School kids painting in ArtScience Museum

SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

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

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  • Ongoing Workshops
  • Admission
  • 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!

Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Permanent Exhibition (Now Showing)

Inspire your imagination at Future World, the new permanent exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Explore a fully immersive 1500-square-metre digital universe, where 15 spectacular art installations are brought to life and evolve in real-time through visitor presence and participation. Be amazed as this stunning interactive world responds to your behavior, 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 Workshop

In addition to the self-guided play experience, the Future World workshop (additional S$3 per student) complements the themes and objects on display in the exhibition. All workshops are led by our trained ambassadors 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 workshops, as many students will benefit from this additional input.

  • 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.

Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science of Gems

Opens 23 April 2016 (Upcoming)

“Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art and Science of Gems” exhibition explores the inter-relationship between the science of mineralogy and the art of crafting the finest jewellery and gems.

Over 450 pieces of jewellery selected from the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection are displayed over seven themes illustrating the poetry and ingenious craftsmanship of the Maison: Couture, Abstractions, Influences, Precious Objects, Nature, Ballerinas and Fairies, and Icons.

In parallel to the Van Cleef & Arpels creations, over 250 gems and minerals from the renowned Collection of the French National Museum of Natural History are unveiled. Seven major principles critical for the precious stones’ formation are displayed along the exhibition: pressure, temperature, transport, water, oxygen, life and metamorphism.

“Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art and Science of Gems” exhibition embarks visitors in a journey from the origin of minerals to the extraordinary craftsmanship that transfigures gems into works of art.

School programmes and pricing will be available soon.

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

  • Photography: Painting with Light: Cyanotypes
  • Photography: Fun with Photograms
  • Architecture Adventure (Pre-school, Primary & Secondary)

 

Painting with Light: Cyanotype

For K1/K2 Pre-School students, Primary students and Secondary students – 60 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 Primary students and Secondary students – 60 minutes

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

Architecture Adventure

For Pre-school, Primary and Secondary students – 60 minutes
 
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. 

 
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 Rates

Exhibition Category Price Per Student
Single Exhibition (Self-Guided)
Future World
S$5
Add on - Guided Tour1 S$3
Add on - Workshop(s)2 S$3

1 Choice of one exhibition (excluding Future World) for a guided tour with a minimum of 20 pax. Tours are subjected to docent availability.
2 Guided Tours & workshops are not available on Fridays, weekends & public holidays.

All prices are subjected to changes.
All stated prices above are before the NAC Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.
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 Eye Awards Exhibition, Future World Exhibition and associated exhibition related workshops.
(*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.