International Museum Day 2009 at Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Let the holiday fun take-off at the Museums! For more information, please visit the IMD 2009 website!
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research Open House 24 May 2009, 10.00am – 5.00pm
A hidden gem at the National University of Singapore, the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research houses more than 500,000 animals and plant specimens that you can get up close with. Children can marvel at spectacular animals ranging from dugongs, a giant turtle, tigers, bats and more. They can also have fun competing against one another in animal-themed giant puzzles and paper craft stations. Don’t forget to take this chance to join an exclusive tour of the museum’s three-storey archive section that is rarely opened for public viewing.
*Shuttle bus service from Buona Vista MRT Station to Raffles Museum is available every 30 minutes from 9.45 am to 4.15 pm (except at 12.45 pm). Bus pick up point is at the bus stop along North Buona Vista Road, where the MOE building is located.
Public Gallery Tour (1 hour):
10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm (2 concurrent sessions at each timing.)
Come on down at these timings to follow our Guides for a tour around the Public Gallery and see what Singapore and Southeast Asia got to offer!
No registration is required.
Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC) Tour (1 hour):
11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm (Limited to 20 persons per tour.)
The Zoological Reference Collection has one of the largest collection of Southeast Asian animals in the region, holding about 500,000 specimens. Normally only accessible by scientists, for IMD 2009, special tours for the ZRC will be available to the public.
Registration is required on first come first serve basis.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading ‘ZRC Tour‘ with all visitors’ name, contact number and email.
11.00am – FULL
1.00pm – FULL
3.00pm – FULL