Monday, June 20, 2016

{media invite} Ocean Buddies at KidsSTOP Science Centre.

Last Sunday, we were invited to KidsSTOP for the introduction to their new exhibit, "Ocean Buddies".

Woke up uber early as we had to travel across the island to get to Jurong.
Luckily, both Adam and Ashton were not cranky even though I dragged them out of bed early.
I think the prospect of play is too appealing :P

Launched on 12 May 2016, Ocean Buddies aim to teach environment protection to Pre-schoolers and Lower Primary children.
Featuring 3D animation to create a virtual ocean, Ocean Buddies aim to educate children on marine life and how everyone can do their part to protect our environment.

This is in line with its mission to spark an interest among young children in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The mural wall curated around the theme of conservation and illustrates how a polluted sea traps and suffocates marine life.

Said Mr Clarence Sirisena, Deputy Chair Executive of Science Centre Board, "With this new exhibit, KidsSTOP aims to engage pre-schoolers and lower primary school children on the need to protect and preserve ecosystems..."

Reinforcing the significance of recycling, reducing and re-using from an early age will help to shape their thinking and actions for the future.
It aims to educate that as harmless as littering may seem, the collective damage can cause serious harm to marine life.

Toshiba is one of the companies that do their part for the environment.

and so is Pilot.

Our kids and us parents sit down for a short briefing on the harmful effects of littering on marine life.

A sea turtle mistakes a plastic bag as jelly fish and consumes it.
Source: Google images.

After the talk, the kiddos were treated to some colouring activity, afterwhich they can "send" their Ocean Buddies into the (virtual) ocean.

Kids can choose the picture they want to colour - Stingray, shark, turtle, clownfish - and let their creative juices flow.

Once they are done, they can send the Ocean Buddies to the ocean with the use of this scanner.
So clever!

Your children can watch their artwork swim on the animated screen!
I am rather amused by this technology! #suaku

Ocean Buddies sharing session happens daily at 10am - 10:30am, and at 4pm - 4:30pm. 

Other activities your children can do in KidsSTOP

Focusing on enriching children aged 18 months to 8 years through purposeful play in a safe and guided environment, their innate skills or inquiry, investigation and innovation will be enhanced, giving them the power to create.

Exhibits and galleries are designed to promote and foster parent-child bonding through interactive activities and programmes.

Children and parents will need to wear socks to play on this climbing web structure called the Dream Climber.
Socks are also needed on Giant J and Small World.

We tried this Typhoon simulator and the force is really lip-flapping strong!

Generate electricity by using kinetics.

Learn about the solar system, about the constellations and planets.

Or learn to pilot a plane.

If everything appears too mainstream for your kids, they can even be young Paleontologists.

Learn about our human body.

Or they can even fix things using their imagination.

Thank you KidsSTOP and Science Centre for inviting my family to your Ocean Buddies exhibition.
As we live in the Eastern part of Singapore, it is not everyday that my kids get to go to the Singapore Science Centre.
As a matter of fact, they have only been there twice in their whole lives.

It was a fun-filled and educational experience for us, I must say.

Look forward to future collaborations with Science Centre :)

KidsSTOP Admission charges:
*Please note that weekend rates will apply on all days during the School holidays.

Operating hours:
DAILY 0930AM - 1:30PM (last admission 12.45PM); and reopening again at 2PM - 6PM.


  1. Thanks for sharing! Looks like a place I will bring my Bubba to.

  2. Thanks! will bring noah here when he's older. He might appreciate all his animals considering the ark and all.

  3. No J Slide?
    My kids love the upward-maze (Forgot the name), as parents cannot catch them :)

    cheers, Andy

  4. We were there last week too! Didn't spend time checking out the ocean buddies cos Bubs was distracted by other play areas. It's a very good place for the kids. V long drive for us to get there though.


  5. Kids get to learn a lot with such activities. I would take my kids too.

  6. I'm living in the eastern part too, prob my kids hv been to Science Centre not more than 5x. 😅Looks interesting with the ocean buddies.

  7. Heard and read about KidsStop too many times and my eldest been there once with her cc. But we've not ventured there as a family YET! Traveling there from Punggol already I headache liao. LOL! Maybe we should plan a staycation in the west of Singapore one weekend and explore all these places.

  8. Looks like a great place for kids to learn! Have not been to Science Centre for a really long time... and I was really amazed by the technology where your fishes can appear on the screen *suaku too* :)

  9. LOVE this place for the kids. They have so many wonderful stations for the kids to touch and learn. Love your varied pics. Thanks for sharing.


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