Free SCS Tickets for the first 58 visitors on 14 March 2015!
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Many of the 3000 or so Science Centres worldwide are marking 14 March 2015 as the inaugural World Science Centre Day, an opportunity to highlight the role that Science Centres play in engaging everyone with science and technology.

You may be familiar with the Science Centre Singapore, but did you know that there are similar institutions all over the world with the common goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) closer to their communities? Each Science Centre or Museum is unique, but there are many similarities and collaborations between them, and by observing one particular day in the calendar as Science Centre Day, we recognise these connections and celebrate each other and the impact we have on our communities.

Why March the 14th? For one, that’s the birthday of one of the most recognised scientists – Albert Einstein. The other reason is that 3/14 happens to align with the first few digits of the mathematical constant π (Pi) = 3.141592653. Geeks the world over have been celebrating Pi Day for some time, but this year’s Pi Day is especially cool, with 2015 providing the next two digits in the sequence. In fact, this year we can pin that special moment down all the way to a Pi Second: 3/14/15 at 9:26:53! What better date to celebrate the inaugural Science Centre Day?

If you’d like to mark Science Centre Day with us, come to the Science Centre this Saturday! Instead of 10am, the Science Centre will open at seven seconds to 9.27am, and the first 58 visitors will enter for free! That means we’ll be  celebrating the first 12 digits of Pi: 3.14159265358!

There will be an unique Pi Show at 2pm and special demos like the Van De Graff Experience (which will give you an Einstein Hairdo…) at 11am and 2.30pm. There will also be a talk (It’s all an illusion) and a number of activities as part of the Brain Awareness Week, and a ‘Show us your Science’ session in the afternoon.

Happy Science Centre Day!


Posted by:Andy Giger

Andy is the Science Centre Singapore's Director of Strategy. He is a Neuroscientist who started out studying how Tunisian desert ants navigate, then tamed honey bees to find out more about their visual system, and moved on to counting cockroaches, feeding termites and attracting mosquitoes. Now he deals more with people, and enjoys being in touch with science on a much broader basis.

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