5 Reasons to Visit Butterflies Up-Close

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.   -Jeffrey Glassberg, American biologist who revolutionise the pursuit of butterflies with an emphasis on observation in the field Butterflies Up-Close was a recently opened exhibition at Science Centre Singapore which invites you to experience the fascinating transformation of a butterfly from an egg to a beautiful winged adult. Here’s 5 reasons why you need to payRead more


This article is written by Lauren Lee and Eunice Lee from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. Living in a light-polluted city-state, it is difficult for us to catch many astronomical events or even to see constellations. The moon, however, is easy to spot, and even more so, supermoons. To us, supermoons are just an “enlarged” version of the moon. They occur frequently too — on average, you can see three full moon supermoons a year — so we have definitely seen aRead more

We need it like Oxygen…

DUN DUN DUUUUN!~ (dramatic sound effect) Imagine life without artificial light. without air-conditioning. without (gasp) the internet! That’d be a world without a screen to read this post with. No electronic spouse-like smart phone to give us company (all the way to the toilet). Robson Green’s extreme fishing TV show would forever remain a figment of imagination (and I can’t live with that!). It’d be an uneasy, unimaginable and unliveable world! (just ask Cookie Monster) Simply put, a world without Science, Technology,Read more

STEM’s significance goes on-air on Danish National Radio

An excerpt from an interview (part I) of A/Prof Lim Tit Meng (SCS Chief Executive) by Kristoffer Frøkjær – the Host of “World of Science” programme on Danish National Radio Kristoffer: First of all, I must say that I’m really impressed by the Science Centre. We have something in Denmark which is like a tenth or something [in size]. And I think it must reflect some of the things you want to do with the students, much as this place is alsoRead more

Astronomy -Orionids

This article is written by Elizabeth and Kaiwen from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. The universe. The stars. The moon. An occasional eclipse. Is that all there is to the universe? Have you ever wondered up at the sky, wanting to see something fascinating and inspiring? Well, here comes the Orionids to light up your world! In Singapore, a city of lights, it is nearly impossible to star-gaze, with the exception of certain stars that shine extremely brightly. Due to thisRead more

Halloween Haunts

Aaah, that pumpkin spice, those chocolates and sweets, that spooky and chilly (depending on where you are in the world) time of the year. It’s got to be one of my favourites holidays of the year, that time to indulge and be merry! Good ol’ memories from my childhood of eating candy and trying to trick people into giving me some more. So what are you up to? Take a trip down memory lane in the West and rekindle thoseRead more

Young Learners’ Festival – Perspectives from our volunteers

This article is written by Mustikha and Hui Ling, volunteers with the Young Learners’ Festival 2016 held at Science Centre Singapore from 26 September to 7 October. In anticipation of the annual Young Learner’s Festival, we volunteers had to undergo a 2-day training to better prepare ourselves for the event. On the first day, all of us were awkward with one another. We just looked at each other and none of us talked unless they were our own friends. ThatRead more

N2-siastic Liquids

By Saksham Bambha A relatively large portion of the Earth’s atmosphere is oxygen, which is required for the survival of almost all living organisms. Taking up about 21% of the air we breathe, oxygen’s presence is only dwarfed by one other gas – nitrogen. That’s right, there’s nearly four times as much nitrogen in the air than there is oxygen. It may seem rather boring as a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas, but the fun begins at -196°C, which isRead more

Insights from the Google Science Fair Singapore Team

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. This year, three girls, Marion, Joy and Sonia entered the competition from Singapore. All three girls are members of the SAYES club and have worked in NJRC, Science Buskers and SSEF at Science Centre Singapore. I got the opportunity to interview them exclusively and here, they tell us a bit more about their journey together during the GoogleRead more

Celebrate Children’s Day at Science Centre Singapore!

Looking for ideas to spend Children’s Day on 7 October? Here’s some suggestions! Be a Nature Explorer Participate in hands-on activities and bring back your own handmade souvenirs (your very own climbing monkey toy and others). Immerse yourselves in our rustic Ecogarden and be entertained by a fascinating Science show! Your children can do all these on 7 October between 1.30pm to 5pm at Science Centre Singapore. http://www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/YoungLearnersFestival.aspx Take flight with our new movie “Dinosaurs at Dusk” If your child isRead more