Mention Dinosaurs, many children and even parents are excited about all things, Dinosaurs! We can tell how popular Dinosaurs are when we were at Plaza Singapura to visit the spectacular fossil replica of one of the largest beasts ever to walk the planet for the first time in Singapore in a local mall as it was crowded with many parents and children.
Photo Credit: Plaza Singapura
The June school holidays is here and from now till 14 June 2015, Plaza Singapura and the Science Centre Singapore has joined together to present “Dinosaurize Me!” which is a part of the “Science in the Mall” programme. “Dinosaurize Me!” aims to stimulate and nurture passion for scientific inquiry in both parents and their kids, encouraging them to explore the lost world of prehistoric animals. At the exhibition, you will get to meet and discover the colossal, life-sized Argentinosaurus exhibit, which measures approximately 37-metre long and 7.3-metre (nearly three storeys) tall.
That’s not all, Plaza Singapura has specially arranged dinosaur-themed craft workshops and weekend science shows for the kids to spend an educating and fun time at the mall.
At the Sand Pit which is an exploratory 4.5-metre by 3-metre digging pit for kids to enter and uncover hidden dinosaur fossils.
At Dinosaur Fossils Crafting activity station, children learn that imprint fossils are created when organisms move. They get hands-on to learn to use clay to create these fossils, and through this activity, children find out how scientists use fossils to understand the behaviour of organisms.
The friendly staff are around to help the children with their artwork and at the same time, explain to them more about the interesting facts and knowledge about dinosaurs.
At Dino Stop Motion Animation activity station, children learn how to use daily materials to make and re-create how dinosaurs went extinct, and form animations using mobile phone.
At the Geological Timeline Activity station, children get to exercise their creativity and learn how to make a geological timeline. Through this educating and fun activity, they will learn more about dinosaurs’ history. All the above activity stations, you can bring home your own artwork.
At Plaza Singapura “Dinosaurize Me!”, you can get up close to observe and admire the fossil replica of one of the largest beasts and learn more about them. Don’t forget to take photos with these majestic dinosaurs.
“Dinosaurize Me!” mall activities and social media promotion
When: 29 May to 14 June 2015
Where: Plaza Singapura, Level 1 Main Atrium
A. Science Shows
What do dinosaurs eat? How can we tell the age of dinosaurs? These are just some questions that curious little Maxim has been asking his parents and friends. Join Maxim in his quest to learn more about dinosaurs through an entertaining and enriching Science show!
Timings: Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm
B. Dino Fun Zone
1. Dinosaur Fossils Crafting:
Imprint fossils are created when organisms move. Learn how you can use clay to create these fossils, and discover how scientists use them to better understand the behaviour of organisms.
2. Dino Stop Motion Animation:
Learn how to use everyday materials to construct and re-create how dinosaurs went extinct, and form animations using your mobile phone.
3. Geological Timeline Activity:
Creative and educational, learn how to construct a geological timeline while discovering the history of dinosaurs!
Admission for each fun zone activity is priced at $5 per entry.
Entry to the Exhibition and weekend Science shows are free and is opened from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.
Social Media Promotion
Pose with the dinosaurs and win attractive shopping vouchers!
1. Capture a photo of you and your family at our Science in the Mall event: Dinosaurize Me! from 29 May to 14 June 2015.
2. Upload the photo on Instagram using the hashtag #PSDinosaurizeMe and link @plazasingapura.
3. Add a funky caption to your post!
Contest period: 29 May to 14 June 2015.
Winners will be announced on 26 June 2015