Science Centre explorations – thoughts on what truly matters in life

As I mentioned, I hadn’t been to the Science Centre in such a long time that hardly anything looked familiar to me. I didn’t even remember the logo, or that its entrance had a power plant looking antennae…

It was thus also clearly K & B’s first time at the Science Centre. I think they were a tad young to fully appreciate the exhibits, but they still managed to have fun exploring most of them.

Children of primary school age would benefit best from the Science Centre, and an entire day could easily be spent slowly soaking in the exhibits, for this is really a full-fledged Science Museum in its own right.

What really warmed my heart was when B said “I cannot see!”, K immediately hoisted her up so. She’s such a sweet big sister! Glad I was quick enough to catch that moment on camera!

As we walked to the Annexe to seek our the Titans of the Past exhibition, we heard the announcement that the 7pm Fire Tornado display would be on soon. We got a spot within the large crowd that had gathered and were wowed!

What begin as a sliver, soon grew to a formindable torrent, as it feasted on an ample supply of oxygen.

It was truly magnificent, and very warm. I was pleasantly surprised that the staff even invited children to get close to the glass wall, to experience the fiery heat emanating. As I gazed into the depths, it reminded me so much of hell that I had to withdraw. Such a wall of fire, such fury at its core… wow.

Soon we moved on to more sedate exhibits, and were a tad sad to learn that the DNA lab was closed for the day. They had a couple of sessions earlier, and our friends had such a great time there! Do call up or check the website for lab session timings, if you don’t want to miss this!

Learn to separate out the DNA of fruits!

I liked the huge posters along the corridor depicting plant cells and animal cells. I thought it explained the complex concepts well, and there’s nothing quite like seeing something so tiny wrought so large. Makes one can’t help but marvel at the intricacies of Creation.

How’s this for a way to learn about gene manifestation?

But what got the girls got insanely delighted, unexpectedly, was the sight of projections of cell diagrams zipping about on the floor. They ran around, trying to “catch” them, making the tiny corridor resound with peals of laughter.

They were also very fascinated by the fact that the plant cell diagram was multi-coloured!

Overall, it never ceases to amaze me, how the most unexpected thing ends up entertaining them the most. All the complicated models that must have taken so much effort to put together, the awe-inspiring fire tornado… nothing thrilled them as much as this simple diagram flashing about randomly.

It also reminded me to find joy in the simple things. Many times, we try to build elaborate structures in our lives – spacious homes, fanciful parties, dazzling careers. When what matters most, is often the simple and intangible – a child’s trust, a hug from the husband, a promise of faithfulness.

May we always invest our time and our energies in what truly matters, and cling to what will last – that which moth and rust will not eat away.


  6 comments for “Science Centre explorations – thoughts on what truly matters in life

  1. November 25, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Can I just say an amen to that last word, Lyndis? Life always seems to call us back to the basics…Same goes for the kids too. They never fail to teach me what life is all about.

    • November 27, 2013 at 12:39 am

      Yes, I think it’s cos they are still relatively unadulterated by the world and its pressures!

  2. November 25, 2013 at 7:20 am

    YES! My kids loved chasing that roving light up and down the corridor. Whilst J went to the washroom, Little E was shrieking with laughter and pouncing on that light again and again for a full fifteen minutes! Endless hours of entertainment.

    • November 27, 2013 at 12:39 am

      Amazing, isn’t it? They should have these things EVERYWHERE.

  3. November 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Oh, my kids loved that light in the corridor too! Haha, seems like it was a real hit! I was a bit sorry that I had to drag them away from it to go to Snow City. Thanks for the link too 🙂

    • November 27, 2013 at 12:40 am

      Wow you too? That thing’s a winner. Anyone planning any kid-friendly centre has gotta install that! Welcome – they were So Cute in the lab coats!

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