Walking With Dinosaurs

50 Experiences for 500 Kids // Outing with Blangah Rise Primary School // 11 Nov 15 // Kids from Blangah Rise Primary embarked on an adventure, being paleontologists for a day, learning all about dinosaurs and exotic animals at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. 

"Now 17 million years ago, 
It's a long long time don't you know,
A wondrous form of life took birth, 
When dinosaurs walked on the earth!
Rap everybody do the dinosaur rap yo!
Rap rap do the Dino rap!"

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM), Singapore’s first and only natural history museum, was officially opened by Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, Singapore President and Chancellor of the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 18 April 2015. The museum, which traces its roots to the original Raffles Museum of 1878, is the oldest such institution in the region. It was opened up the public from 28 April 2015.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

A group photo with excited students from Blangah Rise Primary and their teachers.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

And since we are going on a dinosaur hunt, what better craft to work on than making a card with origami dinosaurs as its theme!

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

So happy with their art pieces!

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

Taking centrestage are the three highly anticipated diplodocid sauropod fossils. Believed to be part of a herd or even a family, they are especially rare due to their almost complete skeletons. These massive dinosaurs dominate the main gallery, showcasing the diversity and history of life on Earth, as well as serving as a reminder of extinction events and how life has evolved.

The main gallery, comprising 15 zones, tracks the history of life on earth, among them green plants, fungi, molluscs, arthropods, birds and mammals. Other sections demonstrate the evolution of terrestrial vertebrates from “fish” and why birds are surviving “dinosaurs”.

Thanks to the docents, our kids learnt so much about the exhibits and had such an educational afternoon.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

What a humongous flower! It’s the Rafflesia flower, which is the world's largest, the heaviest, the rarest and the one of the most stinky flowers in the world. It grows to 1 metre wide and weighs about 10 kgs.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

The kids could see and touch the some of the exhibits.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

As close as they can get to a friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex ……
Everyone wanted a photo with Mr T-Rex.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

The Collective Effort team, our volunteers and teachers for this outing.

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

Back to school and it was time for lucky draw and goodie bag collection!
Such adorable happy faces! Congratulations to all the winners!

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

50 Experiences for 500 Kids

Every child also went back with a goodie bag packed with stationery, breakfast supplies, toys and etc.

Special thanks:
Lee Khong Chian Natural Histroy Museum for hosting the kids
Casey Chen - The Walking T-Rex
Esther from The Card Room for the fun craft session
Why Keen from Ichiro Films for all the beautiful photos
Tee-Saurus for the lucky draw tote bags
Jessica Ong and Robin Peck for helping out with the kids
Signages by Nineteen Design Studio
And all supporters and sponsors of this project