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Science Centre Singapore Showcases How Nature Works with Gigantic Robot Animals and Insects with a New Three-month Long Exhibition



Singapore, May 23 - Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore
Singapore, May 23, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - To promote understanding and appreciation of natural wonders, Science Centre Singapore (SCS) is giving nature enthusiasts an opportunity to delve deep at its new exhibition titled, Exploring Nature's Design. Open to public from Saturday, 24 May 2014, this exhibition comprises three separate exhibits, each focusing on the different elements of natural science.

"This exhibition is designed to be educational and creative, to foster a sense of curiosity among nature lovers, and promote deep appreciation for the natural world," said Associate Professor (A/P) Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore. "With numerous hands-on activities available, all three exhibits have something of interest for everyone, young and old alike."

Exploring Nature's Design consists of Robot Zoo, Tinkering Space, and Seed Carving exhibits and is part of this year's upcoming Singapore Science Festival.

Robot Zoo

With 7,000 square-feet in size, Robot Zoo explores the ingenuity of nature as a master engineer using robotics. Eight giant, mechanical animals will be on display to mirror and simulate the biological makeup of their real-life counterparts. Muscles will become pistons, intestines will transform into filtering pipes, and brains into computers, demonstrating how animals function in their natural environment. Animals on display at the exhibit include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a grasshopper, and a giraffe among others.

Tinkering Space

Embracing the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) spirit, this exhibit is a demonstration in self-assembled electronics, a variety of paper-based and other crafts, and robotics. Visitors will have the chance to tinker with easily available household materials to show off their creativity by making DIY luminescent rhinos, microscopes, LED charm bracelets among others.

Seed Carving

The science of seed carving has been in practice in China for many centuries turning useless seeds into valuable works of art of all shapes and size. The Seed Carving exhibit will provide visitors with a detailed journey, from the stages of carving to the types of seeds used, as well as, the stories and anecdotes behind the carvings on display.

The exhibition will be on display from 24 May through to 24 August at Science Centre Singapore.

"We hope visitors, especially young students, will enjoy the intricate workings of the natural world and find inspiration and interest in the science behind them," added A/P Lim.

About Singapore Science Festival

The Singapore Science Festival is an annual celebration of the latest scientific innovations, new technologies, and cutting-edge research, and engineering, making them relatable and relevant to everyday life. With a range of exciting hands-on activities, events, workshops, and guest performances lined up all over Singapore from July 18 to August 3, the 2014 edition of the festival promotes the message "Science is Fun".

Previously known as the National Science Month, the festival is jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore. For more information, please visit us at http://www.sciencefest.sg or look us up on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/singaporesciencefest

About Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre Singapore is a non-formal educational institution and a leading regional Science Centre. A custodian of creativity and innovation, the Centre has captured the evolution of scientific developments through unique and relevant exhibitions and shows.

The Centre houses 14 exhibition galleries with more than 1,000 exhibits, another 30,000 sq metres of outdoor exhibition space showcasing the Waterworks exhibition, Ecogarden and Kinetic Garden as well as the Omni-Theatre - Singapore's only dome-shaped, 5-storey high IMAX theatre.

The Centre and its partners have played a pivotal role in transforming the way students and the public interact with and learn about science & technology. Together with the Omni-Theatre and Snow City, it has engaged and enriched more than 29.5 million students and visitors since 1977.

This year, the Centre launched an "I Love SCS" campaign to share our love for science with everyone and demonstrate the many things to love about the Science Centre. The Science Centre, Omni-Theatre and Snow City received 1.26 million visitors for FY2012/2013. For more information, please visit www.science.edu.sg

Media Contacts:
Jyotika Thukral
Science Centre Singapore
+65 6425 2541
[email protected]

Charlotte Tan
Ogilvy Public Relations
+65 6213 9996
[email protected]

Source: Science Centre Singapore

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