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SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

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

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  • Ongoing 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!

Light and Color

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.

  • Light & Colour Workshop – 1 hour
    Experience light and colour through various hands-on experiments such as using a spectrophotometer to discover different spectrums. Walk into a dark room and witness the impact of colour through observations.
  • 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.

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 Universe, The Universe as Space-Time, A 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.

At its heart, the exhibition celebrates humanity's age-old fascination for the universe and its mysteries. It shows how it has been an object of religious worship, a source of artistic and literary inspiration, and the basis of some of the most revolutionary scientific discoveries of all time.

The exhibition narrative unfolds through four main themes – Our Vision of the Universe, The Universe as Space-Time, A New View of Life and Space Art.

Activity Guide

All school participants will receive a complimentary The Universe and Art give-away in the form of an activity book, . The exhibition experience is complemented by a specially crafted companion guide to the exhibition which. It aims to extend the learning experience in The Universe and Art.

Guided Tour – 60 minutes

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 weThe exhibition guided tour brings participants on a journey through time and space to ponder some of the universe’s deepest mysteries.    

  • Minimum booking of 20 participants per session.
  • Guided tours are available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm for up to 40 students, subject to availability of the Museum Ambassador or Museum Education team.

Make Your Own Cyanotype Universe Workshop – 60 minutes

In Make Your Own Join us in Cyanotype Universe workshop, where we uexperiment withse one of the oldest printing techniques to create beautiful photographic blueprints of space.

  • Add-on of $3 per participant for exhibition ticket holders.
  • Minimum booking of 20 participants per session. 
  • Guided tours are available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm for up to 40 students, subject to availability of the Museum Ambassador or Museum Education team.

We appreciate participation and support from educators and parent-assistants accompanying classes for museum visits, to allow students to richly benefit from these out-of-classroom learning journeys.


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.


NASA – A Human Adventure

NASA – A Human Adventure

19 November 2016 to 19 March 2017

NASA – A Human Adventure is a thrilling journey through mankind’s exploration of space, starting with the dreams of artists and writers, and culminating with engineering marvels that changed the world. See the progression of NASA’s remarkable achievements in manned space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken. 

This is a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the spacecraft, rockets and technology that changed history and our understanding of our universe. In five galleries, over 200 historically significant artefacts are on show, including many objects which have flown in space. Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight, and learn about some of the world’s most amazing accomplishments in space technology.

Activity Guide
All school participants will receive a complimentary NASA – A Human Adventure give-away in the form of an activity book. This companion guide complementing the exhibition contains imaginative, open-ended exercises that extend the learning experience for young audiences. In addition, it includes a space adventure board game for up to four players.

Guided Tour – 45 minutes
Humans are driven to explore the unknown and challenge the boundaries of what we know. Journey through the story of space exploration in this guided tour, as we learn about and celebrate some of the most extraordinary innovations in space technology and scientific achievements that stand up in human history.

• Add-on of $3 per participant for exhibition ticket holders.
• Minimum booking of 20 participants per session.
• Guided tours are available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm for up to 40 students, subject to availability of the Museum Education team.

Space Quest Workshop – 60 minutes 
Get ready for your mission to outer space by completing a series of exciting and hands-on activities in this one hour workshop. Race against time and find out if your space agency has what it takes to launch a space mission! 

Participants learn about space exploration efforts and the training that astronauts/cosmonauts undergo in preparation for missions. They get to find out more about mission patch designs and their significance for manned space missions, and design/create one for themselves. They will also have to work in groups and make decisions cooperatively to complete a series of physical and inquiry-based challenges – spatial awareness, working under pressure and space knowledge.

• Add-on of $3 per participant, for exhibition ticket holders.
• Minimum booking for 20 participants per session.
• Workshops are available from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm for up to 40 students, subject to availability of the Museum Education team.

We appreciate participation and support from educators and parent-assistants accompanying classes for museum visits, to allow students to richly benefit from these out-of-classroom learning journeys.

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 

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

Experience light and colour through various hands-on experiments such as using a spectrophotometer to discover different spectrums. Walk into a dark room and witness the impact of colour through observations.

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 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.