IF your child loves science and technology, then head over to KidZania Kuala Lumpur. From May 28-June 12, there will be the KidZ & Tech Programme, where children get to experience a series of interactive workshops, themed roleplay opportunities and online activities that bring the future within reach.
Developed in collaboration with partners Microsoft Malaysia, Sasbadi Holdings, Panasonic, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, and Multimedia University, the programme is designed to inspire an interest in science and technology.
The four key activities, powered by all the program partners, bring science and technology alive in different ways:
- Coding: Hour of Code introduces the basics of coding and computer programming, using the popular computer game Minecraft;
- Robotics: Experience the fundamentals of robotic engineering and programming through WeDo from Lego Education;
- Augmented Reality: Dinosaurs Come to Life provides a glimpse of how augmented reality technology will stimulate learning minds in the future;
- Holography: Take a step into the world of holographic projection, and learn to make a 3D projection pyramid.
The scheduled workshops are supported by exclusive online activities hosted on www.kidzania.com.my/kidz-and-tech, where kids can get to know more about notable people in technology, from Bill Gates to John Lasseter, in a special Hall of Tech section; they can also test their tech knowledge in the “Tech Geek of the Week” Facebook Trivia Contest, which comes with a weekly prize of Virtual Reality Goggles and a Grand Prize of a 3D Doodler.