One of the greatest new things to explore in Singapore is the amazing ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands. I got the chance to visit this outstanding structure during the first day of our Transformed Singapore Familiriarization tour last March 2011.
Art Science Museum in Singapore
So, what is it? The ArtScience Museum is a huge and beautiful building of over 50,000 square feet that is designed to look like a giant lotus and aims to become the spiritual home of the growing ArtScience movement and will be bringing amazing international exhibitions from around the globe for those in Singapore to see and enjoy.
ArtScience Museum at Night
Taking more than just art and more than just science, ArtScience marries technology, media, creativity, architecture, art, and science into an inspiring collection of galleries and exhibits that will appeal to people of all ages, races, creeds, and nationalities.
The ArtScience Gallery offers various Light and Sound Exhibits and the goal is to join observation and admiration in a way that makes nature’s wisdom and mankinds genius flow together and illustrate the beauty of human culture. More than just an ordinary Art Gallery, ArtScience is about curiousity, inspiration, expression and never ending discovery.
Marina Bay Sands Singapore
As such, the museum will be featuring some of the most exciting and interesting traveling exhibitions in the world. These will be shown in a way that will amaze, amuse, and interact with the guests in ways they may not be able to imagine. The burgeoning ArtScience movement is a way to give credit not only to the creativity of mankind but also to show that humanity is more than war, money, and religion.
The Museum Shop
Some of the first exhibits at ArtScience have achieved this. An exhibit on Genghis Khan brought to life not only the sights and sounds of the Mongol warlord but even the smells. Further it showed a human side of the feared leader and illustrated not only the conquests but also the challenges he faced and overcame. A second exhibition on the Silk Road connected the many way stops of the famous trading route with the people who lived in them .
Student inside the Museum
Admission isn’t cheap. Adults pay SGD $30 and kids are SGD $17, but you will find that the cost is well worth it. If you are driving, you will find that the parking is complimentary which comes as a relief when you look at the ticket price, but the parking is only free from 10am to 4 pm.
The Museum is open from 10am to 10pm every day, so if you are looking for something fun, exciting, and different (as well as educational) you might want to head down and see what everyone is talking about. Once again, this was an experience that those who attended were not likely to forget.
Some photos posted courtesy of Marina Bay Sands