One of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum is the world’s first ArtScience museum, opened on 17 February 2011. This unique building is shaped like a lotus flower in bloom, and is anchored by a round base in the middle, with ten extensions referred to as “fingers”, designed to be a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe.
Each ‘finger’ form is capped off, which makes it possible to draw in daylight into the interior. The building collects and drains rainwater that flows through its bowl-shaped roof, creating an 115 ft. interior waterfall that cascades down its vertical axis into a reflecting pool at the lowest level of the museum, to, then, be used in the restrooms.
The lotus-flower ArtScience Museum has a total area of 50,000 square feet (6,000 square meters) and 21 galleries spaces. The museum is destination for major international touring exhibitions, and the permanent one consists of three galleries – Curiosity, Inspiration and Expression, which covers the creative interplay of artistic and scientific invention.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956 Ticketing Information operating hours: Daily from 10 a.m. from 10 p.m. (Last admission at 9 p.m.) Admission Charges: $30 for adults | $27 for seniors (65 years +) | $17 for children (2 – 12 years)