As the world continues to grapple with the aftermath of a global pandemic, Science Centre Singapore (SCS) steps up to shed light on pandemic management, the evolution of scientific knowledge, and the invaluable role of STEM and communities in virus control. The much-anticipated exhibition, aptly named “Going Viral,” promises a riveting exploration of these themes, inviting you to contemplate your own roles in the face of future crises.
Unveiling the “Going Viral” Experience
Prepare to be captivated by the immersive “Going Viral” exhibition, unveiled at Science Centre Singapore’s E-mmersive Experiential Environments (E3) gallery. From August 2023 to March 2024, visitors will be transported into a realm where science meets imagination, and reality blends seamlessly with innovation. The exhibition’s innovative approach harnesses virtual reality and 360-degree projection mapping to create an all-encompassing experience.
A Journey Beyond Boundaries
Following its debut at Science Centre Singapore, “Going Viral” will spread its wings to the Changi Airport Terminal 3 from 5 April to 10 May 2024. The exhibition’s mission to educate and inspire will then take it to various local locations, including malls, libraries, and public spaces. It’s a testament to the exhibition’s commitment to reaching as many curious minds as possible.
A Holistic Perspective on Pandemics
While the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic looms over the exhibition, “Going Viral” adopts a panoramic view of the evolution of science, pandemic interventions, and the resilience of human spirit. As Singapore prepares for an unpredictable future, the exhibition offers a lens through which to examine the challenges, breakthroughs, and unity that have emerged in the face of adversity.
Unveiling the Zones
“Going Viral” is meticulously divided into three themed zones, each a treasure trove of interactive and engaging exhibits. From artistic dioramas that depict the unity and strength of communities during the pandemic to multimedia projections that immerse visitors in the heart of the experience, the zones paint a comprehensive picture of the pandemic landscape. They delve into the pivotal role of science and technology in disease prevention and treatment, the remarkable spirit of Singapore’s community during COVID-19, and the hazards of misinformation, often referred to as the “infodemic.”
A Quest for Knowledge
Among the exhibition’s highlights is the “Let’s Get Quizzical” zone, a thrilling gameshow-style quiz station. Here, guests can test their knowledge about the perils of misinformation and its rampant spread through social platforms during the pandemic. This interactive element serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of accurate information in times of crisis.
A Collaborative Effort
“Going Viral” isn’t just a solitary endeavor; it’s a tapestry woven with contributions from various entities. Partners like Lulo Paper Studio, Moderna Biotech Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the National Library Board (NLB) have all added their unique perspectives to the exhibition. Additionally, video interviews with the exhibition’s advisory panel and other experts further enrich the experience.
A Taste of Science Cafe
For those hungry for more knowledge, the “Going Viral” exhibition extends beyond its physical space. The Science Cafe series, now in its fifth edition, is set to explore “The Race Against Time: How mRNA Surmounted the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Through this informal talk over dinner, representatives from Moderna will shed light on how mRNA technology played a pivotal role in combating COVID-19 and its potential for future vaccine development.
Unlock the “Going Viral” Experience
The doors to this enlightening exhibition are wide open to the public. Admission to “Going Viral” is complimentary with every Science Centre Singapore ticket, allowing everyone to embark on a journey of exploration, understanding, and inspiration. As you delve into the world of science, technology, and community, remember that you’re not just observing history – you’re shaping the future.