Looking for a place to go this Easter holidays? Try the Ice Age Experience in Mont’ Kiara. The exhibition is open daily (except Mondays) from 12pm-10pm until 31 May 2013.
Where: 1st floor, 1 Mont Kiara, 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, KL (Malaysia).
- Adult – RM12
- Children and Senior Citizens – RM10
- Family (2 adults, 2 children) – RM36
We took Aristotle and Hercules to watch The Ice Age Experience a few weeks back. It is an exhibition featuring land and water animals from the Ice Age, such as the Sabertooth Cat, Mossasaur, Mammoth, Sloth, Dunkleosteus, and Ammonite. There is also an exhibit devoted to the extinction event which discussions the various extinction theories leading to the end of the dinosaurs.
A tour guide leads you through the exhibition from exhibit to exhibit and tells you about each exhibit. The reason for this is because the movement of the animals is controlled by the guide. It’s quite dark and the younger children may get scared. Aristotle, older and wiser, enjoyed the experience. He was really excited when he recognised some of the prehistoric animals from his Jurassic Park app. Hercules was a bit intimidated by the sounds and the sights of the exhibits but he allowed us to remain as long as I carried him (quite unlike Aristotle, who demanded we leave immediately when he was scared during another dinosaur exhibition we went to a couple of years back).
The tour is quite short and there isn’t a lot to see but that was okay with me because when we went, there was a very strong “glue” smell that I couldn’t wait to get away from. Hopefully that’s all clear now. On the restrictions, they say you can’t bring cameras, but we were told we could take pictures. Unfortunately, all I had was my phone camera which didn’t take very good pictures in the dark.
It wasn’t gob-smackingly amazing, but it’s a nice way to pass a bit of time with the family and learn a thing or two about the Ice Age.