Fancy creating art for the digital realm or play hands-on games via virtual mixed reality great for children? The Future World Exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands Art science museum is one such interactive one. It utilises a mix of animated video projection to create an immersive experience.

The front entrance of the Future World exhibition at Art Science Museum
The front entrance of the Future World exhibition at Art Science Museum.

Notably, the permanent exhibition is created in collab with art collective teamLab. Furthermore, the exhibits through four key narratives in a logical fashion. Also, it comprises of the “City in A Garden”, “Sanctuary”, “Park” and wrapping up with “Space”. The exhibit touts as a place where Art Meets Science.

A digital flora City Garden

Starting off, you enter into a dark space with animated plants and flowers. A highlight of this “City in A Garden” are interactive ceiling projection visual segments which illuminates the small welcome room with floor to ceiling projection of growing plants and blooming flowers.

Welcome greenery City in A Garden room at the entrance of the Future World Art Science Museum gallery
Welcome greenery City in A Garden room at the entrance of the gallery.

It mimics a digital garden, and when paired with ambient perfume does make for a pleasant flora experience.

Projections
Animations
Slide

Moreover, leading on is the “Sanctuary” and “Park galleries. Here, you find a playground slide which animates as you go down it. It is friendly for both kids and adults. Additionally, the gallery is more of an interactive one than one of learning. It is great for families and kids allows you to interact with various audio-visual elements.

Future World Art Science Museum interactive screens tables and motion wall
Interactive screens tables and motion wall.

Also, there is a small side cave home to a few interactive tables and a motion wall. You can drag and move objects around the animated projection table to perform various tasks and objectives.

Play tables
Got cube?
Sanctuary

Additionally, an interesting section is a “traffic room”. It is a kid-friendly activity room complete with soft walls and props. You can move a set of blocks in the enclosed to connect traffic blocks depicted by animation arrows. Also, these allow you to interact and create traffic links on your placed blocks to move the virtual animated traffic around the room.

The traffic room where you can arrange blocks to redirect traffic at Future World Art Science Museum
The traffic room where you can arrange blocks to redirect traffic.

The Virtual Aquarium and Sketch Town

The impressive sketch town area with live projection screens and crayon tables in view Future World Art Science Museum
The impressive sketch town area with live projection screens and crayon tables in view.

Furthermore, the highlight of the exhibit here is a vast animated Sketch Town video wall spanning almost 2 stories tall. The first of them here is a virtual aquarium housing a myriad of hand-coloured marine creatures.

The animated aquarium wall with a sea of patron coloured crayon artworks Future World Art Science Museum
The animated aquarium wall with a sea of patron coloured crayon artworks.

You can get your creations onto the digital board by colouring and scanning them in. Here, you can find rows of work tables with crayons and A4 drawing templates of marine animals, such as marlins, seahorses and jellyfishes you can doodle on.

Aquarium tables
Busy colourng
Artowrks

Additionally, the galleries flow through a logical sequence through large dark passageways which leads on to the next. Also, you can find a chill “Sanctuary” artwork room with floor to ceiling projection screens and a second animated screen area housing a city.

You can view your artwork swimming on the walls after uploading them via scanners at Future World Art Science Museum
You can view your artwork swimming on the walls after uploading them via scanners.

Interestingly, after a scan and upload, your coloured creations will soon find their way into the large screen doing their thing. Whether its swimming in the aquarium or commuting around in the city. Also, for the city wall, if you coloured a truck, you can find it chugging along the road.

Sketch town tables
Canyon room
Sketch town wall

Moreover, if you uploaded a coloured aircraft, like a UFO or jet plane, it will take to the skies on-screen. Colour a house and it will pop up in the digital city-town as a new property. Also, occasionally, a bad dragon will come and “invade” the town, where the planes and residents will spring into action to defend the menace.

Scanner machines
Moving blocks
Pink balls

Play elements and nature wall

Future World Art Science Museum colourful lit play balls at center stage in the sketch town gallery
Colourful lit play balls at center stage in the sketch town gallery.

Wrapping up the play elements here is a centrally located play area filled with large glowing balls. Moreover, the large glowing balls here tad resemble giant Swiss gym balls. Moreover, the lights are synced to the lights mounted on the ceiling too. Also, it brings about a colour palette similar on the ground and the ceiling.

Nature wall
Space
Led

Moreover, other interactive elements also include a virtual hopscotch course. Here, you can first design your hopscotch course using a screen by the course, and run through your course via projection on the ground.

Design your course
Jumpign
Colured balls

Additionally, encompassing the exit wall here is a tranquil nature wall. Also, it does bear a similar resemblance to the Story of the forest Rotunda at the Singapore National Museum, with similar wall projection animation featuring animals and the forest.

Future World Art Science Museum closing nature wall towards the end of the exhibition
The closing nature wall towards the end of the exhibition.

Crystal forest Space

Wrapping up the future world exhibition is a crystal forest called “Space”. It is a short walk through a wall of LED light strips and mirrors. Also, it gives you an illusion and impression of an endless space. It is quite a photo opportunity piece. The exhibition ends from here and exits out I to the museum basement atrium area.

Future World Art Science Museum Space exhibition with it's crystal wall like look made with LED strips
Space exhibition with it’s crystal wall like look made with LED strips.

All in all, you are good for Future World at Art Science Museum for about 2 hours tops. Most of the exhibits are interactive and engages you which bodes well with kids. It is not a big exhibit in terms of content, but one which immerse yourself in a breath-taking world of art, science, magic all under one roof and through a collection of digital interactive installations. Great for a day out in the museum.

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