Ecology Resources

Singapore Science Centre
15 Science Centre Road
Singapore 609081

Mission: "To promote interest, learning and creativity in science and technology, through imaginative and enjoyable experience and contribute to the nation's development of its human resource".

Open to the public: Yes

Admission: Prices range from $3.00 to $6.00 (Singapore dollars) for the center itself and $5.00 to $10.00 (Singapore dollars) for the Omnimax Theatre

Exhibits related to ecology: There are four exhibits relating to ecology. “Ecogarden” is a garden where nature is allowed to take its course undisturbed (as Singapore is a completely urban island). The exhibit emphasizes the food chain as well as the resources we get from nature we are otherwise unaware about. (For example, they do demonstrations of rubber tappings from rubber trees.) “Eco-friendly Car” strives to educate the effects of fossil fuels on the environment. “Water Works” demonstrates the importance of water and the water cycle. “Web of Life” demonstrates and highlights the interaction between living organisms on all levels of life.

Events/classes/activities related to ecology: Nothing specific, but there are coffees held about every month or so that discuss a specific topic in a casual non-academic setting. These are open to the public as well.

Additional resources for ecology: The center has a number of publications that it routinely circulates around the island of Singapore. Specifically relating to ecology is: “The Singapore Scientist”, “Ecogarden Nature Explorer”, “Guide Books and Slide Backs on Natural History”

“Behind the scenes” efforts: Partners with Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University. The center's “parent ministry” is the Ministry of Education of Singapore.

Volunteer Opportunities: There are volunteer opportunities for people ages 14 and over ranging from just what is called an “explainer” to a research assistant.

Prepared by RR