Discovering the Butterflies of Singapore

On 12 Aug 17, Science Centre Singapore and Nature Society Singapore organised a nature talk “Discovering the Butterflies of Singapore” at Science Centre Singapore, delivered by Dr Anuj Jain, Former Chairman, Butterfly & Insect Group, Nature Society Singapore. Dr Jain shared his knowledge about butterflies and the rich diversity in Singapore, both in the parks…

Hour of Code – Tech Jam 2016

It has been three years since the Hour of Code was first introduced. An one-hour introduction to computer science, it caught on worldwide interest. Science Centre Singapore also went on board in 2014. There were introduction of simple coding activities, some of which do not even require you to use a computer! This year, Science…

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…

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…

3D Printed Butterflies?

Nope, this is not a 3D printed butterfly. In fact, this is a beautiful Swift Peacock butterfly which can be found at Butterflies Up-Close (Hall D), Science Centre Singapore. So where can you find the 3D printed butterflies? Well, you can find them at Butterflies Up-Close this September school holidays. This is because of a 3D…

Behind the Scenes – Butterflies Up-Close

Some time back, I sat down for an interview with June Chen, our Butterflies Up-Close exhibition project officer (overseeing the exhibition planning and build). Sitting in the Butterflies Up-Close exhibition classroom amidst the construction hustle, June shared with me what it means to be a project officer in charge of an exhibition. How long have…

Basking under a trillion stars

It’s more than spectacular. Within 30 minutes, as part of Visual SG’s first day programme, Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualisation, American Museum of Natural History flew the audience at our Digital Planetarium way beyond our galaxy, to the point where galaxies become uncountable, beyond the time where dinosaurs exist, to even further in time. Here’s…

Beauty in Patterns

Into its third year, Visual SG will be taking place at Science Centre Singapore from 22 – 31 July 2016, with the theme “Beauty in Patterns”. As the name suggest, this festival (which comprises of a public exhibition and a full range of public lectures and workshops held at Science Centre Singapore) is about visual…

An Amazing Maker Journey

It has been an amazing 5 year journey for Maker Faire Singapore. In 2012, we started off as a Mini Maker Faire with about 20 maker booths and 1000 visitors. In 2016, we are proud to have hosted over 300 maker booths (including about 700 makers) and 15,000 visitors over a 2-day event at the…

ASPAC Conference at Beijing

The annual Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC) Conference took place at China Science & Technology Museum (Beijing) from 17th to 20th May last week. This is an event where representatives of Science Centres from the ASPAC network gather and learn from each other through plenary and parallel sessions, and networking events. Science…