Both of us parents have been postponing our plan to visit the National Science Centre for a long, long time. I was aware that the 1001 Muslim Invention exhibition began last year at the Centre, but only after I checked again the website that I knew I have not have much time left to postpone the trip if I don’t want to miss the opportunity to see the exhibition, as it will end pretty soon. I told my husband of that, and he agreed to go to the Centre last weekend.
And yes, we would have that little kiddo with us all the time, and I am not sure how much we could spend our time really focusing on the exhibition.
However, once we stepped inside the Centre we already knew that there was only one way to make the trip as effective as it could be – entertain Isa until he gets tired and falls asleep, then only can we have a peaceful time to indulge in the exhibition.
It turned out that National Science Centre is such a great place for a kid, even at Isa’s age!
Isa was so, so excited with all the things he saw, and touched and heard there, that after two hours he surrendered to exhaustion. The (permanent) gallery and displays are mostly, if not all, interactive, he went crazy pushing buttons and waited for the reaction. Forget about him learning proper science, I am just glad he was entertained and stimulated much.
We went in at around 11:30 AM, and by nearly 1:30 PM he fell asleep during the introductory session to the 1001 Muslim Invention exhibition. I guess a dark room (they were showing a video clip during the session) and two bottles of milk made it harder for him to stay awake.
Isa woke up two hours after that, as soon as we left the exhibition hall.
It seems that he truly enjoyed it that when I showed him the photos of him at the Centre, he started crying, wanting to go back to the place.
Since it costs us adult nothing more than RM 6 each, I don’t think the next visit is far ahead in the future!