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SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

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

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  • Signature Workshops
  • School Bookings
  • Preparation

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!

Human+ The Future of Our Species

Human+ The Future of Our Species

From 20 May 2017

Advances in genetic engineering, biotechnology and nanotechnology that not long ago seemed purely science fiction are now real. Cyborgs, superhumans and clones are alive amongst us today. What does it mean to be human now? What will it feel like to be a human a hundred years from now? Should we continue to embrace modifications to our minds, bodies and daily lives, or are there boundaries we shouldn’t overstep?

HUMAN+ spans four themed galleries. Each explores the possible impending paths for the human race. It asks what it means to be human in a world of artificial intelligence, lifelike robots and genetic modification. The exhibition probes the social, ethical and environmental questions raised by using technology to modify ourselves.

Showcasing works by international artists, scientists, technologists and designers, HUMAN+ presents a future world where the lines between fiction and reality are blurred and shows how our perception of humanity is being transformed by science and technology.

Guided Tour – 45 minutes
How will we enhance ourselves to become better as a species? Will it be socially and ethically acceptable if boundaries of the body are overstepped through technological extensions? Will androids or robots as future human companions affect the way we live? Through the themes of augmented capacities, new survival strategies and non-human encounters presented in the exhibition, explore what the future holds for us.

• Add-on of S$3 per participant for exhibition ticket holders.
• Minimum and maximum participants for each session are 20 and 40 respectively.
• Guided tours subject to availability of the Museum Education team.

Activity Guide
All school participants will receive a complimentary Human+ The Future of our Species activity book. The exhibition experience is complemented by a specially crafted companion guide to the exhibition which aims to extend the learning experience in Human+ The Future of our Species.

Educator’s Resource
This Educator’s Resource is intended to act as a guide prior and during your visit to ArtScience Museum. We hope this will help you plan your visit, and understand how a visit will fit into your teaching.

Please click here to download.


Light and Color

Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Permanent Exhibition (Now Showing)
Inspire your imagination at Future World: Where Art Meets Science which is ArtScience Museum’s permanent gallery. Explore a fully immersive 1500-square-metre digital universe, where spectacular art installations are brought to life and evolve in real-time through visitors’ presence and participation. Be amazed as this stunning interactive world responds to your behaviour, and changes according to your creative input!

For its landmark permanent exhibition, ArtScience Museum collaborated with teamLab, an award-winning Tokyo-based art collective of "ultra-technologists" that includes artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers. The result is Future World – Singapore’s largest interactive digital playground.

Featuring 15 digital installations, including some created especially for Future World, the exhibition takes visitors on an exciting journey of discovery through four key narratives – Nature, Town, Park and Space.

School Workshops
In addition to a self-guided visit to Future World, our bespoke workshops complement themes and ideas from the exhibition. All workshops are developed in-house, led by our trained ambassadors and delivered in our fully digital workshop space, the Rainbow Room.

  • Light & Colour Workshop – 1 hour
    Experience light and colour through various hands-on experiment. Walk into a dark room and witness the impact of colour through observations. Make your own spectrophotometer to discover different spectrums, and bring it home to continue your exploration.
  • Creative Aquarium – 45 minutes
    Celebrate the diversity of life and create your very own digital sea creature. Discover what makes a healthy ecosystem and have fun putting together your own environments.
  • Sketch Town – 45 minutes
    Learn through play in this fun and creative workshop by making your own Sketch Town Paper Town. Build your town by assembling your drawings into 3-D models using different materials.

Please note that depending on group size, we may request assistance from the adults accompanying your class during the workshops.


The Universe and Art 

From 1 April 2017

The Universe and Art is an artistic voyage through the cosmos, exploring where we came from and where we are going. It weaves a rich constellation of Eastern and Western philosophies, ancient and contemporary art, and science and religion, to explore how humanity has constantly contemplated its presence in the Universe.

Long the subject of dreams, mythologies and artistic visions, the universe has been studied by people from around the world for a millennia. Featuring over 120 original artworks, scientific artifacts and manuscripts, this exhibition presents visions of the universe from across the globe and through the centuries. 

The exhibition narrative unfolds through four main themes – Our Vision of the UniverseThe Universe as Space-TimeA New View of Life and Space Art. It begins with sacred religious artifacts linked to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. It continues with masterworks by the most renowned Renaissance astronomers, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Copernicus, which are on show in Singapore for the first time. New scientific thinking on the universe is explored in contemporary artworks by Björn Dahlem, Mori Mariko Pierre Huyghe, Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sugimoto Hiroshi and more. The exhibition concludes with artwork devised specifically for space, providing unique insights into how art and culture have influenced how we explore the Universe.

Guided Tour – 1 hour
Who are we? What is our place in the universe? How do cultures, art and technology play a part in understanding the cosmos?  Join us in this enlightening tour as we journey through time and space to ponder some of the universe’s deepest mysteries.    

• Add-on of S$3 per participant for exhibition ticket holders.
• Minimum and maximum participants for each session are 20 and 40 respectively.
• Guided tours subject to availability of the Museum Education team.

Activity Guide
All school participants will receive a complimentary The Universe and Art activity book. The exhibition experience is complemented by a specially crafted companion guide to the exhibition which aims to extend the learning experience in The Universe and Art.

Make Your Own Cyanotype Universe Workshop – 45 minutes
In Make Your Own Cyanotype Universe workshop, where we experiment with one of the oldest printing techniques to create beautiful photographic blueprints of space.

  • Add-on of S$3 per participant for exhibition ticket holders.
  • Minimum and maximum participants for each session are 20 and 40 respectively.
  • Workshops are subject to availability of the Museum Education team.

Please note that depending on group size, we may request assistance from the adults accompanying your class during the workshops.

Educator's Resource
This Educator's Resource is intended to act as a guide prior and during your visit to ArtScience Museum. We hope this will help you plan your visit, and understand how a visit will fit into your teaching at the school. 

Please click here to download.

Our year-round offering of signature workshops are tailored to the age and abilities of preschoolers to tertiary students, encouraging them to explore art-science in a hands-on setting and express themselves creatively. Workshops complement MOE subject syllabuses and are subject to availability, catered for 40 pax per session.  

 

Light & Colour

Light & Colour 

Suitable for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
1 hour

Experience light and colour through various hands-on experiments. Walk into a dark room and witness the impact of colour through observations. Make your own spectrophotometer to discover different spectrums, bring it home to continue your exploration.

Sketch Aquarium in Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Creative Aquarium

Suitable for K1/K2 Preschool and Primary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
45 minutes

Creative Aquarium workshop takes inspiration from one of the artworks Sketch Aquarium in Future World: Where Art Meets Science.

Participants will discover the diversity of life and what makes a healthy ecosystem by putting together their own environments and creating their own digital sea creatures. They will also receive a take-home paper bag aquarium.

Sketch Town Paper Town

Sketch Town

Suitable for K1/K2 Preschool and Primary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
45 minutes

Learn through play in this fun and creative workshop by making your own Sketch Town Paper Town. Build your town by assembling your drawings into 3-D models using different materials. 

Painting with Light: Cyanotype

Painting with Light: Cyanotype

Suitable for K1/K2 Preschool, Primary and Secondary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
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

Fun with Photograms

Suitable for Primary and Secondary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
1 hour

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

Architecture Adventure

Architecture Adventure

Suitable for K1/K2 Preschool, Primary and Secondary students

20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
1 hour

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 confirmation of booking), and find shapes on a tour of the ArtScience Museum building. 

 
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.

ArtScience Outreach

ArtScience Museum will bring our hands-on workshops to your school, specially customised 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.

School Group Visits

Special rates are offered to school groups of 20 or more students.

Plan a self-guided visit to see our exhibitions, or combine your visit with an add-on facilitated tour or workshop. 

Category

Exhibition

Price Per Student

Single Exhibition

(Self-Guided)

Future World: Where Art Meets Science
From March 2016

$5

The Universe and Art
From 1 April 2017

NASA – A Human Adventure

From 19 November 2016 to (ends on 19 March 2017)

All Access

(Self-Guided)

Future World: Where Art Meets Science  +

Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder  +

NASA – A Human Adventure

$10

Add-on

Option of Guided Tour or Workshop

S$3

*All prices are subject to change without notice.

 

 

Guided Tours and Workshops

Guided tours and workshops are available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm for up to 40 students. Please be advised that facilitated sessions are subject to availability.

Tours are currently offered for NASA – A Human Adventure and The Universe and Art.

 

 

Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy

The following programmes are eligible for the National Arts Council’s Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy:

•        Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition

•        NASA: A Human Adventure exhibition

•        Space Quest workshop

•        Creative Aquarium workshop

•        Make Your Own Cyanotype Universe workshop

•        Make Your Own Photogram workshop

•        Architecture Adventure tour

Upon making full payment, schools will be issued with the Letter of Eligibility (LOE) when their visit to the museum has been completed.

 

 

Contact

Advanced reservations of at least five working days is required. Please contact us at MuseumGroupBooking@MarinaBaySands.com to book your visit.

If you wish to request to see the museum before your scheduled visit, please email us at least five working days in advance to arrange an appointment. Site recces are hosted by a museum staff on weekdays, and cater for up to five educators.

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.