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…

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…

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…

Sightings of flowering Pulai trees

I was excited last Friday morning when I observed a three-tiered tree full of cream-coloured blooms and butterflies fluttering over its crown. It was at a park connector about 10 minutes’ walk away from Science Centre Singapore. Being my first time seeing so many butterflies (estimated 15 or more) in a natural setting, I stood…

Beauty of local butterflies – Have you taken a closer look before?

Late last month, one of our “Science It” Facebook page posts  (the colouring activity based on the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly) attracted some comments in a Facebook butterfly interest group. We are heartened by the responses and noted the feedback by our local community to also showcase some local species of butterflies. We…

What can I do?

Guest post by Kate Tan , member of a Community Problem Solving group named “Project Wish” and member of the Singapore Academy of Young Engineers and Scientists. This is a re-post of her original blog here. When I tell people that I am part of a group whose mission is to raise awareness of the…