Science Centre Singapore, KidsSTOP™ and Omni-Theatre are closed on 7, 14, 21 Jan and 4, 18, 25 Feb 2019.

Welcome to the DNA Learning Laboratory!

Students and public can now engage in unraveling the secrets of life at the DNA Learning Lab at Science Centre Singapore. This facility allows students (primary to pre-university levels) and public to keep pace with the DNA revolution and advances in the life sciences. So come along, learn and enjoy the experience!


Workshop fees indicated are for school bookings only 

In addition to the DNA lab programmes offered at Science Centre Singapore, schools can also embark on the Amgen Biotech Experience offered by the DNA lab, in partnership with Amgen. For more information, visit our Amgen Biotech Experience for BeginnersIntermediate or Advanced pages.

Bookings by Singapore-based MOE schools: 

Genetic Engineering and Experiential Learning workshops – please email  For all other classes, schools can book online.

Private school, Overseas school and Corporate group bookings

The listed course fees apply only to local MOE schools. Private schools, Overseas schools and all Corporate groups (including locally based corporate groups) can contact Corporate Sales to place their bookings. Kindly note that an additional charge applies per pax on top of the listed course fees, as well as admission rates.

Description:To help diabetic patients, human insulin has been mass produced by genetically engineered bacteria for many years. Genetic engineering may be controversial, yet it has its benefits. The thought of being able to genetically transform an organism is exciting yet intriguing at the same time. What exactly is genetic engineering? Come and immerse yourself in the magnificent world of genetic engineering and genetically transform bacteria to glow green (fluoresce)!
Objectives:1. Learn the general structure of bacteria and the importance of plasmid.
2. Learn micropipetting techniques. 
3. Conduct a bacteria transformation experiment using the heat shock method.
4. Understand more about the GFP protein and its uses. 
5. Understand other types of genetic transformation.
6. Grow bacteria via plating and observe the results.
7. Learn the sterile techniques required when working with bacteria.
Mode of Delivery:Practical lab session
Target Audience:Secondary 3, 4/5 to Pre-U - Intermediate
Group size:20 minimum, 40 maximum
Duration:2 hours
Time:9.30am or 2.30pm
Course Fee:$9.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)

How to book 2019 programmes