With effect from 1 April 2015, Science Centre Singapore and KidsSTOP will be reducing the admission fees for Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents and local school groups.
During off-peak periods which consist of weekdays during school term, excluding public holidays and school holidays, Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents will get to enjoy free admission to Science Centre Singapore.
On weekends, public holidays and school holidays, children and adults who are Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents will enjoy a lower admission fee of $4 and $6 respectively.
Local school groups will enjoy free admission to Science Centre Singapore during both peak and non-peak periods.
Admission fees to KidsSTOP, the children’s science centre that caters to children up to eight years old, have also been revised downwards.
Walk-in rates for children who are Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents will be reduced from $20 to $5 during off-peak periods and from $23 to $10 during peak periods. Adult Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents will now pay $2, down from $10, during off-peak times and $5, down from $13, during peak periods.
The lower admission rates have been made possible through increased subsidies from the Ministry of Education.
Operating hours at KidsSTOP have also been changed with a morning session from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and an afternoon session of 2 pm to 6 pm.
These changes were announced by Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat, launched the Early Childhood Development Agency’s (ECDA) President’s Challenge Project “Start Small Dream Big” at the Science Centre Singapore today.
“For the past 37 years, SCS has been growing the passion for science and technology through creative and applied learning. The lower admission fees is our way of giving back to the community, and we hope it will allow even more Singaporeans to benefit from the various attractions and programmes designed to educate and ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM),” said Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore.