Dinosaurs Alive is still open for some weeks in KLCC – plan a trip downtown if you want to see these beasts before they move on!
We were looking for something to do with kids and grandparents in bad weather, so we headed over to KLCC. My two girls are huge dinosaur fans hence they were more than happy to go and check Dinosaurs Alive out. The exhibition promises 40 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs that spring to life in a prehistoric Jurassic forest – and that’s what you’ll get. The Dinosaurs are really well made and roar and move as you pass by. You can get really close to them, which is fab! Sounds are loud and may be scary for some kids, though. My youngest is three and she was absolutely fine, but I can see how it may not be fun for those that are more sensitive to scary stuff.
There are activities set up all around the exhibition tent. Some are free (bouncy castles, a screen playing a dinosaur movie, building your own dinosaur model from wooden pieces) and for some you need to pay a small fee. The favourite activity of my girls was to dress up in white coats and goggles and, equipped with a small hammer, proceeded to knock carefully on a “fossil” egg to find a baby dinosaur inside (see the video in the end of the post).
The exhibition is located at the Malaysian Tourist Center on Jalan Ampang, which is a 10 minute walk from the Petronas Towers. It’s not an activity that will take you long, so you might want to combine it with a water play at the KLCC park or a brunch. MaTiC also hosts a free 1 hour show with Malaysian traditional dances at the Amphitheatre Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 3.00pm.
Here is a short video of the dinosaurs in action: