28th Oct 2017 to 18th Mar 2018

Circus ! Science under the Big Top !

The science behind circus acts !

Time Daily, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Last admission at 5.30 p.m. The exhibition is closed on these dates : 6 November 2017 and 8, 15, 22 and 29 January; 5 12 and 26 February, and 5 March 2018
Address Science Centre Singapore 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081

he exhibition highlights how science has always had an important role in the circus and how circus relies upon a balance of artistry and science to meet new challenges and fulfil audience expectations. Just as science can satisfy our need to understand, the circus meets our need to be amazed, thrilled and even perplexed.

Visitors will learn the science behind the circus by performing, examining and watching the art. They will also be invited to hold various circus acts up to scrutiny, investigating illusion versus reality, pseudo-science versus science. Visitors will live the science through the magic of the circus.

The exhibition showcases a collection of exhibits that visitors can try on.  

Elastic Acrobatics - to gain a better understanding of what it feels like while hanging in mid-air, strapped by a safety harness  
The High Wire - strapped in a harness, participants try to make it across a nine-foot-high cable 
Balance Bar - participants are challenged to maintain their balance, not allowing their feet to strike the ground 
Contortionist - the art of getting into small spaces
Clown Alley - participants learn some tools of the trade and try them out in the costume and role play area
Magic shows and activities also form a part of this interactive and educational extravaganza.