When we were children, the sheer mention of monsters will frighten us. The thought of monsters lurking under or bed or at the closet is enough to bother us leading to sleepless nights. Now that we are adults, we realized that our fears were not real but wait till we go to the Science Centre Singapore.
There is a new showcase at the Science Centre. The displays look like they are real and to some extent it personifies our greatest fears. The Science Centre does not intend to horrify us and our children. In fact, the showcase only wants to be educational. The exhibitions boast of the largest animatronics which features prehistoric monsters of the sea. The exhibit is called “Monsters of the Sea” and it is a first in Asia.
The exhibit was opened on October 30, 2015. The prehistoric monsters are life-size. It features fourteen prehistoric monsters as well as today’s two sea monsters. The experts made sure that every detail from the teeth to the eyes are accurate. Here are some sea monsters included in the exhibit:
- Livyatan Melvillei: This sea monster lived about twelve million years ago. What is remarkable about this sea creature is its long teeth which is the longest amongst its present peers.
- Megalodon: Megalodon lived about fifteen million years ago. The creature boasts of its tooth which is the biggest of them call.
- Mosasaurus: If there is a lizard in the water, it will look like a mosasaurus. The massive lizard-like aquatic creature can weigh up to five tons. Mosasaurus lived seventy two million years ago.
Speaking of prehistoric creatures, we remember the Jurassic Park and the Jurassic World. Animatronics now, cloning in the future. Who knows the Jurassic World may be a reality. We will have to wait and see but for now, let us be contented with our life-size animatronics.
The exhibition will conclude on February 28, 2016. We should head to the Science Centre Annexe Hall right away or we miss its wonders. Bringing our little ones might scare them but we can instil that it is educational and not meant to frighten them. There is an admission fee. For adults and children, we are expected to pay $16. For seniors and permanent residents, there will be an admission fee of $20. As for other visitors, they are required to pay $25.
Planning to go there? The weekends is the best time. Enjoy the animatronics and get ready to be awed.