The Singapore Discovery Centre is a place where creativity meets innovation, promising visitors an enriching and educational tour into Singapore's past. This journey through Singapore's past, present, and future aims to inspire future generations in making Singapore and the world a better place to live.
Opened in 1996 in western Jurong, this 4,500 sq m centre offers a wide range of hands-on exhibits and activities for kids and adults alike. There are 4D motion simulator rides, a 3D cinema with a five-storey-high screen, a shooting gallery and paintball course, as well as virtual reality games.
The Visionarium, for example, is the world's largest design studio that lets up to 120 participants play the role of city planners, making choices that gradually turn Singapore into the modern city it is today. The visitors even get to see the impact of their choices unfolding before them on a 360-degree panoramic screen. Another exhibit lets visitors take on the job of an 'on-location' broadcast journalist who has to report on events that take place during a simulated terror attack in a train station in Singapore.
Guided tours are available for those who wish to learn more about the history that's briefly touched upon in the exhibits. The military roots of this centre are seen in the displays of aircraft, weapons and military equipment used by Singapore's Armed Forces.
The centre offers a range of ticket categories. A standard adult and child ticket is about $10 and $6 respectively. Families can opt for packages that are tailored to their needs.
For more information about the Singapore Discovery Centre, please visit its website.