Science Centre Singapore - Lantern Carnival By The Lake

Jurong East
West, Singapore
08 September - 05 October 2014

For the first time in 37 years, Science Centre Singapore (SCS) is hosting the inaugural edition of Lantern Carnival by the Lake, where dozens of lanterns will illuminate the Science Centre’s premises.

This year’s inaugural event taps on a child’s creative imagination in extraterrestrial beings, with 22 human-sized alien and UFO-inspired lanterns lining the scenic lake by the Science Centre.

Other highlights include lantern-making workshops, liquid nitrogen demonstrations and star-gazing sessions:

EcoRider Park 5pm - 7pm 08 September - 5 October 2014 The Lakeside @ Snow City
Stargazing 7.45pm 12, 19, 26 September;
03 October 2014
Observatory @ Omni-Theatre
Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration 4pm, 8pm 13-14 September 2014
Snow City
(for Snow City ticket holders only)
Chinese Calligraphy 4pm - 6pm 13, 20 & 27 September;
04 October 2014
Snow City 
(Free with every 2 Lantern Carnival or Snow City tickets purchased)
Alien Character Appearances
5pm, 7pm, 9pm
(45-minute appearances)
08 September - 05 October 2014
(Saturdays & Sundays only)
The Lakeside @ Snow City
Bouncy Castles 5pm - 10pm  06 - 08 September 2014 The Lakeside @ Snow City
The Ticketing Counter...

Entrance to the event with its Chinese lantern decorations...

Bouncy Castles in the distance...

A talk with the originator, Mr Lim, who hails from Fujian, revealed that he gets the inspiration from the creativity of children...

Having organized past runs of majestic lantern fests at the adjacent Chinese Garden, 
he was seeking for a location and ideas for this year...

His son gave him the idea to develop the theme on aliens which have intrigued and fascinated children for eons. This was also in line with the scientific and exploratory theme of the location...

The lanterns were inspired by cartoon characters and Western movies...

About Mid-Autumn Carnival by the Lake

  • Venue    Science Centre Singapore Lakeside (beside Snow City)
  • Date:  08 September - 05 October 2014
  • Opening Hours:  5.00pm - 10.00pm (Daily)
  • Ticket Prices*:  $5 (Normal) , $3 (PAssion Card Holders)

    * Normal entry fees apply for other Science Centre attractions