Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sea Monsters: Past and Present @ S.E.A. Aquarium

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Hao Hao is very interested in dinosaurs, and he has been borrowing books on dinosaurs from the library. When I told him that we would be visiting Sea Monsters: Past and Present exhibition at S.E.A. Aquarium, he was very excited!

We were greeted by a poster on the wall. What was so special about this? Using SPH Augmented Reality application (iOS or Android), the sea monster came alive! You can even take a photo with the sea monster, just make sure that your head is below the poster.

"Is it dead or alive?" The children asked when they saw this.

Of course it was dead! Else no one would dare to stand next to it! The children learnt that it was called Plesiosaur.

Wow, the jaw of Megalodon was so huge! The children didn't dare to stand near it as they were worried that they would be swallowed by it!

We also saw the fossil of Ichthyosaur.

And then we saw another type of fossil - living fossils! What are living fossils? They are animals or plants that closely resemble species known from fossils.

They don't look like monsters at all! They look quite cute!

We took less than half an hour to walk through this exhibition, and the children were eager to explore S.E.A. Aquarium. We had visited this place 2 years ago, but didn't manage to appreciate the marine life back then (read our parenting lesson at S.E.A. Aquarium). This time, the children enjoyed very much as they have learnt more marine life through reading.

An up-close encounter with the sharks.

The children were tasked to take photos of the marine life.

Do their photos look professional?

That's S.E.A. Aquarium's way of celebrating SG50!

Can you find Nemo?

Nice to see jellyfish in the tank, but not nice to touch them!

Fish swimming beneath our feet!

It was quite crowded when we visited there on Saturday, probably we shall avoid weekends and public holidays when we visit there next time.

S.E.A. Aquarium
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening Hours: check the schedule here
Sea Monsters: Past and Present exhibition: From now until 30 September 2015

Disclaimer: We were invited to S.E.A. Aquarium. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are ours. 

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  1. No family photo!??? How can! Tee hee hee. I would like to return again to catch the feeding :)

    1. Sigh, the children were not keen to take photos with the jaw. We took some family photos inside the aquarium though.

  2. S.E.A. Aquarium never fails to impress!! I like that they change their themes so regularly so makes return visits that much more enjoyable and surprising :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    1. It is our second time there, the children enjoy it this time as compared to our visit 2 years ago. Think they will enjoy it even more when they are older and know more about marine life!

  3. I wanna go back to visit too! The kids look like they had a great time!

    1. Yes, the children had a great time, especially watching the sharks!

  4. My three-year-old was intrigued and slightly fearful of the fish with feet, heh. But it was pretty cool! And yeah, it got really crowded on a Saturday.

  5. Looks like ur family had fun that day! I still can't get over how cute those little sea monsters were!

    1. Nice to meet you that day! The sea monsters are not monsters at all! They look so cute!

  6. Taking the kids to the SEA Aquarium is always such a great day out!

    1. It is a nice family outing place, especially if the family love marine life!

  7. A visit to the SEA Aquarium is always educational...the photos taken by the kids look great!

  8. Not bad... Your kids can take pretty decent photos! You can outsource your blog's photo-taking to them le. I've been wanting to do that... hahaha.. but oh well, failed.


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