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SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

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

  • Welcome
  • Exhibitions
  • Signature Workshops
  • School Bookings
  • Preparation
  • Accessibility

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!

Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

From 23rd June 2018 – 30th September 2018

Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests is the first Southeast Asian exhibition of Jansen’s world-famous moving sculptures. Intricately constructed from everyday objects, these magnificent wind-powered machines bring together art, science and performance.

Presented in four sections, Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests begins by charting Jansen’s imaginative vision and the origin of Strandbeests, while unfolding the science behind their unique locomotion, and the creative processes that have driven their evolution. As well as showcasing 13 extraordinary Strandbeests in Singapore for the first time, Wind Walkers features films, prints, artist sketches and prototypes, an immersive environment that recreates Jansen's workshop, and interactive educational activities for all ages that explore the creativity of Jansen's engineering.

Guided Tour – 45 minutes
Join us for a fascinating tour of Wind Walkers, featuring animations of Theo Jansen’s famed Strandbeests and rich insights into how mathematical formulas and seemingly-ordinary materials create extraordinary lifelike creatures.

School Workshops
In addition to the guided tour experience, the Wind Walkers workshops (additional S$3 per student) complements the themes and objects on display in the exhibition. All workshops are led by our trained facilitators.

  • Minibeest Meetup – 75 minutes (7 years and above)
    An opportunity for fans of Strandbeests to gather and assemble their very own minibeest, whilst learning about the role of Jansen’s so-called ‘holy numbers’ in making them move. Finish the session with a minibeest race and make sure to capture the moment when your minibeest crosses the finish line!
  • Playmaking Session – 60 minutes  (5 years and above)
    Inspired by the Strandbeests, which are made from ordinary materials, the Playmaking Sessions allow participants to create their designs and experiment with bold and simple engineering theories.

To allow students to richly benefit from these out-of-classroom learning journeys, participation and support from educators and parent-assistants are highly appreciated.

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes

From 9th June 2018 – 30th September 2018

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes is a cutting-edge exhibition that utilises state-of-the-art AV technology and immersive media to transport visitors into the dynamic world of the Marvel Studios Super Heroes. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in many of the box office-smashing movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe under one roof. Highlights include an interactive journey into the worlds of Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy, an immersive installation focused on last year’s Thor: Ragnarok, as well as sneak peeks into the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The exhibition also features installations on all the major characters introduced in the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy. It will also include engaging displays curated by ArtScience Museum, which highlight the science, technology, art and cultural stories behind each Marvel Studios’ film.

To allow students to richly benefit from these out-of-classroom learning journeys, participation and support from educators and parent-assistants are highly appreciated.

Light and Color

Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Permanent Exhibition (Now Showing)
Inspire your imagination at Future World: Where Art Meets Science which is ArtScience Museum’s permanent gallery. Explore a fully immersive 1500-square-metre digital universe, where spectacular art installations are brought to life and evolve in real-time through visitors’ presence and participation. Be amazed as this stunning interactive world responds to your behaviour, 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 Workshops
In addition to a self-guided visit to Future World, our bespoke workshops complement themes and ideas from the exhibition. All workshops are developed in-house, led by our trained ambassadors and delivered in our fully digital workshop space, the Rainbow Room.

  • Light & Colour Workshop – 60 minutes
    Experience light and colour through various hands-on experiment. Walk into a dark room and witness the impact of colour through observations. Make your own spectrophotometer to discover different spectrums, and bring it home to continue your exploration.
  • 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.
  • Sketch Town – 45 minutes
    Learn through play in this fun and creative workshop by making your own Sketch Town Paper Town. Build your town by assembling your drawings into 3-D models using different materials.

Please note that depending on group size, we may request assistance from the adults accompanying your class during the workshops.

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.  

 

Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Suitable for Pre-school, Primary and Secondary students.
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
60 minutes

Express yourself by experimenting with your artistic side! Trigger dialogue and open discussions with your artwork using techniques such as drawing, collaging, word association and mixed media.

Playmaking Session

Playmaking Session

Suitable for Pre-school, Primary, and Secondary students.
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
60 minutes

Inspired by Theo Jansen's creation of the Strandbeests which are made from seemingly ordinary materials? Join us in a playmaking session where participants will have the opportunity to experiment with bold and simple engineering in an open-ended way!

Light & Colour

Light & Colour 

Suitable for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
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.

Sketch Aquarium in Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Creative Aquarium

Suitable for K1/K2 Preschool and Primary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
45 minutes

Creative Aquarium workshop takes inspiration from one of the artworks Sketch Aquarium in Future World: Where Art Meets Science.

Participants will discover the diversity of life and what makes a healthy ecosystem by putting together their own environments and creating their own digital sea creatures. They will also receive a take-home paper bag aquarium.

Sketch Town Paper Town

Sketch Town

Suitable for K1/K2 Preschool and Primary students
20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
45 minutes

Learn through play in this fun and creative workshop by making your own Sketch Town Paper Town. Build your town by assembling your drawings into 3-D models using different materials. 

Architecture Adventure

Architecture Adventure

Suitable for K1/K2 Preschool, Primary and Secondary students

20 (Minimum no. of participants) – 40 (Maximum no. of participants)
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 confirmation of 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

S$5

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes
Until 30th Sep 2018 
Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests
Until 30th Sep 2018

All Access

(Self-Guided)
Until 30th Sep 2018

Future World: Where Art Meet Science +

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes +

Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

S$10

Add-on

Option of Guided Tour or Workshop

S$3

Workshop(s) without Exhibition Entry S$5

*All prices are subject to change without notice.

 

 

Guided Tours and Workshops

Guided tours and workshops are available from Mondays to Thursdays10.15am, 11.30am, *2.45pm and *4.00pm for a minimum of 20 students and maximum 25 students per slot. Please be advised that facilitated sessions are subject to availability.

Tours are currently offered for Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen's Strandbeests only  

*Available for Tuesdays to Thursdays only

 

 

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

•        Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen's Strandbeests Exhibition

•        Creative Aquarium workshop

•        Light & Colour workshop

•        Architecture Adventure workshop 

•        Express Yourself workshop 

 

 

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.

ArtScience Museum is dedicated to creating positive and enjoyable experiences within the museum for you. An array of special services are offered to make our exhibitions and events as accessible as possible.

In addition to the provisions listed below, you may contact museumenquiries@Marinabaysands.com with further enquiries or to discuss any further ways the museum may better provide for your visit.

Wheelchairs

  • All levels of ArtScience Museum can be accessed via the two lifts.
  • Handicapped parking is available at Marina Bay Sands car park. The closest car park to ArtScience Museum is the North Car Park.
  • Manual Wheelchairs are available upon request free of charge. Please visit our Visitor Services counter located in the lobby, or contact museumenquiries@Marinabaysands.com.
  • Wheelchair-friendly washrooms are located on every floor of the museum.
  • All walk-through spaces within the galleries are at least 1.5 metres in width to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Standard-sized motorised wheelchairs are permitted in the galleries.
     

Service Dogs

  •  Service dogs are welcomed at ArtScience Museum.

Nursing Rooms

  • Nursing Rooms are located on levels B1 and B2, next to the washrooms.
     

School Groups

  • In addition to the provisions listed below, you may contact museumenquiries@Marinabaysands.com with further enquiries or to discuss any further ways the museum may better provide for your visit.
     

Further Information

  • Strollers are welcome within the museum.
  • Free Wifi is available throughout ArtScience Museum.
  • If First Aid is required, please approach one of our staff from the Visitor Services team located at Level 1.
  • Bags may be stored behind Visitor Service counter located at Level 1.
  • Exhibition space is climate controlled for artefact conservation reasons. You may wish to dress warmly during your visit.