Singapore is a city of limitless possibilities, where humans have endeavoured to create a delicate balance of man and nature. Its glittering skyline is an ode to the city’s innovation; from the exotic natural world of the Gardens by Bay to the Giant Singapore Flyer. One of the city's man-made marvels include the Marina Sands Bay - an awe-inspiring destination where visitors can enjoy the best of entertainment and culture. While you're in Marina Bay Sands, there's a must visit attraction that will blow your imagination and horizons multifold - the Art Science Museum Singapore. Before visiting the Art Science Museum, here's all you need to know about it.
What is the Art Science Museum Singapore?
The Art Science Museum at the Marina Sands Bay has emerged as a marvellous landmark both with its unique architecture and with the exclusive exhibitions within. The 5,000 sqm lotus-inspired building holds 21 naturally-lit gallery spaces where exhibitions bring together art, science, culture and technology.
Art Science Museum Singapore Exhibitions
The Art Science Museum Exhibitions are always changing and evolving, keeping up with the trends in the art and science world. Currently, the museum has four exhibitions including the permanent exhibition – Future World: Where Art Meets Science.
Among the most popular of the museum’s exhibitions is the ‘Marvel Studios: Ten Years of heroes’ which explores the world of Marvel on its tenth anniversary. From the world of Black Panther to Avengers, visitors get a peek into the stories and creation of these beloved superheroes.
The ‘Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests’ is undoubtedly the most fascinating exhibition at the Art Science Museum Singapore. Visitors can watch human-made beasts made of plastic literally walk in front of them. Created as functional machines, these beasts are a unique mix of art, engineering and locomotion.
Visitors can rebuild virtual rainforests and experience the vagaries of deforestation and climate change in the latest exhibition ‘Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure’. But that’s not all; you get a chance to translate this into real-life change by making a pledge with WWF for planting a real tree in Indonesia!
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Art Science Museum Singapore - Future World Exhibition
Sight, Touch and Sound, these senses come alive in an extraordinary high-tech interactive experience at the Art Science Museum Singapore Future World exhibition. The permanent exhibition is an immersive experience and takes visitors on a journey through five environments – Nature, Town, Sanctuary, Park and Space.
The exhibition has been newly revamped on September 1 with exciting new installations added to the existing artworks. It brings together elements of art, science, technology, story-telling, and just that little bit of magic. The exhibition allows visitors to engage with the five environments which are symbolic of their real world. It attempts to showcase how human interaction changes the environment even with the slightest action, not just in the high-tech world of the exhibition but even on planet earth.
The exhibition installations use LED lights, touch-screens and surround sound to create a complete 360-degree immersive experience. Each of the environments has multiple installations, and some of the best ones include – Sliding through the Fruit Field (Nature), Sketch Town (Town), and the Crystal Universe (Space). Children especially love the interactive nature of the exhibition and learn by touching, clicking and moving the installations.
Art Science Museum Singapore Tickets
The Art Science Museum Singapore Tickets are easily available online and can be purchased in 3 simple clicks.
Visiting Art Science Museum
Art Science Museum Opening Hours
- The museum is open on all days from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, with last entry at 6:00 PM
- The museum is also open on public holidays.
Directions to Art Science Museum
The Art Science Museum Singapore is located on the North Promenade of the Marina Sands Bay.
- By MRT
- By Bus
- By Car
The CE1/DT16 Bayfront Station is the right Art Science Museum Singapore MRT Station, as it is linked directly to Marina Sands Bay. Take the exit C or D and the museum is a ten-minute walk away.
The closest bus stop to the Art Science Museum Singapore is the 03501 Marina Bay Sands Theatre Bus Stop. The bus numbers – 97, 106, 518, 133 and 502 - service the bus stop every day.
The closest Art Science Museum Singapore Parking is at the North Car Park, with the entrance at Bayfront Avenue near the Sands Theatre.
Art Science Museum Singapore Parking Fees
• Complimentary Self-parking from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, except on public holidays
• Self-park for free when you spend S$100 or more at the Museum Shop and Box Office
Best Time to Visit The Art Science Museum
The Best time to visit ArtScience Museum (and Singapore in general) is between January to April and June. It's best to avoid weekends as those tend to be more crowded. Plan your visit to the museum during weekdays and early in the morning, as soon as the museum opens it doors. This will give you more time to explore the museum at a comfortable pace and spend the rest of the day leisurely at Marina Bay Sands.
- The tickets bought online can be redeemed at the B2 Concierge at the Shoppe at the Marina Bay Sands
- The Future World Exhibition is open for visitors only at six times during the day – 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM. It is advised to be there at least half hour prior to these timings to gain entry. Usually, you will encounter long lines at the entrance.
- The best time to visit is during the morning time slots as the museum will be less crowded and an you can spend more time interacting with the Future World installations.
- The museum is kid-friendly and every Friday, on every purchase of one adult Art Science Museum Singapore tickets up to four children below the age of 12 are admitted for free.
- The Art Science Museum Singapore Price is cheaper for Singapore Residents and Students and there will be random checks at any time. Hence, it is suggested to keep an ID on you at all times inside the museum.
- Photography is allowed inside the museum but the installations are dark with LED lighting, keep that in mind while choosing your camera.
Art Science Museum Singapore Review
Visited it spontaneously after seeing advertisements for the 10 year Marvel exhibition. Saw two different exhibitions there and both were fantastic - well thought out with lots of interactive possibilities. Ended up spending a lot more time there than I originally thought. Fantastic museum!
- LovesToTravelTTTT, September 2018
A good outing while in Singapore, especially if the weather is a bit off. This science museum is part of the Marina Bay sands shopping complex, so there is plenty to do around this area. We were lucky enough to see two diverse displays this month. One was the Marvel Studios ten years of hero’s , which was done very well and the other was the wind walkers by Theo Jansens strandbeest, which was totally fascinating and educational. Plenty in there for the kids to do as well. Well worth the visit.
- Glen W, August 2018
Things to do around Art Science Museum
There's plenty to do around Singapore's Art Science Museum. Here are our top picks.
At Gardens by the Bay, witness nature and technology interacting in the best way possible. From supertrees, stone sculptures, indoor waterfalls, and plant conservatories, the Gardens have everything and more.
Dating back to 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the country’s oldest museum and currently holds more 1,700 cultural and historical artefacts. The building itself is an architectural marvel, and now the galleries have adopted the latest technologies in their displays and exhibitions.
Singapore Flyer is the go-to attraction for an unparalleled view of Singapore. The 360-degree views from the flyer stretch to as far as Malaysia and Indonesia on a clear day. The magnificent views from this glorious vantage point overpower that of any other skyscrapers that glitter Singapore's skyline.
The National Gallery Singapore houses the largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art in the world. Apart from the impressive artwork , the monumental building, state of the art facilities and fine restaurants inside makes the National Gallery Singapore a sound culmination of Singapore’s history, values and vision.
No, tickets to the Art Science Museum in Singapore start at S$16.
The Art Science Museum Singapore tickets are priced at S$14 for kids and S$19 for adults
You can use the code GOSNG to get S$10 off your Art Science Museum tickets.
If you're coming via the MRT, the Bayfront Station (Exit D) is a 7min walk to ArtScience Museum. The Marina Bay Sands Theatre Bus Stop is an 8 min walk to ArtScience Museum and The Bayfront North WaterB kiosk is a 2min walk from ArtScience Museum if you're coming via the boat.
Yes, there is a souvenir shop inside the museum from where you can take home a memento of your visit to the Museum. This shop features a variety of carefully curated products featuring exclusive exhibition-inspired merchandise, apparel, gifts, books and more.
Yes, the SweetSpot Cafe (open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM) is located at the ArtScience Lobby where you can grab a handcrafted artisan coffee or delicious lunch - as per your liking. You can also indulge in their selection of fresh artisan breads, cakes and tarts and enjoy your food while taking in the stunning waterfront views.
Yes, the ArtScience Museum is wheelchair-friendly, with automated doors. All levels are accessible by lift and manual wheelchairs are available upon request free-of-charge. You can also find wheelchair-friendly washrooms on every floor.
Yes, connect to “ArtScience Museum” Wi-Fi and use their free service from any corner of the museum.