Ranked 105 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 1 - 2 hours
Trace the history of life on earth at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, a fascinating and comprehensive look at the biodiversity of the planet, housed at the Kent Ridge Park campus of the prestigious National University of Singapore. This comprehensive museum possesses a catalogue of over 560,000 specimens, including the Raffles Natural History Collection.
With 2,000 specimens on public exhibition, one can't help but marvel at the rich biodiversity, both past and present, as they explore this seven-storeyed structure. Interactive displays throughout the museum help visitors gain a deeper understanding of the complex ecosystems that exist throughout the world, particularly those of the region of Southeast Asia. The humungous trio of Prince, Apollonia and Twinky are sure to astound you, being one of the most intact fossils of the large sauropod dinosaurs, aged more than a million years. Landscaped areas surround the building, recreating the natural habitats of the native plants. The phylogenetic garden displays the evolutionary history of the plant life of the region, showcasing the vivid diversity of the plant kingdom.
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