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 exhibition Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005, and find out about the Art & Science of Photography season - an exciting combination of photography exhibitions and activities. 

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

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.

The Art and Science of Photography Season

Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography

22 August to 2 November 2014

Flux Reality

Docent-led Guided Tour: 30 minutes

Upper Primary and all Secondary students will be inspired by the works of award-winning photographers in this engaging exhibition, which displays work that confronts social and political events in China of the last forty years since the Cultural Revolution. Through atailored Docent-led guided tour and facilitated discussion, students will gain insights on how the events shape these photographers’ art, and how the photographers reflect in their work China's contemporary yet traditional society.

Recommended: your students can enjoy one of our photography workshops after their tour of the exhibition. Please refer to the Ongoing Workshops tab for further details.

Our Ongoing Workshops programme includes tours and workshops for schools which explore the art and science of the subjects photography and architecture 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, and all complement the Art curriculum at Upper Primary and Secondary levels. 
  • Photography: Painting with Light: Cyanotypes
  • Photography: Fun with Photograms
  • Photography: Picture Perfect!

Schools can book on to one or more workshop, subject to availability. Limited to 40 pax per workshop. 

Painting with Light: Cyanotypes: For K1/K2 Pre-School students, Primary students and Secondary students – 45 minutes

Students will learn about one of the oldest photographic processes, cyanotype, that gives a cyan-blue print and take home the ‘blueprint’ created.


Fun with Photograms: For K1/K2 Pre-School students, Primary students and Secondary students – 45 minutes

Experimenting with light and composition in a darkroom environment, students will create and develop their own photogram using traditional print photography methods. 



Picture Perfect!: For Primary and Secondary students – 1 hour

Students will transform their photographic skills through our ultimate ‘how to’ workshop which explores three key techniques to create that perfectly composed photograph. Includes a print-out of all students’ work to take home or back to school for further discussion. 

Curriculum links for photography workshops:

Aesthetics and Creative Expression (Primary - Lower Secondary)

  • identify content and themes in artworks
  • convey experiences and ideas with images
  • select and apply materials, techniques and technologies during artmaking that are appropriate to intentions
  • achieve a sense of confidence and self-esteem through the making and critique of art
  • recognize that art reflects, records and plays a role in culture

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
  • From 22 August – 19 October 2014

  • Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005 and
    Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography1
  • $6

  • Additional workshop(s)2
  • $3 per workshop

1 Includes guided tour for either or both exhibition(s), subject to availability.
2 Not available on weekends and public holidays. Advance booking of at least 5 working days required.

Additional notes

  • 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


  • 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 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.


  • 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.