Energy Story, A New Exhibition About Energy At Science Centre Singapore

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Science Centre Singapore (SCS) launches Energy Story, a new exhibition exploring the sources, transformation, and uses of energy, from natural cycles to modern applications.

Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Hall B
Dates: Permanent
Admission: Complimentary with every Science Centre Singapore admission ticket

Jointly presented by Science Centre Singapore, the Energy Market Authority and Singapore Power, the Energy Story exhibition captures the story of how humankind has progressed off the back of energy discovery, and must now work towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Six Zones, One Message

The exhibition features six zones of multimedia displays and interactives where visitors can learn about the sources, transformation and uses of energy, from natural cycles to modern applications.

Zone 1: Evolution of Energy Sources

This zone chronicles how energy sources have developed over centuries and how energy continues to drive human civilisation. It includes visualisation of the story of energy over time, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day, and the impact of climate change on energy transition.

Zone 2: Fundamentals of Energy

This zone highlights physics concepts related to energy, to support learning and education in¬†MOE schools. Interactive exhibits in this space illustrate the Law of Conservation of Energy,¬†including a fun ‚Äúshadow flash‚ÄĚ wall where visitors power a flashing lamp by pedalling a stationary¬†bike in order to ‚Äúfreeze‚ÄĚ shadows against a luminescent wall.

Zone 3: Modern Energy Sources

This zone sheds light on the pros and cons of various energy sources, such as natural gas, solar¬†energy and wind energy, and explains the trade-offs involved in the Energy Trilemma. Learn about¬†how different countries use energy through an interactive data visualisation world map and get¬†competitive in a multi-player ‚ÄúFuture Power‚ÄĚ game, in which participants ‚Äúgather‚ÄĚ energy while¬†navigating challenges caused by cost and pollution.

Zone 4: Singapore’s Energy Story 

This zone introduces Singapore‚Äôs energy transformation as guided by the ‚ÄėFour Switches‚Äô -¬†Natural Gas, Solar, Regional Power Grids, and Low-Carbon Alternatives. Learn about how¬†photovoltaic panels work and how Singapore is working to achieve its target of deploying at least¬†two-gigawatt peak (GWp) of solar energy by 2030.¬†

Zone 5: Energising the Future 

This zone shines a spotlight on Singapore’s latest research and development (R&D) efforts in energy, in tandem with the global transition to a sustainable energy future. The focus is on how we are working with the local industry and research community to undertake R&D and pilot solutions to improve how energy is generated, distributed and used. 

Zone 6: Playing Your Part 

This zone is a call-to-action for citizens to play a part in national energy conservation efforts,¬†complete with practical energy efficient tips that can be harnessed in everyday life. It includes an¬†‚ÄúEnergy Conservation at Home‚ÄĚ game, in which one strives to achieve the highest energy savings¬†by choosing and employing various electrical appliances. Before leaving the exhibition, visitors
can share their thoughts and ideas on how Singapore can achieve an energy efficient future on a photobooth-cum-pledge wall.


The Energy Story Exhibition is now running at the Science Centre Singapore and is accessible with a general admission ticket. Tickets are available for purchase through the online ticketing platform.

You may also purchase discounted packages on Klook. 

*Photo Credits: Science Centre Singapore



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Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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