Explore what we have to offer preschool, primary and secondary school groups.
- Ongoing Workshops
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.
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The deep sea is Earth’s largest reservoir of life but has remained largely uncharted by Man, with only 10 percent of the seafloor mapped so far. The Deep reveals the mysteries lurking in the deep through the display of perfectly preserved and extremely rare animals in crystalline details, accompanied by mesmeric images of captivating sea fauna and ethereal bioluminescent creatures, some photographed for the very first time. The Deep brings together the largest collection of deep-sea creatures ever displayed in South East Asia. 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
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.
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.
Resources for educators
These are free and downloadable pre-visit resources for educators. They provide further information about the objects and themes to be explored during your group's visit, together with curriculum links.
Download Pre-visit Resource
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.
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.
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.
Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow
Celebrating The Straits Times’ 170th anniversary and SG50
The fascinating and multi-layered stories of Singapore will be told through the lens of the nation’s oldest newspaper The Straits Times, in an upcoming free exhibition Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow.
Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow has been curated to transport visitors into the pages of The Straits Times to rediscover Singapore’s fight to survive and nation-building years, ebbing through history’s key events such as two World Wars. Policy-making, social changes, key players and defining moments in Singapore’s history are documented painstakingly through the rich and deep archives of The Straits Times, including never-before-published photos.
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.
- 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)
- Photography: Picture Perfect! (Available for ArtScience Outreach)
- Architecture Adventure
Schools can book on to one or more workshop, subject to availability. Limited to 40 pax per workshop.
ArtScience Museum will bring our hands-on workshops to your school, specially customized 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.
Painting with Light: Cyanotypes: For K1/K2 Pre-School students, Primary students and Secondary students – 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: For K1/K2 Pre-School students, Primary students and Secondary students – 45 minutes
Experimenting with light and composition in a darkroom environment, students will create and develop their own photogram using traditional print photography methods.
Picture Perfect!: For Primary and Secondary students – 1 hour
Students will transform their photographic skills through our ultimate ‘how to’ workshop which explores three key techniques to create that perfectly composed photograph. Includes a print-out of all students’ work to take home or back to school for further discussion.
Curriculum links for photography workshops:
Aesthetics and Creative Expression (Primary - Lower Secondary)
- identify content and themes in artworks
- convey experiences and ideas with images
- select and apply materials, techniques and technologies during artmaking that are appropriate to intentions
- achieve a sense of confidence and self-esteem through the making and critique of art
- recognize that art reflects, records and plays a role in culture
Architecture Adventure: For Pre-school, Primary and Secondary students
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.
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.
School Group Rates
|Exhibition Category||Price Per Student|
All Access (with Guided Tour)1
The Deep + DreamWorks Animation + Singapore STories
All Access (Self-Guided)
The Deep + DreamWorks Animation + Singapore STories
Singapore STories (Self-Guided)
From 17 July 2015 onwards
1 Includes a guided tour for choice of one exhibition, with a minimum of 20 pax.
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 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 The Deep & DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition and associated exhibition workshops together with the Photography Workshops (Fun with Photograms, Cyanotype: Painting with Light & Picture Perfect).
(*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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.