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Singapore Science Festival

Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore, the Singapore Science Festival is an annual national event celebrating the dynamism of science, engineering, technology and biomedicine.


This year, the Singapore Science Festival will be held from 15 July to 5 August 2016.

The festival invites all persons who love to inquire, imagine and invent to make the future brighter for all of us. This means everyone who is always curious about the latest scientific developments, and who dares to dream about creating the next scientific breakthrough in Singapore and the world.

Join us for the range of programmes that provides exciting and engaging time for kids, youths, professionals and families!

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Below are just some of our many highlight programmes:


Description X-periment! is a three-day science carnival which celebrates the latest developments and research work in the field of science and technology. Visitors will be greeted with interactive innovations and experiments by local researchers. Watch awe-inspiring Science demonstrations and have fun with hands-on experiments for both kids and families managed by some of Singapore's most outstanding research and tertiary institutions.
Target Audience  Public
Date 15 - 17 July 2016, 11am – 10pm
Venue: VivoCity Level 1, Central Court
Fee Free
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Science Shows by The Franklin Institute

Science Shows by The Franklin Institute
Description Watch the performers from US-based The Franklin Institute as they reveal the forces of flight.  From the dawn of man to the sophistication of modern rocketry, they will jaunt through the ages and introduce you to a few of the important people who have brought us to where we are today.  Topics will include the four forces of flight as well as air pressure, Bernoulli’s principle, and action and reaction.  Things will be flying so strap on your seat belt and put on your helmet for this wild ride of science!
Target Audience  Public
Date 15 July 2016, 2.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm
16 & 17 July 2016, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Venue: VivoCity Level 1, Central Court
Fee  Free
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Science Buskers Festival

Science Buskers Festival
Description Science Buskers Festival is a festival that encompasses the idea of developing the individual's communication skills through expressions of science in creative manners. Organized as a competition, this event serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. During the competition, contestants will do a "show-and-tell" on any science topic and judging will be based on audiences 'votes and judges' scores.
Target Audience Public
Date & Time 16 & 17 July 2016, 11.30am - 7pm
Venue: VivoCity Level 1
Fee Free
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Maker Faire Singapore

Maker Faire Singapore
Description The Maker Faire Singapore is back for its fifth year! And this time it is going to be bigger than ever!

Join us in this celebration of the do-it-yourself culture, bringing in Makers of all ages to show what they are making, and share what they are learning.  Be inspired by the showcase of interesting, wacky and fun projects in science, art, craft, engineering and technology, and exchange ideas with their creators.  Find out about the latest happenings in the Maker scene at the talks, and learn how to make something at the many workshops at the Faire.  There’s something for everyone at this festival of discovery, play and creativity!
With over 200 booths, workshops and presentations, there is something for everyone to learn at Maker Faire Singapore. Register now to attend the Faire and receive a free maker kit upon arrival! Help us to reach more people by spreading the word about Maker Faire!
Target Audience Families, Educators, Startups, Hobbyists, Makers, Students, Entrepreneurs, People interested to make a change
Date 25 June 2016, 10am - 6pm 
26 June 2016, 10am - 6pm
Venue: Singapore University of Technology and Design, 8 Somapah Road, Singapore
Fee Free
Pre registered participants will receive a maker kit upon arrival to the Faire. Register now           
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Star Lecture:Featuring the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Star Lecture: Featuring the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The intriguing theme for this year’s STAR Lecture is “How to Survive In Space” by Dr Kevin Fong. Dr Fong is a medical doctor with a special interest in space medicine and extreme environments, particularly the medical and physiological challenges of long duration human space missions. He holds degrees in Astrophysics and Medicine from University College London, a degree in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University and has completed space medical training rotations at Johnson Space Center, Houston and Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral.

He will take the audience on a journey from planet Earth into Low Earth Orbit and beyond. This lecture tells the story of how science, medicine and engineering come together to help answer questions about Life, the Earth, the Universe and shows of human survival against all the odds.

With the  help  of Britain's first astronaut on the International Space Station, Tim Peake, he explains about rocket fuel, artificial gravity, space sickness, water recycling in the space stations, the danger of radiation once you leave the earth’s magnetosphere and much more. The Lectures reveal how what once was the stuff of science fiction is fast becoming today’s science fact.

The show will be staged live for three days to over 1,500 students aged 13 to 18 years old, with a delayed television broadcast on MediaCorp Channel 5 on 11 October 2016 from 7.00pm – 8.30pm. 

Target Audience Students aged 13 to 18 years old
Date 2 August 2016 - 4 August 2016, 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: MediaCorp TV Theatre
Fee & Registration: School Groups
Pre-registration required. Free for registered school groups.

Limited tickets are available to the public at $10 each. 
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Bioethics Festival: Child's Play by The Necessary Stage

Play: Child’s Play by The Necessary Stage

Three families have to make a difficult choice: should they allow their children to go through a clinical trial?

Kris struggles to decide if putting her son through tests on a new drug might cause him more distress. Luther opposes compulsory clinical trials on principle, but is also aware these can save lives. Johari wonders if he should sign his children up for these trials to supplement the family’s income.

Should children take part in clinical trials? To what extent should the decision of the child be respected? Are they old enough to decide?

The Necessary Stage tackles these questions and more in Child’s Play, an exciting and thought-provoking performance that explores the ethical issues surrounding the participation of children in clinical trials.

Written by Haresh Sharma
Directed by Alvin Tan
Performed by Michael Cheng, Audrey Luo, Adib Kosnan, Karen Tan and Lian Sutton

Target Audience Students and general public aged 11 years (upper primary) and above
Date Public
4 - 6 July 3pm - 4.30pm

School Groups
7 July 3pm - 4.30pm
8 July 2pm - 3.30pm, 4pm - 5.30pm
12 - 15 July 3pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Dalton Hall, Level 3, Science Centre Singapore
Fee & Registration: Pre-registration required. Please complete the booking form and email to
Play is free but admission to Science Centre applies.

Booking form for school groups 
Booking form for public

Please email or contact Nura at 6425 2441 for enquiries.
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Bioethics Festival: Movie Screening

Movie Screening

Watch a movie about a spy who steals information from people's minds in their dreams. In order to reunite with his children, he must now do the unprecedented: implant an idea into another person's mind.

This movie's use of fictional neurotechnology explores the far side of the possibilities in neuroscience research. The applications range from "mind reading" to "implanting" ideas in people's minds, which may be undesirable as they pose a threat to individuals' privacy and independent decision-making. The movie highlights the exceptional status of the brain, as the seat of our consciousness and identity.

Target Audience Students and general public aged 13 and above
Date and Venue School Groups
19 July, 3pm - 6pm
Maxwell auditorium, Science Centre Singapore

22 July, 7pm - 10pm
Auditorium, Level 10, 10 Square @ Orchard Central
Fee & Registration: Pre-registration required. Please complete the booking form and email to Movie screening is free but admission to Science Centre applies (for Science Centre screening).

Booking form for school groups 
Booking form for public

Please email or contact Nura at 6425 2441 for enquiries.
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