Friday, 3 April 2015

Science Centre Singapore and KidsSTOP admission fees reduced

A Science Centre outing costs less now
By Priscilla Goy, The Straits Times, 2 Apr 2015

A TRIP to the Science Centre Singapore is now much cheaper, and even free on weekdays.

Admission fees to the centre and its children's attraction KidsSTOP have been reduced by at least 30 per cent, starting yesterday.

Fees to enter KidsSTOP, which caters to children aged 18 months to eight years, have been slashed by more than half. They now range from $2 to $10 for children and adults, down from $10 to $23.

For a family of two pre-school children and their parents, a visit to KidsSTOP during peak periods - weekends, public holidays and school holidays - would now cost them $42 less than before.

Also, admission is now free for Singaporeans, permanent residents and local school groups to the Science Centre during weekdays, with the exception of public holidays and school holidays.

Tickets previously cost $10 for adults, $6 for children aged three to 12, and $2 per student for local school groups on weekdays. During peak periods, children now pay $4, down from $6, and adults $6, down from $10. The lower fees are possible with higher subsidies from the Education Ministry.

Speaking at the launch of a community initiative at the centre yesterday, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat urged parents to take their children there.

"In that way, we can stimulate the curiosity and imagination of our children, and this also helps the family to bond," he said.

Science Centre Singapore CEO Lim Tit Meng said: "The lower admission fees is our way of giving back to the community, and we hope it will allow even more Singaporeans to benefit."

There have been almost a million visitors to the centre in the latest financial year and about 105,000 visitors to KidsSTOP since it opened last June.

With effect from today, admission fees to Science Centre Singapore and KidsSTOP will be reduced for Singaporeans,...
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