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Flowing Rivers: From Mississippi to Mekong

Mississippi River
Pre-school
Primary
Secondary
45 mins
Min 25 people (1 group) | Max 75 people (3 groups)

Begin your River Safari journey with an exploration of fresh water habitats and the importance of biodiversity. The Mississippi River is up next,  where you'll meet our alligator snapping turtles and the impressive gars! Meander along the world’s longest river, the Nile River, and find out how we keep the voracious and predatory tigerfish with other ‘fishy’ inhabitants such as the strikingly patterned giraffe catfish and African arowana! Along the way, find out more about the ‘mbu’ and its life in the Congo River, the world’s deepest river. Stroll past the sacred Ganges River and learn more about the ‘pot-nosed’ Indian gharials. End your guided tour at Mekong River where awesome giant catfish and giant freshwater stingrays swim leisurely!

Tour objectives are to:

  • Learn what freshwater habitats are
  • Discover interesting information on the culture and environment of the world’s most iconic rivers: Mississippi River, Nile River, Congo River, Ganges River and Mekong River 
  • Know more about the diversity of aquatic and terrestrial animals supported by the unique ecosystem of each river
  • Understand conservation issues on freshwater habitats

Local schools S$ 6 /person
Public S$ 10 /person

Yangtze Treasures

Yangtze River
Pre-school
Primary
Secondary
45 mins
Min 25 people (1 group) | Max 75 people (3 groups)

The longest river in Asia, the Yangtze River supports a diverse variety of animals, including the critically endangered Yangtze alligator, Chinese giant salamander and sturgeon. Uncover the challenges in conserving these species and continue on to Giant Panda Forest to meet Kai Kai and Jia Jia, our well-loved giant pandas. In this climate-controlled biodome, get acquainted with the adorable red pandas and flamboyant golden pheasants, and appreciate their inter-relationship with the giant pandas.

Tour objectives are to:

  • Learn about the different habitats and environment along the Yangtze River
  • Discover the special adaptations of animals found in and along habitats supported by the Yangtze River 
  • Know interesting facts about some of the inhabitants of Giant Panda Forest
  • Understand conservation issues in the Yangtze Basin

 

Local schools S$ 6 /person
Public S$ 10 /person

Amazing Amazonia

Wild Amazonia
Pre-school
Primary
Secondary
45 mins
Min 25 people (1 group) | Max 75 people (3 groups)

Before you charge through the world’s most voluminous river, step into Squirrel Monkey Forest to enjoy an immersive experience of the Amazon rainforest in the company of free-ranging monkeys. Journey on to Amazon Flooded Forest to get a sense of the annual flooding within the Amazon forest, which creates a water wonderland where animals feed, play and breed. Watch our giant river otters and manatees in action, and learn more about their unique adaptations to the wet and dry seasons.

Tour objectives are to:

  • Discover the variety of ecosystems supported by the Amazon, including tropical rainforests and flooded forests
  • Learn interesting information on both terrestrial and aquatic animals in the Amazon
  • Find out how some animals adapt to the wet and dry conditions in the Amazon
  • Understand conservation issues

Local schools S$ 6 /person
Public S$ 10 /person

Otter-ly Amazing Amazon!

River Safari Classroom
Pre-school
Lower primary
1 hr
Min 30 people | Max 60 people

The Amazon River is home to many animals, including the world’s largest otter species! Find out how the giant river otter finds food, fights enemies and makes friends. Plus, get a chance to make your very own otter puppet, complete with webbed feet and whiskers! Materials will be provided.

Local schools S$ 6 /person
Public S$ 10 /person

River Safari Flows to School: Watery Wonders

Pre-School
Primary
30 mins

Row with Ranger Splash and explore the famous rivers of the world. Find out the unconventional traits of certain animals and how they help them to survive. Discover a turtle that lures prey with its tongue, a fish that can drown in water, a snake that squeezes its enemies to death and an eel that produces electricity to kill prey!

This programme is conducted in your school.

Local schools S$ 300 /session

A $300 voucher will be issued to the school upon receipt of payment. This voucher is redeemable for River Safari admission charges or in-park educational programme fees for school groups.

River Safari Flows to School: I’m a Panda Keeper /我是熊猫管理员

Pre-School
Primary
30 mins
English
Chinese

Learn fascinating facts about our resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia, and the tremendous care that goes into keeping them happy and healthy.

This programme is conducted in your school.

 

Local schools S$ 300 /session

A $300 voucher will be issued to the school upon receipt of payment. This voucher is redeemable for River Safari admission charges or in-park educational programme fees for school groups.

Be a Panda Researcher

River Safari Classroom
Upper primary
Secondary
1 hr
Min 30 people | Max 60 people

This programme allows you to hone your skills as a Panda Researcher! Visit various stations to identify panda tracks, examine panda poo and paw prints. You'll gain insights into tracking methodology in the wild, and how tracking pandas helps us understand more about these bears and ultimately save them from extinction.

Local schools S$ 8 /person
Public S$ 12 /person

Fishy Business Tour

Amazon Flooded Forest
Primary
Secondary
90 mins
Min 15 people (1 group) | Max 30 people (2 groups)

Amazon Flooded Forest boasts the largest freshwater aquarium in the world and is home to animals such as rotund manatees and giant arapaimas. Engage in some fishy business behind-the-scenes and learn what our dedicated team of aquarists in River Safari do to ensure that their aquatic charges are in the pink of health. Be awed by the massive life-supporting system, learn about the importance of enrichment for animals and get to prepare food for a feeding session!

Tour objectives are to:

  • Find out how water quality is suitably maintained for the inhabitants of Amazon Flooded Forest.
  • Learn how our aquarists maintain high nutritional and enrichment standards for the animals at Amazon Flooded Forest.
  • Get a chance to prepare food for the fish at Amazon Flooded Forest and enrichment feeders for the manatees.
Local schools S$ 11 /person
Public S$ 18 /person

Defence in a Watery World

River Safari Classroom
Upper primary
30 - 45 mins
Min 40 people | Max 120 people

From bold colours, venom, stings and reinforced body coverings, learn about animal weaponry and the special traits animals have developed to survive in the water.

Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Saving Giant Pandas

River Safari Classroom
Secondary
45 mins
Min 40 people | Max 120 people

The charismatic but endangered giant panda has become the face of conservation around the world. Find out why the number of giant pandas is in decline and what global efforts have been expended to save them from extinction. Everyone has a part to play in wildlife conservation, even our giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia!

Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Wild Hub

River Safari Classroom
Secondary
45 mins
Min 40 people | Max 120 people

Did you know that illegal wildlife trade is the second most lucrative crime in the world, after illegal sales of drugs and arms? Find out how animals are illegally traded and what can be done to stop it.

Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Hot on Trail

River Safari Classroom
Secondary
45 mins
Min 40 people | Max 120 people

Ever wondered how scientists study animals in the river? Dive into this talk as we reveal the exciting world of underwater animal tracking.

Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Rivers of Life

River Safari Classroom
Upper primary
Secondary
90 mins
Min 30 people | Max 60 people

We've always learnt that rivers are shared resources between people and countries. But how does this translate into the real world? This workshop aims to highlight these dilemmas through simulated village meetings. This session also serves to foster interpersonal skills like negotiation, problem solving and decision-making.

Local schools S$ 8 /person
Public S$ 12 /person

What Fills a Panda’s Tummy?

River Safari Classroom
Pre-school
30 mins
Min 30 people | Max 60 people

Learn about how the giant panda has adapted to find and eat bamboo, its favourite food. Find out what types of food our resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia savour at River Safari, and get to touch the skull of a giant panda.

Local schools S$ 4 /person
Public S$ 6 /person

Water Wanderers

River Safari Classroom
Pre-school
30 mins
Min 30 people | Max 60 people

Students will learn about the challenges of animals living in and along the water as well as about their various body coverings: a frog’s smooth skin, a manatee’s seemingly-hairless skin, and a sea turtle’s hard shell. They'll also observe how animals move around and interact in water as they tour River Safari. They'll find out how and why semi-aquatic and aquatic animals move about, plus discover the special traits of excellent swimmers: a polar bear’s gigantic paw, an otter’s special coat and a manatee’s flippers.

Local schools S$ 4 /person
Public S$ 6 /person

River Creatures Big and Small

River Safari Classroom
Pre-school
30 mins
Min 30 people | Max 60 people

Encounter river creatures big and small from the mighty Amazon River. Discover how blood-thirsty piranhas supposedly play an important role in keeping the river clean, and learn how manatees get so big just by eating aquatic plants.

Local schools S$ 4 /person
Public S$ 6 /person

Rolling with Pandas

River Safari Classroom
Primary
Secondary
30 - 45 mins
Min 40 people | Max 120 people

Discover all you want to know about our giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia, including how they ended up at River Safari. Learn about their quirks and habits, and see what makes a panda a panda.

 

Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

What is a River?

River Safari Classroom
Primary 1 and 2
30 - 45 mins
Min 40 people | Max 120 people

Explore the river and the animals living in and close to it. Discover the vital ecological role of rivers and why it's important to conserve freshwater habitats for our survival as well as that of wildlife. This programme ties in with the STELLAR syllabus (My River).

Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Classification of Animals

River Safari Classroom
Primary
45 mins
Min 40 people | Max 120 people

This programme allows you to hone your skills as a Panda Researcher! Visit various stations to identify panda tracks, examine panda poo and paw prints. You will gain insights into tracking methodology in the wild, and how tracking pandas helps us understand more about these bears and ultimately save them from extinction.

Programme objectives are to:

  • Learn about different groups of animals and their characteristics
  • Appreciate the biodiversity of life forms
Local schools Free
Public S$ 5 /person

Kai Kai's River Pals - Mobile Trail

Around the park
Primary
2 hrs
English
Min 40 pax | Max 100 pax

 In this interactive trail, join Kai Kai the giant panda on a walk around River Safari to meet his river pals! Discover cool facts about Kai Kai and Jia Jia the giant pandas, Dee the giant freshwater stingray, Carlos and Carmen the giant river otters, and Eva the manatee. 

Learning Objectives
  • General: Making observations about the surroundings
  • English: Build vocabulary and practice writing
  • Math: Counting, simple addition and weight (mass)
  • Social Emotional Learning: Self-discovery, relating to others and embracing diversity
1 account to With iPad rental
Without iPad rental
1 student $22 $16
2 students  $16 $13
3 students $14 $12

Kai Kai's River Pals

Around the park
Primary
2 hrs
English
Min 40 pax | Max 100 pax

 In this interactive trail, join Kai Kai the giant panda on a walk around River Safari to meet his river pals! Discover cool facts about Kai Kai and Jia Jia the giant pandas, Dee the giant freshwater stingray, Carlos and Carmen the giant river otters, and Eva the manatee. 

Learning Objectives
  • General: Making observations about the surroundings
  • English: Build vocabulary and practice writing
  • Math: Counting, simple addition and weight (mass)
  • Social Emotional Learning: Self-discovery, relating to others and embracing diversity
Local schools S$ 8 /person
Public S$ 12 /person

Ranger Splash's Giant Adventure - Mobile Trail

Around the park
Primary
2 hrs
English
Min 40 pax | Max 100 pax

Sign up for Ranger Splash's expedition to discover some of the world's river giants! Explore the world's iconic rivers and meet the Indian gharials, Mekong giants, giant pandas, and a massive anaconda to learn about their lifestyles and habitats. 

Learning Objectives
  • General: Inferring meaning from observations
  • English: Build vocabulary, poetry
  • Math: Estimation of lengths, data collection and representation, comparing numbers
  • Science: Classification, animal interactions with the environment
1 account to With iPad rental
Without iPad rental
1 student $22 $16
2 students  $16 $13
3 students $14 $12

Ranger Splash's Giant Adventure

Around the park
Primary
2 hrs
English
Min 40 pax | Max 100 pax

Sign up for Ranger Splash's expedition to discover some of the world's river giants! Explore the world's iconic rivers and meet the Indian gharials, Mekong giants, giant pandas, and a massive anaconda to learn about their lifestyles and habitats. 

Learning Objectives
  • General: Inferring meaning from observations
  • English: Build vocabulary, poetry
  • Math: Estimation of lengths, data collection and representation, comparing numbers
  • Science: Classification, animal interactions with the environment
Local schools S$ 8 /person
Public S$ 12 /person

Odd Adaptations - Mobile Trail

Around the park
Primary
2 hrs
English
Min 40 pax | Max 100 pax

There's more than meets the eye with some aquatic animals at River Safari. Discover the odd adaptations that alligator gars, mudskippers, archerfish, stingrays, electric eels and pacus have that support their fishy existence! 

Learning Objectives
  • General: Inferring meaning from observations, generating hypotheses, habitat conservation
  • English: Build vocabulary
  • Math: Data collection and representation, ratioScience: 
  • Adaptations, classification, electricity, seed dispersal
1 account to With iPad rental
Without iPad rental
1 student $22 $16
2 students  $16 $13
3 students $14 $12

Odd Adaptations

Around the park
Primary
2 hrs
English
Min 40 pax | Max 100 pax

There's more than meets the eye with some aquatic animals at River Safari. Discover the odd adaptations that alligator gars, mudskippers, archerfish, stingrays, electric eels and pacus have that support their fishy existence! 

Learning Objectives
  • General: Inferring meaning from observations, generating hypotheses, habitat conservation
  • English: Build vocabulary
  • Math: Data collection and representation, ratio
  • Science: Adaptations, classification, electricity, seed dispersal
Local schools S$ 8 /person
Public S$ 12 /person

Teachers’ Retreat

1 day

Relish a different kind of teachers’ retreat, this time among animals and plants. Our education department can help organise an unforgettable Teachers’ Retreat, based on your school’s needs and requirements.

Train the Teachers Workshop – Primary

3 days

This comprehensive workshop empowers teachers with the confidence and ability to conduct meaningful, engaging and exciting River Safari Learning Journeys with their students. It also gives them foundation from which to expand and build their teaching ideas.

Pre-School Teachers’ Workshop

2 days

This workshop provides in-depth training for pre-school teachers on how to conduct exciting and enriching field trips at River Safari. It also aims to encourage teachers to explore using River Safari as a venue for interdisciplinary teaching.

  1. For school groups only: For every group of 10 paying students, 1 adult is entitled to join the tour for free. The ‘10:1 ratio’ only applies when schools meet the minimum number of people required
  2. Programme prices include 7% GST but exclude River Safari admission.
  3. Prices and programmes are correct at point of communication and subject to change without prior notice.
  4. Group must still pay for the minimum number of people required even if the actual number falls short.
  5. Programmes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, subjected to availability. 
  6. Outdoor learning sessions are weather permitting. In the event of wet weather, the Education department reserves the right to replace the affected outdoor programme with an indoor programme at the staff’s discretion
  7. Indoor venues are subject to availability based on time of booking. In the event the original venue is not available, a suitable alternative will be arranged.