10am – 7pm
Celebrate Lunar New Year with your friends and family at the National Museum! Enjoy a lion dance performance, or learn more about traditional Chinese puppet theatre and watch a live demonstration in our special edition of A Lighter Side of History. You can also create a special festive keepsake at our drop-in craft stations, and enjoy a live music performance of Lunar New Year tunes.
In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology, 10am – 7pm
Free admission for those born in the Year of the Boar from 5–19 February (plus students and seniors).
Drop-in Craft Activities, 11am – 4pm
Glass Atrium Level 2, FREE
Create a customised red packet, or design a unique lantern bookmark!
Live Music Performance
The Platform, Level 2, FREE
Enjoy a special Chinese New Year music performance at the red Steinway piano.
A Lighter Side of History: Introduction to Chinese Puppet Theatre
The Salon Level 1, $5 per pax (limited space available, booking advised)
Traditional Chinese puppetry dates back to almost a century ago, and was once a popular form of entertainment among the Chinese in Singapore. Find out more about this intangible cultural heritage, through an interaction with young puppeteers from Sin Ee Lye Heng, the last Teochew puppet troupe in Singapore; a special presentation on traditional puppetry and its development in Singapore by Dr Caroline Chia; and a live performance by the troupe.
Lion Dance Performance
Outside the Singapore History Gallery, FREE
Don’t miss this exciting lion dance performance by the award-winning Tian Eng Dragon and Lion Dance troupe, which has a rich history of 30 years.