Things To Do In Singapore

Science Centre Has 25% Off Admission, “Naughty Or Nice” Tests & Resin Workshops For A Quirky Christmas

Science Centre Singapore Christmas activities

There’s more to do in December than watch festive movies like Die Hard and decorating your tree. From now till 3rd January 2022, the Science Centre Singapore is open for you and your family every day to discover a more scientific side of Christmas.

From designing your own modern Christmas card to watching how Santa’s surprise party is planned, here’s what you can get up to this month. 

P.S. Admission passes are now up to 25% off with a voucher to the Curiosity gift shop too!

Catch the Santa’s Surprise Party Science Show

Santa’s elves will wow you with flashy science experiments

Before Amazon Prime’s next-day delivery, Santa Claus had to work overtime every Christmas to make sure a pile of presents lay beneath our trees on time. To thank him for the many years of imaginary service, two of his “elves” have planned a surprise party for Saint Nick. 

Catch this quirky 45-minute-long show and revel in the Xmas spirit with experiments showing off the effects of liquid nitrogen and water, and imitating cooking for Santa with salt and fire.

Showtimes: 11AM and 3PM
Happening till: 3rd January 2022
Location: Maxwell Auditorium, Hall B
Ticket price: $5 (Requires separate Science Centre admission on the same date & time)

Get tickets to Santa’s Surprise Party Science Show.

Design your own Christmas card with LED lights

Sending a traditional greeting card to your loved ones is a lot more authentic than a WhatsApp greeting. Over at the Tinkering Studio, you can elevate the simple card with LED lights. 

Show off your creative chops by lighting up the star on your Christmas Tree with a cute LED or creating a dazzling sky with shimmering LED stars.

Location: Tinkering Studio, Hall E

Check out Christmas-themed activities like a “Naughty or Nice” test

Learn about sensor technology and use it for a “Smart Christmas”

With smart homes becoming more ubiquitous, the Sensing the Festive Season station will get you acquainted with all-things related to sensor technology. Try out all things from a sound detector to how vibrations can travel across air with a tuning fork.

Location: Scientist For A Day, Hall A
Opening hours: 10AM-12.45PM, 2PM-4.45PM

Are you hot or cool this season?

Santa doesn’t just have the ability to tell if you’ve been naughty or nice. Over at Hall G, thermal cameras are set up to tell if you’re feeling good or bad, hot or cold. Hopefully you’re feeling well enough to check out the other activities!

Location: Future Makers, Hall G
Opening hours: 10AM-12.45PM, 2PM-4.45PM

Santa’s Mind Challenge

Gamers, here’s your time to shine. Santa’s Mind Challenge is a minigame where you have to play tug-o-war with another participant, only using your brain waves to pull the rope to your side. No Squid Game shenanigans here, don’t worry.

Location: The Mind’s Eye Exhibition
Opening hours: 10AM-12.45PM, 2PM-4.45PM

Check out all the Sci-sational activities happening here.

Get up-close and personal with butterflies

This is Singapore’s first and only live butterfly enclosure

Those who fancy a more whimsical Christmas can venture into Butterflies Up-Close.

The permanent exhibition will take you through the entire life-cycle of a butterfly from when it’s an egg to the beautiful creatures we’re more familiar with.

You can also look at magnified butterfly parts and see how some of the insects shimmer with iridescence.

Location: Hall D

Save up to 25% on admission passes

In the spirit of giving, Science Centre Singapore is now offering 20% off their half-day admission passes and 25% off their full-day passes.

The half-day pass (from $19.90/adult & $17.90/child) consists of entry to the Science Centre, a $5 Curiosity Shop voucher for souvenirs, and entry into either the Butterflies Up-Close, Omni-Theatre, or the Da Vinci Exhibition.

Those with more time and want to see more should definitely opt for the full-day pass (from $35.90/adult & $33.90/child) as it gets you entry into all of the mentioned attractions so you don’t need to choose between butterflies or the Mona Lisa. Both types of passes are redeemable with SingapoRediscover vouchers.

Get admission passes to the Science Centre Singapore here.

Activities at Science Centre in December 2021

With Secret Santas, Christmas dinners, and putting a star on top of your tree, Christmas has long been a romanticised holiday. But Science Centre Singapore is switching things up for a more quirky celebration by hosting a bevvy of activities such as a surprise party for Santa Claus and booths to create your own greeting cards and coasters.

But that’s not all that you and your family can enjoy during your visit.

One of the surprise highlights during our trip there was the station where we could DIY our own resin coasters, available at the Curiosity shop.

Each kit ($39.90) comes with colourful and vibrant dried flowers for you to choose from and you can take the personalised coasters home with you. If your love language is gift-giving, you can even wrap up a kit or two for your friends or create a coaster for them too.

You can enjoy $10 off the resin coaster kit from now till 31st December 2021.

Treat yourself to 8K visuals at the Omni-Theatre, currently playing Dinosaurs of Antarctica.

So if you need to take the young ones out of the house to entertain them for an afternoon, swing by the Science Centre Singapore for a festive family excursion. It helps that there is a promotion on tickets too to make the trip worthwhile. Who knows, they might pick up a trick or two from the show.

Get your passes to the Science Centre Singapore here


Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Opening hours: 10AM-1PM & 2PM-5PM, Daily (until 3rd January 2022)
Telephone: 6425 2500

Note: Do take note of the Science Centre’s Covid-19 Safe Management Measures.

This post was brought to you by Science Centre Singapore.
Photography by Milim Tay.

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