Story of the Forest

  • Level 2, Glass Rotunda
  • Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.15pm
  • Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs.

Drawing inspiration from the National Museum of Singapore’s prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, Story of the Forest brings to life 69 drawings from the collection within the museum’s Glass Rotunda. A selection of these drawings are on display in the Desire and Danger exhibition at the Goh Seng Choo Gallery, which explores the intriguing relationship between man and nature. 

This immersive installation by internationally renowned art collective teamLab is divided into three key experiences, beginning with the Upper Rotunda, followed by The Passage and ending at the Lower Rotunda. Come experience Story of the Forest with us.

Last admission is at 6.15pm.

Story of the Forest App
Enhance your visit at Story of the Forest by going on “hunts” to “capture” the different flora and fauna that call the Glass Rotunda home. Upon successfully “capturing” these animals with your phone’s camera function, you will be rewarded with valuable insight into the illustrations from the William Farquhar collection which inspired the creation of these digital animations, providing you with both an immersive and educational experience.

Download the free application from App Store and Google Play.

Second Nature
10 Dec 2016 – 31 Mar 2017 
The Platform, Level 2 

Interact with this immersive “secret garden” exhibit that features elements from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings and reacts to your movements! Visitors are encouraged to participate and engage with the exhibit, as well as contribute to the installation by folding origami flowers and attaching them to a flowering board.

About teamLab
teamLab is a collective, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as "ultratechnologists," the group aims to go beyond the boundaries between art, science, technology and creativity, through co-creative activities.

Exhibition Programmes
Author: National Museum of Singapore
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017