School kids painting in ArtScience Museum

SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

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

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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!

PRUDENTIAL SINGAPORE EYE

UNTIL 28 JUNE 2015

This programme is eligible for 50% subsidy using the TOTE Board Arts Grant.
(*Applicable to all Primary, Secondary, Junior Colleges & ITE institutions.)

Prudential Singapore Eye exhibit at ArtScience Museum


A major exhibition of contemporary art from Singapore begins ArtScience Museum's celebration of the nation’s 50th anniversary. Prudential Singapore Eye showcases the vibrancy of Singapore's emerging visual art landscape, through the work of 17 exciting and innovative artists.
 
Printed resources
The exhibition experience is complemented by a unique printed resource, 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.

These are also included here for reference as a downloadable resource. Printed versions relevant to the level of the students will be given on the day. 

Teacher notes for the three artworks explored through the Discovery Worksheets have been developed by the British Council’s Teacher Development Centre, and may be downloaded here. 

 
Guided tour: 30 – 45 minutes
Join our trained Docent for a guided tour of the art on display in Singapore Eye and the stories behind the work. The tour includes plenty of opportunities for reflection and discussion, as the students are led through a journey of photographs, paintings, sculptures and installations made by Singapore’s brightest living artists.
 
In addition to the guided tour experience, our workshop (additional S$3 per student) complements 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.
 
Creative workshop: 1 hour
Exploring Line
Students will be invited to observe the abstract use of line – one of the key components of art - in works by Chia Ming Chien and Mintio amongst others, and inspired by their treatments, create their own photographic image exploring this fundamental visual elements.

“Create!” Workshop: 1 hour
The Singapore Eye ‘Create!’ workshop will offer students the chance to make their own artwork, using the artwork from the exhibition as inspiration. Choosing from three approaches, they can build an installation using found materials, craft a collage or experiment with paint. Open-ended and exploratory, this workshop allows students to unleash their creativity in new and exciting ways.

Schools can visit for free!
With generous support from Prudential, pre-booked school groups can visit Prudential Singapore Eye for a self-guided visit for free. Each student will also receive Discovery activity sheets, developed by the British Council Teacher Development Centre, also supported by Prudential. All schools in Singapore are eligible for this opportunity, including pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, and all tertiary level schools.
 
Primary and Secondary schools wishing to receive a guided tour of the exhibition as part of their visit can benefit from the NAC Tote Board Arts grant, recouping 50% of the admission fee per student.
 
Please refer to the Admission tab for more details on pricing. 

British Council Programmes
A Creative Education programme for teachers and tertiary students is offered by the British Council. More information about the workshops and artist forum can be viewed here.

 

THE DEEP

OPENING 6 JUNE 2015
The Deep exhibition at ArtScience Museum

The deep sea is Earth’s largest reservoir of life but has remained largely uncharted by Man, with only 10 percent of the seafloor mapped so far. The Deep reveals the mysteries lurking in the deep through the display of perfectly preserved and extremely rare animals in crystalline details, accompanied by mesmeric images of captivating sea fauna and ethereal bioluminescent creatures, some photographed for the very first time. The Deep brings together the largest collection of deep-sea creatures ever displayed in South East Asia. Providing a unique opportunity for you to encounter the reality of the deep first-hand and to raise public awareness about the fragility of the deep sea ecosystem.

Guided tour – 1 Hour
Why are some sea creatures transparent, and why are others bioluminescence? And how do animals survive at extreme depths? Learn about the extraordinary creatures of the deep sea in this fact-filled tour.
The Deep exhibition at ArtScience Museum


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.

Resources for educators
These are free and downloadable pre-visit resources for educators. They provide further information about the objects and themes to be explored during your group's visit, together with curriculum links.
(Coming Soon)

School Workshops
In addition to the guided tour experience, our The Deep workshops (additional S$3 per student) complement the themes and objects on display in the exhibition. All workshops are led by our trained docents, lasts 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 Deep workshops, as many students will benefit from this additional input.

Cyanotype Creatures
Create your own magical underwater artwork through the early photographic process cyanotype, featuring extraordinary creatures from The Deep.

Fun with Photograms (Suitable for ages 6 and above)
Use silhouettes of the amazing ocean creatures from The Deep placed on photographic paper in a darkroom environment to create your own artwork to take home.

Upcycle Art
Plastic is one of the biggest man-made killers of maritime life. Learn about the different types of plastic and their impact on our oceans, and then upcycle a plastic object to create your own deep sea creature. 

Make your own glowing Angler fish
Using a UV LED light and a battery, decorate your own Angler fish template and create a simple circuit to make it light up, while also learning all about this fascinating creature and other bioluminescent life from the ocean depths.

Educators’ Event (30 June, 1 & 2 July 2015)
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.
(More information to be released soon)

 

Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow

OPENING 17 JULY 2015
Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow


Celebrating The Straits Times’ 170th anniversary and SG50
The fascinating and multi-layered stories of Singapore will be told through the lens of the nation’s oldest newspaper The Straits Times, in an upcoming free exhibition Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow.

Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow has been curated to transport visitors into the pages of The Straits Times to rediscover Singapore’s fight to survive and nation-building years, ebbing through history’s key events such as two World Wars. Policy-making, social changes, key players and defining moments in Singapore’s history are documented painstakingly through the rich and deep archives of The Straits Times, including never-before-published photos.

 

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 & NAC Tote Board Arts Grant)
  • Photography: Fun with Photograms (Available for ArtScience Outreach & NAC Tote Board Arts Grant)
  • 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.

School Group Rates

Exhibition Category Price Per Student

Prudential Singapore Eye
(with Guided Tour)1
 

S$5
 

Prudential Singapore Eye
(Self-Guided)#
 

S$0
 

Additional workshop(s)
2
 

S$3
 

 

1 Includes a guided tour, with a minimum of 20 pax.
2 Not available on weekends & public holidays.
# With generous support from Prudential, pre-booked school groups can visit Prudential Singapore Eye for a self-guided visit for free. Each student will also receive Discovery activity sheets, developed by the British Council Teacher Development Centre, also supported by Prudential. Brought to you by Prudential.

All prices are subjected to changes.
Advance booking of at least 5 working days is required.
All visits include a set of complimentary printed resource for each student. Teachers may visit the museum beforehand (maximum 5 teachers per visit) for a free site recce.

Please contact Museumgroupbooking@marinabaysands.com to arrange a date and time.


National Arts Council – Tote Board Arts Grant

Due to the generous support from National Arts Council’s Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy, all schools* are eligible for a 50% subsidy on the admission to Prudential Singapore Eye exhibition and associated exhibition workshops together with the Photography Workshops (Fun with Photograms, Cyanotype: Painting with Light & Picture Perfect).
(*Applicable to all Primary, Secondary, Junior Colleges & ITE institutions.) 

Schools will be required to make full payment to ArtScience Museum & will be issued with a Letter of Eligibility(LOE) to process the Arts Grant after their visit has been completed.
 

Additional notes

  • School Group rates apply to Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Junior College (JC), Centralised Institute (CI), Institute of Technical Education (ITE) colleges, Polytechincs, Univeristies (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD & SIT), Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), LASALLE, NAFA & BCA Academy students.
  • For every 5 paying students, an educator gets in complimentary. Usual admission charges apply for additional visitors.
  • For every 5 paying students, an educator can participate in the workshop for free. A workshop fee of S$5 applies for each additional educator.

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.