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Edutainment Zoom: Activities for Children!


As Singapore embarks on the school term, get ready for our new ‘Edutainment Zoom’ programme! Every Saturday, from 13 June to 1 August, our staff and Museum partners will be hosting a series of eight educational and entertaining sessions for children and young families. With story-telling sessions, drawing, live demonstrations and more, these activities will

E-Book Launch: 200 Points in Singapore’s Natural History


Exactly one year ago, LKCNHM launched the exhibition ‘200: a natural history’ to commemorate Singapore’s Bicentennial. The exhibition chronicles 200 natural history events from the last two centuries of modern Singapore, filling the walls of the temporary gallery with specimens, images and anecdotes of animals, plants, events, places and people that have played important roles

May School Holidays Special!


The May school holidays have begun! Our Outreach and Education Unit are eager to share with you their new web-talk series, ‘Thursday Talk Shop’. Our Education officers will be inviting special guest speakers with expertise in natural or environmental sciences, and chat with them about their work experiences.   In our first session, we were

The Anthony J. Whitten (1953–2017) Memorial Issue


“In the last 10 days I’ve been told that two beetles have been named after me, something I find very flattering.  … One is a blind, long-legged cave-restricted beetle, and the other is a dung beetle. But before you scoff too loudly, remember that in Ancient Egypt the dung beetles or scarabs were objects of

From Dungun to Leiden: For the love of fireflies


This post is written by Dr. Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh, Research Fellow at LKCNHM, for the Vereniging Nederland-Maleisie Newsletter (article republished with permission).   I was born and raised in Dungun, a beautiful coastal district of the north-eastern peninsular Malaysian state of Terengganu. Unlike what you are probably imagining, I did not grow up by

Notice to visitors


We are confronting an extraordinary public health challenge. To succeed in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community, each of us must play our part. We seek your thoughtful cooperation for the following measures.   Visitors are advised to: Practise frequent hand washing with soap; Use our hand sanitizers located at the

Untangling the Knotted Identities of Commercially Important Swimming Crabs


Are you sure the seafood you are consuming is what it says on the label or the menu? In 2015, a survey of Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) meat sold in supermarkets and restaurants in Maryland, USA, revealed that nearly 50% of the products tested were from totally different, non-Atlantic species. DNA barcoding matched a

‘200: a natural history’ Exhibition Launch


We held the official launch of our new exhibition, ‘200: a natural history’, on 3 June. Held in conjunction with Singapore’s Bicentennial activities, the exhibition highlights significant events and stories in the past 200 years of Singapore’s natural history. Our Guest of Honour for the exhibition launch was Ms. Grace Fu, the Minister for Culture,