On 8 October, several preschool educators attended a guided tour at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
This 1 hour 30 minutes tour took them through the biodiversity and natural heritage galleries. They had the opportunity to gain insights and historical knowledge as the guide shared about the specimens and life-size models:
Mammals - Educators were being engaged as they discover the stories behind specimens of the sperm whale, tigers, and elephant.
Crabs - who doesn’t love crabs? Different types of crabs were being introduced, from the biggest in size to the smallest one. Each specimen came with a short description. Fun fact, we even found out that there is a poisonous crab in our shores of Singapore!
Galleries on the first level showcases specimens and models of animals and plants, whereas the second level housed the collection by our earliest natural historians including Sir Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar.
The main highlight was ‘200: a natural heritage’ exhibition which commemorates Singapore Bicentennial, identifying 200 defining points in Singapore’s natural history. It gave a better understanding about the development of ourselves as a nation. Read more about this exhibition at this post.
“Real museums are places where time is transformed into space.” - Orhan Pamuk
It was definitely an intriguing exhibition, we thank Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum for this special treat. Hurry down and don’t miss the 200: a natural history exhibition, which runs only until June 2020!