The ArtScience Museum Is Bringing Fossils Of Extinct Animals To S'pore And Our Inner Nerds Are Screaming

Come 25 November 2017, the ArtScience Museum will host the ‘Treasures Of The Natural World‘ exhibition, which showcases the most significant treasures of the natural world.

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Carefully selected from over 80 million specimens, over 200 treasures from London’s prestigious Natural History Museum will travel to Southeast Asia for the first time.

A Glimpse At Our Natural History

Chosen for their historical and scientific importance, each prized treasure reveals a story of adventure and exploration.

Featured in this exhibition are scientific specimens and animals, works of art, minerals and gems, and even the manuscript and collection belonging to some of the world’s greatest scientists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace!

There are 5 sections in the exhibition, spanning 5 galleries in total, each showcasing a different aspect of natural history.

Section 1: Building Nature’s Treasure House

The first section of the exhibition tells the story of the formation of the National History Museum in London. Visitors can expect to see a 2000-year-old mummified cat, a cursed amethyst, and fossilised giant trilobites!

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Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands
Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands

Section 2: Treasures Of The Mind

The second section of the exhibition showcases the works of scientific visionaries who pushed boundaries and asked questions, changing the way scientists defined and understood our planet.

Visitors get to see the a page of the actual manuscript of Charles Darwin’s book, On the Origin of Species, and also a collection of beetles by Alfred Russel Wallace.

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Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands

Section 3: Treasures Of Exploration

This next section of the exhibition showcases the treasures recovered from various historical expeditions to Australia, New Zealand, the South Pole, and even the deep oceans.

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Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands

Section 4: Treasures Of Life Are Everywhere

The fourth gallery showcases the various skeletons and specimens of the creatures that used to roam our planet. From the Dodo bird to the Sabre-toothed cat, this section of the exhibition is guaranteed to intrigue and awe.

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Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands
Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands

Section 5: A Museum For A Modern World

The final section of the exhibition showcases the unique specimens that are cared for by the National History Museum and actively studied by researchers around the world.

These specimens help researchers to tackle and formulate solutions to the current issues that Earth faces today.

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Image Credit: Marina Bay Sands

There will also be a treasure hunt, specially designed for children, families and schools, for the younger visitors to embark on a series of adventures, learning about nature and searching for wildlife.

Opening on 25 November 2017 through till 29 April 2018, do not miss out on this wondrous exhibition!

Tickets can be purchased here.

Treasures Of The Natural World
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Date: 25 Nov 2017 – 29 Apr 2018
Website

Also read If You See Strange Things Popping Up In Jurong This November, Don’t Freak Out – It’s Just Art

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