Looking for cool things to do in Singapore with your child, aged tween and up? Then pop on your 3D glasses because South East Asia’s first 3D digital dome movie is now showing at Science Centre Singapore’s Omni-Theatre. That’s right – the first 8K 3D digital dome theatre (with surround sound effect and a 23-metre-wide seamless dome screen, no less) has unveiled an awesome new flick and there’s a seat with your name on it. Take that, show and tell!
So, what’s showing?
Recommended for ages 10 and up, the animated film Natural Selection 3D shows young naturalist Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of scientific exploration to the Galapagos Islands aboard the HMS Beagle.
Marvel at the uber-realistic 3D images of scenery and creatures from ocean to land as Darwin explains the discovery of the evolution of life on earth and the theory of natural selection during this immersive 40-minute tale.
Natural Selection celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, the famous book penned by Charles Darwin in 1859 introducing the scientific theory of evolutionary biology, and the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.
There are two more awesome digital movies now showing at Omni-Theatre to add to your diary – Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight, a time travel adventure back to the epoch of the dinosaurs, and National Geographic’s Mysteries of the Unseen World, a journey into the unseen world around us and events, creatures and processes that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
Let’s talk 3D technology
How exactly do they get the digital resolution so crystal clear we hear your young engineer ask? Active 3D Technology, as it’s known in the biz’, is made possible by state-of-the-art digital projectors, heaps of processors (40, but who is counting?), powerful planetarium software and Xpand Active Shutter 3D glasses with super-speed shutter technology and a viewing angle so wide that it’ll make your mini explorer feel like he’s aboard the HMS Beagle himself.
What else is happening at Omni-Theatre?
We don’t know any child who would turn their nose up at a spot of night sky ramblings. Join FREE Friday evening stargazing sessions at Omni-Theatre’s Observatory, one of only a few in the world located next to the equator. This unique position means you can ogle constellations in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres. Bonus!
Now you can see why Science Centre Singapore’s Omni-Theatre is right at the top of the EL team’s list of the best activities for children in Singapore.
More reasons to love Science Centre Singapore
Once you’ve had your 3D fix at Omni-Theatre, the rest of the Science Centre’s many exhibitions and events await. And don’t forget Snow City (the island’s only permanent indoor snow centre) for those extra special family outings.
Beat the queues and book your Omni-Theatre tickets over at Sistic now.
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