September 2020 School Holiday Programmes at Science Centre Singapore


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This September school holiday, Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions have lined up a series of fun and edutaining activities to enjoy at the Centre and from home!

1. Winter Shooting Arena

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Location: Snow City Singapore
Opening Hours:
 Tue to Sun, 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm | Public and School Holidays, 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm
Fees:

  • 1 Hour Snowplay + 1 Round of Target Shooting: Standard: $22 | Singaporean/PR: $19 | Additional Round: $4
  • 1 Hour Snowplay + 1 Round of Close Quarter Battle: Standard: $36 | Singaporean/PR: $33

Target Audience: 14 years old and above

The newly launched Winter Shooting Arena is the latest addition to the snow and winter experience at Snow City Singapore! Run, duck and slide through this unique, fun and exhilarating winter course, and even battle it out in a game of paintball! 

The arena is operated by a dedicated team of professionals with more than 20 years of shooting and coaching experience who will be onsite to guide guests through this sub-zero arena experience. Strap a safety vest, wear a face mask, put on a pair of elbow and knee protectors, and get ready to put your teamwork and precision skills to the test as you take down various coloured targets in a snow field with your family and friends.

Target Shooting

Are you a certified marksman? Load your paintball markers and get ready to shoot your targets. Better yet, challenge your family and friends and be the first to knock down all 12 targets within the shortest time.

Close Quarter Battle 

Form a team of two to five players, and hit your opponent’s target across the snow field! May the best team win!

2. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience Exhibition

Location: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Date: 4 to 13 September 2020
Opening Hours: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Fees: $16/adult | $12/child (fees include Science Centre Singapore admission charges)
Target Audience: Public

Back for a limited time only,  the Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience Exhibition is the world’s first traveling wildlife and exploration exhibition created and produced by Kingsmen. Made in collaboration with Discovery Inc. and Science Centre Singapore, this traveling exhibition is the first edutainment exhibition that explores the interdependent relationship between animals and the environments they inhabit through bespoke multimedia interactives and never-seen-before footage to narrate stories of the natural world.

The exhibition also leverages the latest technology to captivate visitors with unique immersive experiences and interactive play elements, while fostering environmental consciousness.

3. We Are Stars

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Location: Omni-Theatre, Science Centre Singapore
Opening Hours: Fri to Sun: 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm | Public and School Holidays: 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
Fees: $14/pax
Target Audience: Public

Uncover the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and the explosive origins that connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe with We Are Stars – an immersive dome theatre movie experience. Drawing insights from leading scientists, cosmologists and astrophysicists, come and discover humanity’s current understanding of where everything came from!

4. Butterflies Up-Close

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Location: Hall D, Science Centre Singapore
Opening Hours: Fri to Sun, 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm | Public and School Holidays, 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Fees: $10/pax
Target Audience: Public

Dance with the butterflies at Singapore’s first indoor butterfly enclosure, where humidity and temperature are carefully regulated to ensure that plants and butterflies can thrive. Dance with beautiful butterflies* from Singapore and around the region!

*The number of butterflies and species vary depending on the season.

5. Rediscover the Wonders of Science!

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Date: Promotion is valid until 27 September 2020
Target Audience: Public

As a token of appreciation for your continued support, Science Centre Singapore is offering a $5 Curiosity Shop voucher with every Science Centre Singapore adult ticket and KidsSTOP™ child ticket (Peak Period) purchased online.

Kindly note that the promotion is valid till 27 September 2020, and vouchers are to be redeemed on the same date of visit. Simply flash your e-ticket at the Curiosity Shop counter to redeem the voucher.

6. Science @ Home Pop-Up Booth

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Location: Hall A, Science Centre Singapore
Date: 4 to 13 September 2020
Time: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Target Audience: Public

Visit our pop-up booth at Hall A during the school holidays this September, and enjoy up to 42% discount when you purchase two or more Let’s Explore Kits* or sign up for a Science Centre Singapore membership!

*Tailored to meet the MOE Science Syllabus, the Let’s Explore Kits are designed for primary school students to explore science in a fun way while acquiring new scientific skills to study the world around them. These experimental Kits adopt an inquiry-based approach to learning Science, which is central to the framework of the Science curriculum in Singapore.

 7. Asia Drone Championship 2020 

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Date: Registration closes on 12 September 2020 with finals live-streamed on 19 September 2020
Fees: Complimentary
Target Audience: Public

Singapore’s first official drone racing event is going virtual this year! Jointly organised by Science Centre Singapore and MultiRotor Association Singapore, the Asia Drone Championship is a thrilling drone racing e-sport spectacle that features top-tier drone racers and pilots from the Asia Pacific region.

All competitors will battle on a specially designed virtual track to vie for attractive cash prizes (worth up to $5,000) in either International Open Race Category or Singapore Student Race Category. Presented in an e-sports format, this virtual race event brings the same level of excitement and competition, creating a whole new unique experience for both racer and e-sports enthusiast alike!

In addition, freestyle pilots can submit their creative flying pieces to stand a chance at winning a prize. Interested racers or pilots may register here before 12 September 2020.

For more information, visit Science Centre Singapore website and YouTube page. Remember to catch the grand finals live-streamed on Facebook on 19 September 2020 at 1900 (SGT).

8. National Robotics Competition 2020

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Date: Registration closes on 30 September 2020
Fees: Complimentary
Target Audience: Primary – Tertiary Students

Students looking to put their coding and robotics skills to the test should not miss out on this annual National Robotics Competition that has gone fully digital for the first time ever this year with three exciting categories (including two new challenges) to compete in with other young and bright minds across Singapore:

    • World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Open Category

Open to all levels, this category aims to develop participants’ creativity, design and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robot competitions and activities.

    • [NEW] CoderZ Coding Challenge

Open to primary, secondary and post-secondary levels, this new coding challenge test participants’ creativity, design and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robot competitions and activities.

    • [NEW] Robomaster Youth Challenge

From mastering robotics basics to programming AI, this challenge allows participants from upper secondary and tertiary levels to focus on building theoretical engineering knowledge and AI application skills.

9. LED’s Play Online Workshop

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Date: 12 September 2020
Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Fees: $20/pax
Target Audience: 10 to 12 years old

Ever wondered how electricity is generated? Learn more about electricity and circuits, and create your very own LED light-up card from the comfort of home with our LED’s Play Online Workshop. Enjoy 15% off when you sign up for both LED’s Play and Force It workshops today. Class size will be kept to 20 participants for the facilitation of greater interaction and better focus.

10. Be FasciNATUREd – The Cycles of Life

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Date: 26 September 2020
Time: 9.30am to 11am
Fees: $25/pax
Target Audience: 11 to 14 years old

Join this online workshop to be fasciNATUREd by Mother Earth and how everything in its ecosystem is intertwined!

Learn how we manage our resources sustainably and come up with creative ways to upcycle a plastic bottle. Facilitated by a Science Educator, this workshop offers a live, online experience and comes complete with an interactive activity kit. Our class size is kept to only 20 participants (maximum) to allow better interaction and more individual attention for each participant.

11. Force It Online Workshop

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Date: 9 October 2020
Time: 9.30am to 11.15am
Fees: $20/pax
Target Audience: 10 to 12 years old

Join our Science Educator as we learn to turn household items into toys using forces.

Enjoy 15% off when you sign up for both LED’s Play and Force It workshops today. Class size will be kept to 20 participants for the facilitation of greater interaction and better focus.

12. UNTAME

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Date: 8 October to 29 November 2020
Target Audience: Public

Get ready for an UNTAME(d) adventure with us! Join us as we experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with a series of fun and educational activities for all ages to enjoy!

The inaugural UNTAME Festival will feature three digital-first events 

    • UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries

Go on a multi-dimensional virtual quest and take part in more than 30 event activities including live shows, build-along and chitchat sessions. This inaugural STEM-based virtual festival is suitable for the whole family.

For more information, click here.

    • STEAM Festival for Young Learners

Bond with your child and ignite their creativity by joining our lineup of fun and engaging STEAM-based activities both online and at KidsSTOP™.

For more information, click here.

    • STEM Conference

Register for our virtual conference and engage with STEM educators and professionals who will share insights on the world of STEM including the best teaching practices!

For more information, click here.

13. Science At Home

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Target Audience: Public

To continue sparking curiosity, wonder and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.), Science Centre Singapore’s dedicated team of Science Educators has curated the Science at Home series – a stay-home series offering a myriad of online resources across different formats and topics, specially curated for all age groups!

From conducting simple science experiments, reading interesting blog articles about the viral Dalgona Coffee or the importance of social distancing, all the way to learning about simple science concepts using the Ready Steady Science material, there is no lack of edutainment for the young and young at heart!

14. Young Scientist Badge Scheme (Online)

 

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Fees:

  • Public Rate
    Single Badge: $6/student | Full Platform: $35/student
  • School Rate (Less than 200 Students)
    Single Badge: $5/student | Full Platform: $30/student
  • School Rate (More than 200 Students)
    Single Badge: $3/student | Full Platform: $10/student

Target Audience: Primary and Secondary School Students

Keep your kids occupied with Science Centre Singapore’s Young Scientist Badge Scheme, now available online!

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) topics with self-directed activities across more than 10 different Young Scientist badges, including the popular I am a Young Zoologist, I am a Young Botanist, I am a Young Food Scientist and I am a Young Geologist badges. Simply complete the assigned activities to earn your badge and certificate, which will be presented at an official award ceremony in September 2020.

In partnership with the Temasek Foundation, the online programme now features a complimentary I am a Young Sustainability Champion badge for both primary and secondary school students. Through the curated activities, students can learn more about renewable energy and responsible food consumption.

Now in its fourth year, the annual Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam programme boasts an entirely new Young Scientist Badge called the I am a Young Mixed Reality (MR) Creator badge. Jointly created by Science Centre Singapore and Caltex, the programme enables students to be creators of technology, incorporating new items into the reality. This new programme challenges students to use physical and technological design elements to create an Augmented Reality (AR) experience for the Young Scientist Badge online submission.

15. Little Footprints Fun Kit

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Fees: $5/kit
Target Audience: 4 to 8 years old

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) with our fun and engaging Little Footprints Fun Kit*, which will be delivered to your doorstep!

Learn to build a circuit with the Little Electrician Kit or engineer a toy from scratch with the Little Engineer Kit.

*While stocks last.

16. KidsSTOP™ Academy: Stay Home Learning Kits

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Fees: $10/pax
Target Audience: 4 to 8 years old

Learn more about energy and design a motor fish using rubber bands with the Wind It Up Kit, exclusively designed and put together by a group of dedicated Science Educators from KidsSTOP™.

Or, opt for the Pop Up Science Kit where your kids will get to make a pair of cool anaglyph 3D glasses, with either the fox or robot glass designs to choose from.

Both kits* include a comprehensive learning resource kit and video tutorial. For $10, you will receive an activity kit mailed to your doorstep and a guided online workshop with KidsSTOP™ educators.

17. The Curiosity Shop on LAZADA

Target Audience: Public

Purchase our specially designed Let’s Explore Kits from the comfort of your home. Check out and follow our online store on LAZADA today!

*Tailored to meet the MOE Science Syllabus, the Let’s Explore Kits are designed for primary school students to explore science in a fun way and acquire new scientific skills to study the world around them. From learning about electricity and circuits to discovering the nature of air, forces and shadow, these experimental Kits adopt an inquiry-based approach to learning science, which is central to the framework of the science curriculum in Singapore.

 






This article is prepared by

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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