Written by : Kiruthika Ramanathan Learning City – at the Istana Open House May 2017 The showcase of makers went to the Istana for the second time during Labor day, 1 May 2017. Afterall, there is no other appropriate day than labor day to showcase the makers and people involved in Making. For labor day, Science Centre Singapore and the Life Long Learning Council curated a space together with makers from the community. the space meant to showcase how making isRead more

How good are we at detecting lies?

Written by : Koh Tong Wey & Jeslyn Lim Apparently, it is not good. Many previous studies revealed that people are only able to catch lies half the time; in other words, no better than flipping coins. That’s not too different from the experience of my gullible self. But wait! Some of us may recall that sense of unease during the moment we were conned? In a recent study, Leanne ten Brinke and co-workers published data suggesting that we may be betterRead more

Robotic Dinos to Land at Science Centre Singapore

Flying out of Japan for the first time, Kokoro Din Robot Factory is landing at Science Centre Singapore on 20 May 2017 and will be there till 27 Aug 2017! Perfect for children up to 12 years old, they’ll get to learn more about robotics and engineering through this cool new exhibition! h So what can you enjoy? Behind-the-scenes experience in building a robot! You’ll get to learn the steps to design, assemble and make your robot dinosaur move! The designRead more

S.M.A.R.T Camp

31 May 2017 – 1 June 2017 Electronics S.M.A.R.T Camp In today’s world, humans depend on electronics in communications, entertainments, defense applications, industrial applications and medical services. Our day to day life involves the use of electronic devices and it has played a major role in every of our life. While electronics has made tremendous advancement during the last few decades, have you even wondered what is inside these electronic devices? S.M.A.R.T Camp CRADLE in Science Centre is introducing theRead more


Written by Che Wan Forensic Science is a topic that has been garnering interest for quite a number of years, probably due to numerous television series and media coverage. Forensic Science is a process of evidence collection and analysis of clues on a scientific level, which eventually leads to figuring out the crime – who did it and how. My team and I had a great time conceptualising and developing activities based on this theme. Each of these activities focusesRead more


Science Centre is organising a series of fantastic events in celebration of its 40th Anniversary in 2017! To kick this off, we’ve come up with a Facebook Contest – inviting you to share your memories with us! #SCSInspiresMe Simply comment in 40 words or less (with the hashtag #SCSInspiresMe) on our FB post – telling us how Science Centre inspired you. The three best comments will each win a Fitbit®Alta™ and leather accessory band (valued at $300) sponsored by Fitbit®. Terms & Conditions apply:Read more

The Improbable Aircon: Why Singapore Should Care About Antarctica

By Sandra Marichal A month ago, I found myself harnessed to a rope held by an expedition crew member who was, at the time, wearing five layers of clothes shielding from the -15°C winds. I, on the other hand, was wearing my two-piece bikini, ready to jump into the -2°C waters off the Antarctic Peninsula. Why you ask? It all started in December 2015 with COP21. The successful international outcome gave me hope and made me realise that I, too,Read more

Five Things To Do At Science Centre This April!

By Valerie Wong Picnic Under the Planets Last year, thousands joined us at the Observatory Green for an evening of fun and films. This 7 April, in conjunction with the viewing of Jupiter at its fullest and brightest, Science Centre brings back Picnic Under the Planets. From Screen On The Green movie screenings to science shows and mascot meet-and-greets, find out more about Picnic Under the Planets here: http://www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/PicnicUnderthePlanets.aspx Snow City: 1-for-1 Beat the Heat Deal For the month ofRead more

Nature Calls Again!

By Merlynna I didn’t know much about Palms until I had attended Nature Calls Again! – which was not as you’d imagine – a trip to the ladies, but the guidebook launch of Science Centre Singapore’s latest publication –“A Guide to Exotic Palms of Singapore”. 😉 Nature Calls Again! proved to be a highly engaging event – short yet highly informative as the author, Dr Adrian Loo, gave an insightful talk peppered with stories of adventurous research trips outfield as well as record-breakingRead more