Unlock creativity, imagination and wonder at Singapore’s favourite interactive museum, the ArtScience Museum. Plus don’t miss the highlight for kids, Future World exhibition. (Pssst! Miracle Coffee by popstar JJ Lin opens as the ArtScience Museum in-house cafe in Dec!)
First introduced to our shores 12 years ago, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, boasts interactive exhibits, captivating displays, and engaging artworks, making it a go-to museum for families. When I first visited the ArtScience Museum, it felt like the budding 9-year-old artist in me emerged again – for two hours at least. The vibe at ArtScience Museum can only be described Picasso meets Albert Einstein to conjure up an enchanting, one-of-a-kind experience for all ages!
So, needless to say, I was excited to revisit the ArtScience Museum, and boy, my almost 30-year-old self was not disappointed! So, buckle up. We’ve compiled a 2023 guide to the ArtScience Museum Singapore for the family, perfect for your next weekend outing!
A Family Guide to ArtScience Museum in Singapore:
Future World: Where Art Meets Science
Undoubtedly, the Future World permanent exhibition comes to mind when one thinks of the ArtScience Museum. This stunning gallery was made in collaboration with teamLab Singapore – a well-known art and technology collective – and features engaging and enchanting digital installations crafted by combining art and technology. This digital wonderland aims to create a space for all ages where imagination knows no boundaries. Yes mums and dads, there’s fun for the adults too!
Entering the Future World gallery, you will be greeted with stunning light installations depicting a garden waterfall that just screams for a photo to be taken. These installations also provide a beautiful preview of what’s to come – enchanting digital installations that captivate all ages.
Be sure to save some space in your camera roll because there are plenty of photo-ops throughout the stunning exhibits of ArtScience Museum!
As you continue exploring the Future World exhibition, be prepared to have your little ones (or yourself, we don’t judge!) jump with excitement as interactive installations are introduced. For one, there is a giant slide that you can take your shoes off and zoom down!
For the little artists, the ArtScience museum features immersive drawing activities that allow you to get creative with your artwork and have it appear on the screen!
This one’s a big hit with the kids, so it might be difficult to get a spot for them to colour their artwork. But don’t worry, there are three different drawing themes available throughout the gallery to ensure every little Picasso gets a chance!
Sassy Mama Tip: Do not miss out on the last drawing theme – Sketch Flight – which provides an added experience for you to control your artwork on the screen. Watch how wonder and awe fill the eyes of your little ones as they control their drawings on screen!
For parents with little bubs, head to Inverted Globe, Giant Connecting Block Town, which features a safe and sizable playspace depicting a transportation network! Watch the little ones have fun moving the blocks around in this interactive installation.
On the other hand, the older kids will be thrilled as they approach a fairly new installation – Aerial Climbing through a Flock of Colored Birds.
This interactive installation features colourful, suspended horizontal bars visitors can carefully navigate through. According to the museum’s website, the artwork aims to explore “the aerial dance of swooping, intricately coordinated patterns in the sky, a phenomenon known as a murmuration.”
Be sure to watch for your little racers here, as it can get quite trippy if you consider the combination of factors such as lights, sounds, and other guests rushing through the artwork (yes, I’m speaking from experience)! Do also note that children must be at least 1.20 metres in height to enjoy this installation, and participants should only wear covered shoes.
The last installation at Future World is its highlight, the Crystal Universe. This installation enjoys its publicity on Instagram feeds and TikTok for its mesmerizing display of light points that create an illusion of an infinite starry universe.
This installation at the ArtScience Museum proves itself as the best place in the museum to take photos, so dress accordingly and snap quickly before you have to move along for the next group to come through
Important things to note when visiting the ArtScience Museum Singapore
The ArtScience Museum is indeed a treat for the young and old, but here are some essential things that parents should note when visiting to ensure a smooth experience.
- The Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition goes by a timeslot entry, where visitors are required a timed entry ticket to enter ArtScience Museum.
- The Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition also holds weekly tours every Monday at 4pm! So pre-book a slot for the whole fam.
- As the gallery sees plenty of visitors daily, strollers are not permitted because of space constraints and safety reasons. For families with strollers, the museum has prepared a designated parking space for strollers near the entrance of the gallery.
- Be sure to look out for the museum’s latest announcements before you plan your visit!
How to get to the ArtScience Museum Singapore
Getting to the ArtScience Museum is a breeze. Located in Marina Bay Sands, you can opt for various means of transportation, such as trains, buses, taxis and private car hires.
By train: Board the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CC6/DT17). The ArtScience Museum Singapore is a 7-minute walk from here.
By bus: The following buses will take you to the ArtScience Museum Singapore: 97, 97E, 133, 133M, 502, 518 or 106. You can alight at any of these bus stops – Marina Bay Sands Theatre Bus Stop (8-minute walk to ArtScience Museum), Bayfront Station Exit B/Marina Bay Sands Bus Stop (12-minute walk to ArtScience Museum).
By taxi/private car hires: Inform the driver to drop you off at the The Shoppes/Casino drop-off point. The museum is a 7-minute walk from here.
By car: Parking facilities are available at Marina Bay Sands. For hassle-free convenience, park at the nearest car park, the North Car Park. The cheaper car park to park at is at the Marina Bay Open Car park (but it’s an uncovered 7-minute walk to the ArtScience Museum).
What to eat near the ArtScience Museum Singapore
For a quick bite to fill your tummies before your visit, head to the in-house cafe at the ArtScience Museum called Miracle Coffee, opened by award-winning global superstar, JJ Lin! It now also features an all-new food menu featuring sandwiches, salads, pastries and bakes inspired by local flavours, created in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands’ Executive Pastry Chef Hoi Kuok I.
Miracle Coffee: ArtScience Museum Lobby, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974, opening hours: 10am – 7pm daily
There are also plenty of kid-friendly restaurants at Marina Bay Sands for an F&B pitstop after your visit!
Tickets to the ArtScience Museum Singapore
The ArtScience Museum offers more things to do for the whole family beyond its Future World exhibition. Visitors can also check out the ongoing non-permanent exhibitions. Take a look at the ongoing exhibitions and ticket details to better plan your family day out!
ArtScience Museum Discounts & Perks
There’s currently a fantastic offer every Friday, where up to four children (below 12 years old) enter the ArtScience Museum for free with every ArtScience Museum Singapore adult ticket purchased! So let’s start saving the dates for a family museum outing soon!
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ArtScience Museum Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm (last entry at 6pm).
ArtScience Museum Ticket prices: Adult: $25, Child: $20 (Singapore Residents), Adult: $30, Child: $25 (Tourists)
Where: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974,