School kids painting in ArtScience Museum


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!

Be fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world, and marvel at the radically innovative eco-solutions created by the brightest minds in both science and art. Explore multimedia and immersive exhibitions on sustainability, aimed to raise awareness of the urgent need to protect the environment.


Living Yangtze by Eric Valli for Swarovski Waterschool

10 October – 27 October 2015 (Upcoming)

Home to 480 million people, the Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world and supports one-third of the Chinese population. Living Yangtze is a multimedia project narrating the stories of seven communities living along the great Yangtze as documented by Eric Valli, distinguished film director, photographer and author.

Eric was commissioned by Swarovski to spend six months documenting the lives of communities around the locations of its Waterschools along the Yangtze River. Featuring 96 photographs and seven short documentary films, the exhibition portrays the magnificent landscapes and dignified faces of the people Eric met on his way, and uses film as a positive medium to generate empathy and awareness about the importance of clean, sustainable water sources.

The Substation Art and Science Open Call presents Sensing States: Healing Spaces

10 October – 27 October 2015 (Upcoming)

Sensing States: Healing Spaces is a three-part exhibition experience – A Familiar Forest, Seeing a Rainbow and Contemplating a Plant – that explores the harmony between mankind and nature. By engaging the senses of sight, sound, touch and smell, the immersive exhibition seeks to reconnect visitors with nature.

The installations, which see natural elements being extracted and reconstructed, are based on the collaborative work of recipient of The Substation Art and Science Open Call, Zen Teh, and scientific advisor Ching Jianhong.

The Deep

6 June 2015 – 27 October 2015 (Now Showing)

Bringing together the largest collection of deep-sea creatures ever displayed in Southeast Asia, The Deep provides visitors with a unique opportunity to encounter the deep sea first-hand. The exhibition reveals the richness and the extreme vulnerability of the deep sea environment to the public through striking information, images and deep-sea specimens. 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 (Subject to docent availability)

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.

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 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.

Hermès Leather Forever

25 October - 13 December 2015, Free Admission

Leather Forever celebrates Hermès’ relationship with leather, the first material tamed by the house. The exhibition takes visitors on a poetic journey exploring Hermès’ love of this fine material, presenting items from Hermès’ past as well as some of its latest creations. Craftsmen from the Hermès workshops in Paris will be present to demonstrate the art of leather working by creating some of its iconic bags on site.


Opens 14 November 2015 (Upcoming)

Step inside the most ambitious scientific experiment in human history! Collider is an award-winning, fully immersive exhibition that draws you into the fascinating world of experimental particle physics.

Blending theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), Collider transports you the heart of the largest and most sophisticated piece of scientific equipment ever constructed – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

*School Programming details will be released 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 (Available for ArtScience Outreach & NAC Tote Board Arts Grant)
  • Photography: Fun with Photograms (Available for ArtScience Outreach & NAC Tote Board Arts Grant)
  • 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 (Currently unavailable)

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

School Group Rates

Exhibition Category Price Per Student

All Access (with Guided Tour)1

The Deep + Living Yangtze + Sensing States: Healing Spaces


All Access (Self-Guided)

The Deep + Living Yangtze + Sensing States: Healing Spaces

Living Yangtze + Sensing States: Healing Spaces (Self-Guided) S$0
Additional workshop(s)2 S$3

1 Includes a guided tour for The Deep only, with a minimum of 20 pax. Tours are subject to docent availability.
2 Not available on 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 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 The Deep and associated exhibition workshops together with the Photography Workshops (Fun with Photograms, Cyanotype: Painting with Light).
(*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.


  • 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 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.