NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

Public Arts Programme

Visual Arts

Programme ID: PAP063491

Treasures of the Natural World

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Treasures of the Natural World will showcase over 200 of the Natural History Museum’s star objects, including animals and insects, works of art, gems and minerals, and books and artefacts belonging to some of the world's greatest scientists, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. The treasures have been hand-picked from over 80 million artefacts and specimens, representing the very best of the museum's collection.

The exhibition traces a centuries-long quest to understand the natural world, from the Enlightenment of the 18th Century through to the present day. Visitors will be taken back in time on historic expeditions that broke scientific ground and made history, before being returned to the present day to get a glimpse of some of the cutting edge science the Natural History Museum are so well known for today.

The captivating stories behind each prized item will be told, with selected treasures brought vividly to life through special effects. Visitors will be able to see the very objects that inspired the imaginations of scientific pioneers, helped redefine fundamental beliefs, and continue to shape scientific knowledge today. Highlights include including handwritten extracts from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, a magnificent sabre-toothed cat, a Martian meteorite, a mysterious ‘cursed’ amethyst, and a selection of Alfred Russel Wallace’s collection of insects from his Malay Archipelago expedition.

Running throughout the exhibition will be an activity trail designed especially for children, families and schools. Younger visitors will embark on a series of expeditions and adventures, searching for wildlife, learning about nature, and making their own contributions to the natural world.



Workshop

A Day in the Life of an Ornithologist
Have you ever wondered why eagles’ talons are so sharp? Or why flamingos’ feathers are so pink? Observe, experiment, record and role-play in this highly interactive and wings-on workshop where you can discover more about the natural world!

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Arts Group/ Presenter
ArtScience Museum
Venue
ArtScience Museum
Target Audience
Pre - School, Pri - Lower, Pri - Upper, Sec - Lower, Sec - Upper, JC/CI, ITE, Special Education School
RECOMMENDED FOR
all levels
Language

English, Mandarin ,

Duration
Workshop/Guided Tour: 60 minutes
Cost
Single Exhibition: S$5 per student
All-Access: S$10 per student
Guided Tours/Workshops are available.
Please refer to http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/school-activities.html#school-bookings.

- CONTACT -

ArtScience Museum

CONTACT PERSON
Emma Lee
CONTACT NUMBER
81683831
EMAIL
emma.lee@marinabaysands.com

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