Science Centre Singapore

June 25, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Science Centre Singapore
15 Science Centre Road

http://www.science.edu.sg/


Opening Hours:
Daily 10am - 6pm


Admission Fees (In SGD $):
Adult: $9
Child (3 - 12 Years Old): $5
Senior Citizen (Above 55 Years Old): $6


Estimated Visiting Duration:
4 - 8 Hours


List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
Tesla Coil (12pm and 5pm)
Sound Show (11am and 4pm)
TreeHouse
Fire Tornado (3pm)
Candy Unwrapped
Sultans Of Science
Bio-Rhythm


List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
The Mind's Eye
Kinetic Garden
i-SPACE
Uniquely You
Bioethics
Genome
Microbes
Climate Change
Earth Our Untamed Planet
Living With Viruses
Sound
Live Animals And Insects
Marine Alcove
Mathematics Everywhere & Everyday
Fire
Robotics
Invent! It's In You!
Waterworks
Central Arena


List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
Scientist For A Day
House Of Blood
Dinosaurs-Live!
Ecogarden
Rubber Centenery Monument
The Marquee
Annexe
Science Centre Singapore Exterior & Surroundings



Fun With Science


(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Jun-2012


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Located in the west, Science Centre Singapore is proof that, yes, learning science can be fun!

Even before stepping into Science Centre Singapore, there is plenty to see and do at the Kinetic Garden. Kids will have fun playing with the various exhibits available. Some exhibits demonstrate science that is difficult to replicate indoors.

Just beyond the main entrance of Science Centre Singapore, the exhibit Mind's Eye features a mind-boggling display of various optical illusions. Don't forget to climb the 3 stories of stairs, as the exhibition extends up there too!
Beyond this lies one of two main attractions of Science Centre Singapore, the Tesla Coil. Do catch the daily Tesla Coil demonstrations at either 12pm or 5pm.
Around the Tesla Coil, several interactive exhibits are available, as well as the entrances to the rest of the exhibition halls.


Hall A at Science Centre Singapore has 2 permanent exhibitions. i-SPACE showcases the history and science behind info-communications technologies, while Uniquely You explains how genes and lifestyle make us special.
Scientist For A Day is an interactive enrichment activity conducted by Science Centre Singapore staff. A daily guided tour is available at 11.30am and 3.30pm.
Kids can play and cool-off at the Waterworks, a water themed play-area with fountains, waterfalls, jets and more.
Finally, the temporary exhibit House Of Blood, held in partnership with the Singapore Red Cross Society, is on display throughout 2012. It explains all about the science behind blood.


The Bioethics exhibition at Hall B of the Science Centre Singapore raises thought-provoking questions on balacing scientific progress with morality and responsibility towards others. In line with this theme, the Genome exhibit traces the basics, application and modification of genetics, while the Living With Viruses exhibit examines some of the viral infections that are issues both worldwide, and in Singapore.
In the other half of Hall B, Earth Our Untamed Planet examines the ecological conditions of our planet, as well as the cause of natural disasters. In line with this theme, the Climate Change exhibit showcases the impact of global warming, and environmentally friendly technologies being developed.


Hall C of the Science Centre Singapore focuses on examining the science behind sound and hearing. The majority of exihibits here are interactive and fun! Also, catch the Sound Show at 11am (Daily) and 4pm (Weekdays Only). The last demonstration of the visual representation of sound is very interesting!

Halls D and E of the Science Centre Singapore are the temporary exhibition halls. Currently, it houses the Live Animals And Insects exhibit, as well as the Candy Unwrapped exhibit.
Outside, visitors can explore the Ecogarden, which has a variety of Plant exhibits. Don't miss the Rubber Centenery Monument, which explains the cultivation of rubber in Southeast Asia, and photo-taking opportunities at the TreeHouse.


The Mathematics Everywhere & Everyday exhibition at Hall F showcases the history and application of maths. Don't miss the reality distorting Ames Room, or try solving the 7 Millennium Problems, each of which carry a USD $1 million cash prize!

Head towards the Annexe, and you'll come across the Marine Alcove exhibit and the Fire exhibit. At the Fire exhibit, be sure to catch the other main attraction of Science Centre Singapore, the Fire Tornado. The Fire Tornado demonstration takes place only once daily, at 3pm.
The Annexe houses temporary special exhibitions, which charge an additional admission fee, separate from the Science Centre Singapore admission fee. Currently, the exhibitions include Sultans Of Science (SGD $12) and Bio-Rhythm (SGD $8).


The second level of the Science Centre Singapore has the Robotics exhibition. I found the schematic diagrams of Wall-E and R2D2 quite fascinating.
Hall G is also located here, and houses the exhibition Invent! It's In You! I liked the Inventors Spotlight, as well as the Reflect exhibit.


While I enjoyed my visit and the numerous exhibits, I felt slightly overwhelmed. There's so much to see and do, that even after 8 hours, I couldn't completely view everything!
If you're planning a visit, note that admission fees can cost up to $9, and allocate around 4 to 8 hours for viewing. Also, plan your trip in advance, especially if you want to catch some of their live demonstrations.



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