Visiting Sea Monsters: Past and Present with kids

Has the recent screening of Jurassic World ignited a passion for dinosaurs in the little one’s heart?

Get them over to S.E.A. Aquarium’s Sea Monsters: Past and Present exhibition where they can learn about the prehistoric marine animals that roamed the sea.

In separate blogposts, two Singapore parent bloggers Waiwai from PeiPei.HaoHao and Bumble Bee Mum from BumbleBeeMum.netwrote about their experience bringing the children to the exhibition

Bumble Bee Mum shares her experience with the kids at S.E.A. Aquarium: Sea Monsters Past and Present. We grab an excerpt from her post:

First thing first, when you enter the foyer of the aquarium, look out for this poster.

Please DO NOT just walk by it. There’s something cool awaiting. Download the ‘SPH Augmented Reality’ app onto your phone.(You may want to do this at home before heading down.)

Sea Monster augmented reality app

Monster excavation

This segments introduces you to the “remains” of three of the world’s greatest marine predators

First up was the Plesiosaur that we saw from the poster earlier.

S.E.A. Aquarium sea monsters

Living fossils

After meeting the extinct sea monsters, let’s check out some species of ‘monsters’ that have survived mass extinction and still live in our seas today.

And guess what? We have got some living fossils right here in Singapore! The horseshoe crab dates back a whopping 485 million years! And it can be found in Singapore waters!

living fossils singapore bumblebeemum

Horseshoe crab

Now let’s hear from Waiwai from PeiPei.HaoHao  who found the living fossils cute:

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!

The Axolotl

Alligator Gar

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.

Find out more about Pei Pei and Hao Hao’s day out at S.E.A. Aquarium in the post Sea Monsters: Past and Present @ S.E.A. Aquarium.

One tip shared by the two bloggers:

The two bloggers said S.E.A. Aquarium can get pretty crowded during the weekends. They suggest coming down during the weekdays instead.

avoid weekends bumblebee mum

Pro tip: Regardless of the day, come early in the day or at the end of the day to avoid the busiest crowds.


Read the full blog posts where the parent bloggers shared their experience visiting S.E.A. Aquarium.

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