This unique museum not only collects and displays important specimens, it has also been able to nurture interest in Singapore’s biodiversity, as well as highlighting of environmental issues.
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Today, the museum boasts two key entities. These include the plant and animal collections as well as the public gallery section. The plant and animal collections centres around research and the museum’s use as an academic unit, while the public gallery is specially designed to welcome visitors with a keen interest in Singapore’s great biodiversity.
The public gallery is an expansive space that is made up of 15 zones. All of these zones outline the history of life on planet earth. It is almost impossible to miss the Tree of Life from where all the sections emerge. These include molluscs, reptiles, mammals, birds green plants and fungi, amongst others. The main gallery is complimented by the heritage zone that is located on the mezzanine floor.
The heritage zone is the perfect place to learn more about the history of Raffles Museum and how it is intertwined with that of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. This is also the ideal place to learn more about Singapore’s biodiversity and the people who helped build this iconic treasure.
Look out for the ‘Singapore Today’ zone where the island’s geological features are displayed alongside important conservation efforts to preserve the environment. A trip to this museum is incomplete without viewing the three dinosaur skeletons, namely Twinky, Apollonia and Prince.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is open on all days and public holidays except Mondays, with three sessions (etnry times) at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. Last admission to the museum gallery is at 5.30pm. If taking the MRT, alight at Clementi Station.