The school holidays are upon us.. what better way to make full use of the long break than with educational experiences?
Malaysian schools have just entered into their year-end holidays while the rest of the world anticipates the coming holiday season. If you're wondering what to do with the kids before boredom kicks in, consider family enrichment travel, the new buzzword in the travel sector. Family vacations are now planned around knowledge-based environments where the whole family, especially the kids, get to learn something along the way. That, however doesn’t mean that it’s all study and no play for both kids and adults, with these educational travel offerings that in no way are short on fun.
Singapore: An Explorer’s Playground
The Lion City is putting its back into family enrichment experiences and they’ve managed to weave together an impressive list of fun learning vacation ideas. Throughout the duration of the school break, Singapore will feature family enrichment programmes curated by some of the island republic’s favourite attractions such as ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay, Resorts World Sentosa, Trick Eye Museum and Sentosa Island, as well as experiential learning centres like Just Education, F1 in Schools and the much-anticipated Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
Sleep With The Sharks In Kuala Lumpur
Aquaria KLCC hosts a signature program just for kids. The Sleep with the Sharks program is a specially put together program by Kuala Lumpur’s iconic aquarium that boasts a number of unique experiences to satisfy children’s curiosity. The fun starts in the morning as kids are brought around to fully soak in the aquarium vibe before it ends with a unique sleepover in the aquarium itself. Part of the activities includes a chance to feed the Malaysian Giant Monsters at the Malaysian Flooded Forrest but the highlight of the experience is the exclusive opportunity to see the nocturnal activity of the sharks and the other aquatic creatures of Aquaria KLCC.
Zoology at Taronga Zoo, Sydney
The world famous zoological gardens houses a wide variety of wildlife and has consistently ranked as one of the best zoos around. But Taronga Zoo also places a huge emphasis on educating the young with regards to wildlife and the animal planet. The zoo organises a number of educational courses and programmes ranging from two-day short courses in subjects like animal first aid and primate care to longer six-month certificate programmes in Animal Studies all of which are conducted on site at the zoo by its resident experts.
Discover History, London
The Museum of Natural History in London, UK has a number of interactive discovery programs that brings visitors and students closer to the field of science and history. The landmark museum currently houses a number of programs such as Citizen Science that allows participants to contribute to scientific research at the museum. There's also a number of interactive programs such as Identify Nature, which provides access to identification guides, Museum scientists and the community of naturalists, and there’s also a volunteer program for interested parties to lend their time to the museum, to get involved in all things history.