Attracting over a million visitors a year, the Singapore Science Centre shows the visitor around a tour of human scientific achievement. Opened in 1977 by Dr Toh Chin Chye, who was the Minister-in-charge of the Science Centre Board. The Centre begins its tour with a laser light show in the main entrance hall.
The Centre then examines human impact on the earth, from conquering the skies with flight to the environment and our impact on it, to the internal organs of the human body. The Centre also has a huge 23-metre, curved Omnimax screen theatre showing documentary films about anything to do with human achievement.
The Science Centre was born in from the then National Museum of Singapore into a separate institution so that the latter could specialise in its artistic and historical collections. This idea was first mooted in 1969 by the Science Council of Singapore, and was subsequently approved by the government, who was keen to promote scientific education in the rapidly modernising country keen to tap into the technological sector.
With over 850 exhibits spread over eight exhibition galleries, it sees over a million visitors a year today, and over 17 million visitors up to the year 2003 when it celebrated its silver jubilee. So, now you can get the idea of visitors upto this year.
Great as entertainment for the kids that will get you thinking as well!