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Nature Talk - Discovering the Butterflies of Singapore



Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Time: 10.45am - 12.30pm
Venue: Maxwell Auditorium, Science Centre Singapore
Age Group: 7 years & above


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Did you know that we have over 300 species of butterflies in Singapore? Join us as we learn more about this fascinating order of insects and the rich diversity around us. You will learn about the species commonly found in our parks and forests as well as tips to help you spot them!   
This will be followed by a guided tour of Butterflies Up-Close, Singapore’s first indoor butterfly sanctuary. You will get to observe at close range the spectacular beauty of live butterflies including the Common Rose, Singapore’s national butterfly.    


Speaker Profile- Dr Anuj Jain

Former Chairman – Butterfly & Insect Group, Nature Society Singapore

Dr Anuj Jain is a tropical ecologist and conservation biologist with expertise in conducting field and modelling-based ecological studies particularly on butterflies and birds. His doctorate thesis focused on species extinction trends, nectar-ecology, dispersal, and habitat enrichment strategies of butterflies across different land use types in Singapore. Anuj was Chair of the Butterfly & Insect Group at NSS from 2012 to 2016 where he led projects such as the “Vote to Select Singapore’s National Butterfly”.  



Timing Agenda
10.45am Arrival at Science Centre's main lobby
11am-12pm   Talk followed by Q&A
12pm-12.30pm Guided tour
12.30pm End of Event. Free to browse Science Centre galleries


Registration for Public

Participant  (Singaporean/PR) Fee*
1 Adult  $14
2 Adults   $16
1 Adult, 1 Child $16
2 Adults, 1 Child  $28
2 Adults, 2 Children  $30
2 Adults, 3 Children   $42

*Fee includes admission to Science Centre and Butterflies Up-Close.
*Each ticket type/bundle is subject to an additional online booking fee of $1.12 and credit card surcharge of 6.5%.   

For public, please buy your tickets online at


Registration for Science Centre Members

1 pax 2 pax (Bundle deal)
Science Centre Member Standard $7 $10

*Fee includes admission to Science Centre Singapore and Butterflies Up-Close. 

For Science Centre Members, please register with Muhammad Amir bin Rosli (Business Development Department, Science Centre Singapore) at or 9655 8930 by 8 Aug 2017 and indicate the number of adults and children attending.

Click here to go to the Butterflies Up-Close exhibition page.


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