Science Centre Singapore, KidsSTOP™ and Omni-Theatre are closed on 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr and 6, 13, 27 May 2019.

23 May – 30 May 2019
9am – 5.45pm (see package timing for more details)
Science Centre Singapore

About the Programme:

The new format of Brain Fest will include our signature mass escape game, hands-on workshop and a mid-year blockbuster exhibition titled DinoQuest! Participants will get the chance to experience DinoQuest before the official launch for the public at a very special cost.

Description of Activity:

With the mass escape game set in a fictitious island with dinosaurs, students are expected to race against time to overwrite the security system and escape. Not only will they learn about the various brain functions, but the mass escape game also encourages character building through teamwork, time management and strategic problem-solving. Explanation on the various aspects of the game and the brain functions required to solve the puzzles will be given at the end of the mass escape game.

A hands-on workshop designed in the form of a fossil DNA extraction lab complements the 2019 Brain Fest and will be pitched to the students’ level.

You may download the circular for more information and curriculum links.

 

Admission fee:

TITLEACTIVITY TYPEPrice
Escape from Island Saurus
 
Dinosaur Exhibition
Mass Escape Game
 
Mid-Year Blockbuster Exhibition
$10 per student
Fossil ForensicsHands-On Workshop$2 per student 
(optional add-on, weekdays only)
*Science Centre admission fees apply to non-member international schools.

 

Registration for Event and Contact Person for enquiries:

To book a slot, please download and email the booking form to the Brain Fest team at dnalab@science.edu.sg.

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Charissa Lin at charissa_lin@science.edu.sg or Ms Nabilah at dnalab@science.edu.sg.

Brainfest 2019

  • Mass Escape Game: Escape from Island Saurus

    Duration: 1.5 h (including pre- and post-activity briefing)
    Capacity: max 220 students
    Suitable for Primary 5 and above

    Suspected foul play has left your team locked within the dinosaur research facility of Island Saurus. Information on the security system has also been tampered with. Armed with clues left all over the research facility, overwrite the security system and escape before it is too late.

    In this mass escape game, you will be tested on the following soft skills to effectively overwrite Island Saurus’ security system:

    • Creative thinking
    • Focus and alertness
    • Auditory memory
    • Instinct and coordination
    • Inferential skill
    • Problem-solving

    Please refer to School Booking Form for challenge timings and package details.

  • Mid-Year Blockbuster Exhibition (Self-Guided): DinoQuest

    Venue: Annexe Hall 2
    Recommended duration: 45 -50 min
    Capacity: Max 220 students

    DinoQuest is curated based on the advice of world-renown palaeontologist, Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich. Learn about the life of dinosaurs and the science of palaeontology and art that makes this knowledge possible! Visitors collect clues and knowledge in a series of immersive and interactive exhibits that uses the latest multimedia technology. DinoQuest makes connections between the extinction of the dinosaurs and our situation today. 

    “If we can learn what happened to the dinosaurs, we can save human beings from being extinct.”

    Participants for Brain Fest will get an exclusive preview of the exhibition before it is opened to the public.

  • Hands-on Workshop: Fossil Forensics

    (Optional, for Weekdays only)

    Venue: DNA Laboratories
    Duration: 45 min
    Capacity: 120 students (40 students per lab)
    Suitable for Primary 5 and above. (Content will be adjusted according to class level)

    Note: A minimum of 30 students is required to have the workshop only for your school. Otherwise, there might be a mixed school group in the session. 

    As a palaeontologist, you discovered preserved specimen trapped in amber. Is DNA still viable in the preserved specimen after millions of years? Using modern/ simple scientific technique, learn more about DNA and the challenges faced when attempting to extract ancient DNA.