One of Singapore’s iconic landmarks is the ArtScience Museum. With over 20 gallery spaces, the muuseum does not just focus on artistic galleries. They cover various aspects of science as well such as particle physics, marine biology and many others. As of now, there are only four exhibitions present. I only visited three out of the four since we covered the Star Wars exhibition previously here. Each of the exhibitions has an entry fee which you can check on their website, but I got mine from Native’s Marketplace. So, here’s just a breakdown on what to expect from each of the exhibitions!
Future World: Where Art Meets Science
If I could describe this exhibition in just one word, it would be trippy. Future World is probably one of the better known and popular exhibitions compared to the other three. It is also family-friendly and fun-packed with activities. Here, kids would be able to enjoy interactions such as making your marine creatures and vehicles come (virtually) to life. The light display is mesmerising and interactive — with the constant moving of light from an occupied spot to show change. The exhibition is divided into three main sectors; City in A Garden, Sanctuary and Park and Space. The exhibition aims to provoke a sense of reflection and meditation when the visitors go through the rooms in the respective order. Simply put, it is to exhibit the calm before the storm.
Margins: Drawing Pictures of Home
I’ve been to a few galleries portraying the life and culture of Singapore but the 7th edition of the Singapore International Photography Festival has got to be my favourite. All fifteen contemporary photographers manage to capture Singapore in an entirely different perspective. Through their lens and work, I felt a sense of pride and inspiration for Singapore. With various outlooks from each of the photographers, you’ll find yourself debating on which is your favourite.
Planet or Plastic?
It’s one to hear about plastic pollution but it is another to see it. This exhibition was heart-wrenching and moving at the same time. It was truly an eye opening experience and had persuaded me to do make changes in my daily lifestyle to reduce plastic waste. Each of the artwork is awe-inspiring, creative and an eye-opener. A part of the exhibit even showed the type of waste collected on Singapore shores as recent as August 2020. There were plenty of non-biodegradable waste and images to accompany the detrimental effects of it. An underrated art exhibition that I would strongly urge everyone to visit.
The ArtScience Museum is a great place to go if you’re in search of somewhere fun and educational. As compared to the National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum, the exhibit present in the ArtScience Museum is interactive — perfect for kids! I definitely had fun there, especially as a first-timer. The overall experience was engaging and enriching which gave me a sense of enlightenment so I do hope you would spare some time to visit the place.
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm