School kids painting in ArtScience Museum

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!


Opens 15 November 2014
Da Vinci: Shaping the Future

Da Vinci: Shaping the Future presents original pages of the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci’s largest notebook, which collects together some of his most important drawings and writings. It also features original paintings from the School of Leonardo. 

Interactive guided tour through the exhibition
Students will discover Leonardo’s interests and inventions through five main themes, as illustrated though the fascinating Codex notebook pages on display: Mathematics, Natural Science, Architecture, Technology and Music.

Printed resource
The exhibition experience is complemented by a unique printed resource, tailored for each school level and available to each student to take home. It addresses the exhibition themes through engaging activities, and serves as the perfect aide memoire to the students’ visit.

School Workshops
In addition to the interactive guided tour experience, our da Vinci Challenge workshops (additional S$3 per student) complement the themes and artwork on display in the exhibition. All workshops are led by our trained docents, last one hour and are available for K1, K2, Primary and Secondary students unless otherwise stated.

Please note that we may request assistance from the adults accompanying your class during the Da Vinci Challenge workshops, as many students will benefit from this additional input.
School Workshops - The da Vinci challenge
The da Vinci challenge: Bridges
Developed in partnership with WondersWork
An exploratory, creative design and building workshop where students can build like Leonardo and then test their bridge using different weights.

The da Vinci challenge: Flight
Developed in partnership with WondersWork
Working in teams, students can explore a range of materials to build their own flying machine. Which one will fly the furthest? And can its direction be determined through design additions? 

The da Vinci challenge: Projectiles
Developed in partnership with WondersWork
What makes things move? Students can experiment with forces through different items provided, culminating in their own, crafted projectile machine. How far can it throw an object, and what design alterations can improve it further? 

The da Vinci challenge: Parachutes
Developed in partnership with WondersWork
How do parachutes work? Does the material and shape make a difference? And is it possible to ‘steer’ a parachute through weights positioned at different points? Working in team, students can experiment with these areas, and create their own parachute to take home.

The da Vinci challenge: Vitruvian Man
Students will work in teams to compare their teacher or each other with Vitruvian Man! Is the length of their outspread arms really equal to their height? Is the length of their hand really one tenth of their height? This hands-on workshop brings mathematics alive, and includes a measurements recording sheet for all students.

The da Vinci challenge: Illustrating Nature
The da Vinci challenge: Illustrating Nature
Students can experiment hands-on with the different ways that da Vinci illustrated nature, through exploring several different print processes of a sage leaf, and close observational drawing. 

Da Vinci Highlights
Da Vinci Highlights
Students can explore a range of da Vinci’s interests and inventions including making a platonic shape and mini-parachute to take home, and using novel construction materials to design and build. The workshop culminates with an interactive demonstration led by our Docents of some of the tertiary projects in the Innovation Now display.

Educators’ Event (17 to 21 November 2014)
Complimentary to all Educators who pre-register. Registration begins on 20 October 2014.
Educators will learn more about the exhibition, workshops and printed resources that we have to offer to their students during their visit here at ArtScience Museum. 

Click here to register.  
For more information on the Educators' Event, please click here.

Art and Science of Photography Season


Immerse yourself in the art and science of photography this season with inspirational photography exhibitions, as well as various photographic workshops and activities. ArtScience Museum is a key venue of the 4th Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) hosting two exhibitions – Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography and An Ocean of Possibilities.

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

Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography

Now – 2 November 2014
Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography showcases the works of both well-established as well as emerging Chinese photographers. The exhibition, comprising over 60 photographs of 7 different photographers – Wang Qing Song, Yang Yongliang, Wei Bi, Zhang Dali, Liu Xiaofang, Maleonn (Ma Liang) and Wang Ningde – highlights the individualistic artistic approach and personal experience of China’s recent modernisation process.

Docent-led guided tour
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.

An Ocean of Possibilities

31 October to 28 December 2014 
Featuring over 200 photos of about 30 artists from 20 different countries, An Ocean of Possibilities focuses on social developments. The exhibition turns the spotlight on the people who challenge themselves in search of unconventionalities and change their own course. They may be individuals, small communities and businesses who set out to realise a better future, not only for themselves but also for others. The exhibition will be presented at ArtScience Museum after the Noorderlicht International Photofestival.
Please note that Guided Tours will not be provided for this exhibition.
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 (Available for ArtScience Outreach)
  • Photography: Fun with Photograms (Available for ArtScience Outreach)
  • Photography: Picture Perfect! (Available for ArtScience Outreach)
  • Architecture Adventure

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

ArtScience Outreach

ArtScience Museum will bring our hands-on workshops to your school, specially customized to your needs, allowing students the luxury of staying in school and having our docents come to them.

For more details, please email us at MuseumGroupBooking@MarinaBaySands.com.

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 20 October to 14 November 2014
  • S$2

  • From 15 November to 31 December 2014
  • S$10

  • Additional workshop(s)2
  • S$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 S$5 applies for each additional educator.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.




Da Vinci: Shaping the Future

Educators' Event
17 to 21 November 2014:

Join us at this event to learn more about our educational provisions for your students during their visit.

Registration opens from
20 October to 2 November 2014.