed it. For those interested to go, there's a promotion of 24% discount at the MEclub.
    https://www.meclub.sg/promotion-details.htm

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