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Get Your Geek On At Petrosains, The Discovery Centre | A Petronas Twin Towers Highlight

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What is Petrosains at Petronas Twin Towers? 

Foray into the world of science, technology and all things geeky at the Petrosains Discovery Centre. Located in Tower 2 of the Petronas Twin Towers, the two-level science museum packs interactive, hands-on experiences and exhibits that feed your curiosity about everything from the solar system to molecules, dinosaurs, speed, time and so much more. Particularly popular with children and locals, the Discovery Centre is a colourful learning space that is a must-visit after your tour of the Petronas Twin Towers. Read on to learn more about this local gem!

Quick facts about Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

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  • Official name: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre
  • Location: The Centre is located on the 4th level of Tower 2 of the Petronas Twin Towers in central Kuala Lumpur.
  • Date of opening: March 25, 1999
  • Timings: Monday to Friday: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM, Weekends: 9.30 AM - 6.30 PM. The Centre is closed on the first Monday of every month. 
  • Function: Science museum and learning center

Why visit the Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

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Science made cool

Petrosains takes complex textbook concepts and unpacks them creatively, making learning enjoyable. Want to learn about speed? Then, why not with a Formula 1 simulator or if you want to learn coding, why not code the Mars Rover?

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Do-it-yourself

Children and adults can immerse themselves in hands-on experiences and interactive exhibits. You can walk beside life-size replicas of dinosaurs and discover how they lived millions of years ago, live on a space station, enter energy capsules and so much more.

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Petronas experienced differently

While most people make their way to the Towers to marvel at the twin buildings, a trip to the Discovery Centre will only add to your experience, allowing you to do something different.

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Children’s day out

Whether you want to entertain children for a day or want to appease your inner child, Petrosains makes for the perfect outing in downtown Kuala Lumpur. You can easily spend more than half a day here.

Plan your visit to Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

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What are the opening hours for Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

  • Timings: On weekdays, the Centre is open between 9.30 AM and 5.30 PM. On weekends, public and school holidays, Petrosains is open between 9.30 AM and 6.30 PM. 
  • Closed: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is closed on the first Monday of each month. 
  • Last admission: On weekdays, the last admission is at 4.30 PM and on weekends it is at 5.30 PM. 
  • Best time to visit: This is a very popular attraction with families and children. To spend a few hours experiencing the various exhibits at your own pace, we recommend you get here early in the morning.

Where is Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

  • Address: Petronas Twin Towers, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is located on Level Four of the Petronas Twin Towers. It is a popular, interactive science museum.

What to do at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre? 

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, is made up of over 11 thematic zones, arranged like a square, one after the other. Each of these zones is dedicated to a different science and tech concept. When you first enter, you are sure to be drawn by the splashes of green, reds, yellows and other colours that adorn the walls. Go in and plonk the kiddies at Spark - a zone where younger children can watch in awe as wind tubes float paper helicopters and dig into a grain pit. There is also a robot soccer game that’s loved by families. 

At The Platform, you can learn about oil rigging and gas exploration. Next, the Speed zone teaches you everything about speed in a Formula 1 simulator and the Molecular Nano world studded with giant, silver replicas of molecules unpacks the mysteries of chemistry. The Tech Lab is where wiry robots greet you and at Maker’s Studio you make a drone fly, code the Mars Rover and construct bridges. In between, you can shop for gifts and grab a bite at an in-house cafe.




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Frequently asked questions about Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

What is the Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

Petrosains, located at the Petronas Twin Towers, is an interactive science museum and learning space that features unique exhibits and offers hands-on experiences that are popular with children and families. 

Where can I buy Petrosains, The Discovery Centre tickets?

Tickets to the museum are available online and at a counter located at the Centre. We recommend you book online since you can choose your time slot and it is more convenient.

Can I visit Petrosains with Petronas Twin Towers tickets?

No, Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, is a separate attraction even though it is located inside the Towers. Tickets have to be purchased separately and start at MYR 22.

When was Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, built?

The Centre was inaugurated in 1999. It is the brainchild of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

What’s inside Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

The Discovery Centre is made up of more than 11 zones - each dedicated to a separate scientific concept or discovery. Zones offer visitors the chance to discover speed in a Formula 1 simulator, trace the evolution of dinosaurs alongside life-size replicas of the creatures, code a Mars Rover replica, fly a drone and much more.

What can I do at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

The science museum is packed with interactive experiences that explore various inventions, innovations and discoveries! We recommend you block out at least half a day to try out each of the zones packed with exciting exhibits like F1 simulators, drones, dinosaurs, robots, experiment labs and a whole lot more.

What are the timings of Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

The Centre is open between 9.30 AM and 5.30 PM on weekdays. The last entry is at 4.30 PM. On weekends, Petrosains operates between 9.30 AM and 6.30 PM. The last entry is at 5.30 PM. The attraction remains closed on the first Monday of each month.

Where is Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, located?

The Centre is located on the fourth level of the second Petronas Twin Towers in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Is Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, wheelchair accessible?

Yes, it is. You can tour the facilities easily in a wheelchair. There are also Customer Relations Officers available to help you out. The restroom too is wheelchair friendly.

Is photography allowed at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

Yes, it is. You can freely take photos throughout the Centre.

Is there a dress code for visiting Petrosains, The Discovery Centre?

No, there is no specific dress code. Visitors usually tend to dress casually.