We went to Science Center 2 months ago, but I am always feeling very lazy to post about this (even until now), because there are so many photos that I have to sort, pick, edit, resize, and upload. No to mention the captions that I have to add……………but I want to document our visit in my blog, so I finally decided to start writing about our adventure in Singapore Science Center. To make it easier for me, I will divide our visit in some different posts and hopefully everything will be finished within days.
This was also my first time driving from east to west alone without daddy (he was on business trip that day). The boy was soo…..proud of me and told my my heroic act bringing him to SSC alone to everyone in the house, hahaha…………….
We went to Science Center because we wanted to see The Human Body Experience Exhibition (please note that it’s a temporary exhibition so I don’t know if you can still find this in Science Center today or not). The boy had been asking me to take him to Science Center to see HBX (Human Body Experience) because of the good reviews from other bloggers, but I said we better wait because it was always very crowded. Finally, I took him on Monday morning which was public holiday and we arrived (as usual) even before this place was opened. HBX ticket is not included in the SSC (Singapore Science Center), but HBX if we buy HBX entrance ticket, then it’s already included admission to SSC plus free entry to Nature Design Exhibition (which no longer exist by now and already been replaced with other exhibition).
Confused? Long story short, we bought HBX ticket ($20 for adults and $15 for child) which included entry to SSC and Nature Design Exhibition. For that amount of money, we could enter HBX twice only. To avoid the crowd, we went straight to HBX and was the first to enter (the exhibition was not even opened yet so we had to wait about 3 minutes). There were only 2 other people behind us and through the whole journey.
When we came back in the afternoon, the queue was quite long and it was also very crowded inside. Lucky I already took pictures in the morning so we didn’t stop or wait to take pictures.
This is what HBX looks like:
The boy described it like this: ” We will see our human body and we will enter through the mouth and get out through the butt like poop.” The he couldn’t stop giggle and finally laughing.
Well, he described it correctly. It’s a larger than life human anatomy that will take us through an interactive trip through the human digestive system and we will experience what it feels to be swallowed and processed by the body.
It’s a joint collaboration between Science Center Singapore and Newman Entertainment International Pte Ltd, and Marc Newman, Creative Director, Newman Entertainment International, said, “The exhibition is unique as it has been conceptualized like a theme park, where you have to climb in through the mouth to enter, slide down the throat, crawl through the veins and arteries, and squelch as you bounce inside the stomach. It is like someone swallowed a fun park and you are in it and amazed at what you see.”
Well, it was fun indeed.
For little children it could be scary because entering through this big mouth, climbing up, and sliding down might frighten them, and yes we saw many toddlers cried and refused to enter. But don’t worry, the staff will come to the rescue and let you enter through a secret door that will take you directly inside the body.
Going in through the mouth, climbing the tongue, and sliding down through the throat were the best parts of the whole experience. We couldn’t stop giggling when we climbed and slid down. It was so much fun doing that.
And welcome to the real world again…………………out of the body of course………………