The Flying Saucer At Sunset

Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds with a smooth layered appearance that form in the troposphere, usually above mountain ranges. One was spotted in Singapore recently...

Eyes Of 30,000 Honeycombs

With 30,000 individual facets, dragonflies have the most number of facets among insects. Each facet, or ommatidia, creates its own image, and the dragonfly brain has eight pairs of descending visual neurons to compile those thousands of images into one picture...

A Kaleidoscope Of Colours, Shapes And Patterns

Spectacular and innovative in design, the Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments...

Lightning Strikes, Not Once, But Many Times

Unlike light, lightning does not travel in a straight line. Instead, it has many branches. These other branches flashed at the same time as the main strike. The branches are actually the step leaders that were connected to the leader that made it to its target...

Are You My Dinner Tonight?

A T-Rex has 24-26 teeth on its upper jaw and 24 more on its lower jaw. Juveniles have small, sharp blade-shaped teeth to cut flesh, whereas adults have huge, blunt, rounded teeth for crushing bones. Is the T-Rex a bone-crushing scavenger?

Star Wars Day 2017 : Be Transported To A Galaxy Far Far Away

As part of "May the 4th" celebrations and to mark the 40th anniversary since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, a three-day extravaganza - STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival will take place at Gardens by the Bay from 04-06 May 2017.
 
 
 
Twice nightly at 7.45pm and 8.45pm, catch the Garden Rhapsody: STAR WARS Edition featuring a dazzling 15-min music and light composition. This multi-sensory treat, set against the epic STAR WARS soundtrack will take place over these three nights only at the Supertree Grove. To round off the night, hit the dance floor for some STAR WARS themed Silent Disco on 05-06 May.
 
 
Joining us all the way from a galaxy far, far away, one of the heroes of the Rebellion, Chewbacca and Kylo Ren, the dark warrior from the First Order will both be in town for the festival. Decked out in their own personalized custom made movie accurate costumes, catch the costume Fan Clubs, the 501st legion, Rebel Legion and FightSaber as your favorite characters. The iconic All-Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) - first introduced in STAR WARS: The Empire Strikes Back – will be standing guard at the Supertree Grove.
 
 
This STAR WARS fandom festival will culminate with the inaugural STAR WARS RUN Singapore 2017 on the last evening. Participants can choose to experience the 4.5km route, joining the Rebellion on their plight for justice on the Light side, or walk in Darth Vader’s footsteps to uncover the great powers of the Dark side. For the test of ultimate endurance, the 10km competitive route which passes through a section of the 4.5km Dark side thematic route. 
 
 
This event is organised by local event organiser Esprimo with the support of Singapore Tourism Board and event partner Gardens by the Bay. For more details, visit the website here.
  

Gardens By The Bay - Tulipmania With Vincent Van Gogh

See art blossom before your eyes as Gardens by the Bay takes inspiration from one of the Netherland's most celebrated artists, Vincent Van Gogh, in this year's Tulipmania.
  


Be enthralled as the Flower Dome transforms into a floral gallery where Van Gogh's self-portrait and famed art piece "The Starry Night" come to life with the vivid hues of tulips.
 

 
More than 100 varieties of tulips and hyacinths - including Darwin hybrid tulips often appreciated for their large blooms - are on display in a palette of colours.
 

Curious To Find Out More?

Pick up a Tulipmania Garden Trail map or join us for the daily "Ask Me" tours by our friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating botanical facts and anecdotes about the floral display.



Date:  01 April - 07 May 2017
Time:  Daily at 1100 & 1500 hours
Venue:  Flower Dome
 


Snap & Win Contest

Contest Period:  07 April - 07 May 2017
 
Instagram your photo with Van Gogh and stand to win a trip of a lifetime to Amsterdam and visit the Van Gogh Museum.
 

 
For more details of Tulipmania and the Flower Dome, visit the Gardens By The Bay website.
 
 


Singapore Science Centre - Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Take on the role of recruits, be part of a combat support network for the Avengers, and explore the history and scientific origins of your favourite Avengers including Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor.

THE MISSION

Visitors enter as recruits and are granted probationary status with the objective of experiencing and learning the world of the Avengers, by carrying out detailed examinations of the History, Genetics, Technology, Mission and Personal Profiles of the Avengers team.
 
Before entering the exhibition, all recruits are advised to download the AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. MOBILE TRAINING DEVICE application on their mobile phones. The application is available for free in the App Store and Android Google Play.
 

BRIEFING ROOM

Recruits, are you ready? You are about to receive your mission brief from Agent Maria Hill. Once your App is loaded and ready, you will be guided through your training by Tony Stark’s Artificial Intelligence - F.R.I.D.A.Y. The app will give you access and insight into every exhibit, so keep it handy during your visit. Now let’s begin.
 
 

CAPTAIN AMERICA

The first Avenger, Captain America, was recruited for the Super Soldier program because of his strength in character. Here you will learn about the resulting physiological enhancements from Dr. Erskine’s program. Learn about vibranium and its scientific properties, then test the shield yourself. Or hop on Captain America’s bike to continue the adventure.
 
 

Captain America's High-Performance Test Area

Are you stronger than Captain America? Try your hand at reaching Captain America’s extreme level of fitness at our High Performance Test Lab. Go through a strength test, cognitive reflex assessment and endurance test, and let’s see if you are worthy of being an S.T.A.T.I.O.N. recruit.
 

BRUCE BANNER's BIO-LAB

Bioengineering Research Bay

What do Captain America and the Hulk have in common? The Super Soldier Serum. Learn how the Super Soldier Serum works and its effect on Hulk’s blood.

The Advanced Diagnostic Screen

Watch the Hulk come alive through an interactive live screen display.

Hulk Neuro Display

What goes on in the Hulk’s mind? Learn about the brain and the neurological changes that he experiences.
 

SPECTROMETRY BAY

The Tesseract Portal Device

Witness and study the electromagnetic spectrum readings emanating from the Tesseract as the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. attempts to reopen the portal.
 

PERSONNEL AREA

We trust you, recruit. Here you may delve into the personnel files of The Avengers members and inspect their uniforms.
 
On the left is the life-size display of both Black Widow's and Hawkeye's suits... 
 
The Falcon’s majestic wing suit simulation shows the structural operation of the suit...


Ant-Man’s suit and revolutionary helmet on display.
There are even light simulations of ants on the floor!
 
 

CONTAINMENT ROOM

A good agent always knows his enemies. Learn more about Chitauri, the Dark Elf and Loki through these displays. Here you will also find Loki’s Asgardian robes.
 
 

THOR OBSERVATORY

 

 
Discover the scientific theory that allows Bifrost transport Thor from Asgard to Midgard (Earth). Learn about the Dark Matter and how it relates to the Dark Elves. Find out the isotope detected in Thor’s hammer through the accelerated mass spectrometer. Take a closer look at Thor’s warrior garments and helmet.
 


Mjölnir Simulation

Are you worthy, recruit? Why not try lifting the Mjölnir? Legend says that only Thor and Vision are known to be able to control this hammer.
 


Eyes on ExoPlanets

Explore the entire universe on a giant interactive screen using NASA’s latest computer technology, Eyes On ExoPlanets. Scroll through stars that are millions of light miles away, or venture into the wondrous Marvel solar system and visit faraway planets. 
  
 

IRON MAN's ADVANCD ENGINEERING BAY

Hulkbuster Experience

It’s time to test your flight skills, recruit. Put on Iron Man’s suit in augmented reality and get set, jet!
 
All you have to do is to stand still and the AR fits you with your own Iron Man suit -
Best AR game ever!
 
 
 
Here, the War Machine exosuit stands ready for Rhodey...
 
 
Standing over 3 metres tall, the Hulkbuster is ready to rumble...
 

Hall of Armour

Study Iron Man’s collection of MK 1-7 Suits and learn more about their capabilities through this interactive exhibit.  
 
 
 

KIDS PLAY AREA

Some interactive games for the family include colouring of superhero cut-outs and making of superhero keychains.
 

GAME ROOM

At this final stage, team up with fellow visitors and take on the roles of The Avengers to battle villains in an interactive game. 
 

  
MARVEL’S AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is located at Annex Hall and will run from 29 October 2016 to 05 March 2017. Tickets are priced from $18 for Children, and $25 for Adults. Tickets are available at SISTIC www.sistic.com.sg/events/cmarvel2017 and more information is available at www.science.edu.sg/exhibitions/Pages/AvengersStation.aspx.
 
 

DECEMBER HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Omni-Theatre

Science Centre Singapore’s (SCS) Omni-Theatre, Southeast Asia’s first 8K 3D Dome Theatre, launched its inaugural 3D Digital Dome movie today. A first in the region, the animated film Natural Selection 3D tells an immersive tale of renowned naturalist Charles Darwin’s scientific journeys around the world on the HMS Beagle, his discovery of the evolution of life on Earth and his theory of natural selection. Natural Selection 3D is now available to members of the public, and is targeted at those aged 10 and up. Tickets for all shows are priced at $14. For more information, visit www.science.edu.sg
 
   

Snow City

Snow City offers educational programmes that are all conceptualized in the context of low temperatures (from -196°C to 0°C). For this Christmas season, there are exciting yuletide themed decorations. For the young ones, there are even gentler slides and snow toys for them.  
 
 
For more information, visit www.snowcity.com.sg.