This May, celebrate two important events at the National Museum of Singapore – complement your visit to the new exhibition Packaging Matters: Singapore’s Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century with programmes for the whole family as part of Mother’s Day, or join in for a host of exciting activities in line with International Museum Day!
Mother’s Day Activities
Drop-In Craft Activities, Saturday 11 May, 11am-4pm (Free)
Make a Mother’s Day gift for and with your mom at the drop-in craft stations for all ages! Try your hand at upcycling glass bottles by making your very own mini plant jar and paper plant. Glass bottles are generously supported by BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken.
A Lighter Side of History: Traditional Teochew Kueh-Making Workshop, Saturday 11 May, 2-5pm, ($60)
In this Mother’s Day special, learn about Teochew kueh heritage and how to make traditional Teochew png kueh at this demonstration and hands-on session by Chef Müm Yoon, the Executive Chef of Yoon’s Traditional Teochew Kueh, and her daughter
Qara Yoon. Price includes sharing session, live demonstration, food tasting, hands-on session, and an exclusive Yoon’s Recipe Sheet, plastic kueh mould and 4R photo memento, compliments of Karyin Pictures Photography Studio
International Museum Day at the National Museum
Drop-In Craft Activities, Saturday 18 May, 11am-5pm (Free)
Celebrate International Museum Day by dropping by our craft stations and making your own handcrafted keepsakes to take home!
HistoriaSG: A Tale of Thomases and Tapirs: Early Natural History in Singapore and Nearby Lands, Saturday 18 May, 2-3pm ($5)
Three Thomases – Hardwicke, Horsfield and Raffles – have arguably made the earliest contributions to natural history in Singapore. Directly or indirectly, they have been responsible for introducing the first animals of any kind from Singapore to the West. But beyond just “collecting” species and specimens, how did these three men contribute to the larger understanding of nature and natural history in Singapore and beyond? Through the story of the Malayan Tapir, discover this rich natural history that began long before any of the Thomases stepped ashore in Singapore.
Scavenger Hunt, Saturday 18 May, 11-5pm (Free)
Search the museum’s galleries to learn more about Singapore history and get a limited edition souvenir upon completion of a scavenger hunt activity sheet!
National Museum Building Tour for Families, Saturday 18 May, 10:30-11:15am (Free)
In conjunction with International Museum Day, join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about our 132-year old building! Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child on a first-come-first-serve basis.