The Art Science Museum, which appears like an extended is located in the heart of the Marina Bay Sands. You will find displays here that range from anything like Dali to Harry Potter. Although a science museum, the place is a centre on entertainment and education for children and adults alike. The museum highlights the synergy between art and science in a novel way. This museum is quiet prominently noticeable as you walk past the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The museum has become one of the iconic structures of Singapore at a rapid progression over the time. This environment friendly building encompasses windows that shed natural light for the galleries on the inside. There is a reflection pond too which underneath the base of rain harvest recycled for bathroom usage. The museum in the embrace of lily ponds shines much brighter at night as if it is a horizon point where earth meets the sky. There are over 20 gallery spaces which are later customised based on the nature of the exhibition. A blank canvas is kept within the confines which is tailor-made specifically to complement the work on display. Galleries are customised for regular exhibitions as per the defined themes/concepts.
Patrons enter the section named ‘Curiosity’ through a floating staircase, where questions are inscribed on the wall pertaining to the link between art and science. Interiors give a detailed insight on the minds that have gone into making the sprawling structure of the museum, aesthetically and technically.
Patrons can also access the ‘Inspiration’ gallery which lies further ahead upstairs. This multimedia gallery entails works of the objects that shaped the future for the world today including the work of stalwarts like Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machine that accentuates the perfect link between a work of art and science.
Right atop the museum is ‘Expression’, which portrays a cinematic presentation on the accomplishments of science and art over the period. Presentations include works on building structures, flights, robots and maps.
Tourist exhibitions are also organised accentuating such as timeless pieces of the Titanic, objects taken from the Harry Potter movie sets, and some art work of stalwarts like Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. When you visit the Art Science Museum, you are bound to embark on an enlightening journey with the array of art and science works up for display.
Location: Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Known for: The world’s most iconic art galleries are housed here.
How to reach: The museum can be easily reached from the Bay front MRT station at a walking distance.
Cost: Future World Adult tickets at INR 800-1000 approximately and children’s tickets at INR 500-600 approximately
Operating hours: 10am to 7pm
Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: N/A