School Programmes

Explore what we have to offer preschool, primary and secondary school groups.

 

ArtScience Museum offers an engaging range of activities and resources for school groups at preschool, primary and secondary levels. Learn more with:

Resources for educators

These are free and downloadable under the 'Exhibitions' tab above. They provide information about the objects and themes to be explored during your group's visit, together with curriculum links.

Printed educational resources tailored to the exhibition content

Student resources are customised for different levels: pre-school, primary and secondary and linked to school curriculum. Educator resources for primary and secondary levels provide detailed information about the exhibition which can be used before or after a visit to the Museum.

Exhibition guided tours delivered by our trained Docents

Booked groups can enjoy a complimentary exhibition guided tour by docents, including plenty of opportunity for discussion to encourage critical thinking. Our tours are offered to groups with a minimum of 20 students and are subject to availability.

Hands-on, creative workshops and demonstrations

Our workshops provide deeper understanding of themes related to the exhibition and allow students to explore their creativity. Creative workshops are offered to groups with a minimum of 20 students and are subject to availability.

Exhibition enhancements and activities

Additional interactive opportunities are on offer to all school groups at ArtScience Museum. Refer to 'Exhibitions' for more details.

We hope to see you soon!

Explore our current and upcoming touring exhibitions:

  • Dinosaurs: From Dawn to Extinction
  • Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005

Visit our What's On page for a full description of these exhibitions.


Dinosaurs: From Dawn to Extinction:
 


 

Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction  takes students on a journey through the Precambrian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods, and features some of the oldest dinosaurs fossils ever discovered on the planet. It also addresses the latest scientific research on dinosaurs and on what caused their extinction 67 million years ago. 

The schools programme for Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction is interactive, inquiry-led, and cross-curricular, covering Art, English, Geography, Science, Social Studies at Primary and Secondary levels, and a range of subject areas included in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years programmes. It also complements the Learning Goals and Learning Dispositions in the Kindergarten Curriculum Framework. 

Pre-visit Resource for Educators

Free downloadable pre-visit resources are available here for Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Educators. These include a description of the animals featured during the students' interactive tour and in their printed resource, further information, and curriculum links.
Pre-school | Primary | Secondary

What you can do on the day of your visit:

Interactive guided tour and Fossils in Motion hands-on gallery: 1 hour

Guided by our trained Docents, students can enjoy a 45 minute interactive tour of the exhibition, with opportunities for handling, discussion and creative exploration. Students will encounter the long-lived Trilobite, the fearsome Saurosuchus, the herbivoreLessemsaurusProtoceratops with its intriguing neck-frill, parrot-beaked Psittacosaurus, and the carnivorous lizard Megalania.        

These animals are presented through the following themes: 

  • Pre-school: Relating to animals of today
  • Primary: Significant animal features
  • Secondary: Adapting to survive

The tour ends in the hands-on Fossils in Motion gallery, which students can explore free and easy for 15 minutes. 


Complimentary printed resource

An educational and enjoyable printed resource will be provided for all students, which include age-appropriate activities relating to the six creatures the students have encountered on their tour. 


Creative workshops

Tooth Tales: For Pre-school and Lower Primary students (45 minutes)

Students will embark on a storytelling adventure and encounter three very different dinosaurs, each with their own diet and teeth! In this journey filled with action, students will learn the way these dinosaurs lived, and then make their very own shadow puppet as a reminder of their favourite character.

A Day in the Life of a Paleontologist: For Pre-School, Primary and Secondary students (45 minutes)

This fascinating, hands-on demonstration reveals how paleontologists collect, record and identify fossils. There will be plenty of opportunities for student participation, including dressing up, handling tools and specimens, washing off the clay of collected fossils, identifying the bones, and making a plaster cast from a dinosaur's footprint.

Pre-school and Lower Primary students will receive a shorter demonstration and decorate their own plaster footprint cast to take home.

 

Stop Motion: Dinosaur Wipe-out!: For Upper Primary, and Secondary students (1 hour)

Working in small groups, students will get a chance to create their own short Stop Motion animation based on one of the main theories of dinosaurs' mass extinctions: asteroid impact, climate change, or volcanic eruptions. Materials and props will be provided to bring their stories to life and the animation films will be uploaded onto our YouTube site for all to see.

*Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction Chinese Programme

Part 1: Interactive guided tour (1 hour) 

Guided by our Mandarin Volunteer Guides, students can enjoy an hour of interactive tour of the exhibition, with opportunities for handling, discussion and creative exploration. 

Part 2: Dinosaurs vs Mythical Dragon (1 hour) 

Conducted by famous calligrapher, Mr Gu Jianping, students will learn the origins of the Chinese characters "恐龙" (Dinosaur) and discover links to the mythical dragon! 

*Programme is conducted in mandarin. 


Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005
 

Annie Leibovitz is one of America's best-known living artists and most celebrated photographers. She began her career as a staff photographer with rock music magazine Rolling Stone in 1970. At Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she developed a large body of work —portraits of actors, directors, writers, musicians, athletes, politicians and business figures, as well as fashion photographs — that expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life.

Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005 provides a unified narrative of Annie Leibovitz’s private life against the backdrop of her public image.

Suitable for secondary school students, particularly those studying Art, the exhibition includes portraits of well-known figures, including actors and artists such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, the pregnant Demi Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt. Other featured images include Leibovitz’s reportage from the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s and the election of Hillary Clinton to the US Senate. The exhibition also showcases a series of landscapes.

Docent-led guided tour

Subject to availability, booked school group visits with a minimum of 20 students are eligible for a Docent-led guided tour of this fascinating insight into the work of one of today’s greatest living photographers.

Our Ongoing Workshops include tours and workshops for schools which explore ArtScience subjects in an enjoyable, hands-on way, and which are tailored to the age and abilities of your students. All allow each student to express themselves creatively as well as learn about the topic. All complement the curriculum in their relevant areas.
 
  • Photography: Fun with Photograms
  • Photography: Colour and Composition
  • Architecture Adventure
 
Schools can book on to one or more workshop, subject to availability. Limited to 40 pax per workshop.
 

 
Photography: Fun with Photograms: For Primary and Secondary students
Experimenting with light and composition in a darkroom environment, create and develop your own photogram using traditional print photography methods. 1 hour.
 
Photography: colour and composition: For Primary and Secondary students
Embark on a journey of colours in this digital workshop which introduces the important interplay between colour and composition. Photographs will be emailed to your school for your own use. 1 hour.
  
Architecture Adventure: For Pre-school, Primary and Secondary students
 
Free Pre-visit Resources for Educators downloadable here:
All architecture workshops include a tour of the museum, take-away printed resources, and hands-on, creative activities tailored to the students’ ages and abilities.
 

 
Pre-school/Lower Primary: Enjoy a specially-written and illustrated story about Ah Tek and his adventure with different animal friends. Enjoy singing and dancing to the Building Shapes song (the free MP3 file will be emailed to you on booking), and find shapes on a tour of the ArtScience Museum building. 1 hour.
 
Upper Primary: Explore structure and shapes in this interactive tour and workshop. Enjoy an illustrated story, understand the key features of the ArtScience Museum building, learn how buildings stay up, and in teams, construct a new and iconic accommodation block.
 

 
Secondary: Enjoy an interactive tour of the iconic ArtScience Museum building, including sketching and design activities. Complete your journey with a team construction challenge, where using new materials, you need to design and build an accommodation block with a difference. 1.5 hours.
Per student
Exhibition1 and Workshop2 $13.00
Exhibition visit1 $10.00
Workshop only2 & 3 $3.00


1 Admission to all exhibitions on show at the time of visit.
2 Not available on weekends and public holidays. Advance booking of at least 5 working days required.
3 Applies to Ongoing Workshops only.
 

  • School Group rates apply to Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Junior College (JC), Centralised Institute (CI) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) college students.
  • For every ten paying primary, secondary, JC, CI and ITE college students, an educator gets free entry. For every five paying pre-school students, an educator gets free entry. Usual admission charges apply for additional visitors.
  • For every ten paying students, an educator can participate in the workshop for free. A workshop fee of $5 applies for each additional educator.

To request educational materials or free pre-visit recce, please email Museum.Education@marinabaysands.com

Directions

  • Please ensure that the chartered bus driver is familiar with the alighting point, Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
  • Please check for directions to the museum once your students are alighted.


Arrival and Admission

  • Please plan on arriving at the museum 20 minutes before your scheduled visit to allow time for payment and admission.
  • Please have a total count of students and teachers before making payment.
  • All large school bags need to be checked in with our Visitor Services staff in the museum lobby.
  • A museum Docent will meet your group when you arrive.


Cancellation Policy

  • All requests to change or cancel existing bookings must be made in writing via email to MuseumGroupBooking@marinabaysands.com. In the email, include your name, telephone number, name of the school and date of booking.
  • Three-day advance notice is required for cancellation of bookings.


Payment and Refund Policies

  • Tickets will only be issued upon receipt of full payment.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets once payment is processed.
  • Tickets are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Conditions of sale apply.


Access

  • Please notify us of any access needs when making your booking.
  • Wheelchairs are available, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please approach our Visitor Service staff for assistance.


Consideration for Others

  • Although discussion in the galleries is encouraged, please keep voices respectfully low.
  • Please help to keep your group together during the whole course of the visit.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off while in the galleries.
  • Please ask your students not to run in the galleries.


Respect for Museum Objects

  • Please ask your students not to touch any of the objects in the Museum. The invisible oil on the fingertips leaves a film on any surface touched. Over time, these marks attract dust and pollutants from the air, damaging and obscuring surfaces.
  • Please ask your students to refrain from pointing or gesturing when close to unprotected works of art.


Photography & Video Recording

  • Photography and filming are strictly prohibited in the galleries unless otherwise stated.


Food and Beverage

  • Please do not carry or consume any food or drink.
  • There are no designated picnic areas within the museum. However, subject to availability, we can sometimes accommodate smaller groups eating their packed lunches or snacks. Please call us to discuss this possibility in advance of your booking.


Other Information

  • In case of emergency, students should know that they can ask for help from a security guard or any museum staff. If there is an emergency at the museum, please follow the instructions of security and museum staff.
  • Restrooms can be found on each floor.
  • The museum reserves the right to ask groups or individuals behaving in an offensive or unreasonable manner to leave the site.

Information

PRICE:

Exhibition: $10/student
Exhibition + Workshop: $13/student

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