Singapore Science Centre


It has been more than a decade since I was last at the Singapore Omni-Theatre and recently, Jacqueline and I were invited to a special preview of the newly-revamped Singapore Omni-Theatre.

Established in 1987, the Omni-Theatre is Singapore’s only IMAX dome theatre. The 248-seat theatre is equipped with state-of-the-art IMAX technology which delivers the world’s most immersive experience. This is possible through the combination of specially-designed facilities and quality large format films.

When we were there, we had the privilege of watching a fulldome live show and the digital fulldome movie, “Back to the Moon for Good”.

I must say, having watched both the live show and the movie, I was so extremely immersed into the movie that when I stood up after the movie, my head felt like it was spinning. If you are bringing children to the Omni-Theatre to catch a live show or movie, do ensure that they do not walk about or stand up midway as they might get a little giddy and accidentally fall down the steps.

This is a picture taken when the live show was ongoing. Like I said, it is a really immersive experience; such that even when the theatre was dark, our camera can still capture the really clear image.

Apart from the truly immersive experience, I was very much amazed with the clarity of the projection and the crisp audio coming from the audio speakers. Just so you know, the Omni-Theatre’s interior was also re-carpeted and the seats re-upholstered. Hence, they are really comfortable!

The educational films offered cover genres such as science, space, nature, animals, marine life, culture, natural disasters and more.

With the latest digital fulldome system, live shows with topical and real-time presentations on space science can be conducted by the Science Educators from the Singapore Science Centre; using the Digistar 5 software and 8K projection system that delivers unrivalled digital resolution and brightness.

With Southeast Asia’s largest seamless dome screen, specially designed seating configuration, surround-sound effects, and the world’s latest and brightest 8K digital theatre system, the Omni-Theatre is definitely set to offer the most immersive learning experiences. For all you know, it might probably be Singapore’s best venue for edutainment.

If you are interested to find out more about the movies that are currently showing at the Singapore Omni-Theatre, click here.

For more information about the ticket prices and showtimes, check out the Singapore Omni-Theatre Official Website now!

The Singapore Science Festival is an annual celebration of everything Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics. Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology & Research [A*STAR] and the Science Centre Singapore, the Singapore Science Festival aims to cultivate an interest in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics from the young, building the foundation for Singapore to grow as a hub for Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics. With the theme, “Be the next Rock Star of Science”, the Singapore Science Festival 2014 will host a range of exciting hands-on activities, events, workshops, and unique guest performances aimed at bringing out the “Rock Star Scientist” in visitors.

Here, we highlight 5 MUST-DO & MUST-SEE activities and workshops that are suitable for both children and adults alike!

Young Scientist Presents: Science Ahoy!

What to expect: Hands-on activities
Suitable for: All primary school students, families and friends
Organised by: A*STAR & Singapore Science Centre
Date: 11/07/2014 – 18/07/2014
Time: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Tickets: SGD$5 per person (inclusive of education booklet and materials to complete the activities. However, normal admission charges to Singapore Science Centre still applies)

Embark on a science voyage and get ready for a splendid good time with a series of experiments in the various subjects of Science. Put yourselves in the shoes of a Chemist, Food Scientist, Geologist and even a Physicist to solve problems that you would encounter in this journey.

Be a Panda Researcher

What to expect: Hands-on workshop
Suitable for: 9 years and above
Organised by: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Date: 03/08/2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Venue: River Safari
Tickets: Adult 13yrs and above: SGD$39.00, Child below 13yrs: SGD$29.00,
River Safari Membership Cardholders: SGD$11.00 for all ages

This programme allows you to hone your skills as a Panda Researcher! Visit various stations to identify panda tracks, examine panda poo and paw prints. You will gain insights into tracking methodology in the wild and how results from tracking pandas help us understand more about these bears and ultimately save them from extinction.

Human Body Experience Exhibition

What to expect: Walk-thru Experiential Exhibition
Suitable for: Kids & families/Public, Primary Students, Secondary and JC Students, Tertiary Students, Tourists
Organised by: Singapore Science Centre
Date: 28/05/2014
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm daily
Venue: Singapore Science Centre, Hall B
Tickets: Adult- SGD$20 / Child (3-12 years)- SGD$15

What does the inner lining of the stomach feel like? How does our circulatory system work? How do our vocal chords make different sounds? Find the answers to these questions and more as you embark on an experiential journey INSIDE the human body. Crawl into the mouth of a giant face and start your adventure through the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and nervous system of the human body. Human Body Experience is a highly interactive, immersive and adventurous exhibition that is fun and educational!

Feeding Frenzy Trail

What to expect: Behind-the-scenes tour
Suitable for: Families with children (min 6 years old) and Adults
Organised by: S.E.A. Aquarium
Date: 20, 26, 27, 28 July and 9, 10 August
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
Venue: S.E.A. Aquarium
Tickets: SGD$20 (excluding admission to S.E.A. Aquarium)

Everyone loves to eat, and our animals are no different! Participants will be able to get an exclusive sneak peek of the S.E.A. aquarium in this behind-the-scenes adventure. The morning begins with a private viewing of the aquarium before opening hours. Here, you will go on “morning rounds” with our Marine Guides to see where and how food for our aquarium inhabitants is prepared, and the feeding done at the various habitats by our aquarists.

A Day in the Life of a Palaeontologist

What to expect: Demonstration
Suitable for: Families & Kids; Adults
Organised by: ArtScience Museum
Date: Saturday 12, 19 & 26 July: 4.30pm
Sunday 20 July: 12.30pm
Monday 28 July: 4.30pm
Venue: ArtScience Museum. Creatosaurus Space.
Tickets: Free/Complimentary to exhibition ticket holder.

This fascinating, hands-on demonstration reveals how palaeontologists collect, record and identify fossils. There will be plenty of opportunities for audience participation, including handling tools and specimens, washing off the clay of collected fossils, identifying the bones, and making a plaster cast from a dinosaur’s footprint.

For more information about the upcoming activities and workshops, do check out the Singapore Science Festival’s Official Website OR “like” the Singapore Science Festival’s Facebook Page!