Just because June holidays are here, it doesn’t mean learning should stop for kids. Learning about nature in the great outdoors is an obvious choice, sure, but given Singapore's humid climate, you are better off spending time indoors on some days of the vacation period. Fortunately, Sentosa has plenty of indoor activities for kids that provide fun learning opportunities.
Why not spend the day learning about marine life?
The S.E.A. Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the world in existence, and one of the best places you can visit with a Singapore attractions package. Being 36 metres wide and 8.3 metres tall, this aquarium’s large viewing panel provides a breathtaking view of aquatic life and houses the world's largest collection of manta rays, including the only giant oceanic manta ray in captivity.
The S.E.A. Aquarium’s interior panels and structures almost rival the main attractions in their magnificence. But once you lay eyes on the colorful schools of fish swimming in mesmerizing patterns, you’ll forget your surroundings almost instantly. The diversity of aquatic species is incredible, totaling more than 100,000 animals that appear to have emerged straight out of "Finding Nemo."
If walking around the large premises of S.E.A. Aquarium makes your kids hungry, the on-site Ocean Restaurant has a wealth of delicacies to fill the stomach. Dining here is extra special as it is situated under a large water tank. There are even hotel rooms integrated into the aquarium building for those who would like to spend a night with the fishes and sharks (though separated by 70cm of glass).
The Spark of Learning
It is interesting to visit an aquarium if only to observe your children in awe of the marvels of nature. To see their burgeoning curiosity about a part of the world they can only see in a man-made structure is, to say the least, inspiring. The pure visual stimulation alone is enough for them to ask questions non-stop, and that’s a good thing; it makes them want to learn more.
At the end of the day, having your child buzzing about jellyfish, manta rays, and sharks is enough to plan to book a return trip. The kids will be awe-inspired, guaranteed!