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28 April

Science Centre Singapore

While official educational institutions ensure that they raise a nation of "science literate people", Science Centre Singapore events take it a step further. 

They make science accessible and exciting, fostering an environment in which Singaporeans are encouraged to improve their learning and, perhaps, motivated to accomplish amazing things in their lives. 

The National Science Centre Singapore does this in a variety of ways, including: 

  • Setting up exhibitions to demonstrate science and technology in everyday life.

  • Organizing educational programs to supplement the science syllabus.

  • Publishing scientific articles and natural history guidebooks.

  • Organizing promotional initiatives to bring science closer to Singaporeans.

Now let's check with Newtonshow what to do in Science Centre Singapore. And do not forget to look at the opportunities in Newton's summer camps. You will like it!

Science Centre Singapore History

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Once just a vision in the 1970s, Science Centre Singapore emerged as a beacon of scientific exploration and education, opening its doors on December 10, 1977, under the auspices of Dr. Toh Chin Chye, then the Minister of Science and Technology.


Since then, it has grown into a vibrant hub of discovery, attracting over a million visitors each year to its array of attractions, including the iconic Omni-Theatre and Snow City.


The journey of Science Centre Singapore is one of continual evolution and expansion. In the 1980s, it saw the establishment of the Omni-Theatre, Singapore's sole IMAX dome theater, followed by the unveiling of Southeast Asia's largest observatory in 1989, drawing crowds of enthusiasts annually.


The 1990s and 2000s marked a period of revamping and innovation. A comprehensive refurbishment from 1998 to 2003 transformed its galleries, while a bold expansion project in 2000 introduced the Annexe Science Centre Singapore Building, Kinetic Garden, and Snow City—the nation's premier permanent indoor Snow Centre. Later additions like The Cliff, a world-class sport climbing wall, and KidsSTOP™, a haven for young minds aged 18 months to 8 years, further cemented its status as a dynamic center of learning and discovery.


Looking ahead into the 21st century, New Science Centre Singapore envisions itself not just as a world-class science center but as a transformative force, nurturing and inspiring millions through the wonders of science. With each passing year, its story unfolds, a testament to the power of curiosity and the enduring pursuit of knowledge.

Science Centre Singapore KidsSTOP™

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At KidsSTOP™, it's all about sparking kids' love for science! Since 2014, this place at the New Singapore Science Centre has been a haven for little scientists under 8. Imagine a massive 3,000m² playground filled with over 20 super cool exhibits just for them.


Here, learning is hands-on and fun. Kids get to dive into STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. They can explore space, tinker with gadgets, or even play in a mini supermarket!


But it's not just playtime—it's learning in disguise. Whether they're saving the planet as "Planet Warriors" or building robots in the PlayMaker Studio, kids are having a blast while picking up new skills.


And for school trips, KidsSTOP™ rolls out exciting programs that mix drama and hands-on experiments. Because at KidsSTOP™, science isn't just a subject—it's a thrilling adventure waiting to be explored!


At Science Centre Singapore KidsSTOP™, there's a whole lineup of exciting programs to choose from:

  • Little Ant Kingdom (New!): Dive into the tiny world of ants and discover their fascinating kingdom.

  • Four Seasons: Explore the wonders of nature as you journey through the four seasons.

  • Smaller World: Get ready for big adventures in a smaller world, where everything is pint-sized and fun!

  • Flight & Space: Blast off into the cosmos and learn about flight and space exploration.

  • Nature: Connect with the great outdoors and learn about the amazing creatures and ecosystems around us.

  • Supermarket: Step into a bustling mini-market and learn about shopping, food, and math.

  • Planet Warriors: Become a superhero and save the planet by learning about marine conservation.

  • Critters: Meet some cute and creepy critters up close and learn about them.

  • Kiddie Theatre: Put on your acting hat and join in the fun with interactive theater performances.

  • PlayMaker Studio: Get creative and build your own robots and gadgets in this awesome studio.

  • Tinkering Lab: Roll up your sleeves and unleash your inner inventor with hands-on tinkering activities.

  • Giant J: Climb, crawl, and explore in this giant jungle gym adventure.

  • Small World: Discover big surprises in this tiny world full of wonder and excitement.

  • The Big Dream Climber: Reach for the stars and climb to new heights in this thrilling climbing adventure.

  • Know Your Body: Learn all about your amazing body and how it works in this interactive exhibit.

  • Dino Pit: Dig up some prehistoric fun as you uncover fossils and learn about dinosaurs.

  • Built Environment: Become an architect and learn about buildings, construction, and design.

  • Music Room: Make some noise and explore the music world with interactive instruments and activities.


With so many fun and educational programs, there's something for every curious kid!


The Science Centre Singapore KidsSTOP™ Annual Pass is the ticket to unlimited fun and learning there, the premier children's science center designed especially for kids aged 18 months to 8 years old.


Here are the rates for Science Centre Singapore KidsSTOP™ tickets:

  • Adult (Singaporean/Permanent Resident): S$22.

  • Child (18 months to 8 years old) - Singaporean/Permanent Resident: S$45.

  • Adult (EP Holder): S$40.

  • Child (18 months to 8 years old) - EP Holder: S$70.


The main benefit is that the KidsSTOP™ Annual Pass provides unlimited entry. Registered members can enjoy unlimited visits throughout the year.


Look at the Science Centre Singapore KidsSTOP™ map here.

Science Centre Singapore Omni-Theatre

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Step into the Science Centre Singapore Omni-Theatre, where the magic of cinema meets the wonders of the universe. It's not your average movie experience—it's a mind-blowing journey through space and time. As Southeast Asia's first 8K 3D digital dome theater, it boasts a colossal seamless dome screen, a whopping 23 meters wide.


But what sets the Omni-Theatre apart is its cutting-edge technology. Forget about ordinary films—here, you can explore the cosmos like never before. With a powerful digital planetarium system, you'll be transported to the far reaches of space in stunning 8K resolution, moving at the speed of light! And with seating for 221, there's room for everyone to join in the adventure.


Prepare to be dazzled as you embark on epic voyages to distant planets and beyond.


Experience the brilliance of ultra-high-resolution visuals, vibrant colors, and crystal-clear sound on the massive dome screen. Every visit to the Science Centre Singapore Omni-Theatre is a thrilling odyssey into the unknown.


If you're planning to visit, make sure to bring along your NRIC for verification. Here are the admission rates:


Singaporean / PR Science Centre Omni-Theater Ticket Price:

  • Adult: S$14.

  • Child (Ages 3 - 12): S$14.

  • Senior Citizen (Ages 60 and above): S$12.



  • Adult: S$14.

  • Child (Ages 3 - 12): S$14.

  • Senior Citizen (Ages 60 and above): S$14.


Click here to buy tickets for Science Centre Singapore Omni-Theatre.

Science Centre Singapore Omni-Theatre School Programmes

Tailored to cater to diverse educational levels, the Omni-Theatre offers specialized school programs:

  • Omni-Theatre School Programmes: Pre-School. Delve into the universe, solar system, and planets, designed to engage and educate preschoolers. 

  • Omni-Theatre School Programmes: Primary. Embark on an educational journey focusing on the Earth, Sun, and Moon, tailored for primary school students.

  • Omni-Theatre School Programmes: Secondary. Explore the Earth, Sun, Moon, and beyond. It offers secondary school students a deeper understanding of the universe's mysteries.

In a distant future, long after humanity has vanished from the Earth, a new era dawns where cats reign supreme. Evolving into intelligent beings amidst the remnants of human civilization, three adventurous felines—Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe—find themselves employed as cleaners at NYASA, tasked with tidying up the debris left behind.


However, these streetwise cats are anything but ordinary cleaners. When faced with the mundane task of cleaning up space junk, they decide to embark on a thrilling escapade instead—setting their sights on the moon!


With a skip in their step and mischief in their eyes, Kitz, Tutti, and Pepe leap aboard the Galaxy Sweeper, a space junk cleaning shuttle, and soar into the unknown depths of outer space.

Science Centre Singapore Snow City

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At Snow City, they believe in hands-on learning. Their motto is simple: "You hear, you forget. You see, you understand. You experience, you remember." This guides how they create educational programs.

Temperatures range from a chilly -196°C to a balmy 0°C–perfect for exploring science. Students have a blast learning differently from sitting in a classroom. Experienced education officers lead and make sure everyone gets what they need.

Snow City offers even more cool team-building activities like the 'Winter Olympics' and other fun programs.

Each package includes time to play in the snow and a tour of the Dino World Ice Gallery, the biggest ice exhibition in Singapore.

Science Centre Singapore Snow City offers the following educational packages:

  • Educational Package A: Do-it-yourself Ice Cream Making Workshop.

  • Educational Package B: Fun with Liquid Nitrogen Workshop.

  • Educational Package C: Winter Olympics.

  • Educational Package D: Snow Science Workshop.

  • Educational Package E: Cool Magic Workshop.

  • Educational Package F: Clouds of Fun Workshop.

  • Educational Package G: Ice-Capades Workshop.

  • Educational Package H: Subzero Student Team Building.

  • Combo Education Package.


To check the Science Centre Singapore Snow City ticket price, click here.

Singapore Science Centre Observatory

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At the Science Centre Observatory Singapore, you'll find a range of top-notch facilities to make your stargazing experience unforgettable. From astronomy lessons to captivating slide shows and engaging public talks, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced enthusiast, you're guaranteed to have an enriching visit.


In 2024, the observatory will be conducting two types of programs.

  • Program 1 offers a unique Stargazing and Digital Planetarium live show experience. Science Centre Singapore Stargazing sessions occur every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Friday of the month from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Suitable for ages 5 and up, the session includes a Digital Planetarium Show in the Omni Theatre, followed by a stargazing session.

  • Program 2, the Stargazer Experience, invites participants to explore the wonders of the cosmos. Taking place every 3rd Friday of the month from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, this program is suitable for ages 7 and up. The session includes learning about the solar system and telescope usage from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, followed by stargazing in the field with telescopes from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Must-Do Activities for an Exciting Day at Science Centre Singapore

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Step into a world of wonder and discovery at the Science Centre Singapore, where learning comes to life through diverse exhibitions.

There are different exhibitions at the Science Centre Singapore:

  • 3D Printing: Printing The Future: See how innovators turn dreams into reality with 3D printers.

  • Climate Changed: Learn about climate change, how daily habits impact the environment, and what you can do about it.

  • Dialogue With Time – Embrace Aging: Explore the aging process with senior guides and reconsider perceptions of old age.

  • Dot In Space: Experience Singapore's Space industry at the annual Space Festival.

  • E3: Immerse yourself in virtual reality and 360-degree projection mapping.

  • Earth Alive: Encounter forces and processes underlying Earth's changes.

  • Ecogarden: Explore a living laboratory of plants and animals in their habitats.

  • Energy Story: Explore the sources, transformation, and uses of energy from natural cycles to modern applications.

  • Future Makers: Discover the scope of modern engineering.

  • Kinetic Garden: Discover the inter-relationship among forms of energy through interactive exhibits.

  • Know Your Poo: Discover the history and evolution of sanitation and toilets.

  • Laser Maze Challenge: Test your reflexes in a field of laser beams.

  • Phobia²: The Science Of Fear: Face your fears at this unique experience.

  • Professor Crackitt's Light Fantastic Mirror Maze: Navigate through endless reflections and hallways.

  • Scientist For A Day: Enjoy educational and fun-filled activities in a DIY laboratory.

  • Singapore Innovations: Explore Singaporean innovations and what inspired them.

  • The Giant Zoetrope: Watch the giant zoetrope come to life.

  • The Mind's Eye: Things may not always be as they appear.

  • The Tinkering Studio: Explore creative creations from various materials.

  • Urban Mutations: Explore the changing face of cities.

  • Smart Nation PlayScape: Explore Smart Nation initiatives through gamified experiences.

  • Waterworks: Learn about the importance of water in our lives.

  • Going Viral Travelling Exhibition: Explore science's role in modern-day pandemic interventions.

  • Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: Discover the beauty and diversity of our natural world through photography.

  • Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum – Eyes Of A Naturalist Contest Exhibition: View winning entries capturing the beauty of biodiversity.

For more details, check here.

Singapore Science Centre Food

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The Singapore Science Centre offers a diverse range of dining options, making it convenient for your visit. Whether you're craving something savory or sweet, there's something for everyone. 

  • Coffee Bee (Halal-Certified) (The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore). The Centre is closed on Mondays, except during Public Holidays and School Holidays. From Tuesdays to Sundays, we're open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Mondays during School and Public Holidays, we're also open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please note that the last order is at 4:30 pm. 

  • Stellar Kitchen Bar (Main Entrance, Science Centre Singapore). It welcomes you every day except Mondays, unless it's a Public Holiday or School Holiday. On those special Mondays, they're open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. From Tuesdays to Thursdays, hours are 10:00 am to 8:30 pm. Fridays and Saturdays are extended until 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, and on Sundays, they're open from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm.

  • Phoenix Indian Restaurant (Lobby, KidsSTOP™/Omni-Theatre). Closed on Mondays except during Public Holidays & School Holidays. Closed between 12-14 November 2023. Tuesdays to Sundays: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Mondays only on School & Public Holidays: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm.

  • Fountain Microbrewery & Restaurant (Level 2, Snow City Singapore). The Centre is open Monday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Please note that lunch service is not available, and the Centre remains closed on Sundays.


Come on and treat yourself to a delicious meal while exploring all that the Science Centre Singapore offers!


For more details, check the website.

Additional Information

You can find stunning Science Centre Singapore photos online, showcasing the excitement and wonder of science in action.

  • Singapore Science Centre Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; (Closed on Mondays except for Public Holidays and the gazetted school holidays)

  • Singapore Science Centre Address: 15 Science Centre Rd., Singapore 609081


  1. How much time do you spend at the Science Centre in Singapore? Your time at the Science Centre Singapore depends on your interests and the activities you wish to explore. On average, visitors typically spend 3 to 4 hours fully experiencing the exhibits and participating in activities.

  2. Is the Science Center free to enter? Science Centre Singapore does not offer free admission. There is an entry fee to access the exhibits and facilities. However, they may occasionally offer free admission during special promotions or events.

  3. How much is the entry fee for Singapore Science Park? The entry fee varies depending on the specific attractions or facilities you wish to visit within the park. It's best to check the admission fees for each attraction individually.

  4. How do I get to the Science Centre by MRT? To get there by MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), you can take the Science Centre Singapore nearest MRT to Jurong East Station (EW24/NS1). You can transfer to Bus Service 335 or 66 at the Jurong East Bus Interchange, which will take you directly to the Science Centre Singapore location. Alternatively, you can take a short walk from Jurong East MRT Station to the Science Centre, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes.


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