Dinosaur fans, listen up! Your kids will roar with excitement when you take them to these 8 places to see life-sized dinosaurs in Singapore!
From dinosaur playgrounds to massive life-sized dinosaurs that make real dinosaur sounds (yeah, we heard them and can vouch for it, wink) plus actual dinosaur skeletons and fossils, check out these eight places to find dinosaurs in Singapore (and many of them are free to enter!)
1. Dinosaurs spotted at Punggol Uncle Ringo
There’s a carnival in town! Head on over to Punggol Container Park, for Uncle Ringo funfair rides, archery, dinosaurs, restaurants and more! The carnival consists of two carousel rides, a merry-go-round swing, balloon wheel ride, train ride, pirate ship and a ‘dinosaur and mythical creatures’ park. This is where you’ll find moving life-sized dinosaurs and mythical creatures such as dragons, plus speakers throughout the area playing Jurassic Park-like music. Kids will love the fact that the dinosaurs roar to make it feel super real!
How much: $5 per entry to dinosaur park, all rides priced individually
Uncle Ringo, Punggol Container Park, opening hours: Every Thursday to Sunday, 5pm to 9pm till end of 2021
2. Changi Jurassic Mile: 20 Life-sized Dinosaurs in Singapore (FREE!)
Head over to Changi Jurassic Mile for Singapore’s largest permanent outdoor display of 20 different life-sized dinosaurs. This one-kilometre dino-themed cycling and jogging track along the 3.5km Changi Airport Connector path links the Jewel Changi Airport to East Coast Park and the Park Connector Network (PCN). Look out for the Tyrannosaurus Rex, dinosaur eggs, the Brontosaurus and the bright blue Velociraptors. Handy information panels show facts about these dinosaurs along that path while outdoor speakers play safari-themed music for the complete Jurassic Park style experience. Full deets and how to book here.
If you are heading here with little kids, do be warned that it is a walk of 2 km from HUB & SPOKE car park to the start of Jurassic Mile (which is a one kilometre path)! So you may want to bring scooters or cycle instead.
How much: Free
Where: Airport Boulevard (alight at Changi Airport Terminal 4, Car Park 4A and follow the on-ground signage). Deets here
3. 11 new dinosaurs at Changi Airport Connector!
Seen all the dinos at Jurassic Mile? Have you checked out the newer 3.9 metre Tyrannosaurus Rex or the 3.5m-tall Diplodocus? The newest dinosaurs in Singapore can be found outside of Jurassic Mile along the Changi Airport Connector at the VIP complex and Terminal 4 slip road. You might recognize these dinosaurs as they have been repurposed from when they were previously used for the Changi Festive Village 2020.
How much: Free
Where: Changi Airport Connector
4. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: Dinosaur fossils
Ah, now we are getting to the real stuff! If your kids are on a quest for knowledge about dinosaurs, this is the place! The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum’s three diplodocid sauropod fossils were among the largest and heaviest animals to ever walk on land. They dwarf even the biggest theropods such as Tyrannosaurs. These fossils are estimated to be between 149 and 156 million years old and are more than 80% complete. Two of the dinosaur skeletons come with skulls which we are told is a rarity!
How much: $9/$16 for Singaporean/PR child/adult or $13/$21 child/adult
Where: National University of Singapore 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377
5. Fu Shan Garden: Dinosaur playground (FREE!)
If your kids want to get up close and personal with dinosaurs in Singapore, head over to the dinosaur slides and stone dinosaur sculptures at the free to enter playground Fu Shan Garden. Kids can clamber all over the dinosaurs here unlike at other dinosaur installations. Can you find the dimetrodon, sauropod, pteranodon, triceratops, and tyrannosaurus rex? There are tunnels to explore and some newer additions to this dinosaur playground include the colourful wooden stegosaurus and triceratops with hollowed-out tummies to hide in.
How much: Free
Where: Fu Shan Garden, 81 Woodlands Street 81, Singapore 730827
6. Kim Keat Playground with Dinosaurs (FREE!)
You’ll find dinosaurs in Singapore at super old-school heartland playground Kim Keat! These guys are probably the oldest dinosaurs in Singapore – they were installed by sculpture specialists Hong Hai Environmental Arts in 2000. The gigantic, three-metre-tall tyrannosaurus rex is at the centre of the play area surrounded by white eggs, with a baby t-rex nearby. Kids can’t really interact with these prehistoric beasts but there’s some play equipment nearby with a small slide, activity panel and climbing handholds.
How much: Free
Where: Block 27 Lorong 6, Kim Keat Ave Singapore 730827
7. Dinosaur Fossils at KidsSTOP, Singapore
The Dino Pit at KidsSTOP (part of Science Centre Singapore) is a must-visit for budding paleontologists! Preschoolers and little ones love taking off their socks and getting stuck in the sand here while they try dig out the dinosaur fossil. Designed to provide kids with a memorable sensory experience, this Dino Pit activity will have your kids identifying the different parts of the fossil, as they role-play at being a paleontologist. There’s also an interactive board that booms out dinosaur facts to test your kids’ knowledge about these prehistoric creatures.
How much: from $2/$5 off peak for adult/child Singaporeans
Where: KidsSTOP, 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
8. Jurassic Park at Universal Studios Singapore: Dinosaur rides
Looking for dinosaur-themed thrills? Take a step back in time into the world of dinosaurs in Singapore at Universal Studios Singapore. This is where you’ll find lots of adrenaline-fuelled fun for dinosaur lovers. Three rides are of note; the Canopy Flyer for a prehistoric bird’s eye view of Jurassic Park, Dino-Soarin’ where kids can ride on the back of flying Pteranodons, and the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure for a thrilling river raft ride through primaeval dinosaur habitats – expect to get soaked!
How much: $66/$58 for Singapore residents adult/child
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Image credits: Lead image: Universal Studios Singapore, Sassy Mama Syazana, Changi Airport Group, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Playpoint.Asia, Tan Yong Lin via Flickr, KidsSTOP, Universal Studios Singapore