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Singapore Discovery Centre

There are always many fun things to do in Singapore, but the hidden gems of enriching and charming attractions are hard to find. Tucked away at the west side of our little red dot, the newly refurbished Singapore Discovery Centre offers a wide variety of modern crowd-pleaser recreation activities.

For young families looking to delight your kids with a day of fun, read on to see what we have hand-picked for you to do here at Singapore Discovery Centre! There’s something for every child, from educationally enriching tours and creative crafts to interactive exhibitions, rides, and outdoor fun!

Here is our list of Six Family-Friendly Activities:

1. Explore Our ‘Defence Through The Ages’ Tour

In this modern-day of evolving security threats, how many of us are aware of our roles in keeping our nation safe? Come journey with us through key historical events in Singapore and learn how these have shaped our defence strategies over the years!

1. Impact of the Japanese Occupation

Learn what life was like during the Japanese Occupation and how this dark past was a sobering call for us to defend ourselves. How did this pave the way for Singapore’s fight for independence and lay the foundation of multiculturalism in our society? Come and hear!

2. National Service Over the Years

Did you know when National Service was introduced? National Service has been and continues to be the bedrock of Singapore’s defence. Learn how National Service has changed over the years and how it continues to stay relevant. Discover how we are building our next-generation SAF!

3. Future-Proofing Singapore’s Defence

Find out what lessons of the past make us stronger and how Singapore is preparing for present and future challenges. How can we ensure we are ready to tackle these threats? Explore how we can turn challenges into opportunities and prepare ourselves for the future!

Suitable for children aged five and above. Available on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, join in on this exclusive one-hour FREE tour.

Book your slots now! For more information, click here.

2. Dabble In Crafts at The Play Ground

Drop by our Play Ground for some FUN and FREE seasonal-themed crafts for your creative little crafters! From the ‘Critter Crawlies’ and ‘Tiger Tally!’ to our Total Defence Paper Tank Crafts, you can count on the Play Ground to have the most innovative crafts available for your children’s amusement.

Interested to see what new crafts are available for this month? Come over to the Play Ground and be wow-ed!

Where to find the Play Ground at SDC?

As you walk into the main entrance of SDC, turn to the right and find us no more than a few steps away!

3. Wander Around and Capture Precious Memories at Sandbox

Launched just last year, the Sandbox is the perfect place for families to explore and enrich young minds on the complexities of contemporary Singapore.

Immerse yourself in a playful adventure through interactive booths, videos, quizzes, and AR and arcade-like games. Learn how Singapore adapted and overcame obstacles, cultivated shared values and practices, and built our nation to where it is today!

Be sure not to miss out on the locally-inspired photo op backdrops! Get your cameras ready near the colourful and vibrant exhibits at ‘Our People, Our Home’! Launch your best poses and snap selfies for a keepsake of your precious memories of a fun day out.

4. Dive Into Battlefield Command!

Look out for this futuristic battlefield command centre which is a favourite among our visitors! In this co-op simulation game, take part in defending Singapore against threats from land, air and sea. Will you be able to take on the best strategic responses and lead your team to victory?

Where to find Battlefield Command at SDC?

Test your battle skills at Battlefield Command in the Lower Gallery, Sandbox, situated at the heart of the ‘Strength of Our Nation’ zone.

5. Go On an Exhilarating XD Ride

For families seeking an adrenaline thrill, this advanced state-of-the-art 4D simulation ride with patented technology offers you the ultimate crowd-pleaser attraction.

Jump from skyscrapers into swimming pools, and hang from helicopters? Or will you venture out with Pinocchio on a thrilling ride over the woods and city?

Priced at $10/adult and $8/child per ride, choose from two different themes and embark on a different adventure of your choice!

Book your tickets now! For more information on XD Theatre and rides, click here.

6. Pedal Boat at Discovery Lake

Wind down after a day at Singapore Discovery Centre and bask in the cooling evening breeze as you pedal boat across Discovery Lake. It’s the perfect outdoor activity for families seeking a leisurely scenic ride!

Available in groups of 2 and 4, book your slots now! For more information on timings and height requirements, click here.

We can't wait to welcome you to Singapore Discovery Centre!

Availability of the various attractions is subject to the centre’s operating hours. It is highly recommended to enquire and make a booking prior to your visit. Keep a lookout for updates on our website and socials!
Address: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
Opening hours: Weekdays: 12PM-7PM, Weekends: 11AM-8PM (Including PHs and School Term Holidays)
Telephone: 6792 6188