Opened in 1996 by the late President Mr. Ong Teng Cheong, the Singapore Discovery Centres main objective has been to promote the Singapore Story through entertainment and interactive activities. With the redevelopment, the Centre embarks on a new journey as a world-class edutainment attraction for Singaporeans and overseas visitors alike.
Spanning a total floor area of 4,500 square metres, the new Singapore Discovery Centre consists of 5 main galleries around 8 different themes. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in Singapores past, present and future, travelling through time to key moments in our nationhood and experiencing them as they happen.
The new Centre is designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA), the worlds largest interpretive museum design firm behind famous institutions such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as Taiwans National Science and Technology Museum.
One of the many highlights is the worlds first and largest team-based interactive design studio. Regarded as the jewel piece of Singapore Discovery Centre, the Visionarium is a gigantic globe and has a 360-degree wrap around screen inside. In each session, up to 120 people can make creative choices to turn Singapore into one of the best cities in the world to live, work and play in. The final design is presented on the wrap around screen.
Other exhibits include:
Gateway: This exhibit uses 3 elements Fire, Earth and Wind to present Singapores history in a provocative, edgy and raw fashion.
So Singapore Theatre: What makes Singapore So Singapore
On Location Reporter: Guests can experience the thrill of broadcast journalism at this very exciting exhibit.
Security Pavilion: Security Pavilion provides the big picture on why Singapore cannot take security for granted.
Unity Pavilion: Unity Pavilion features a fast-paced quiz trivia show, insightful nuggets and hands-on games.
9.00am to 6.00 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. It is closed on Mondays, except during school and public holidays.
A quick 30-minute drive from the city, the the PIE and turn off at exit no. 40 or AYE exit no. 20.
By MRT & Bus
Take SBS Transit Bus no. 193 & 182 from Boon Lay MRT Station.
510 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638365
(65) 6792 6188