Asia’s largest mirror maze, Professor Crackitt’s Light Fantastic, debuted earlier in June at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) as the venue celebrated it’s 40th anniversary.

The mirror maze is modelled after an eccentric scientist’s laboratory made up of 105 cells and 17 interactive experiments. The mirror images are so deceptive that many of the visitors end up walking round and round the same place and still cannot find the way out.

Don’t believe me? Watch this video:

Pictures taken inside the mirror maze:

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Entrance to the maze is free with general admission tickets to SCS. This costs just S$6 for an adult or S$4 for a child (3 to 12 years old) or senior citizen for Singaporeans and PR during peak period. During off peak period, admission is free.

For all other visitors, the cost is still cheap at S$12 for adults and S$8 for children.

Other than the mirror maze, SCS launched another new exhibition about optical illusions, The Mind’s Eye, comprising more than 30 mind-boggling exhibits, promising an intriguing experience as you try hard to differentiate between perception and reality.

It’s much like the Trickeye Museum, but much cooler, cheaper and you get to learn the science behind it all. Perfect for getting children to be interested in science.

Is the ball going up or down?

Is the ball going up or down?

As the block turns, the shadow will transform into different objects

As the block turns, the shadow will transform into different objects

Why is everything in this room in sepia tone?

Why is everything in this room in sepia tone?

Interactive exhibit

Interactive exhibit

Make your own psychedelic selves

Make your own psychedelic selves

Giddy?

Giddy?

Just like at the Trickeye Museum

I think most of us think that SCS is just a place for little children; how wrong this perception is. During my visit over the weekend, I saw many teens visiting in groups with their friends. They were having fun and taking lots of photos and videos, just like the family crowd who were there with their little ones.

The Mind’s Eye takes just around 30 minutes to complete the full exhibition and it is directly from the main entrance on the first floor. Expect queue for the mirror maze, so be there early if you want to experience it.

Science Centre Singapore

Operation Hours:
Daily, 10 am to 6 pm
Last admission at 5.15 pm

How to get there

Driving Map

 

By car

Via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) from the East (ie from town):

  • Take Exit 13 and turn right onto Jurong Town Hall Road. Follow the road until…
  • At the second traffic light, turn left into Science Centre Road, and right into the car park.

Via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) from the West (ie from Tuas):

  • Take Exit 13 and turn left onto Jurong Town Hall Road. Follow the road until…
  • At the second traffic light, turn left into Science Centre Road, and right into the car park.

Via Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) from the East (ie from town or Woodlands):

  • Take Exit 29 and follow Toh Guan Road past IMM and Boon Lay Way into Jurong East Street 11.
  • At the next traffic light, turn right onto Jurong Town Hall Road.
  • At the next traffic light, turn left into Science Centre Road, and right into the car park.

Via Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) from the West (ie from Tuas):

  • Take Exit 31 and turn right onto Jurong Town Hall Road. Follow the road until…
  • At the third traffic light, turn right into Science Centre Road, and right into the car park.

Public Transport Map

 

By Bus

Buses 66, 178, 198 and 335 stop right outside the Science Centre. Other buses serving nearby bus stops include 51, 52, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 160, 176, 183, 197, 333, 334, 506, 542, and 543. Please refer to the map for details.

By MRT train

The nearest MRT station is Jurong East Station, which is on both the East-West Line and the North-South Line. From there, you can transfer to bus 66 or 335, or take a short walk to the Science Centre.

Walking from Jurong East Interchange

The Science Centre is just an 8-minute walk from the Jurong East Bus Interchange/MRT Station:

  • Take the covered walkway from the interchange towards Jurong East St 13.
  • Cross the street and continue in the same direction, along Block 135.
  • Keep going in the same direction until you reach a road intersection.
  • The building diagonally accross that intersection is the Science Centre.