We went to Science Centre last Wednesday. It was nice to go there during the week. Only few people were there.
We arrived around 2 pm. The kids were playing with the exhibits in the Mind’s Eye exhibition, when one of the staff asked us if we’d like to see the Fire Tornado demonstration. Fire Tornado? What’s that? We decided to go and have a look….
The Fire Tornado demonstration is part of the Fire exhibition.
The Fire Exhibition tells us all about fire. It explains about how we use fire, from cooking and ceramic making, to providing mechanical work in engines and even in warfare.
…And this is the Fire Tornado. It was amazing to see that whirling vortex of flame. We could really feel the heat too….
Besides Fire Tornado, there are some other interesting shows and demonstrations. You can see the schedule here.
Quirky exhibition is about strange ideas that might be useful, might solve a problem… or create even more problems? Have a look at these photos….
This might be handy when you are having a runny nose… but where can you throw away the used paper? Maybe it should come with a small bin that can be attached on your wrist like a bracelet or on your neck like a necklace?
This one is brilliant! Why didn’t I think of it when the kids were babies? 😛 It might be considered child labour, though….
Next, we went to the Invent! exhibition. Here, you can learn about why people have the need to invent. The exhibition has four themes: Inventions Everywhere!, Tinker!, Inventors Spotlight!, and Reflect! Most of the exhibits there are hands-on and fun for kids.
One of the stories about inventing process is the Photography exhibit. Here, you can learn about how photography was invented and how we all play a part to make that invention better. You can also take pictures of yourselves and see the pictures being displayed in different styles.
We then watched a show, Take to the Skies. It tells the story of mankind’s quest to fly. It was quite fun. There is one show every hour, starting at 11 am.
We had snacks at one of the cafes in the science centre, and when we were done, it was already 5.30, half an hour before closing time! We decided to have a quick look the last exhibition, Island Adventurer, before going home.
This is “Wallace’s Hut”. Here, you can imagine yourself as a naturalist working in the forests of Malay Archipelago in the 1850’s.
You can watch a movie about Wallace’s journey from England to the Malay Archipelago.
Besides the permanent exhibitions, they also have fun and interesting temporary exhibitions. At the moment there are Transformers 30th anniversary exhibition (until 1 March 2015) and Human Body Experience (no information about the end date, they might have made it a permanent exhibition?)
We highly recommend Science Centre Singapore!