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Embrace the Joy of Science: A Science Center Singapore Guide

Even if you’re not the biggest science enthusiast in the world, there’s still something for you in Science Center Singapore! It houses several exhibition galleries with hundreds of displays, and many of these galleries are immersive and interactive. 

Curious to know more? Feel free to use this article as your guide. 

Here, I’ve noted down the best things to do in Science Center Singapore!

What to Know about the Science Center Singapore

Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday — 10 am to 5 pm 
  • Closed on Monday

Contact Number: +6564252500


Simply put, Science Center Singapore is a museum dedicated to providing scientific and technological information for everyone—whether you’re a science lover or not. 

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (formerly Science Council of SIngapore) started planning the building of the center in 1969, and it was completed in 1977. 

Throughout the years, Science Center Singapore has continued to expand. In addition to all the galleries, it also has an observatory—one of the few located near the equator. 

How much does a ticket to the Science Center Singapore cost?

The cost of a ticket to the Science Center Singapore will depend on whether you’re a citizen/permanent resident or a tourist. Here’s the price breakdown for the different kinds of tickets:

Type of Visitor Peak or Off-Peak?Adult Child (3–12 Years Old) Senior Citizen (60 years old and above)
Singaporean, Permanent ResidentPeak (weekends, public holidays, school holidays)S$6S$4S$4
Singaporean, Permanent ResidentOff-Peak (weekdays during school term)ComplimentaryComplimentaryComplimentary
TouristPeak and Off-PeakS$12S$8S$12

If you’re a Singaporean or permanent resident, you need to bring your NRIC for on-site verification.

Additionally, some of the attractions in the center have their own tickets, so keep that in mind when visiting.

How do I get to the Science Center Singapore?

How do I get to the Science Center Singapore

By Train: Take the MRT and disembark at the Jurong East Station. From there, ride bus 66 or 335, or you can choose to walk instead. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the station to the Science Center.

By Bus: Take bus 66, 178, 198, or 335 because they pass by the center. Other bus services that stop nearby are 51, 52, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 160, 176, 183, 197, 333, 334, 506, 542, and 543. 

By Car: There are various ways to reach the Science Center by car, and it all depends on where you’re coming from. 

  • If you’re coming from the City or Tuas and driving through the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), take Exit 13 and turn right onto Jurong Town Hall Road. Past the second traffic light, turn left onto Science Center Road. 
  • If you’re coming from the City or Woodlands and driving through the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), take Exit 29 onto Toh Guan Road and continue driving until you reach Jurong East Street 11. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Jurong Town Hall Road, and then turn left onto Science Center Road. 
  • If you’re from Tuas and driving through PIE, take Exit 31 and turn right to Jurong Town Hall Road. Once you reach the third traffic light, turn right onto Science Center Road.

What to Do in the Science Center Singapore

Beat the heat in Waterworks

— From: dean_oliver21

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—10 am to 4:30 pm

Admission: Complimentary with a Science Center ticket

The Science Center Singapore is more than just an educational institution—it’s also a great place to cool down on a hot day! Within the premises is Waterworks, the center’s very own waterpark.

Here, you can navigate a maze of water fountains and play with the giant water clock tower. If you’re traveling with little children, they can also learn a few things about water and how an anemometer works (the water clock tower is equipped with this). 

So, if you’re planning to stop by the Science Center, be sure to pack your own swimsuit!

Have fun at the Kinetic Garden

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—10 am to 6 pm

Admission: Free

The Kinetic Garden really proves that learning scientific concepts doesn’t have to be boring. This garden is intended to demonstrate various scientific concepts about energy. 

For example, children can learn how echoes work by speaking into the Echo Tube or what momentum is with the Magic Swing. 

My favorite part of this garden is the Giant Chair. It’s so fun taking photos at certain angles to capture an optical illusion! 

Get lost in Professor Crackitts Light Fantastic Mirror Maze

— From: ngl312

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—10 am to 6 pm

Admission: Complimentary with a Science Center ticket

The Professor Crackitts Light Fantastic Mirror Maze is one of my favorite exhibits in the Science Center simply because it’s so exhilarating to get lost here. This maze is Processor Crackitt’s laboratory, and it’s your task to find his pet parrot. 

No matter how many times I come here with my cousins and nephews, we still can’t find the parrot within 10 minutes because we keep getting lost in the maze. Plus, we also get distracted and have an impromptu photoshoot in front of the mirrors instead. 

Stroll along in the Ecogarden

— From: mel_sim_rainbow

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—10 am to 6 pm

Admission: Complimentary with a Science Center ticket

If you prefer a quiet time, then I suggest you stroll in the Ecogarden. The Ecogarden (which is short for ecology garden) is the center’s living outdoor laboratory, and it features a wide variety of plants.

My favorite part of this garden is the Tree House because it lets me enjoy a panoramic view of everything in the garden. 

Sometimes, I actually spend an hour here, just drinking in the fresh air and the scenery. It’s such a soothing experience. 

Pretend you’re a spy in the Laser Maze

(From: Funovation)

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—10 am to 6 pm

Admission: S$5 for two runs

When I was a child, I used to fantasize that I was a spy dodging lasers all the time. Because of this, I was thrilled to know that the Science Center Singapore has a laser maze, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll love this attraction too. 

This maze is a completely dark arena with over 50 laser beams, and your primary goal is to navigate the whole thing without touching any of the laser beams. I tend to do a lot of crawling and hopping; I’m not graceful enough to jump. 

Embrace your creative side in the Tinkering Studio

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Admission: Free

Do you enjoy art jamming sessions? Then, stopping by the Tinkering Studio will provide you with the best opportunity to unleash your creative side while learning all about science.

What I love about this attraction is that everything you create has a scientific explanation. For example, one activity I tried here involved me creating a lightweight flying apparatus, and I had to use my stock knowledge about wind and air pressure.

You can also explore the studio and (as its name suggests) tinker with the items being displayed. My little cousins, in particular, enjoy playing with the Marble Machine and twisting the motor on the Loopy Rope to see it move in interesting ways.

Watch an immersive movie at Omni-Theatre

— From: y33t67_ig 

Showtimes: Monday to Sunday—10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 3:40 pm, 4:20 pm, 5:15


  • Singaporean/PR—S$14 (adult and child ages 3 to 12), S$12 (senior citizen)
  • Tourist—S$14

Experience movies like you never have before! The Omni-Theatre at the Science Center is the first digital home theatre in Southeast Asia that features 8K 3D graphics.

It also has the region’s largest seamless dome screen at 23 meters in diameter. 

With these features, watching movies here is so immersive that you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a different world. Additionally, this theatre functions as a planetarium, so you can pretend to fly through space and see all the planets!

Wander around the winter wonderland in Snow City

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday—10 am to 6 pm
  • Closed on Monday

Admission: starting at S$19 (for children) and S$28 (for adults)

Singapore is a tropical country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the joy of exploring a winter wonderland. Just visit Snow City within the Science Center!

Snow City is jam-packed with its own attractions and things to do, so you’ll never get bored here. 

But if you were to ask me about my favorite attraction, I’d have to say the Arctic Snow Slide. It’s a thrilling snow slope that’s about 60 meters long. 

I also really enjoy operating a bumper car on ice and practicing my shooter skills at the Winter Shooting Arena.

Test your wits at E.S.C., Science Center’s very own escape room

— From: mypreciouzkids

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Wednesday—10 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday to Sunday—10 am to 10 pm


  • Monday to Wednesday—S$20 per person
  • Thursday to Friday—S$25 per person
  • Weekends and Public Holidays—S$30 per person

Do you want to experience the thrill of adrenaline pumping through your veins? Then, you might want to try Escape @ Science Center, which is the institution’s very own escape room

I’m not really the biggest fan of escape rooms, but I really like this one because it’s not horror-themed, unlike other escape rooms. Instead, it features STEM-themed puzzles, so I really have to use my knowledge and tenacity.

Additionally, its features are just so unique and fun. There are ball-filled enclosures and quaking floors—I never know what to expect, so I always end up being surprised.

Where to Eat Near the Science Center in Singapore

Coffee Bee

Coffee Bee

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday—10 am to 5 pm 
  • Closed on Mondays (except during Public Holidays and School Holidays)

Pricing: $

Coffee Bee is one of the eateries you can find within the Science Center, and it’s the perfect option if you only need a quick and affordable bite. 

I personally recommend any meal under the Local Delights. The curry chicken set is my favorite because it’s filling and flavorful. 

And if you’re a coffee lover, you might as well grab a cup of coffee here. That way, you’ll be energized throughout the day.

Phoenix Indian Restaurant

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday—11 am to 2:45 pm, 5:30 to 9:45 pm
  • Closed on Monday

Pricing: $


Looking for an Indian restaurant in the Science Center? Luckily, you won’t have to look very far because KidsSTOP has one within its premises. 

Phoenix Indian Restaurant specializes in Northern and Southern Indian cuisines. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of the curry dishes—my favorite has to be the prawn curry—and the butter chicken is outstanding. 

If you don’t eat meat, you’re in luck because the menu also includes various vegetarian options—from soups to hearty meals like mushroom mutter masala.

Fountain Microbrewery & Restaurant

— From: foodinsing

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Friday—12 to 3 pm, 5 pm to 12 am
  • Saturday and Sunday—12 pm to 12 am
  • Closed on Monday

Contact Number: +6581215101

Pricing: $$


Cool down by ordering a glass of cold craft beer and chomping down on a juicy burger at Fountain Microbrewery & Restaurant. This restaurant is located within Snow City, so you better head here when you’re tired after all the activities you participated in.

You have many options on what to drink in this restaurant: some of the bestselling ones are the Dark Spring Dunkel, Fresh Start Lager, and White Wash Weizen. 

As for food, your main choices are burgers, pasta dishes, savory pies, and wraps. All these are pretty much loaded, so you’ll undoubtedly leave full. 


— From: kenkerron

Address: 215f Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574349

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday—12 to 3 pm, 6 to 10 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday—12 to 10 pm

Contact Number: +6588664646

Pricing: $$


Treat yourself to a delectable Italian meal by heading to PocoLoco. This restaurant takes pride in the fact that they provide handcrafted Italian dishes at a relatively affordable price. 

The menu here is also quite extensive. From appetizers to desserts, each section features a variety of options, so you might take some time before you’re ready to order.

If you’re still overwhelmed, you can follow my go-to order, which includes bruschetta, spinach salad, pasta arrabbiata, roasted pork rack, and tiramisu. 

Legacy Seafood

— From: hide041672

Address: 10 Science Centre Rd, #01-23, Singapore 609079

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday — 11:30 am to 9 pm

Contact Number: +6568972881

Pricing: $$


If you’re a big fan of seafood, then one seafood restaurant you definitely shouldn’t miss out on is Legacy Seafood near the Science Center. Offering only the best and freshest ingredients, this restaurant will satisfy your cravings in no time. 

The highlights of this restaurant are the chili crab, the braised small abalone, and the sea cucumber with mushrooms. If you want other meals that aren’t seafood, there are options featuring pork and vegetables instead.