This June, Children’s Special at the National Museum celebrates the launch of our special publication for families, Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Guide to the National Museum of Singapore. Explore our permanent galleries as a family with this book, and discover the exciting stories of highlighted artefacts through themes such as Animals, Colours, Shapes, Transport and Values.
Plus, visit our basement level to discover magical story worlds of the land, sea and forest, play on bouncy castles, discover toys of the past and share stories of what’s in your world. Join fun programmes such as character tours, Young Cinema screenings, and engaging workshops where you can create your own wind-up toys and artworks. While you’re here, don’t forget to stop by our special exhibition on Singapore’s food packaging story at our level 1 Stamford Gallery! Get curious – What interesting stories will you find at the museum?
Discover stories of Singapore – from the land and sea, to the forest and you and me!
- Stories of the Land: Piece together a huge jigsaw puzzle of Singapore 163 years ago!
- Stories of the Sea: Be an archaeologist! Find out more about the bowls and vases that were brought to Singapore by ship hundreds of years ago, and weigh yourself against an anchor from a sunken wartime troopship!
- Forest Playground: Play on bouncy castles shaped like birds of the Malayan rainforest. Toddlers can also explore our special sensory play tents!
- Stories of You & Me: Take a closer look at toys from the past and compare them to popular toys of today. Draw or print a photo of an item which you treasure – share with us why it is special to you and find out what items are special to others!
Curious young visitors can learn about people, plants, animals, and more. From character tours to theatrical productions and engaging workshops, choose from 11 exciting programmes throughout this month of the June school holidays!
B. Get Curious about Plants and Animals
D. Get Curious about Food