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6 Educational Destinations In Selangor

Ideal Destinations Around the State for Kids to Learn in a Fun Setting Accompanied by Family.

Learning will be more effective if it’s enjoyable. Visiting destinations that are fun and at the same time educational may provide a meaningful experience for kids. These educational destinations listed below will give them the opportunity to safely explore the outside world. Take your kids to places like museum, zoo or other interactive venues which offer learning experience in a fun setting. In this article, Tourism Selangor has listed 6 educational destinations for your kids after the end of the Movement Control Order (MCO). #ImagineNowExperienceSoon.

1) Career Role-Playing at KidZania, Mutiara Damansara
KidZania, Mutiara Damansara is an edutainment centre that encourages learning through interactive role-playing experiences in a very exciting environment.

Kidzania, Mutiara Damansara
Kidzania, Mutiara Damansara

The kids can experience real life occupations in a replica of a real city. It offers over 70 professions to try role-playing including being a nurse, firefighter, police, pilot, lawyer and more. Activities like these surely provide a positive learning experience to your beloved children.

2) Explore the animal world at Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara is the largest zoo in Malaysia. It is situated in Ampang, Selangor. The zoo is a suitable destination for children to get closer to the animals to know them better. There are over 5,000 specimens consisting about 400 species of animals.

Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara (credit: danny_stones.98 @ IG)

Certainly, children will be delighted to watch the animals, especially when they get to see the giraffes, elephants, crocodiles, tigers and lions. Also, one of the key attractions at Zoo Negara is definitely watching the highly endangered giant pandas named Xing Xing, Liang Liang and Yi Yi which are extremely cute!

3) Learn culture and traditions at Mah Meri Cultural Village
Mah Meri is one of the indigenous tribes in Malaysia, also referred to as the “Masked Men of Malaysia”. They are also famous for their intricate and unique carvings plus handicrafts.

Mah Meri Cultural Village
Mah Meri Cultural Village (credit: elslau @ IG)

Mah Meri Cultural Village is an aboriginal village located in Carey Island, Kuala Langat. Here, the children can be exposed to its surroundings, and Mah Meri tribe’s culture and traditions. In addition, there is a mini gallery that showcases various collections related to the people of Mah Meri. A visit to Mah Meri Cultural Village would definitely be able to provide extensive exposure for kids; besides immersing themselves in the culture of the Mah Meri people.

4) Get closer to the animals at Farm in the City
Farm in the City is a popular petting zoo in Malaysia. Located in Seri Kembangan, you can take your children to the farm to get closer to the animals.

Farm in the City
Farm in the City

Children can also have interactions by feeding, petting and playing with the animals including turtles, deer and rabbits while being monitored by the zoo rangers. Besides that, your kids will get to experience the pony ride and watch Cockatoo and Parrot perform at Kampung Mahmood. This outing will indeed bring joy to your little ones.
5) Physical activity at Camp5 Climbing Gym
If your kids love to run about, climb, jump and play, Camp5 Climbing Gym is the perfect place for them to enjoy physical activities in a safe setting.

Camp5 Climbing Gym
Camp5 Climbing Gym (credit: tasha_limje @ IG)

Located in 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Camp5 is an indoor rock climbing centre. Worry not as the venue is supervised by trained and professional staff in a secure environment. Hence, bring your kids here to help stimulate their mental development and increase confidence in facing life challenges. The walls here at Camp5 vary with average heights of 8m-14m and 14-16m.
6) Petting zoo at G2G Animal Garden
Situated at MAEPS Serdang, G2G Animal Garden is where you can experience the joy of animal therapy and to have a closer interaction with the animals.

G2G Animal Garden
G2G Animal Garden (credit: gearonfullmonty @ IG)

It was opened in 2017, and offers a variety of exciting activities with the combined concept of eco and agro-tourism that provides a fun escapade for the children. They also have the chance to interact with more than 70 species of both local and exotic animals. This is a superb experience for the whole family.

Joining children’s experiences with educational elements or edutainment can provide them with not only entertainment but also the opportunity to learn something that cannot be attained at home or in school. An experience like this will be beneficial for them in the future. Thus, take your children to the educational destinations listed above after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ends and start planning without hesitation. #ImagineNowExperienceSoon.

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