Science Centre Singapore, KidsSTOP™ and Omni-Theatre are closed on 4, 11, 25 Mar and 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr 2019.

Science Buskers is a festival that encompasses the idea of developing the individual's communication skills through expressions of science in creative manners. Organized as a competition, this event serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. During the competition, contestants will do a "show-and-tell" on any science topic, and judging will be based on audiences' votes and judges' scores. The Science Buskers Festival (Grand Finals) is a highlight programme of the Singapore Science Festival 2018.

What is Science Busking?

  • Science Busking is an effective way of communicating science.
  • Science Busking takes live demonstrations and interpretations to people.
  • Science Busking is very live, very interactive, and can be very rewarding!

Check out the official Facebook page for photos of the event!

  • Who can participate and how?
    Who can participate?
    • If you are aged between 7 to 70
    • You can participate as an individual or as team with no more than 3 members. Everyone's
    How to register?

    Registration will open soon.

    Participants can take part in one of the following main categories:
    • Primary
    • Secondary
    • Tertiary / Open
  • Key Dates
    Coming soon!
  • Judging Criteria


    Judging Criteria


    Science Communication

    • Explanations of demonstrations shown must be scientifically accurate, and use scientifically precise and correct language without overwhelming the audience with jargon. 
    • Ability to explain science concepts in everyday language without compromising on the science accuracy.


    • Ability to engage, interest and excite the audience.
    • How much ‘wow’ factor in the busking.
    • Ability to make the audience feel inspired and walk away with the feeling that they have learnt something.

    Setup, Costume, Overall look and feel

    • Creative and innovative ways of showcasing demonstrations.
    • Blending of the look & feel with the science concepts presented.
    • Creative booth design concepts.
  • Prizes to be won
    You could win:

    The top three winners of each category in the Science Buskers Festival will be awarded both cash prizes and a one-year renewable Science Buskers Festival Artist Engagement where they will be engaged by Science Centre Singapore to perform on a per need basis.

    Champion (from each category)S$500
    1st Runner Up (from each category)S$400
    2nd Runner Up (from each category)S$300
    Voters' ChoiceS$100
    Judges' Award (up to 3 prizes)S$100
  • Past Winners
    • Click here to see the Final Round Winners of Science Buskers Festival 2017.
    • Click here to see the Final Round Winners of Science Buskers Festival 2016.

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