Science Centre Singapore Launches New Travelling Exhibition, Going Viral

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The exhibition is curated to educate on the perils of pandemics and STEM empowered virus-vanquishing revolution.

An All-New Travelling Exhibition: Going Viral

Premiere Venue: Science Centre Singapore, E-mmersive Experiential Environments (E3) Gallery
Date: now till Mar 2024
Fee: Admission is complimentary with every Science Centre Singapore ticket

Science Centre Singapore (SCS) has launched Going Viral - its latest exhibition that seeks to raise awareness around pandemic management, how the evolution of scientific knowledge has enabled pandemic interventions, and the complementary roles that STEM and communities play in curbing the spread of viruses. 

While the exhibition features elements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it adopts a broader perspective on the evolution of science in enabling contemporary pandemic interventions and the resilience of the human spirit living through a crisis as Singapore pursues a future prepared to face any challenges.

Locations & Dates

Designed to be a travelling exhibition, Going Viral will first premiere at the Centre’s E-mmersive Experiential Environments (E3) gallery from now till March 2024, and will feature new all-round projections by utilising the space’s virtual reality and 360-degree projection mapping. Following that, it will be showcased at the Changi Airport Terminal 3 from 5 April 2024 to 10 May 2024. After which, it will travel to other local locations, such as malls, libraries, and public spaces.

  • Science Centre Singapore, E-mmersive Experiential Environments (E3) Gallery: now to Mar 2024
  • Changi Airport Terminal 3: 5 Apr to 10 May 2024
  • Other local locations, such as malls, libraries, and public spaces

Three Themed Zones

Going Viral has three themed zones presented through a range of interactive and engaging exhibits, including artistic dioramas depicting social cohesion and community spirit during the pandemic and multimedia projections and immersive installations in E3. The zones explore the indispensable role of modern science and technology in enabling effective virus prevention and treatment, the resilience of Singaporean community spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the dangers of an “infodemic”.

Zone A: Living with Viruses

Featuring shape-fitting ‘lock and key’ entrances as well as multimedia games, this zone is the exhibition’s biggest one and delivers the science of viruses, vaccines and our immune system through fun and engaging ways. You will be able to dissect the SARS-CoV-2 virus via an interactive touch table and scan QR codes that lead to animations narrating little-known facts such as early inoculation efforts around the world. Titles also include “Zombie Story”, “The Plague Doctor” and “What Was Killing The Mothers?”

You may also scan QR codes to discover ebooks curated by the National Library Board (NLB), to learn more about the different inoculation efforts and the science behind viruses. Ebooks are also available for download on the NLB mobile app.

Zone B: Let’s Get Quizzical

Participate in a gameshow-styled quiz to understand the dangers of misinformation in the era of social media. The quiz will test you on your knowledge about viruses and pandemics, as well as promote awareness on the “infodemic” - a phenomenon that uses the analogy of viral spread to describe the proliferation of unreliable and fake news via social platforms.

Zone C: Pandemics are Social

Photo Credits: Science Centre Singapore (SCS)

This zone emphasises the social dimension of pandemics and highlights the resilience of communities. It features two stations with an eclectic mix of eye-catching installations. A key highlight will be four paper dioramas created by artist Cheryl Teo from Lulo Paper Studio depicting familiar scenes from the pandemic in creative ways. The dioramas are titled:

  • New Ways of Living
  • Apart, but Connected
  • Community Sewing Circle
  • Stories of Kindness

This zone also features three short, animated videos on mRNA vaccine technology. These were created by exhibit sponsor Moderna Biotech Singapore, a pioneering biotechnology company that developed one of the earliest and most effective messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also get to view moving photographs contributed by the public during the pandemic and collated by the National Library Board (NLB). Nanotechnology masks provided by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will also be on display, together with TVs featuring interviews with the exhibition’s advisory panel members.

For more information on the Going Viral exhibition, you may visit this link.


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Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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