Five Amazing Places to Geek Out!

2 Mins Read Written by Eugene Wambeck There are many things and places under the sun hidden from plain sight that will take our breath away. These awesome things and places often defy expectations and definitions. In this edition, we hunt down five experiences for you to indulge your soul and lust for curiosity. So…

An InTREEguing Walk

Keen to stretch your legs and explore nature for a change? Want to take a look at some critters up close? Then check out Science Centre’s Intreeguing Walk occurring this Saturday, 5 May 2018! Perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy a guided stroll through nature while learning about the surrounding life. Registration closes on 28 Apr…

Young Learners’ Festival – Perspectives from our volunteers

This article is written by Mustikha and Hui Ling, volunteers with the Young Learners’ Festival 2016 held at Science Centre Singapore from 26 September to 7 October. In anticipation of the annual Young Learner’s Festival, we volunteers had to undergo a 2-day training to better prepare ourselves for the event. On the first day, all…

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…

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…

Nature’s Call!

Fifty-four of us answered Nature’s Call, taking to MacRitchie in the not-so early morning hours of Saturday, 27 Sep 2014! It was welcome respite from our concrete jungle and a much anticipated adventure, which was fully subscribed within 24 hours of its communication to public! The MacRitchie Trail formed the second and final part of…

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…

August Observation @ Ecogarden, Science Centre Singapore

I was inspired by a post on Facebook to make my way down to our Science Centre Ecogarden after a heavy rain one Friday (22 August) to see what insects I might spot. It was in the evening just before 6pm and I headed straight to a row of potted plants right in front of…

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…

Crab-tivating!

By Ng Mei Bao who is a Senior Science Educator at Science Centre Singapore. Feeling crabby? Watch this video and it may make your day better! Post by Science It. Wasn’t it mesmerising to watch that little critter eating in such a relaxed manner? Pinching off pieces of food with its claws and daintily bringing it…

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…

Is it a Black Rustic?

My house seems to be a magnet for insects. Beetles, praying mantises, moths, dragonflies. This is on top of the usual ones that you might find. The latest was a black moth sighted on a pipe on the night of 22 January. It might look a bit like a cockroach from far because of the…

Furry Worry

By Ng Mei Bao who is a Senior Science Educator at Science Centre Singapore. A very interesting find outside a friend’s house led to this search and discovery of a seemingly common animal in Singapore, yet many of us have barely had the chance to catch a glimpse of this beautiful creature in action. Featured here…

China – The Panda Adventure

On Vesak Day, I entered the Omni Theatre with the single knowledge that I would be watching a show about pandas. I briefly read the sypnosis once ages ago (Note: the show had been screened since 15 Dec 2012 which is nearly half a year ago!). In my mind, I had visualised a documentary that…

The return of the greens!

Nature is truly amazing. About eleven days ago when I first checked out the atlas caterpillars (or the remaining of those which had not morphed into cocoons), the Camphor tree which was the host tree was nearly bare. You can check the picture in Danny’s blog earlier. After our weekly department meeting today, we checked…

To the Arctic

I finally watched “To the Arctic” during the Hari Raya Haji public holiday. Some friends were interested and off we went to the Omni-Theatre for the evening show. Right from the start, the 45-minute IMAX movie tugged at my heartstrings. The narrator told a tale of a pair of polar bears (mother and cub) that…

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…

Ants and their pheromones (Part 2)

Recently I blogged about my observation of ants’ behaviours when sprayed by a homemade ant repellent solution of vinegar and water. You can read the last blog here. The solution has been useful for me at home, so I have more or less been diligently using it. Apparently, it works best (at repelling the ants)…

Ants and their pheromones (Part 1)

Ants infestation is sometimes a problem in my house. I am sure many of you are nodding in agreement. If you can live with it, great. Normally I don’t really mind them crawling around under the dish drainer or towards the rubbish bin which we will dispose of by the end of the day. What I…

A revisit of the caterpillar

You might have read our blog posts sometimes in July about this caterpillar that appeared in our office. 1. I spy with my little eye… 2. Nature is everywhere indeed! Or you might have just seen the picture or video post on our “Science It” Facebook page. In the composition picture above, we showed the…

Nature is everywhere indeed!

How true it is to say that Nature is everywhere. This morning, it appeared in the form of a caterpillar on my colleague Danny’s desk, apparently dropped from a plant pot. Amused by the unusual find, we spent a while observing its action. While it seemed to be moving quite a bit initially, it totally…

Nature is everywhere

I had an intriguing five minutes this morning. Like every morning, I was washing the dishes after breakfast when I noticed, out of the corner of my eye, a movement on the kitchen wall above the sink. Expecting the usual ant or small moth or fly, I had a closer look, but couldn’t find anything….

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…

Exploration of the Science Centre Singapore Ecogarden (Part 1)

It started off with a meeting outside the Ecolab, pleasantly complemented by the harmonious chirping of the birds (or so I imagined) and the sight of hummingbirds hovering over the flowers. Gone with December were the rain and the cold breeze. Hence, my mini exploration took place under the bright cheery morning sun. In fact,…

The fly on the wall

The Science Centre offers some great opportunities to get in touch with nature. There are the obvious ones, like our monthly Nature Discovery Trails, or a visit to the Ecogarden. Then there are the more subtle ones, like watching the chicks hatch in the Discovery Zone. But the most memorable encounters with wildlife are the…