Sunday, 24 May 2009
It was a fun-filled family day at the RMBR! As early as 9.15am, the RMBR saw visitors outside the Museum, patiently waiting for its doors to open. Hordes of visitors flooded the Museum the moment the doors opened and the IMD event officially started!
Aside from hanging out with the Public Gallery Guides, there were four giant puzzles waiting for children to piece together, and animals and plants also awaited children to match them to their habitat on two giant magnetic boards!
A proven hit with the public from past Museum events, the colouring station was back and never failed to keep children occupied. A new addition was a papercraft station whereby both parents and their children could piece together 3-D models of marine fishes.
The highlight of the day was the Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC) Tour. There was overwhelming response as the ZRC is normally accessible only by research scientists. Just for the IMD event, the RMBR opens up 3 guided tours for the ‘behind-the-scene’ visit.
Here a video of what went down on Sunday.
The visitorship for the event was beyond our expectations and possibly numbered over 2,000 visitors – the most the Museum has ever had in a single day, and even perhaps even a year! The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research would like to extend our gratitude to all visitors for their support of the event, and we certainly hope they have learnt and brought back home a little more knowledge of what Singapore and Southeast Asian natural heritage have to offer!
Also a big thanks to National Heritage Board for organizing the series of events for International Museum Day.
See you next year at IMD 2010!