The colours in life

Written by: Benedict Tham and Dexter Lim “I am finding my wings so I can fly, and soon I’d be on my way.” Are you? If you think life is dull and boring, think again.  Jointly presented to you by Science Centre Singapore and Butterfly Park Sentosa Singapore, ‘Butterflies Up-close’ boasts over sixteen different species…

Face your Fears!

Challenge yourself and conquer all of your fears this year at Science Centre’s Phobia Party! Not only do you get enjoy Science Centre at Night, you’re assured to sample some groovy food and drinks. Challenge your friends to face their fears at our Fear Challenge Stations, try your hands at our game stations or enjoy…

Are you afraid of the dark?

My favourite movie genre has got to be horror because I loved the thrill from being scared. But when darkness falls… I turn into a total scaredy-cat. My ears perk up at the tiniest sound; my pulse races and rings in my ears; my stomach churns whilst having wild thoughts. Despite being a young adult,…

Want to become ski-llful at skiing?

Zip. Crunch. Swoosh! We reach the bottom of the slope, adrenaline still rushing through our veins. We’re skiing! It’s fun and exciting, but we wondered – how are we able to slide on the snow, and ‘brake’ with our skis? The reason skis can slide over the snow is because the temperature at which water…

Face your fears – Phobia

Did you know that we are born with two fears only? The fear of falling, and the fear of loud noises. Wow! That means that all the other fears that we have, are acquired through the course of our lives! Come face your deepest fears at Science Centre Singapore’s newly opened exhibition, Phobia2, where you can…

Dialogue with Time – A peek into our future

We haven’t been able to outrun time. Our desire for youth dates back thousands of years, with scores of people going to extraordinary lengths for a chance at being young forever. We still try to – spending billions trying to develop ways to stay young forever. But what if we were to just embrace the…

Above And Beyond!

Authored by Cassia Pang and Reviewed by Danny Faster, Farther, Higher, Smarter – these words perfectly describe the incredible journey aerospace technology has come and will continue to travel. They also mark some of the titles of the themed galleries of our newest exhibition, Above And Beyond. The exhibition is produced in association with Boeing,…

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,…

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…

Exploring New Worlds during World Space Week

Ever wondered what interstellar space looks like? Or how wide the Milky Way is? After watching the Omni Theatre’s latest Live Planetarium show Exploring New Worlds, I experienced for myself how vast and boundless our universe is. State-of-the-Art digital projection technology and specialised software allowed me to not only take a closer look at what…

Flavours and the Mind

Ever experienced the nostalgia of smelling a place you have been to as a child? Or tasting a 3D printed lollipop and experiencing a sour taste? Check out our Digital Food exhibition and challenge your senses! Taste Test Sugar and Sweetener molecules are very different in molecular size and chemical structure, and yet they fit…

They’re Coming… Are You Ready?

Written by: Benedict Tham, Dexter Lim and Danny Shakespeare once said, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” Jointly presented to you by National Geographic and the OmniTheatre Singapore, Robots takes you on an amazing journey into the revolutionary world of humanoid robots. Let’s…

New Look, New Perspective!

Written by: Benedict Tham, Dexter Lim and Danny The Mind’s Eye Exhibition is back! Bigger and Better. Double the excitement, double the fun. This exhibition on illusions and human perception features familiar favourites like the Mirror Maze as well as some brand new additions! Don’t miss these top 5 highlights when you check out the exhibition…

Behind-The-Scenes

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…

Probably the World’s Largest Harmonograph

This is just a quick update on our Prototyping the Harmonograph post of a couple of weeks ago. We since installed the PWLH (Probably the World’s Largest Harmonograph) in the gallery, and it has been up and swinging since the start of the Festival of Numbers on 11 March. Why do we call it “probably…

Orange you bored?

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! by Gauri and Danny Part II As promised, here’s the second of our 3-part special on fun things you can do this Chinese New Year with those extra oranges you receive during this festive time… Popping a balloon without touching it Thought popping a balloon without touching…

Why are things the way they are?

By Ng Keen Yung and Peh Hui Min Biology’s answer to this is the theory of natural selection. Nature’s vast variety of species is the culmination of millions of years of gradual adaptation to various environments. This is the topic of the latest, and the first 3D digital film to hit the Omni-Theatre, Natural Selection…

Butterflies in my stomach

Oliver Huang 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. Walking into the Butterflies Up-Close exhibition at Science Centre Singapore, you first notice a myriad of colours, with a backdrop of lush green bushes. Your hair is…

Peeking into the world of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition

Meet Nicholas Cooper, Chief Creative Officer of Victory Hill Exhibitions. An award winning producer, director, writer with over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry, Nicholas specialises in creating fantastic entertainment productions across multiple platforms. Here we get an exclusive with him on the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition opening at Science Centre Singapore!   Sanjali: So one…

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…

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…

Alzheimer’s Disease

Tabitha Gan underwent an internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS). She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. World Alzheimer’s Day is coming up on 21 September and its aim is to promote awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. For those unclear about exactly what Alzheimer’s disease is, it’s basically a disease…

KidsSTOP – There’s something for everyone

By Jediel Yew KidsSTOP is an edutainment centre that aims to engage children from pre-school to lower primary school and expose them to science at a young age. The four exhibition galleries, Imagine, Experience, Discover, and Dream, aim to show the application of science in our everyday lives, through hands-on activities and programmes! I got the…

Tinkering to infinity – and beyond!

This article is written by Valerie Wong, Corporate Communications Officer from the Science Centre Singapore.   If you have run out of ideas for what your kids should do this upcoming September school holidays, come on down to Science Centre Singapore and join us at Tinker Fest, where ideas never run out, but keep on…

Tunnel Vision

Saksham Bambha 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. Is what you see through the human eye all that exists in the universe? Have you ever felt that nature is boring? Well, let ‘Mysteries of the…

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…

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…

Millennial Adventure (part 2)

On 28 June, I had the pleasure of interviewing billionaire and travel extraordinaire – Jim Rogers and Paige Parker over an exclusive interview! Their spirit of adventure has seen them journey off the beaten path (at the turn of the Millenium) in not just one city but the world over – covering 116 countries over 6…

Tink! Ding! Pling! Buzz!

Science Centre Singapore’s new immersive space officially tinkers to life! A media preview and an official launch held on 21 and 22 Jan 2016 respectively, ushered in a crowd of grown-ups to the Tinkering Studio – an experience that unleashed their inner child at the entrancing space. But before you check out their fun journey of…

An Internship with DWB

Hi my name is Cai and I’m 16 years old. I took on a 4 week paid internship recently with Discovering without Borders (DWB) Social Enterprise when Yen (the founder) came to meet me and explain what her company was doing to help teenage girls develop interest in STEM careers. Assisting Yen in these workshops…

Let’s get tinkering!

Science Centre Singapore has set up our very own Tinkering Studio! Recently, our Tinkering Studio team put together a 4-day tinkering workshop with Exploratorium (USA) and Questacon (Australia) for museum staff in the region. Here are some shots taken during these few days, where workshop participants tinker with various types of hands-on activities. About a…

7 reasons to watch “Earth, Moon & Sun”

This blogpost was co-written by Lim Jia Yi and Pang He Xuan, both students at Temasek Junior College, during their internship at Science Centre in November 2015. Are you curious about space? The Omni-Theatre’s new “Earth, Moon & Sun” digital show will bring you past the skies and into the galaxy. Here are 7 reasons…

Looking for some Arctic Fun? Why not try the West!

It’s that season of the year where we all want to get into the winter spirit. However not all of us can leave the hot humid island that is Singapore during this time of the year. So if you’d like to get a feel of the Arctic and enjoy a snowy winter, come down to…

Fresh catch just out of the Sea

  Happy Halloween folks!! This year, Science Centre has an extra something special to make your Halloween and holidays that much more exciting! Open since 30 October 2015, Science Centre’s all new blockbuster exhibition, Monsters of the Sea, has hit the shores of Singapore. Step through a portal and explore uncharted waters where you’ll come…

Try your hand at this puzzle!

Written by Emilyn who is a Science Educator at Science Centre Singapore. How many activities can draw a cult following because of their educational nature? Only a handful, I think, and among the well-loved ones are puzzles. We solve puzzles to train our minds, run competitions on them or just for plain recreation and relaxation. Big…

Blue is in!

We got ‘em back! Our baby blue skies… If I could just welcome them, I’d do it with open arms! I’d so be a (blue) sky hugger! Only recently, we had an exhibition on haze at the Science Centre! Titled, Haze: Know It. Stop It. That’s where I met a passionate advocate in Xin Yi….

Singapore Innovations!

Singapore Innovations – From Ideas to Creations Science Centre’s newest exhibition opens Friday, 25 Sep 2015! Curious about some of the “By Singaporeans” innovations that are making their mark regionally or globally? What inspired each innovator to come up with their creations and how was the process like? The Singapore Innovations exhibition shares the science and engineering that goes…

What do you know about Giant Pandas?

Nguyen Pham Dan Anh is a Secondary 4 student who underwent an internship at Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in June 2015. She has written this blog post together with fellow intern, Jeremy Keat U during her internship at SCS. Last Wednesday, Jeremy and I gained an opportunity to watch IMAX show “Pandas: The Journey Home”…

What I like about Interplay Exhibition

Nguyen Pham Dan Anh is a Secondary 4 student who underwent an internship at Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in June 2015. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. Do you remember the last time your mom comes storming into your room and yell at you because you were making a mess?…

What’s new at SCS?

Launched 30 May 2015, Science Centre’s all new exhibition, Interplay, is way past cool! Brought to you in partnership with ARS Electronica, Interplay celebrates the fusion of arts with science. It aims to connect with the audience on a whole new level; the adults and children not only get to interact, but they become part of the…

A Night among the Stars

Imagine sitting on plush, red seats and being surrounded by the planets of our solar system! That’s what you can expect at the new Digital Planetarium, where you can watch the world unfold all around you. You can experience the world and beyond like never before. Fact File: The Digital Planetarium What to expect: Brighter…

Let your shadow tell your story

Coming June, Science Centre Singapore will be bringing to you Interplay – Where Science meets Arts, a temporary exhibition featuring 19 amazing exhibits. Check out Shadowgram, a fun and engaging exhibit which you will probably find hard to pull yourself away from. So what is Shadowgram? Developed by Ars Electronica Futurelab, it combines the aesthetic…

Butterfly fervour

I had wanted to share some of these photos about half a year ago (or slightly more than that). These were taken at the Insectarium in our Ecogarden. It was a September morning, and the first time I stepped into the Insectarium. Mr Tan, our dedicated gardener, gave me a guided tour. It was exciting…

A brief history of Electricity

By Yong Jian-Yi who is a Science Educator at Science Centre Singapore. Electricity has long been a subject of fascination in human history. The most common natural observation of it is lightning, however the link between the two was not apparent until Benjamin Franklin performed his classical experiment by flying a kite into a thunderstorm. The…

The Great, Great White Shark

Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are amazing creatures. After catching a short but insightful IMAX film in The Omni-Theatre, titled ‘Great White Shark’, we now have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the creature that lurks beyond our shores. Narrated by Bill Nighy, the film dives straight into the ocean, bringing viewers on an underwater…

What you need to know about the Brain Exhibition

What you need to know about the BRAND-new Brain Exhibition at the Science Centre and a few other things you probably didn’t know…  Who isn’t curious about the inner workings of our brain?? New-on-the block is the ‘Tuning in: Brain and Body’ Exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore, created in partnership with BRANDs.  Here’s an…

Is it really better to give than to receive?

Tabitha Gan is undergoing internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. The psychosocial and physical benefits of gift-giving The phrase “It is better to give than to receive” has been quoted umpteen times and is used often as a way of…

Christmas shopping & misconceptions in gift-giving

Tabitha Gan is undergoing internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. Imagine this scenario. Your friend, relative or spouse knows you haven’t gotten their birthday gift and passes you a list of items that they would like to have, which are…

TUNING IN: BRAIN & BODY

This Christmas, put your thinking caps on, or we’ll lend you some of ours with our BRAND-new exhibition centered around the ever-so-fascinating organ of our body called the Brain. Come down to the Science Centre and take a look at this new exhibition, open from Saturday 13 December onwards! For more details, click here!