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…

Myths about eclipses!

Did you know that eclipses in ancient history were terrifying? The bloodstained moon and the gradual disappearance of the blazing sun was apparently an ominous sight to behold then! Some cultures even saw these eclipses as celestial wrath that would bring misfortune and evil on them. With the upcoming Lunar Eclipse on 31 Jan 2018,…

Experimenting indoors is easy-peasy!

During my internship at Science Centre Singapore, I was given the opportunity to look through issues of Science Spy (a science magazine for children aged 9-12). It enlightened me on many different topics relating to life sciences and physical sciences, which inspired me to share something of my own – about friction! Friction is an…

Once in a blue moon!

There will be a TOTAL lunar eclipse on 31 Jan 2018, literally a once-in-a-blue moon phenomenon. And Science Centre is organising a viewing event on 31 Jan itself! The Science Centre Singapore event starts at 7:30pm, and ends at 10:30pm. The full eclipse starts at 8:51pm, and ends at 10:07pm. The maximum eclipse is observable at…

Singapore Robotic Games is back!

The Singapore Robotic Games (SRG) is back for their 25th year! This is an interesting opportunity for robot lovers out there to watch specialized robots designed to compete in specific events, much like the Olympic games! This event aims to teach the public that robots are capable of doing things other than industrial tasks. SRG…

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,…

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…

It’s no ordinary Jam. It’s a Tech Jam!

Written by Hezekiah & Danny “You have 5 minutes left! Do your finishing touches on your products!” On hearing the emcee’s countdown, some participants frantically attempted to assemble their artefact, while others laid back in their chairs, brimming with confidence in their winning pieces on the competition table. At this year’s Caltex Fuel Your School…

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…

It’s Showtime!

By Grace Quah and Danny My experience in Science Centre’s annual science busking festival was definitely one of the highlights of my life! It was a great exercise in mindfulness – of my science communication abilities, not only at the performance stage but during the preparations too. Let me briefly share some of the significant…

Building strengths by growing together

CRADLΣ – the Centre for Research and Applied Learning in Science – has made steady progress in bringing science to life through hands-on experimentation, thanks to the support from schools and industry. On Fri 11 Aug, CRADLΣ’s partners from a number of renowned educational and industrial establishments were recognised through the presentation of certificates and the…

Show You Can! 2017

Written by Fatin Afiqah Lights! Camera! Action! For the second year running, KidsSTOP held its ‘Show You Can!’ creative drama competition at the Marquee in Science Centre Singapore from 12-13 Jul (Auditions) and on 27 Jul 2017 (Finals). Themed, ‘Happy, Healthy Me!’, the Competition featured 11 teams which showed creative ways of leading a healthy…

Grooming tomorrow’s innovators today!

Written by Swapna Haresh Young Scientists Smartly attired in their personalised lab coats, 36 Primary School students presented their Science projects to visitors at the Marquee in Science Centre Singapore on a bright Sat morning on 12 Aug 2017. The entire room was abuzz with all the excited chatter and enthusiasm of the students and visitors alike!…

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…

Asian Scientist Writing Prize

By Harry and Danny As there’s a famous saying that goes, “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother”. The Asian Scientist Writing Prize was back, co-organized by Science Centre Singapore and Asian Scientist Magazine seeking to find the best science writing in Asia. It was introduced in 2015…

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…

Inspiring contest winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in Science Centre Singapore’s 40th Anniversary 40-word Facebook Contest! Without your support, we wouldn’t have achieved…   102                                      200                        …

Fun with the Sun!

Written by Ong Shu Yi Summer Solstice? When? How? Summer solstice happens on 21 June 2017. The summer solstice occurs due to the Earth’s tilt as it orbits around the sun. On this day, the Earth’s north pole will point more towards the Sun than at any time of the year. It signifies the start…

Tinker Fest ’17 (Illusions): Journey

By Fatin Iesa, Science Centre Singapore’s resident tinkerer who loves to apply scientific knowledge in a crazy and messy manner.   The Tinkering Studio celebrated the school holidays with another edition of Tinker Fest from 29 May to 4 June 2017. Based on the theme on Illusions, visitors wrapped their minds to create and explore…

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…

Tinkerama

Written by : Kiruthika Ramanathan Learning City – at the Istana Open House May 2017 The showcase of makers went to the Istana for the second time during Labor day, 1 May 2017. Afterall, there is no other appropriate day than labor day to showcase the makers and people involved in Making. For labor day, Science…

How good are we at detecting lies?

Written by : Koh Tong Wey & Jeslyn Lim Apparently, it is not good. Many previous studies revealed that people are only able to catch lies half the time; in other words, no better than flipping coins. That’s not too different from the experience of my gullible self. But wait! Some of us may recall that…

Robotic Dinos to Land at Science Centre Singapore

Flying out of Japan for the first time, Kokoro Din Robot Factory is landing at Science Centre Singapore on 20 May 2017 and will be there till 27 Aug 2017! Perfect for children up to 12 years old, they’ll get to learn more about robotics and engineering through this cool new exhibition! h So what…

S.M.A.R.T Camp

31 May 2017 – 1 June 2017 Electronics S.M.A.R.T Camp In today’s world, humans depend on electronics in communications, entertainments, defense applications, industrial applications and medical services. Our day to day life involves the use of electronic devices and it has played a major role in every of our life. While electronics has made tremendous…

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…

#SCSInspiresMe

By Harry and Danny Science Centre is organising a series of fantastic events in celebration of its 40th Anniversary in 2017! To kick this off, we’ve come up with a Facebook Contest – inviting you to share your memories with us! #SCSInspiresMe Simply comment in 40 words or less (with the hashtag #SCSInspiresMe) on our FB…

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…

Nature Calls Again!

By Merlynna I didn’t know much about Palms until I had attended Nature Calls Again! – which was not as you’d imagine – a trip to the ladies, but the guidebook launch of Science Centre Singapore’s latest publication –“A Guide to Exotic Palms of Singapore”. 😉 Nature Calls Again! proved to be a highly engaging event…

It’s Raining Pi!~

What a blast! We celebrated Pi (π) Day in style on 14 March at Science Centre! The revelry was contagious – kicking off in the office! The Pi-fever later spilled into the Gallery spaces with 100 sporting guests joining a Pi Circle at our Atrium – closer to midday! Each of us held a numbered card – representing a digit of Pi (3.14…), and participated…

A great cause for celebration!

By Sharmin Taj When we were students, Mathematics was something we had all feared at one point in time. We can recall the countless formulas, shapes and equations that we had to remember, all to solve a question on how many apples a boy had. “Practice makes perfect!” our teachers would say, while handing out a…

Shouting out Memorable Moments!~

Chris Wright gave an inspiring shout out of Science Centre Singapore to over 2.3 million Qantas passengers through the Qantas’ Travel Insider – Australia’s No.1 read magazine in the Business and Airline categories. Here’s what he wrote: “Singapore builds new attractions all the time but Science Centre Singapore has been a fail-safe rainy-day wonder since 1977. A hands-on museum, even before […]

A Starry Proposal!~

By Danny and Gauri Saxena Science Centre Singapore is so memorable to many of our guests for so many reasons. One of which includes being an idyllic place for a wedding proposal! Our very own Omni-Theatre which turns 30 this year, has seen quite a few proposals of recent, with younger couples opting to propose and pledge their love for one another in…

Orange you amazed!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri and Danny Here’s Part III of our orangey line-up of experimental goodies! Learn how to make an all-organic candle with the fruit that’s making its rounds all over this Chinese New Year season! Orange Candle: Ever wanted unique decorations for Chinese New Year or a…

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…

Orange you excited for CNY?

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year! By Gauri Saxena and Danny This time of year, boisterous beats of lion dance performances ring out in celebration corners decked in vibrant red and pink decor. Smells of tasty goodies like pineapple tarts and Yu Sheng waft in, making our mouths water. Families reunite over sumptuous…

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…

We need it like Oxygen…

DUN DUN DUUUUN!~ (dramatic sound effect) Imagine life without artificial light. without air-conditioning. without (gasp) the internet! That’d be a world without a screen to read this post with. No electronic spouse-like smart phone to give us company (all the way to the toilet). Robson Green’s extreme fishing TV show would forever remain a figment…

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…

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…

Millennial Adventure! (part 1)

28 June was such a treat. I caught up with 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…

Science Buskers Festival 2016

Did you know that when you put a glass rod inside glass jar containing glycerin, it will disappear? Or that you can poke through your take away tea bag with a pencil, without it being spilled? All these and many more ‘magic’ science tricks were showcased in the auditions of the Science Buskers Festival 2016,…

Young Inventors Shine!

The 30th Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award (TKKYIA) Presentation Ceremony and Exhibition was held at the Science Centre Singapore on Sat, 28 May 2016 with nearly 160 participants in attendance. TKKYIA attracted 810 entries this year across five sections: Junior Student (Below 13 years old); Student (Below 19 years old); Senior Student (Below 25…

About Earth and Climate Change

Somehow, I did not hear much about the Earth Hour this year, unlike the hype for the past few years, considering it is only about a week away. I went to the Earth Hour website and saw the tagline “Stop the burning and grow a forest.” I believe many of us would identify with it,…

What an eclipse!

A cloudless morning set the stage for a brilliant Solar Eclipse show and what a sight it was! 3,000 people witnessed this on a working day morning with some showing up as early as 7am to check it out! With telescopes, venuscopes, free solar glasses and a live webcast – Science Centre Singapore was ready for our…