ArtScience Museum

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Time Required: 2-3 hours

Timings:

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Last admission at 6:00 PM

Entry Fee:

Adults: SGD 30
Kids: SGD 17
Senior Citizens: SGD 27
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ArtScience Museum, Singapore Overview

The arts science museum at Marina Bay is a place where art meets science. This lotus-inspired building spans an area of about 50,000 sq.mts and features 21 gallery spaces. For the past decade, the museum is famous for hosting grand exhibitions of artworks made by classic artists like Leonardo Da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh. The events hosted by the museum explore various themes of the modern world such as space, pop culture, sustainability, culture and the natural world. They also host scientific, educational exhibitions on subjects such as Paleontology, Marine Biology and Cosmology. The ever-changing themes and displays at the museum keep it from becoming monotonous, offering visitors a plethora of varied information with every visit.

Calling itself the site where the future is created, the mission of this fascinating museum is to create a perfect blend of culture, science, art and technology. The ArtScience museum has been staging international exhibitions by partnering with renowned museum and galleries from across the globe. Some of its remarkable partners include the British Museum, Science Museum in London, the American Museum of Natural History-New York, Biblioteca Ambrosiana-Milan and the Mori Art Museum-Tokyo, The Australian Centre for Moving Image-Melbourne and many other institutions. Besides this, the museum also runs educational programs, events and screenings which aim at creating learning opportunities and a focus on a wide range of audiences. The museum had permanent exhibits of the accomplishments of arts and sciences throughout the ages ranging from Da Vinci's flying machine to a high tech robotic fish called a Kongming Lantern.

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The brain behind this marvellous architecture is Moshie Safdie. The architectural style of the art science museum is a perfect embodiment of what its name - Art and Science. The lotus-inspired building is made of 10 extended "fingers" that are supposed to be petals with a unique circular base that holds them together, portraying a structure similar to that of a concrete lotus flower. Each of the fingers features different gallery spaces, and hosts skylights at the fingertips, illuminating the interior curved dramatically. Not just this, the museum is designed in an eco-friendly way where the roof channels rainwater from the atrium, at the centre of the building, to a small reflective pool which contributes in making this place an architectural wonder.

The museum runs exhibitions and tours throughout the year. The three themes of permanent exhibits of the art-science gallery are Curiosity, Inspiration and Expression.

'A Journey Through Creativity' is one of their permanent exhibitions. This place is sure to transport you back to the prehistoric, Precambrian, Jurassic period and give you an experience of the natural environment of dinosaurs and their contemporary species. With remarkable specimens and graphic reconstruction of extinct species, the visitors will leave with knowledge and fascination of dinosaurs they wouldn't have had elsewhere.

Some of the other exhibitions worth mentioning are:
  • Marvel Studios - Ten years of heroes exhibition: This exhibition is must-experience for a Marvel fan. It makes you relive a decade of the Marvel Studio moments right in the exhibit.
  • Art from the Street exhibition: This one is for the artists that believe creativity isn't limited to street canvases. Street artists are here to present their most thought-provoking and famous works of street art.
  • Treasures of the natural world: The collections of this exhibition are marvels that reveal the stories of adventure and exploration, jumbled with discovery and curiosity. It features specimen, animals, works of art, gems and minerals, and also manuscripts belonging to the great old Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.
  • Future World - Where Art Meets Science: This exhibition transports you into a world of high tech interactive experiences and leaves you astounded in the world of science, magic and art.
  • Into the Wild: This is collaborated with Google, Lenovo and WWF. This exhibition transforms the museum area into a virtual rainforest which can be explored by the just using your smartphone.

Some of the tours at the beginning of the year are Dinosaurs: Dawn to extinction, Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World, Genghis Khan-The Exhibition, Shipwrecked: Tang treasures and monsoon winds, Van Gogh Alive-The exhibition, and Mummy: Secret of the tomb. Other exhibitions include Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Titanic: The artefact exhibition and 50 greatest photographs of the National Geographic.


  • Discount on group ticketing.
  • Self-parking for 0 cost when visitors spend SGD 100 Nett or more at ArtScience Museum.
  • Refrain from flash photography, eating or drinking.

The ArtScience museum is situated at Marina Bay Sands at 10, Bayfront Avenue which is smoothly accessible train services, bus services and river ferry services. If need be, Marina Bay Sands also offers vehicle services to and from the airport. The most convenient option would be to take a taxi. The four pick and drop points for taxis are Sheares Link outside the Hotel Lobby Tower 1, Bayfront Avenue outside Hotel Lobby Tower 3, outside Sands Expo and Convention Centre, and the last is outside The Shoppes.

Bus stops at the Marina Bay Sands
These bus stops are situated at Marina Bay Sands, Bayfront Avenue:
03509 - Marina Bay Sands Hotel (Hotel Lobby Tower 2)
03501 - Marina Bay Sands Theatre (Sands Theatre, opposite Hotel Lobby Tower 3)
03511 - Marina Bay Sands MICE (Sands Expo & Convention Centre, opposite Hotel Lobby Tower 1)
03519 - Opp. Marina Bay Sands MICE  (opposite Sands Expo & Convention Centre, adjacent to Hotel Lobby Tower 1)
MRT- Exit C and D connect to The Shoppes, which is just a minute away from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

The ferry services drop passengers at The Shoppes, which is a 3-minute walk to Marina Bay Sands.

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