Where Science befriends and transforms the minds of millions
To promote interest, learning and creativity in science and technology, through imaginative and enjoyable experiences, contributing to the development of Singapore’s human resource
Our Core Values
Passion: We are passionate about science and its ability to enrich lives.
Innovation: We continuously innovate to learn and improve.
Professionalism: We maintain the highest level of professionalism in our work.
Quality: We provide quality experiences that inspire and foster learning.
Why a Science Centre?
While formal educational institutions make sure we are raising a nation of “science literate people”, Science Centre Singapore takes this to the next level.
We make science accessible and engaging, creating an environment where Singaporeans are empowered to advance their own learning and, hopefully, are inspired to do something incredible with their futures.
Some of the ways we do this are by:
- setting up exhibitions to illustrate the principles and powers of science and technology in everyday life
- conducting school programmes to complement the school science syllabus
- producing scientific magazines and natural history guide books
- organising promotional activities to bring science closer to the people of Singapore
Our Story: a 40-year History
Science Centre Singapore was opened on 10 December 1977 by Dr Toh Chin Chye, then the Minister of Science and Technology.
Today, the Science Centre Singapore, together with Omni-Theatre and Snow City, receives more than 1 million visitors annually.
Our Beginnings: the 1970s
In 1969 the Government decided to convert the National Museum into an art and historical museum and build a new institution devoted to scientific and technological education.
The Science Centre building – comprising the Main Building, the Annexe, Outdoor Gardens, Omni-Theatre and Snow City – was designed by Mr Raymond Woo.
Expansion: the 1980s
The Omni-Theatre, Singapore’s only IMAX dome theatre, was established in 1987.
In 1989, Science Centre Singapore opened Southeast Asia’s largest Observatory, which now receives more than 10,000 visitors annually.
Revamp: the 1990s and 2000s
From 1998 to 2003 the Centre carried out a complete refurbishment of its 14 exhibition galleries. An expansion project in 2000 introduced an integrated complex consisting of the Annexe Building, Kinetic Garden and Snow City – Singapore’s first and only permanent indoor Snow Centre.
In 2014, The Cliff, a world class sport climbing wall, was added to Snow City. Two months later, the Centre launched KidsSTOP™, a children’s science centre that focuses on enriching learning for children aged 18 months to 8 years.
The Future: into the 21st century
Science Centre Singapore’s aspiration has shifted from being a world class science centre to: a place where science befriends and transforms the minds of millions.