Today's post is all about Future World exhibition at Artscience Museum at Marina Bay Sands (yup it's the unique building). All about the MRT station, bus stops, and ticket prices is at the end of this post.
So we went there on a Thursday and the place was nowhere empty. It wasn't crowded but there are enough people to make taking photos difficult. There were no line when we purchased our ticket tho.
Future World is organized into 4 themes : Nature, Town, Park, and Space, each with its own cutting edge science and technology to create constantly evolving environments, which visitors of all ages are invited to explore. As the artworks change with each interaction, each visit to Future World will be uniquely different. The exhibition will also grow and transform over time, with new artworks and attractions adding richness to this stunning digital world.
The previous paragraph is from the exhibition guide. Obviously, I am not that eloquent.
From the entrance, there are three exhibits. This one is Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together - A Whole Year per Year. Next to it (in the same room) are Ever Blossoming Life II per Year and Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders. So the first exhibit is just playing with lights and moving artworks. I wasn't impressed but I did enjoy how they translate the cycle of life, death and rebirth is realized as the seasons change over the course of the year.
The fourth exhibit is 100 Years Sea Animation Diorama. There are bean bags at the floor so you can relax while watching the long-term environmental effects of climate change. Do be quick when taking photos in front of the diorama because some people do try to watch it.
If the above photo looks like a kid's drawing, well you are not wrong. This exhibit is designed to engage children in learning through play. This one is Sketch Town where you can color (the sketches are provided) your plane/cars/buildings and then you just need to scan it and voila, watch it appeared on the big screen. There is also Media Block Chair. I say this one is super fun.
The colorful big balls is Light Ball Orchestra exhibit. There are also a couple other exhibits such as the Sketch Aquarium which pretty much the same as Sketch Town.
Last but surely not the least, and the star of this exhibit, the Crystal Universe. Visitors are invited to appreciate the beauty and scale of the universe through this installation. This exhibit was crowded and to take photos you need to wait for other since the space is actually small. Surprisingly, taking a good photo was rather difficult. The lights have sequences creating beautiful display almost like a dance. And it was hypnotizing too. Sometimes it was super dark, sometimes it was too bright, making my camera confused and resulted in tons of out of focus images. But I think taking photo here is a must!
They open daily from 10AM to 7PM. MRT : Bayfront Station (10 mins walk) or Promenade Station (15 mins walk). Easier access is obviously taxis.
Entrance fee Adult - S$17 || Senior (65 & above) S$14 || Child (2-12 years) - S$10 || Family (2 adults & 2 children) - S$44
I do recommend this place especially if you travel with your family. I don't recommend coming at weekend tho considering how the place is rather crowded even on a Thursday.
Anyway, wishing everyone a great weekend!