Where Every Child Gets to Imagine, Experience, Discover and Dream
KidsSTOP™ is Science Centre Singapore’s dedicated Children’s Science Centre. Officially opened on 6 June 2014, children aged 8 years and below can learn to inquire, investigate and innovate in a safe and conducive 3,000m² gallery that focuses specifically on science for kids.
With more than 20 exhibits designed to introduce concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, children are provided with ample opportunities to learn through interactive play.
Themed zones such as Flight and Space, Built Environment and The Innovation Lab provide children with ample room for exploring science topics through hands-on activities. For example, our Oceans’ Buddies marine conservation exhibit uses immersive technology to enhance learning, and our PlayMaker Studio’s robot toys and Tinkering Lab’s activities allow children to build and create. Simple basic skills in sequencing and coding are some skills that the children will pick up as they enjoy the tech toys provided.
Our Educational Programmes for Schools employ creative drama and hands-on activities to communicate, engage and teach science to young children. Our dedicated educators guide them to grasp science concepts through first-hand experiences. We aim to make learning positive and enjoyable for children and to inspire continuous engagement with science through our edutainment activities.
So if you are looking for a truly meaningful experience with your children, visit KidSTOP™ today to imagine, experience, discover and dream!
Our Exhibition Galleries
Feeling hungry? Why not head to our very own make-believe Supermarket for some grocery shopping! There is a wide selection of food, ranging from dairy products to meat and fresh seafood. Children can shop for groceries, create their own recipes and whip up a healthy meal.
The Supermarket features an interactive digital kiosk. Children can learn where various food come from and how they are produced, so that they will appreciate the food they eat.
Become a builder and have fun operating the crane, manoeuvring the wheelbarrow and transporting the balls. The Built Environment is a simulation of a bustling building site and provides ample opportunities for kinaesthetic learning. Role-playing as a builder encourages children to be creative as they find ways to activate wall gears and transport balls from one place to another.
The Kiddie Theatre gives children the opportunity to learn about the performing arts and the special effects techniques used in film-making. Children can perform on stage and sing to familiar tunes as they express themselves through songs, dance and creative movements.
A must for thrill seekers, the Giant J Slide is where children get to safely experience the sensation of free fall before they slide to ground-zero from a height of seven metres! Children make their own decisions on how high they would like to be lifted up the slide as they challenge themselves and build confidence while having fun.
The Critters Room features live animals such as chicks, tree frogs, hermit crabs and gerbils to bring nature closer to young children. Given that most children in Singapore grow up in an urban environment, it is essential for them to be closer to nature, as it encourages them to care for the environment and gives them a head start on a better understanding of environmental conservation.
The Dino Pit is designed to provide children with sensory experiences as they utilise tools to uncover the dinosaur fossil in the sand. Children can work together as a team to find and identify the different parts of the fossil, all while learning about the process of scientific inquiry and building communication skills. The interactive game board also widens children’s knowledge of dinosaurs and prehistoric reptiles, and how animals have evolved over time.
Why do some countries experience four seasons? This is because the Earth is tilted on its axis! Although we experience only tropical weather in Singapore, our Four Seasons station teaches children about seasonal changes through hands-on activities. This exhibit also aims to promote numeracy skills as children learn to match, create patterns and count.
Music and movement help children express their ideas and feelings about themselves and the world as they see it. At the Music Room, children can select different musical instruments and make their own music! Children will learn to recognise sounds from a variety of sources in the environment and encounter different materials that can be used to make musical instruments.
The Oceans’ Buddies station features a virtual ocean with three-dimensional sea creatures to educate children on marine life and how they can do their part to protect the environment. Children can personalise their own sea creature and learn about marine conservation. Guided by our educators, children can see their creations come alive with immersive technology on our stunning virtual ocean floor!
Flight and Space
The Flight and Space station is designed to promote early interest in astronomy through exploring the fascinating galaxy. Children will be able to create their very own constellation and enhance their creativity, eye-hand coordination and motor skills. Adventurous children can enter the Typhoon Simulator and experience the effects of a typhoon without having to worry about the danger of flying debris. Children can also enhance their social and communications skills through collaborative play when they build structures using special foam materials at this zone.
The Dream Climber is a lofty 9-metre high climbing structure – the signature piece of KidsSTOP™. Children can climb and explore different unique hanging elements (fashioned after clouds, fanciful doors and gears) and make their way to the top where the Music Room awaits them!
The Dream Climber is a favourite among children as it allows them to take risks safely. Children develop their coordination skills and physical strength by moving between the platforms. They can enhance their navigational and cognitive skills as well as their spatial awareness as they navigate the structure.