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In 1969, on the advice of the Science Council of Singapore, the Government decided to convert the National Museum into an art and historical museum and to build a new institution which would be devoted to scientific and technological education.
The Science Centre Singapore was established for the purpose of:
- displaying exhibits illustrative of the physical sciences, life sciences, applied sciences, technology and industry, and
- promoting the dissemination of knowledge in science and technology.
In 1971, a 16 acre site was acquired at $836,742 for the proposed Science Centre building.
The Science Centre building was designed by Mr Raymond Woo. His was the winning entry in an Architectural Design Competition organised by the Science Centre Board to select a suitable design for the building. He was later commissioned as the architect of the building which was to be located on a six-hectare site in Jurong. Construction cost totalled some S$12 million.
On 10 December 1977, Dr Toh Chin Chye, the then Minister-in-charge of the Science Centre Board, officially declared open the Science Centre Singapore.
A 10,000 sqm Ecogarden was opened on 15 March 1983 by Mr. Ong Pang Boon, Minister for the Environment.
On 7 December 2007, the Science Centre rebranded itself to be known as "Science Centre Singapore".
On 4 April 2008, the Urban Redevelopment Authority announced plans to relocate the Science Centre next to Chinese Garden MRT Station in 10 to 15 years.
(Source: Science Centre Singapore)
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