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Science Centre Singapore Tours & Activities

About Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre Singapore is a leading institution that offers engaging, interactive and immersive exhibits to rekindle the love for science in visitors of all ages. It is located in Jurong East and houses more than a thousand exhibitions spread over fourteen interactive galleries. It is also renowned for its largest collection of educational material comprising diverse topics like the human body, plants, animals, optical illusions, planet and climate change, etc.

Here, visitors get a chance to discover more about the distinct aspects of science through daily shows, demonstrations, and exhibits that are specially designed to make learning not only interactive but interesting too.

Get into the center of the earth by a superficial crack in the surface to learn about the different layers of the earth, or explore more about the plant's life cycle at the Eco garden, the place has something for everyone. Not only this, the place lets you understand different types of phobias one can experience and leads you to the measures required to recover from those fears. Learning the safety precautions through the Fire Tornado Demonstration show, or exploring the ecosystem, or gazing into the stars at the Observatory are few other attractions that enthrall the visitors with ingenuity at Science Center Singapore.

Omni-Theatre, Snow City and KidsSTOP are other fascinating activities that make the visit to this Science Center Singapore an unforgettable one. It is one of the most visited places in Singapore that deserves a visit with family, friends, and kids. Daily shows and demonstrations are held here and are designed to make learning and exploring Science concepts an exciting and engaging activity.

How to Reach Science Centre Singapore



You can easily reach Singapore Science Centre from Singapore Changi Airport either by taking a bus, MRT, car or cab.  

Bus:

You can pick any of bus lines 36, 97, 24, or 197 from PTB2 terminal which drops at BLK 124 stop, a few meters away from the center.

MRT (Subway):

This is the cheapest means to reach the Science Center Singapore from Changi Airport. The nearest MRT station is Jurong East from where you can either walk or take a bus to reach the destination.

Car/Cab:

The quickest and comfortable mode to travel is either by a taxi or car but travel by taxi is a costly affair.

Best Time to Visit Science Centre Singapore



As Singapore experiences a pleasant, tropical climate all year-round, the best time to visit Singapore Science Center is any time of the year.

Dry Season (February to August):

The months between February and April prove to be the best period to avoid the rainy season and the crowded museum. During this time you get a higher chance of sunny days and lower precipitation and you can enjoy the diversity of the Science Museum with less hassle.

Wet Season:

From September until February, this period is very charming but not for those who do not like to get soaked in continuous rain or increased humidity.

What Not to Miss at Science Centre Singapore



Science Centre Singapore empowers the visitors about the incredibility of Science through its unique and interactive exhibits and shows. It attracts more than 1 million visitors annually for its unforgettable experiences which are:

1. Science Centre Observatory:

It offers plenty of guided programs for all to stargaze and discover new information about astronomy. It is located next to the equator and houses world-class amenities. It also organizes various astronomical sessions and talk-shows to give a more realistic understanding of the universe.
2. Omni Theatre:

It is not only Southeast Asia’s first 8K 3D digital dome theatre but provides you with an immersive edutainment experience on Southeast Asia’s largest seamless dome screen. It allows visitors to explore the unmatched views of remote locations on earth and space through a powerful digital planetarium system. The theatre runs diverse digital movies and live planetarium shows to enrich the audience about the various aspects of space.
3. Snow City:

It is another entertaining attraction inside Science Center Singapore and is known as Singapore's first permanent indoor snow center. It comprises a chamber filled with a unique sub-zero environment, a three-story high, 60-meter-long snow slope, Arctic exhibitions, and the Ice Gallery. The area is filled with next to real sculptures of extinct Arctic species and is divided into different zones to let you learn about their lifestyle and ecosystem. Several snow professionals are also present there to help you learn about the beauty and threats related to Arctic life.
4. KidsSTOP:

It is specially designed to make the children of ages 18 months to 8 years learn diverse concepts of science in a fun way. It is one of its kind centers and comprises interesting 20 themed zones like Flight and Space, Tinkering Lab, PlayMaker Studio, Built Environment, etc. It attracts kids for its interactive and fun-filled activities and also enriches them with knowledge of different science topics through hands-on experiences.

Shows and Demonstrations in Science Centre Singapore



Live shows and demonstrations of experiments in front of the audience leave them in awe of the power and phenomena of Science and make them believe what Science can do! The Center organizes daily presentations of live experiments that are:

1. Tesla Coil Demonstration:

An electrifying and not to be missed show that showcases the live demonstration of 3.5 million volts of electricity. The intense bursts of lights moving across the arena present a spectacular display of fiery current.

Location: Atrium

Timing: 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM (Monday to Sunday), 5:00 PM - 5:10 PM (Weekends, School and Public Holidays)

Age: 5 years and above

2. Fire Tornado Demonstration:

It lets you enjoy the most terrifying and spectacular phenomena, a fire tornado. A whirling fire column rises in a specially built chamber where temperatures reach over 600 degrees Celsius.

Location: Courtyard

Timing: 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Tuesday to Sunday, School and Public Holidays)

Age: 5 years and above

3. Science on a Sphere: Forces of Nature: 


It provides you with a spherical projection system that exhibits real-time satellite images of Earth, and videos explaining about the forces of nature and earth's environment.

Location: Hall B, Earth Exhibition

Timing: 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Tuesday to Friday, except School and Public Holidays)

Age: 10 years and above

4. Science on a Sphere: Heavenly Bodies:

It enlightens you with research, videos and images of the celestial bodies in the Solar System. 

Location: Hall B, Earth Exhibition

Timing: 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Age: 10 years and above

Things to do near Science Centre Singapore



Science Center Singapore lies in Jurong East Singapore and is surrounded by various fun-filled places that offer plenty of exciting activities to enjoy. Few of these things to do are: 

1. Going bird watching at Jurong Bird Park:

One of the best things to do near the Science Center Singapore is visiting Asia's largest bird paradise. Here, you can enjoy close encounters with over 3500 colorful birds of almost 400 species in their naturalistic habitats and enormous walk-in aviaries.

Location: 2 Jurong Hill Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 628925, Singapore

Timings: Sun-Sat: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

2. Enjoying a picnic at Jurong East Swimming Complex:

If you want to relax in a breezy whirlpool, after spending time at the Science Centre, then visiting this place is a good bargain. Here you can pick from a dive into the wave pool, or enjoy a cruise down the lazy river, or subdue the water slides, or enjoy watching young ones play at the Kiddy Fun Station. 

Location: 21 Jurong East Street 31, Singapore 609517, Singapore

Timings: Tue-Sun: 8:00 AM - 8:15 PM

3. Exploring the scenic beauty of Chinese and Japanese Gardens:

Another exciting thing to do near the Science Centre is to go for a leisurely stroll on the beautiful paths packed with striking shades of beautiful plants and rock formations. Do not miss the chance to enjoy the serene beauty of Jurong Lake and the stunning views of the surrounding flora, fauna and aquatic wildlife. 

Location: 1 Chinese Garden Road Chinese Garden, Singapore 619795, Singapore

4. Shopping:

No trip can be complete without indulging in some sort of shopping and various shopping destinations are present near the Science Centre Singapore including Westgate, J-Cube Mall, Jem, IMM, etc. These offer plenty of opportunities to satisfy the shopaholic in you and provide you with an array of local and international products that you can buy for yourself or loved ones. You can also buy a souvenir from the Curiosity Shop at the Science Center itself which offers science toys, educational kits, and gadgets for kids.

Other Essential Information About Science Centre Singapore



Location:
15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

Timings:

- Science Center Singapore Opening Hours: Daily: 10:00 to 18:00

KidsSTOP™ Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 - 13:30; 14:00 - 18:00

- Omni-Theatre Opening Hours:

                                                      
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 18:00
                                                       Weekends, School Holidays, Public Holidays:  12:00 - 19:00

- Snow City Opening Hours:

                                                
Daily: 10:00 - 18:00
                                                School Holidays and Public Holidays: 10:00 - 19:00

Ticket Price:

Science Center Singapore:

For Singaporean/PR: 

                                     
Adult: $6.00
                                     Child( 3-12 years): $4.00
                                     Senior Citizen (above 60 years): $4.00 

Standard Price: 

                          
Adult: $12.00
                          Child( 3-12 years): $8.00
                          Senior Citizen: $12.00 

- Omni Theater:

                          
Standard Price For All: 
                          Adult: $14.00
                          Child( 3-12 years): $14.00
                          Senior Citizen (above 60 years): $12.00 

Snow City:

1 Hr Of Snowplay Session + 1 Bumper Car Ride:

Singaporean/PR: 

                              
Adult: $21.00
                              Child( 3-12 years): $17.00

Standard Price: 

                            
Adult: $24.00
                            Child( 3-12 years): $24.00

2 Hr Of Snowplay Session + 1 Bumper Car Ride:

- Singaporean/PR: 

                              
Adult: $26.00
                              Child( 3-12 years): $22.00

Standard Price:
 

                           
Adult: $29.00
                           Child( 3-12 years): $29.00 

KidsSTOP:

Peak Period includes weekends, public holidays and school holidays

Off Peak Period includes weekdays excluding public holidays and school holidays

For Singaporean/PR: 

- Peak

             
Adult: $5.00
             Child (8 months to 8 years): $10.00
             Senior Citizen: $5.00 

- Off Peak

              
Adult: $2.00
              Child (8 months to 8 years): $5.00
              Senior Citizen: Complimentary

Standard Price: 

- Peak

           
Adult: $13.00
           Child (8 months to 8 years): $23.00
           Senior Citizen (above 60 years): $13.00 

Off Peak

            - Adult: $10.00
            - Child (8 months to 8 years): $20.00
            - Senior Citizen: Complimentary

Tips for Visiting Science Centre Singapore



It is preferred to book tickets beforehand to avoid last-minute disappointment and to choose your preferred slot of time.

It is advised to be at the entrance at least half an hour before the show timings to gain easy entry without waiting for long in queues. 

The best time to visit the Science Center is during the morning time slots as it will be less crowded and you will have plenty of time to explore the different exhibitions and activities.

Plan your visit on off-peak days to get complimentary entry and less crowded halls.

The entry is cheaper for Singapore Residents and it is necessary to show an ID to gain entry as a Singaporean.

Photography is allowed inside the museum and you will find various beautiful locations to capture the memories.

Always check the official website about the activities and timings of the shows before planning your visit to the Science Center.

Though the place is Kids friendly still there are many shows which comprise loud sound and light effects and do not allow entry of little kids.
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People Also Ask About Science Centre Singapore

  1. What is unique about Science Centre Singapore?

    It is a marvelous landmark that helps in promoting interest among visitors through various interactive, imaginative and enjoyable exhibits and shows. It also empowers them with unmatched creativity and potential in the fields of science and technology. Some of the methods that are used in the Science Center and make the place unique are:

    Interactive exhibitions displaying the laws and rules of science and technology in everyday life

    Organizing regular school programs to make the kids learn easily

    Designing scientific magazines and general history guide books

    Organizing an array of promotional activities to make people learn science simply
  2. How much does a science center cost?

    Entry to the Singapore Science Center is free if you are a Singaporean or Permanent Resident of Singapore (PR) or visiting the venue on off-peak days. Off-peak days are weekdays, excluding public holidays and school holidays. But if you are planning a visit during weekends or on public holidays and school holidays, then even if you are a Singaporean or PR, you need to pay an entry fee which is

    Adult: $6.00

    Child (Ages 3-12): $4:00

    Senior Citizen (Ages 60 and above): $4:00

    For tourists other than Singaporean or PR the entry charges are:

    Adult: $12.00

    Child (Ages 3-12): $8:00

    Senior Citizen (Ages 60 and above): $12:00
  3. How do you get to Singapore Science Center?

    Science Centre Singapore is located in Jurong East and is easily accessible by car, cab, bus, and the MRT.

    - Car/Cab:

    You can easily and quickly reach the Science Center from any corner of the city by driving your car or by a cab.

    MRT:

    The nearest MRT Station to the Science Center is Jurong East Station and you can either walk or pick a bus 66 or 335 to Science Centre Singapore.

    Bus:

    You can choose from various routes serving this location.

    Bus services outside Science Centre Singapore:

     66, 178, 198 and 335.

    Bus services at nearby buses stop:

     51, 52, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 160, 176, 183, 197, 333, 334, 506, 542, and 543.
  4. What is there to do in the science Centre?

    Science Centre Singapore is packed with innovative techniques and exhibitions to make kids and adults fall in love with principal and theories of science and technology. It lets you explore the importance of Science in our lives in fun-filled and interactive ways.

    There are many wonderful things you can do and enjoy while being at Science Center Singapore including Science shows and Demonstrations, Workshops, exhibitions, KidsSTOP programs and many more. These daily or time to time activities and more than 20 permanent exhibitions help in exploring the different aspects of Science and its influence on our day to day life.
  5. What is the Science Centre Singapore KidsSTOP™?

    KidsSTOP™ is the Science Centre Singapore's dedicated Children's play area cum learning station. It is specially designed to make kids of age 8 months to 8 years learn easy concepts of Science through different games and activities. The area is spread across 3,000m² and is packed with innovative games, activities, slides, and themed zones, which help make kids involve, ask, examine, and innovate safely and favorably.

    There are more than 20 exhibits, which make the kids learn about the concepts of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology in an interactive manner.
  6. How much is parking at the Science Center?

    Singapore Science Center offers parking facilities to its patrons and visitors at 3 different points. Daily parking charges for different vehicles is as follows:

    Cars: $0.70 per ½ hour

    - Delivery Trucks and Buses: $1.30 per ½ hour

    - Motorcycles: $0.78 per entry
  7. How long does it take to go through the science center?

    Two to three hours are required to visit and enjoy the wonderful exhibits on display at Science Center Singapore. But the time taken could be more or less and can extend up to an entire day depending upon your level of interest and if you want to attend workshops and a planetarium show.

    Also, KidsSTOP itself can make you spend long hours as it is a good place to spend time watching your kids playing and learning Science.
  8. Does the science center have dinosaurs?

    Science Centre Singapore (SCS) hosted the world premiere of the DinoQuest exhibition from 1 June – 31 August 2019. It was a blockbuster experience for the visitors as it took them back to the Cretaceous period to meet the Australian polar dinosaurs.

    The DinoQuest exhibition was spread across a huge area covering seven thematic zones which explored the history of these mysterious dinosaurs using interactive storytelling and cutting-edge and latest technology.
  9. What is a science Centre?

    A Science Center is an educational institute devoted to Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering. The main goal of the Science Center is to educate and inspire people through thematic exhibitions, interactive educational activities, and outreach programs.
  10. What are the operating hours of visiting Science Centre Singapore?

    Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:15 PM) Closed on Monday.
  11. What are the rules before visiting Science Centre Singapore?

    There are few rules that you need to follow while visiting the ScienceCenter Singapore:

    Do not run on the premises

    Handle the exhibits with care

    Always make a queue for service

    Do not stop at one spot for too long

    Pets not allowed except guide dogs accompanying an impaired person

    Inline skates/ skateboards/ scooters are not allowed

    Commercial photography or videography not permitted without authorized permission

    Food and beverages must be consumed at the place of purchase itself

    Do not sit at places other than designated space

    Take care of your belongings

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