Aurora: Lights of Wonder

Authored by Cassia Pang and Reviewed by Danny The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, was once thought to be a bad omen by some, since the red lights represented the blood of revenging enemies killed in battle. Others believed that the ribbons of light were the dancing spirits of their ancestors. The brighter the Lights,…

5 places to go to when visiting us this Dec!

Circus! Science Under the Big Top Did you know that trampolines or springboards were hidden to assist circus high jumpers in the past? Have you been intrigued by a contortionist and how they fit into a box or how performers balance on a high wire? Wonder no more! This is your chance to experience the…

Fancy a Beer in the Snow?

Block your calendar this Saturday 28 October for a quite literally chilled out night of cool brews and merry-making! Head down to Snow City to enjoy the Oktoberfest festivities, which include: • A Beer Drinking Competition • A Home-brewed beer at a one-of-a-kind Snow Bar • An Engaging magic show by Stefan Ebinger (from the International Brotherhood of Magicians)…

Three Reasons Why You Should Visit Circus! Science Under The Big Top

Travelling to Science Centre Singapore, at the Annexe from 28 Oct 2017 to 18 Mar 2018, Circus! Science Under The Big Top, is Science Centre’s blockbuster exhibition! Ever wondered what your grandparents did for fun in their kampong days? Back then, they’d visit the circus – a group of professional entertainers that travel from place to place…

ScienceArts @ Science Centre Singapore

By Harry and Danny This August, come on down to Science Centre and celebrate the PAssionArts Festival with us! Dubbed, “ScienceArts”, the Festival showcases the talent and hard work of residents who have created inspiring, interactive art installations. Launch Celebration! Be here on 5 Aug 2017, 5.30pm to 9.00pm for the launch of the “Science…

A Peek into a Child’s Mind

Written by: Setoh Pei Pei What goes on inside a child’s mind? Does a child think in the same way as I do? How does a child reason about things that happen around him or her? If you are a parent or have the experience of interacting with young children, you may have pondered over…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Being the scientist of your life

Jediel Yew 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. Hold up. Aren’t scientists the nerdy chaps in lab coats and safety goggles? Well, stereotypically, yes. But there’s more than meets the eye. Underneath their unkempt hair,…

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…

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…

March School Holidays @ Science Centre Singapore!

Every School Holidays, Science Centre Singapore brings you a full slate of activities that cater to your various interests and needs. Let’s take a look at the activity offers this March School Holidays! Brain Awareness Week How do bees and ants remember their way home? Insects may be small but their brains can be quite…

All New Science Spy magazine!

In July 2015, we were very excited to announce that the magazines Singapore Scientist, produced by Science Centre Singapore and Science Spy, produced by Marshall Cavendish Education merged to give rise to an all new magazine, Science Spy in collaboration with Singapore Scientist. Produced to ignite the curiosity of upper primary school children and to develop their understanding of science,…

Guess who dropped in?

DPM Teo Chee Hean (our patron) visited Science Centre Singapore this afternoon to meet with key staff, view exciting STEM Inc. student projects and tour our exhibitions! He was warmly greeted by our senior management (incl. Prof Lim Tit Meng) as well as visitors (incl. Prof Lui Pao Chuen) who took the opportunity to take photos with him! One of his stops…

So much to see and do @ Science Centre Singapore this year end!

Are you looking for some cool activities to celebrate the end of 2015? There’s so much at Science Centre Group of Attractions for you to see and do! 1) Monsters of the Sea (30 Oct 15 – 28 Feb 16) Transport yourself into the unexplored ocean and come face-to-face with legendary sea creatures! Be amazed…

6 Things to Check Out at Singapore Science Festival 2015

Have you always been curious, imaginative and loves to tinker with things? Why not think about how we can apply all these to change and make something better? “Changemaker of Science” is the theme of this year’s Singapore Science Festival, and we look at how science can be used to transform and improve lives. Inevitably,…

The Real Science behind the Heroes!

So now that you know a bit more about Heroes of Science (if you don’t, click here) it’s time to check out the Science in the experiments shown in the first two episodes of HOS! Episode 1: Biomass-to-chemical The idea behind this research project was to convert food or plant waste such as coconut husks,…

Physicists celebrate Singapore’s golden-jubilee year

  I’ve landed in Singapore shortly before the 50th anniversary of the nation’s independence –  Sunday 9 August is the official date. The event that brought me was a conference entitled “60 Years of Yang–Mills Gauge Field Theories”, the opening day of which on Monday 25 May featured speeches by C N Yang, who shared…

5 Fun & Memorable Valentine’s Day Ideas @ Science Centre Singapore

Co-authored by Hanisza and Kiat Teng, Science Centre Singapore. Short of ideas for Valentine’s Day? Why not try something unusual and come and visit the Science Centre Singapore? 1. Surprise your date with a packet of astronaut ice cream from our Curiosity Shop. Chocolate is too passé. 2. Try out rock climbing at The Cliff…

Chillin’ with the Greats

It’s not every day that a luminary shows up at your door step. But on Tue, we had three of them for GYSS2015 at Science Centre Singapore! Here’s a quick intro in the lives of these science yodas. 🙂 Prof Michael Levitt. This greying champ won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2013. (for the…

“Science It” FB Page merging with Science Centre Corporate FB Page

Three years ago, “Science It” Facebook Page was created as an online platform to explore and address the curiosity in all of us. It was envisioned as the place where like-minded people can share their knowledge and curiosity and, in the process, help each other find answers or develop further interests in different disciplines of…

Wild but True!

You know, it’s not often that I become nervous around a 10-year-old kid. But today, Robert Irwin’s uber calm persona unsettled me! Barely half my size, his physique is hardly what one would call foreboding but when he talks, there is such a presence about him that puts me in awe and makes me feel so small…

Hands up for superheroes!

At the front entrance of Science Centre Singapore recently is a colourful Young Learners’ Festival (YLF) banner decorated with these cute cartoon characters. They caught my attention the day the banner was put up – a perfect backdrop for phototaking (for children). I mean, I would love to pose beside one of them (if I…

Nature Calls!

Have you seen this hot-off-the-press poster at the Science Centre Singapore? Yes, in a week’s time, we are going to launch our latest guidebook “A Guide to the Native Palms of Singapore” and “iSpied”, an iPhone nature app that you can use to observe and record sightings of the plants and animals around you. Lots…

How do you envisage the new Science Centre Singapore to be?

Re-imagining Jurong – That’s the title of Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s blogpost explaining Jurong’s transformation since Singapore’s industrialisation days and the impending transformation described by PM Lee during the National Day Rally on 17 August. Of particular interest to us at Science Centre Singapore (SCS) would be the announcement about the new Science Centre being…

6 Reasons to visit Science Centre Singapore this June Holidays

Every year during the school vacation, Science Centre Singapore will be bustling with activities and programmes. Here are some exhibitions and activities you might consider visiting or attending during the upcoming June holidays! An Exhibition Exploring Nature’s Design, 24 May – 24 August 2014 Our mid-year temporary exhibition offers a treat to explore nature’s design…

On the trail of a trailblazer!

Yesterday afternoon, a bunch of us at Science Centre Singapore stole away to Dairy Farm Nature Park, with the intention to traverse the Wallace Trail and suss out the Wallace Education Centre.  It proved an immersive and most interesting experience! Here’s a snapshot of the diverse flora along our trek! I would have loved to…

A Swamp Adventure at Kuala Selangor Nature Park

By Xu Wanwei who is a Science Educator at Science Centre Singapore. I was inspired to attend a sharing on mangroves by Dr Daniel Friess at Science Centre (which Danny alluded to in his article ‘The Swamp Thing’), after my love-hate relationship with nature was put to the test during my 3-week swamp adventure in Kuala…

Behind the Scenes – Science in the Mall, March 2013

Jannah Monjiat is a Science Educator from the Gallery Programmes Group, Science Centre Singapore. Hey East Side, Science Centre Singapore is coming to you! Science in The Mall is back and we are hitting Parkway Parade this school holidays! Learn more about ‘Energy’ through our amazing exhibits, hands-on activities and of course, a Top Secret…

A day with nature at the Jurong Lake Park

It was an long day ahead for me on the 29 Sep 2012, but I woke up with much enthusiasm looking forward to all the activities of the day. In the morning, Science Centre Singapore had our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity which was held at the Jurong Lake Park. We went on a nature…

A Bay-utiful Day!

On 25 September 2012, a mini-SCS contingent stole away from Science Centre in the heat of day, through an inconspicuous mini bus transport, to destination—Marina Bay. Witness to the crime was Science Centre’s CE—A/Prof Lim, who sportingly took a picture of us leaving the site. The mood was clearly buoyant… there were no tears to…

Off to see the golden boy

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibition is on display in Seattle from 24 May 2012 to 6 January 2013. Yesterday afternoon, my family and I checked into the Pacific Science Center in downtown Seattle to suss out the King Tut travelling exhibition from National Geographic. Steeped in the fascinating and mysterious Egyptian ancientology, the…

Our latest invention

We are all used to big billboards, colourful advertising posters and interesting bus decorations drawing our attention to loads of products that we don’t really need but really should buy. Advertising seems to be all about making us notice things that we would normally ignore. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and as…

Design your own dinosaur

In the latest issue of the Sunday Times, there was a one-page feature about Twinky, Apollo and Prince, the three dinosaur skeletons destined for the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore (“Special Report: Singapore’s dinosaurs; Get ready for Twinky & friends”, 4 Dec 2011). Describing how the dinosaur bones are assembled, the…

Dragonflies of our Parks and Gardens

I found myself grinning when I was handed a copy of Dragonflies of our Parks and Gardens for the express purpose of writing a book review. What was not to like about it? It felt sleek even at 110 pages and the lush green covers exuded a cool, soothing feel. And if that weren’t enough,…

Fun learning journey

This is my first year attending the Singapore Science Festival and I am amazed at the extent of creativity put into all the booths, workshops and performances that makes learning science easier. I wish I had the opportunity to learn science in such a fun way when I was a student! Filling up the whole…

My two cents worth | Book review

Invent: It’s in You Published by Science Centre Singapore ISBN 978-981-08-6519-1 Unedited publications authored by engineers and scientists usually leave me cringing as I painstakingly pore over the content. But not this one! Written by an engineer, scientist and inventor, this delightful read gets a thumbs-up from me. It’s a no-frills book that doesn’t try…