Shouting out Memorable Moments!~

Chris Wright gave an inspiring shout out of Science Centre Singapore to over 2.3 million Qantas passengers through the Qantas’ Travel Insider – Australia’s No.1 read magazine in the Business and Airline categories. Here’s what he wrote: “Singapore builds new attractions all the time but Science Centre Singapore has been a fail-safe rainy-day wonder since 1977. A hands-on museum, even before […]

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A Starry Proposal!~

By Danny and Gauri Saxena Science Centre Singapore is so memorable to many of our guests for so many reasons. One of which includes being an idyllic place for a wedding proposal! Our very own Omni-Theatre which turns 30 this year, has seen quite a few proposals of recent, with younger couples opting to propose and pledge their love for one another in the starry setting of our Digital Planetarium. We caught up with one of the couples who popped the all-important ‘Will you Marry me?’ on 23 Jan thisRead more

The joy of discovery

Two weeks ago I made a mathematical discovery. I am not a mathematician, but I enjoy fiddling with numbers and spreadsheets, and I had been playing around with a Galton Board simulation for an animated Chinese New Year greeting card I was designing. This card involved chickens laying eggs onto a Galton Board with ten bins at the bottom to collect those eggs. The Galton Board – a vertical board with lots of pins that make balls that fall throughRead more

Orange you amazed!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri and Danny Here’s Part III of our orangey line-up of experimental goodies! Learn how to make an all-organic candle with the fruit that’s making its rounds all over this Chinese New Year season! Orange Candle: Ever wanted unique decorations for Chinese New Year or a way to use leftover orange peels? How about making a candle out of an orange! Materials: 1) Mandarin Orange (other oranges would not work asRead more

Orange you bored?

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! by Gauri and Danny Part II As promised, here’s the second of our 3-part special on fun things you can do this Chinese New Year with those extra oranges you receive during this festive time… Popping a balloon without touching it Thought popping a balloon without touching it was impossible? Find out how to do so with the help of oranges! Materials: Orange peels A water balloon *Make sure the balloon isRead more

Orange you excited for CNY?

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri Saxena and Danny This time of year, boisterous beats of lion dance performances ring out in celebration corners decked in vibrant red and pink decor. Smells of tasty goodies like pineapple tarts and Yu Sheng waft in, making our mouths water. Families reunite over sumptuous spreads, exchanging ang paos and oranges. Exchanging Mandarin oranges is a significant part of CNY and symbolise abundance and good fortune. Besides its symbolic significance,Read more

Why are things the way they are?

By Ng Keen Yung and Peh Hui Min Biology’s answer to this is the theory of natural selection. Nature’s vast variety of species is the culmination of millions of years of gradual adaptation to various environments. This is the topic of the latest, and the first 3D digital film to hit the Omni-Theatre, Natural Selection 3D. Of course, you can’t just mention Natural Selection without talking about its creator, Charles Darwin, a renowned English naturalist and geologist. He published hisRead more

Tinker Camp 2016: Journey

Originally posted on The Tinkering Studio Singapore:
Armed with sleeping bags, prototyping notebook and endless amount of creativity, 26 children embarked on an adventure to The Tinkering Studio for our first-ever sleepover camp. Day 1: 25 November 2016 Scribble Bot The day started with a brief introduction to the art of tinkering. Campers get their hands dirty with colour markers and experimenting with different weights to make their very own Scribble Bot. Electronics Fun-damentals To light a bulb, it’s not…

Butterflies in my stomach

Oliver Huang is a Secondary 4 student who underwent an internship at Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in 2016. He has written this blog post during his internship at SCS. Walking into the Butterflies Up-Close exhibition at Science Centre Singapore, you first notice a myriad of colours, with a backdrop of lush green bushes. Your hair is dappled by the light streaming through the foliage; your nose is tingled by the sweet aroma of the flowers; your ears prick up at theRead more

Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet

Promotional Copy Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars – a mysterious indelible part of the zeitgeist. The quest to send humans to Mars has engaged the top minds in science in a modern-day space race, and it has infiltrated pop culture through blockbusters like Andy Weir’s “The Martian” and through out of this world tweets from astronaut Scott Kelly. Now, National Geographic Channel; Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producers Brian Grazer,Read more