Explore a digital rainforest

Embark on an exciting journey through a lush digital rainforest at the National Museum of Singapore's revamped Glass Rotunda from Saturday.

The Glass Rotunda will reopen after two years of renovation to showcase two new permanent installations. The first is a commissioned work titled Story Of The Forest by internationally renowned art collective teamLab. The other is the Singapore, Very Old Tree exhibit by acclaimed local photographer and artist Robert Zhao.

In Story Of The Forest, visitors will be greeted by a larger-than-life interactive digital installation that will enthral visitors with the sights and sounds of South-east Asia's dense tropical rainforests.

Inspired by the museum's prized collection - The William Farquhar Collection Of Natural History Drawings - the installation utilises cutting-edge technology to transform 69 drawings from the collection into animated illustrations, which will come to life and interact with visitors as they make their way down the Glass Rotunda.

For the opening weekend, visitors will enjoy free admission to the Glass Rotunda and permanent galleries on Saturday and Sunday. The Glass Rotunda is open from 10am to 7pm daily.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'Explore a digital rainforest'. Print Edition | Subscribe