I agree with what many others have said in their reviews; the outside is nice but the inside is a waste of your money.
The museum is beautiful from the outside, and has a prime location that offers gorgeous views of the city and marina; however, entering the museum is a waste of your money and time. The first sign this was nothing more than a way to gouge consumers was when I had to pay $9 for my sleeping 2 year old to enter - I don't even pay an admission fee for her to enter the Jurong Bird Park or the aquarium on Sentosa, yet this pretentious mess charges admission for a 2 year old. The next sign was that seniors don't receive a discount until they're 65, so they charged full admission for my 61 year old mother (this is also different than most museums and attractions around the world).
After being robbed at the ticketing counter we proceeded to the Mummy exhibit. The lower floor is split into 4 areas that you could visit (a restaurant appeared off limits due to construction). Two of the 4 areas were entirely devoted to the museum's greed - gift shops. Another area was a small theater that showed a "3D" movie on mummies (it was just OK), and the final area was the actual mummy exhibit.
The mummy exhibit wasn't bad, but I've visited the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and this paltry display was a letdown, particularly given the absurd pricing for admission.
The top floor of the museum, which I assume is their "permanent" exhibit, is a complete joke. One room with a looped video (way too loud), and another room with what I guess these crooks consider the science portion of the museum - a brief description of a buckey ball...
Avoid this museum unless you enjoy throwing your money away. Take photos of the outside, enjoy to lovely lotus blooms in the surrounding pools, and even step inside for a little air conditioning, but don't bother paying to enter.
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September 13, 2013
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Some of our past exhibitions include Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal and Dali: Mind of a Genius. We have new exhibitions every few months and regular programmes for visitors of all ages.
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