Science Centre School holiday activities

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Singapore Science Centre School holiday activities aim to kids entertained and learn a thing or two along the way.

Our favourite two attractions are the butterflies and Snow City.
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Fun Fair Maths
A temporary exhibit for the month of June. Through interaction and investigation, kids will explore the “fun” side of Maths.
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Tie up your dogs “properly” :p
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A maze which cannot turn left (this was tough!)
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Odd shape bicycle wheels, yet can pedal? Marbles which defy gravity.
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Amazing tiles, every piece looks different yet symmetric. They can all mix and match despite their odd shapes. There is a term for this, “Tessellate”. (Hint: aim the primate head under armpit)
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Musical, Prime numbers exploration.
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Funny mirror, who can resists the concave and convex portraits :p
There are more activities, we did not list everythig.
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Ocean Buddies at KidsSTOP
Kid can personalise their own sea creatures and throw them into the huge digital “sea”!
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Occulus was popular with the kids. Imagine a VR world, riding a roller coaster in your bedroom 🙂
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Kids engaged in some digital colouring and projection.
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How can we miss J Slide 🙂
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Butterflies Up-Close
Butterfly enclosure is latest exhibit at Science Centre, take note a separate entrance fee applies.
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Learn more about butterflies (and moths)
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Witness caterpillar transform into chrysalis, ignore Daddy crazy stunt.
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Butterflies galore, some 500 of them. We heard the lifespan is only two weeks!
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Do checkout the impressive migration of the Monarch butterflies.

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Snow city
We can do with some cool temperate, snow and igloo most welcome.
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If you need more excuse, how about sliding down the 60m snow slope in a rubber float? (video below)
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Our friends from Dino Mama and FamilyStaycationSG.
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(Photo credit Family Staycation SG)

* Do take note photography is not allowed in Snow City, we had special permission.
** Long pants, socks, gloves are available for rental. This is recommended as you will be freezing after 10 minutes

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Who brought X-Wing to Science Centre!
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Science Centre School holiday activities will keep families engaged for half a day, and we have not included the fun waterplay yet 🙂
Do follow Singapore Science Centre website and Fanpage for the latest updates.

More photos uploaded on our Fanpage album.

MegaBugs are crawling in Science Centre

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We have tried Escargot before, but something so slimy and hugh as this snail must make Fear Factor contestants squeamish !

Thanks to Winston’s (Dear Xander) invite, we got to rub shoulder with the hairy and eerie stars from the insect domain.

Some came dressed in their insect finest, whereas Daddy and Wei were happy to spot some tattoos. The artist is Good, she can draw everything from six to eight legs !

Imagine 2m long centipedes with their fangs, 1m ants or scorpions with pincers longer than average human limbs ! Our hair is standing already.

No one is singing Incy Wincy spider…

We have heard how Praying Mantis will first decapitate their prey (which includes husband), and then proceed to chew the other body parts into bite size ! With a 3m model behind us, it is easy to understand why Mantis got a fearsome reputation.

Somehow, Daddy is reminded of some science-gone-wrong horror movies, like The Fly.

We understand insects’ life cycle better.

We found an awful lot of Dungs rolled into Giant balls. Boon Wee’s first response is “disgusting” when Daddy told him Dung beetles feast on fresh manure !

Wei pretends to spray baygon at the pest (小强), while Daddy tries to understand why Dung beetle’s job-scope sucks big time 🙁

We heard insects were served as tidbits during the MegaBugs event, but no thanks.

We would like to thanks Science Center for the invite. More event photos are available on our fanpage. If your little ones are curious about prehistoric (GIANT) bugs, drop by BBC’s Prehistoric series here and here.

Video : Listen to the crickets

More about Science Centre and the MegaBugs :

http://www.megabugs.sg/exhibits.htm
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– MegaBugs run from 20th Apr to 18th Aug
– Fees – Adult $20 and Child $15 (inclusive entrance fees)