Museums & Exhibitions
Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre

April 15, 2021
Singapore Discovery Centre

Learn all about the Singapore Story, its challenges, dreams, and aspirations through interactive exhibits at the The Singapore Discovery Centre.

Following a revamp, the Singapore Discovery Centre reopened on 31 October 2020 with a refreshed Permanent Exhibits Gallery, and exciting new attractions such as escape rooms, laser tag, and 4D rides.


Permanent Exhibits Gallery - Through the Lens of Time

Go on an immersive journey all the way from Singapore's beginnings.

Get transported back in time to the early founding of Singapore, experience the dark days of the Japanese Occupation in World War Two, and learn about the milestones and key moments in Singapore's developmental journey.

The Singapore stories are recreated and brought to life through the use of technology such as Augmented Reality.

The Early Singapore Story

The exhibition starts with a multimedia visual presentation which tells the story of Singapore from its early founding by Sang Nila Utama, through to its establishment as a British Colonial Port.

Singapore Discovery Centre
Singapore Discovery Centre
Singapore Discovery Centre

Dark Days of the War

Experience what life was like during the dark days of the Japanese Occupation in World War Two.

Singapore Discovery Centre

Walk through bombed out streets and war scenes as the hardships of war are recreated.

Singapore Discovery Centre
Singapore Discovery Centre

Do note that the atmosphere in certain areas here could be a tad dark and eerie, so parents with young kids may want to breeze through these areas.

The Tumultous Years

Explore Singapore's tumultous years following the war as Singapore faced numerous challenges on its road to independence including relentless acts of sabotage.

Singapore Discovery Centre

Milestones in Singapore's Developmental Journey

Learn about the various milestones and significant events in Singapore's history such as the 1983 Cable Car Tragedy

Singapore Discovery Centre
Singapore Discovery Centre

Try your hand at being a news broadcaster on live TV

Opening Hours and Admission

Opening Hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: Closed
  • Friday-Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays: 1om-7pm

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents: Free


  • Child (3-12 years old): $8
  • Adult (13 years old and up): $10

Guided Tours

Guided Tours of the Permanent Exhibits Gallery are available from:

  • Mondays-Thursdays: Not available
  • Fridays-Sundays and Public and School Holidays: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

Tickets: $4 per person

Register here

Singapore Discovery Centre
Image from: Singapore Discovery Centre

SAFTI Bus Tour

Singapore Discovery Centre
Image from: Singapore Discovery Centre

Hop onto a bus and go on an exclusive tour of the 88-hectare training ground for officers in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

Get a glimpse of the life of an Officer Cadet and learn about the role of the SAF in Singapore's defence and security.

The tour is on a first come first served basis.

Available: Friday-Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays


  • 1pm
  • 3pm
  • 5pm

Price: Free

Pedal Boat

Singapore Discovery Centre
Singapore Discovery Centre

Rent a pedal boat and go on a scenic ride around the Singapore Discovery Centre's Discovery Lake.

Opening Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays

Time: 10am-6pm


  • 2 seater boat: $5 per boat
  • 4 seater boat: $10 per boat

Duration: 15 mins

Minimum height: 1.2m


iWerks Theatre

Image: from Singapore Discovery Centre

With a five-storey high screen and 344 theatre style seats, this is Singapore's largest flat screen theatre.

The theatre will show the latest movies as well as Singapore story films.

View the latest movie schedule here.



  • 4pm
  • 7pm

Friday-Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays:

  • 1:30pm
  • 4:30pm


  • Friday: $7 per pax
  • Saturday-Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays: $10 per pax

XD Theatre

Image from: Singapore Discovery Centre

Go on a thrilling 4D simulation ride that will keep you on the edges of your seats!

Opening Hours: Friday-Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays

Time:  1pm-7pm


  • Child (Ages 3-12): $8
  • Adult (13 years and above): $10

Duration: 5 mins

More info on current rides

Black Lake Facility

Spread over two storeys and with 4 themed chapters and 13 rooms, Black Lake Facility is the largest 2 storey escape room experience in Singapore.

Crawl through tight spaces, uncover hidden doors, and solve puzzles to get to the secrets behind the facility.

Opening Hours:

  • Friday-Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays: 1pm-7pm


  • Child (Ages 3-12): $24
  • Adult (13 years and above: $30

Duration: 60 minutes

Note: Children under 13 years old are required to be accompanied by an adult.

More info on games available can be found here.

Black Lake Laser Battlefield

An immersive laser tag arena with seven different types of games such as Elimination Free For All, Standard Team, and Human Flag.

You may encounter aliens and zombies along the way so stay alert!

Opening Hours:

  • Friday-Sunday, Public Holidays, School Holidays: 1pm-7pm

Duration: 5-10 minutes depending on game scenario


  • Child (Ages 7-12, all players to be 7 years of age and above): $12 per game
  • Adult: 13 years and above: $15 per game

More info

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Looking for more kid friendly museums and exhibitions? Check out our guide on 20 of our favorite children friendly museums and exhibitions in Singapore.


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510 Upper Jurong Road

Singapore 638365

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