Brainiacs Assemble! Unveiling the Wonders of Petrosains – The Discovery Centre

Sandra Shinto

February 28, 2024

4 min read

Located in Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmark, the Petronas Towers, Petrosains is owned by Petronas, Malaysia’s national oil giant, which has spared no expense in creating a top-class, fun and educational destination for kids and adults alike. The centenary showcases the wonders of science and technology through hands-on experiences that allow us to dive into science, space, energy, and carbon. From the dark mysteries of the universe to the vast secret under the oceans, the centres cover all the amazing aspects of the world around us.  This is the perfect place for all science buffs to hang out and dive into everything science! Packed with fun exhibits and hands-on activities that all make you say wow! With so many things to do in Malaysia, visiting the Petrosains is a better choice for spending a day with family and friends. Join Thrillark, explore the world of science, and satisfy your curiosity about the world we live in. 

Petrosains - The Discovery Centre

The Petrosains were established on March 25, 1999, as the brainchild of the 4th Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad. The Centre is owned and operated by Petrosains Sdn. Bhd. is the owner of Malaysian oil and gas conglomerate Petronas. Under the captainship of CEO Ezarisma Azni Mohamad, the Petrosains boasts 11 interactive galleries that explore the intriguing world of petroleum.


Visitors can explore the existence of fossils, space, marine, technology, etc. at the centre, emphasizing STEM skills. Explore the wonders of biodiversity and learn about the responsibility towards the ecosystem. The centre also has several workshops, making learning more exciting and engaging.

Interactive Exhibits of Petrosains

The Petrosians, the Discovery Centre, features 11 interactive galleries,  each offering unique insights and experiences for visitors. From the vast area of the petroleum industry to contemporary science, the Centre features a wide range of exhibits that cater to all ages and interests. 


Fossil Mysteries: Dive into the intriguing world of history, where you learn about the fascinating truth about life and the past on Earth. The Fossil Mysteries provide a visual idea of the origin and provide valuable insights into the origin of Earth and life. Their interactive displays and hands-on activities let you realize the importance of preserving our planet for future generations.


Speed: The concept of speed is an important component of the science of motion. The Speed Gallery thereby takes us into the realm of speed and discovers the science behind motion, velocity, and speed in our daily lives. Engage students in various activities that demonstrate the principles of speed and motion. 


Sparkz: As speed impotence to science, electricity also has a fair share of impotence. The gallery of Sparks provides visitors with wonders of electricity in the realm of science and technology. Dive into the exciting exhibits and experiments with circuits, switchers, resistors, and conductors to gain a deeper understanding of the electricity that powers our world.


Geotime Diorama: Step back in time and learn about the geological change that transformed our planet over millions of years. You can learn about the concept of geography in the exhibit, which showcases the evolution of Earth’s crust , tectonic movements, volcanic eruptions, and other geophysical phenomena.


Molecule Nano World: The Molecule Nano World of Petrosains is a fascinating gallery that offers a peek into building blocks of matter such as molecules, atoms, neutrons, etc. The gallery lets you explore the molecular structure and delve into the intricate world of nanotechnology. 


Petrojaya: If you are interested in learning about oil and petroleum, as well as gas industry, then this a great place to relay your concentration. The incredible exhibits in the Petrojaya allow the visitors to learn about the exploration, drilling, mining and production process of oil and gas. 


Dark Ride: If you haven’t been to Petrosains, then we highly recommend you check out this interesting place. The Dark Ride is a thrilling virtual journey through the deep-down oil reservoirs beneath the Earth’s surface. It’s an experience that no other exhibit offers that you definitely that you don want to miss. 


3D Theatre: The 3D theatre is an amazing experience where you can watch captivating 3D shows that bring various scientific concepts to life. Besides the examples, these virtual teachings in 3D would elevate the overall learning experience in the classroom. This fine way of presentation will let you immerse yourself in the world of science and make you feel like you are a part of the show. When you are at Petrosains, don’t miss this incredible show.


Music and Waves: How have you ever thought of the sense behind the sound of music? Petrosains  Music and Waves explores the science of sound wave work to produce beautiful music. It’s fascinating to learn about how different types of waves form to produce sound and affect our hearing. So if you are interested in knowing the science of sound, this experience is worth checking out. 


Space: It would be the most incredible and exhilarating section of the Petrosians. Embark on a cosmic adventure filled with celestial bodies, comets, nebulae, galaxies, and all the mysteries of the universe.  If you are a space enthusiast or simply curious to know the world of the cosmos, this virtual treatment will definitely spark your interest and leave you in awe of the vastness and beauty of outer space. 


Bioquest: Bioquest at Petrosains is an amazing experience that allows you to interact with biodiversity in the BDA ecosystem. Bioquest is a great place to learn about life, the food chain, flora, fauna sustainability, and many other aspects of living beings. The exhibit also lets you explore the wonders of nature and the importance of conservation to preserve our natural world.

Other Activities in Petrosains

  • Petrosains Shop: Explore the all-new Petrosains eShop, where shopping has always been challenging.
  • Petrosains PIXEL: Experience the science center anytime, anywhere with Petrosains PIXEL. This interactive and experiential platform allows you to explore science beyond the museum walls.
  • Petrosains PlaySmart: To extend the science centre experience, Petrosains PlaySmart satellite centres are set up in communities outside the Klang Valley. These centres provide easy accessibility for families and children to explore science in a fun way.
  • Discoverer’s League Membership: Become part of unlimited discovery with a Petrosains membership.

Essential Information

  • The entrance to the Petrosaisn Discovery Centre is at Level 4 of the Suria KLCC Mall.
  • Make sure you arrive early to enjoy the exhibits. 
  • You could book your tickets ahead of time.
  • Plan visits and check for operating hours.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as you will have to walk a lot. 
  •  Visit during off-peak days, which are usually the weekdays.
  • Stay hydrated all day and take breaks when needed. 
  • Respect the visitors and maintain a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Follow the rules instructed by the staff and avoid touching the exhibits.

Operating hours

  • Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Last admission at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Weekends and Public Holidays: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Last admission at 5:00 p.m.)

Admission Rate

  • Admission rates vary based on categories (MyKad, Non-MyKad, Child, Adult, Senior Citizen).
  • Optional admissions include the Energy Capsule and Maker Studio.

Location: Situated in  the heart of Kuala Lumpur within the iconic Petronas Twin Towers at Suria KLCC, 

Address:  PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur 50088, opposite Kinokuniya Bookshop.

Unleashing Curiosity: Petrosains

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, beckons curious minds to explore the captivating world of scene-nad technology with its amazing 11 galleries. The museum invites visitors to delve into the wonders of discovery, sparking awe-inspiring fascination. Whether you are a scientist, someone curious about science, or someone who has noticed the inventions and discoveries, Petrosians promises an unforgettable encounter with knowledge and wonders. Grab your brainiac square and venture on an adventure celebrating curiosity and discovery. 

FAQs on Petrosains - The Discovery Centre

What age is Petrosains suitable for?

Pertosains is a place where every person can enjoy the exhibit without any age restriction. It’s an exciting science museum focusing on petroleum – from where it came from to exploration, production, use, economics, and environmental concerns.


What can we learn at Petrosains?

Learn more about space science and technology; discover how astronauts live and work in space and try programming a NASA Mars Rover replica!


What are the benefits of Petrosains?

Membership Benefits – UNLIMITED visits to Petrosains’ main exhibition area – FREE general admissions to over 300 participating science centres and museums WORLDWIDE – Special invites and promotions – DISCOUNT exclusively for members on selected items at Xplorasi-Petrosains Gift Shop – Members are not required to make.


How long is the tour in Petrosains?

Your time spent at Petrosains will vary depending on your field of interest. However, we recommend you allocate at least 2.5 hours for a fulfilling visit. Crowds may be heavy but expect a fun and easygoing visit.


How big are Petrosains?

7,000 square metres. An oil platform in the heart of KL city! Learn how the oil and gas exploration process works on an oil platform. With hundreds of interactive exhibits and programs, Petrosains occupies two levels of the PETRONAS Twin Towers – that’s over 7,000 square metres!

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