With Gavin’s interest in dinosaurs on fire, I figured a trip to the museum would help to further his learning experience. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of assuming that there would be dinosaurs at the National Museum of Malaysia, otherwise known as Muzium Negara. In case you’re wondering, there aren’t any. Muzium Negara is a museum dedicated to the history of Malaysia. Don’t expect to see anything else there (unless they advertise a special exhibit). As a result, Gavin’s interest in the place fizzled out as quickly as a candle in a storm.
That said, the place wasn’t completely uninteresting. They have some lovely exhibits displaying some beautiful Malaysian historical artifacts. I wasn’t able to examine them in detail because Gavin was hurrying me along. About the only exhibit he stopped long enough to look at was the one with the holographic images, but by then Gareth was cranky and wanting to nurse so I couldn’t really stop to learn more about it.
I do wonder why they don’t have any dinosaur exhibits, though. If I recall correctly, even the museum in Melbourne had some exhibits on dinosaurs. But I digress. Here are the details in case you’re still interested to go.
Address: Jalan Damansara, 50566, Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: +603-2267 1000/2282 6255 – General Line
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm daily
The other alternative is to watch your dinosaurs on TV. Jurassic CSI by National Geographic looks good, but there are a range of other dino DVDs available for purchase on the online shop from the Dino Museum in Dorchester. Anyone else know a good dinosaur DVD to recommend?