Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, is bringing back the Petrosains Science Festival for the second time around, from 15 to 21 September 2014. Aptly themed “Music, Arts and Science”, this year’s festival which is open for families and youth of Malaysia, promises to be bigger, better and more exciting.
In the quest to help raise awareness on the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, Petrosains hopes that with this Festival, and the support and participation from Festival partners, it will continue to fulfill its vision of awakening interest and passion in science, spreading wonder in discovery and introducing the pleasures of life-long learning to the general public.
The inaugural Petrosains Science Festival was organized last year by Petrosains with the theme “Bringing Science Alive”. The Festival received overwhelming response with more than 40,000 visitors attending the six day festival and collaborations with more than 40 partners which consisted of Government agencies, corporations from telecommunications, oil & gas, IT, aviation and entertainment industries. There were performances by more than 40 personalities and celebrities and more than 100 workshops and talks were conducted throughout the festival where visitors thronged to attend the sessions.
This year, Petrosains will showcase Science, Music and Arts and the seamless fusion between these three elements. Petrosains hopes to receive a bigger pool of visitors, especially as the festival dates coincide with the school holidays. Already recognized by Tourism Malaysia as one of the anticipated and exciting annual festivals in Malaysia, this Festival will engage children, youth, and adults alike through its educational and scientific activities infused and layered with elements of Arts and Music.
This year, to expand the reach and to accommodate a bigger audience, the KLCC Esplanade overlooking the dancing fountain will also be decked with Festival activities during the last three days of the Festival besides the weeklong do held at Galleria, Level 4, Petrosains. This time around visitors can expect a whole lot more of interesting and fun activities, workshops, forums, talks, science shows, health and fitness sessions, celebrity appearances, games and such.
At the same time, bigger collaborations with festival partners are expected to be forged to offer visitors a whirlwind of discovery and excitement in science. Among the key partners of the Petrosains Science Festival 2014 are PETRONAS, Telekom Malaysia, Technip, Tourism Malaysia, RHB, KRU, Sony Music, Discovery Science Channel, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Institut Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaya and many more.
The science festival concept where science is celebrated in the community has seen huge success in major cities such as Edinburgh, New York, San Diego, Abu Dhabi and Singapore in the past years. Petrosains hopes to place Kuala Lumpur’s name amongst these other cities in the category of successful science festivals held with the Petrosains Science Festival.
So mark your calendar and join us for this Festival and enjoy the exciting activities on offer. For more information, please log on to www.sciencefestival.my or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.