If you’ve ever wondered how the human body works, wanted to try out nano-soccer, or wished you could play around with robots, then you should spend a Saturday at Science Centre Singapore (SCS). Unlike the boring science museums of yore filled with dusty dinosaur bones, SCS houses interactive presentations and flashy science experiments that wow and delight children and adults alike. There are over 850 exhibits inside the Science Centre and you probably won’t even be able to see everything in one day.
What not to miss
The Omni-Theatre presents science-related films on the massive signature IMAX dome screen. Show times and films change constantly, but all are around 40 minutes each. Be sure to buy your tickets (Adult S$10, Child S$5) in the morning and arrive to the theatre 15 minutes before show time.
Play soccer with your own shadow (or someone else’s) at the Nanotechnology Exhibit, where you’ll learn all about the science of manipulating atoms and how it might affect the environment!
Travel through time in iSpace, and guided journey through the past, present and future of telecommunications.
The Human Body attraction gives visitors an up close look at just how our bodies work. Sensory exhibits stimulate visitors to a new understand about the 5 senses, and a giant skeleton allows you to pry and pick through the muscles and joints of a lifelike body!
Check out what life would look like from a fish bowl and challenge your vision in The Mind’s Eye, a maze of optical illusions and visual tests that will confound and astound you.
Grab lunch a one of the several food outlets within SCS, or pack your own lunch to enjoy in the Kinetic Garden, where you can check out the Sundial or explore the Energy Machine.
Admission charges are very reasonable (Adult S$6, Child S$3), so don’t try to see everything in one day. Pick a few exhibits that sound most interesting to you and explore them in-depth!
Opening hours are everyday (closed Mondays) from 10am – 6pm.
Take the MRT to Jurong East Station and either walk the short 8-minutes to the SCS, or transfer to bus no. 335.
Photo Credit: Choo Yut Shing