National Science Center
Perched atop a hill on 8 hectares of landscaped grounds, the National
Science Centre is located atop a hill in Bukit Kiara on the northwestern
fringes of Kuala Lumpur.
The National Science Centre was established in 1996 to promote
greater understanding and interest in science and technology. It
provides an aptly futuristic setting for nine galleries depicting
various scientific exhibitions.
A fusion of modern architecture with Islamic design, a space theme
park at the National Science Center presents a Space Science Show
and Sky Movie on a 20m diameter dome screen. It is designed in the
shape of a cone with its top removed and the whole structure is
covered with a huge geodesic dome.
The journey into this futuristic four-storey complex begins with
a walk through an overhead tropical freshwater aquarium, followed
by the Environmental Odyssey unravelling the threats faced by our
It is equipped with an Intelligent Building Automation System and
its exhibition gallery occupies two floors with a total area of
6,717.6 square metres. It includes a multimedia library, lecture
theatre, multi-purpose hall and cafeteria.
Among the fascinating themes featured in the exhibition galleries
are an environmental odyssey, pathways to discovery, future world
and thinking machines.
Children will find delight in the Children's Exploration Centre.
There are also observatory with a 14-inch telescope and viewing
gallery with binoculars.
Open: 10am - 5pm (except Friday)
Admission: RM6.00 (Adults) RM3.00 (Children)