Starting today, Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs) can visit Science Centre Singapore (SCS) for free during off-peak periods, i.e. weekdays during the school term, excluding public holidays.
Admission fees during peak periods will be reduced from $6 to $4 for each child and from $10 to $6 for each adult.
Local school groups, which were previously charged $2 per student, can now enter the SCS for free during both off-peak and peak periods.
Admission fees to KidsSTOP, which caters to children aged 18 months to eight years old, will also be lowered for Singaporeans and PRs starting today.
The walk-in rates for each child and each adult during peak periods are now $5 and $2 respectively. The rates during off-peak periods are $10 and $5. Previous rates ranged between $10 and $23.
For local school groups, the admission fee for each student has been reduced from $12 to $2.
The reductions were made possible with increased subsidies from the Ministry of Education, SCS said in a statement today.
"The lower admission fees is our way of giving back to the community, and we hope it will allow even more Singaporeans to benefit from the various attractions and programmes designed to educate and ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics," SCS chief executive Lim Tit Meng said.