Singapore – Science Centre Singapore’s KidsSTOP, an interactive children’s science centre, is now open to the public. Catering to children aged 18 months to 8 years, KidsSTOP is the first children’s science centre in Singapore. With themed exhibition zones, hands-on activities and exciting enrichment programs, KidsSTOP is a facility where young children can learn about science and the world around them through play and exploration. JRA (Jack Rouse Associates) provided master planning, concept design and schematic design for this groundbreaking project.
KidsSTOP comprises 17 zones and feature areas designed around four themes – Imagine, Experience, Discover and Dream – that encourage learning through activity, play and exploration. Imagine uses the concept of innovative role-play to get children to practise creative and communication skills at specially designed but familiar places, thereby boosting self-confidence, intellectual growth and social skills. In the Experience area, the Centre will encourage young children to appreciate art and nature through interactions with live animals, stop motion animation and more. They will also get a chance to discover various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) during their visit. One of the most prominent features of KidsSTOP is The Big Dream Climber, a lofty 9-metre climbing structure that allows children to climb and explore different unique zones, incorporating hanging leaves, fanciful doors and gears.
This unique children’s science centre is the latest addition to Science Centre Singapore, which is one of the world’s premier institutions of science learning, and reinforces the Centre’s ability to achieve its objective of igniting and sustaining the love and interest in science.
Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive of Science Centre Singapore, said, “Working with JRA on KidsSTOP was a natural choice, as the company has designed many renowned children’s facilities in the world. With their support, we have been able to create a children’s science centre that young ones from Singapore and beyond will certainly fall in love with.”
KidsSTOP is located at 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore.