|Science Center, Located on the Science Center Road, Singapore is a dedication to the world of science of all ages. The center is a rich collection of ideas and concepts of modern as well as ancient scientific themes. Based on the very raw and basic concepts of Astronomy and Space Science, Computer Science & IT, Earth Science, Engineering, Technology and Life Science, the center mainly serves the educational needs and promotion of science and technology in the country.
The center also encourages project works for students, conducts exhibitions and confers prestigious awards to scientists.
The Singapore Science Center is one of the most frequently visited tourist site of Singapore.
The cost of the scientific center was around S$12 million and was inaugurated in the year 1997 on the 10th of December by the Minister of Science Centre Board, Dr Toh Chin Chye.The reason of its construction was to have a center that would display the exhibits that were related to science, which were previously an integral part of the National Museum of Singapore, so that the National Museum could emerge as a museum that would display exhibits that are of great historical significance.
This idea of setting up a separate center was put forward by the Science Council of Singapore in the year 1969 and this idea got the support of the government of Singapore. The government of Singapore looked at this prospect as a step to promote the subject of science and Raymond Woo was given the charge for the construction of this science center. The Singapore Science Center displays exhibits that are 850 in number, therefore visit this center only you if you have enough time on your hands, as viewing of the exhibits would take a few hours. The self-explanatory exhibits at this science center are displayed in such a way that it arrests the attention of the tourists and it provides an excellent learning experience for the children as well as the adults The chief highlight of this center is the five galleries that are based on themes, such as aviation, biotechnology and environment.
At the science center 7,500 square meter area has been allotted for exhibition purposes and the exhibits that are displayed at this space are associated with themes such as the social or technical development as well as economic and educational development The SSC (Singapore Science Center) boasts of an Omni-Theatre that features an IMAX technology. It is five storeys in height, represents a dome and can accommodate at a particular time, 276 people.
Tourist Information :
Singapore Science Center
15 Science Centre Road
Telephone Number: (65) 6425-2500
Fax Number: (65) 6565-9533
Opening Hours : 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
10am - 6pm, Mon-Fri (last show at 6pm)
10am - 8pm, Sat - Sun and School & Public Holidays (last show at 8pm)
||Senior Citizen (55 years and above)
||$5.00 (3-16 yrs)
|40min IMAX Movie
||$10.00 / movie
||$7.00 / movie (3-12 yrs)
|| $8.00 / movie (valid for weekdays only, excluding public holidays)
|Science Centre and Snow City
||$14.00 (3-16 yrs)
|Science Centre and 40 min IMAX movie
||$10.00 (3-12 yrs)
|Science Discovery Pass
||$18.00 (3-12 yrs)
Facilities for handicapped available at the Singapore Science Centre
Restrooms have facilities for users with disabilities.
Wheelchair services are available at the entrance. Visitors may loan the non-motorised wheelchair for free
Visitors displaying a disability sticker on their vehicles may park in the designated parking area.
Food & Restaurants
McDonalds, Kinetic Garden (Science Centre) Tel: (65) 6569 6080
Cafe Rocks (Science Centre) Tel: (65) 9639 2818
Sakura International Buffet Restaurant (Omni-Theatre) Tel: (65) 6566 8197
Tolido's Café (Omni-Theatre) Tel: (65) 9007 3919
Curiosity - The Science Centre Shop Tel: (65) 6566 5213
Astro Scientific Centre Tel: (65) 6567 4163
Omni-Theatre Tel: (65) 6560 2306
Snow City Tel: (65) 6560 2306
There is a POSB ATM located near the Curiosity Shop.
Last updated on 12/July/2012