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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!

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 Exhibition 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 Pre-school & Primary students only 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.

Big Bang Data

Until 16 October 2016 (Now Showing)

Experience data in a whole new light at ArtScience Museum's upcoming Big Bang Data exhibition. Through a series of thought-provoking data visualisation artworks, you'll gain new perspectives on the issues surrounding the rapid datafication of our world, and discover the ways in which our ever-expanding digital footprint is radically transforming our lives, our decisions, and the future of society itself.

Hailing from the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) in Spain, Big Bang Data made its Asian premiere at ArtScience Museum on 21 May after travelling from Barcelona to Madrid, Buenos Aires, London, and Santiago. You'll experience a selection of artworks from its first edition in Barcelona, as well as new artworks from the showcase at Somerset House in London. ArtScience Museum has also specially curated a section of the exhibition to tell the story of Singapore’s unique relationship with data.

Organised into nine chapters, Big Bang Data takes you on a journey of exploration though the intricate relationship that we share with data, as well as the meaning and implications of datafication for our future. Artworks on display range from large-scale immersive installations to historical artifacts and contemporary data visualisations. The exhibition features a selection of these innovative pieces, created by some of the world's leading data visualisation artists.

Guided Tour – 60 minutes (Subject to docent availability)
Discover the significant and surprising ways data is dramatically changing the way we interact with each other and with the world. Join the guided tour for an insight into the opportunities and limitations of data as we explore what data means to us and our future.

Printed Resource
The exhibition experience is complemented by a unique printed resource, tailored 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
Click here to download

School Workshop
In addition to the guided tour experience, the Big Bang Data workshop (additional S$3 per student) complements the themes and objects on display in the exhibition. All workshops are led by our trained facilitators and are available for Upper Primary & 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.

·         Making Data Footprints – 60 minutes
Understand the fundamentals of data in this hands-on workshop: What it is, how it is collected, and how it can be visualised. Experiment, get creative with various materials and share your data visualisation project with friends and family.


Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder

From 24 September 2016 (Upcoming)

Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder is a major retrospective of artworks by graphic artist and master of mathematical representations M.C. Escher.

Step inside M.C. Escher’s playful world of imagination and wonder - of poetic geometry, strange realities and impossible constructions.  Featuring over 160 original works, the exhibition is a retrospective of his enigmatic sketches and paradoxical designs, executed with incredible mathematical precision.

It starts with his early prints and realistic drawings inspired by nature and Italy’s landscape. The exhibition further explores M.C. Escher’s work on tessellation and transformation of shapes illustrating how metamorphosis became a unique feature of his art where fantasy blends with geometry. Pursuing his mathematical research, he created boundless images executed with incredible detail and precision representing infinity in his most famous masterpieces.

Until today, the international scientific community praises M.C. Escher’s work as a symbol of the interrelationship of Art and Science. Even if his understanding of mathematics was mainly visual and intuitive, he played with architecture and perspective to invent infinite worlds, immersing us in his realm of wonders. M.C. Escher’s art continues to fascinate millions of people all over the world and inspires generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers, fond of his playful fantasies and fascinating constructions.

Guided Tour – 60 minutes (Subject to docent availability)
Embark on a journey into Escher’s World of Wonder, students will get a glimpse into M. C. Escher’s astounding imagination and illustrates how mathematics is depicted in the most striking ways in his artworks.

At the end of the exhibition, students would be able to gain a deeper understanding on how Escher’s mathematical ideas and art are intertwined in his works through various ways of learning that the activity booklet has incorporated for.

Printed Resource
The exhibition experience is complemented by a specially crafted companion guide to the exhibition. It aims to extend the learning experience in Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder for young audiences. The activity booklet highlights key ideas of M. C. Escher’s practice and contains playful, imaginative exercises that encourage one to discover interdisciplinary connections between mathematics and visual arts.

Resources for Educators
Available for download soon.

School Workshop
In addition to the guided tour experience, the Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder 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 Primary, Secondary & Tertiary 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.

·         Make your Own Tessellation Prints – 60 minutes

With a starting point in grids and shapes, participants experiment and create a range of tessellation prints, drawing inspiration from M. C. Escher’s tessellation artworks and emblematas.

Educators’ Event

10 – 12 October 2016 

Join us at this event to learn about the programmes and resources that are available for schools when they visit the Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder Exhibition. Admission to the Educators’ Event is complimentary for all registered educators.

Click here to register.


Date:                     10 – 12 October 2016 (Monday - Wednesday)
Time:                    3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue:                 ArtScience Museum – Rainbow Room, Basement 2

Programme:

3:30pm – 3:45pm:            Registration (Rainbow Room, Basement 2)
3:45pm – 4:00pm:            Introduction and Overview of Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder (Rainbow Room, Basement 2)
4:00pm – 5:00pm:            Guided tour of Journey to Infinity: Escher's World of Wonder (Level 3 Galleries)
5:00pm – 5:30pm:            Hands-on activities followed by feedback

This event has a maximum cap of 150 educators per day.

For more information, please download the FAQ.

For more information regarding the upcoming Educators’ Event, please email us at Museum.Education@MarinaBaySands.com

 

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

Exhibitions

Price Per Student

Single Exhibition
(Self-Guided)

Future World: Where Art Meets Science
From March 2016

S$5

Big Bang Data
Until 16 October 2016

Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder
From 24 September 2016

All Access
(Self-Guided)

Future World: Where Art Meets Science
From March 2016
+
Big Bang Data
Until 16 October 2016
+
Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder
From 24 September 2016

S$10

Add on(s)

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 subject to docent availability.
2 Guided Tours & workshops are only available from Tuesdays – Thursdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm with a maximum of 40 students.

- All prices are subject to changes.
- All stated prices for Future World and Big Bang Data Exhibition 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.
- Complimentary site recce for educators (maximum 5 educators per visit) are available from Mondays – Fridays. Please contacMuseumGroupBooking@MarinaBaySands.com at least 3 working days in advance to arrange for an appointment.

 

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 & Special Education Schools (SPEDs) are eligible for 70% subsidy on the admission to Future World, Big Bang Data Exhibition Access, Future World and Big Bang Data 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.

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.