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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:Just like a carpenter needs his toolbox, a scientist uses many equipment in research. Come learn some tools of the trade in molecular biology research. Learn various molecular biology and microbiology techniques and understand some of their real life applications.
Objectives:1. Learn micropipetting techniques.
2. Understand the general structure of bacteria.
3. Learn aseptic techniques when working with bacteria. 
4. Grow bacteria via spread plate method and observe the results.
5. Stain bacteria cells using the Gram Staining method and view them under the microscope.
6. Understand the application of using microscope to identify microorganisms such as bacteria. 
7. Learn about the structure of DNA and its importance.
8. Understand how DNA is analysed through a technique known as agarose gel electrophoresis. 
9. Learn how to interpret DNA fingerprint results.  
10. Understand and appreciate the key steps of scientific research methodology.
Mode of Delivery:Practical lab session
Target Audience:Sec 1 – Sec 4/5 (Content will be adjusted according to the level of the students) 
Group size:20 minimum, 40 maximum
Duration:2 Days
Time:9.30am or 4.30pm (Includes lunch break, food not provided)
Course Fee:$70.00 (Admission fee to Science Centre applies to non-member international schools based in Singapore)

How to book 2019 programmes