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FIRST LOOK: Children’s Museum Singapore Opens! Immersive Theatre Show, Garden Maze & Play Pod for Tots at CMSG

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Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) invites all kiddos under 12 for an interactive learning experience with a theatre show, garden maze, and a free-to-explore play pod for toddlers!

Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) – formerly Singapore Philatelic Museum – is the first museum dedicated to children 12 years and below. Built on the vision of creating a place of wonder and joyful learning for children to learn about Singapore and the world, Children’s Museum Singapore believes in the power of play and provides opportunities for little ones to explore and engage with Singapore and the world around them.

If you’re looking for a creative way to teach your kids about Singapore’s history, Children’s Museum Singapore is the answer. With engaging exhibitions and safe spaces for kids to roam, explore, and play, there is no better way to get your kids excited about history. Young toddlers can explore the Play Pod – a fun area for free play – while older kids can travel back in time to learn about why our forefathers came to Singapore.

We got a sneak peek of the Children’s Museum Singapore – here’s what’s in store:

Level 1 at the Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG)

A Voyage Back in Time 

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Little ones can embark on a time-travelling voyage with Captain and WonderBot to explore how Singapore came to be. Unlike most museums, kids are free to touch anything and everything within their reach. From picking up the fruits and vegetables to climbing into the barber’s chair, nothing is out of bounds.

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The Hidden Chamber, an immersive theatre show, is where Captain will open his secret stash of treasure and share stories about the origins of each object.

Along this time-travelling journey, the kids will get to experience sailing through stormy weather and eventually disembark at the port of Singapore to unleash their exploratory instincts at Ahoy Singapore!

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As you wander through the streets of old in Singapore at The Marketplace, your kids will get to explore the bustling shophouses, listen to stories of shopkeepers, and try heritage trades like acting as a street barber or traditional letter writer. Little ones will be captivated by the colourful sights and busy sounds of the old Singapore street.

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The path will eventually lead you to the present day, where the kids can design their own stamps in the neighbourhood post office. They can even write a letter and deliver their message across the room through a message tunnel – watch their little faces light up with excitement as the message capsule zips through the tunnel!

Level 2 of the Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG)

Imagine A Garden 

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This a-maze-ing exhibition is lined with beautiful paper sculptures featuring birds, flowers, and more by Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera. A multi-sensory exhibit, it allows kids to hear birds chirping, smell flowers, and even touch an ancient fossil! Learn about the different types of birds and flowers that are scattered across our sunny island and Southeast Asia. For those who love games, How Fast Can You Fly is a multimedia game where the kids can pretend to be spotted wood owls on the hunt for their favourite prey. By flapping their arms to help the owl fly, this interactive game perfectly combines a child’s love of games with physical activity.

Happy Birthday! 

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In our multi-racial society, there are so many different ways to celebrate the same occasion. Here, kids (and adults) can learn about how different communities in Singapore celebrate birthdays, welcome a newborn, choose a gift, and more. Curious kids who are always playing around in the kitchen can learn how to prepare popular birthday dishes from each community, take a whiff of delicious birthday cakes, and learn about birth rituals in an interactive way.

Play Pod

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If you have active toddlers, this is the place for you. The Play Pod is a safe space for children aged 2 to 4 to run around, crawl through tunnels, pick play-pretend produce, and explore the delicious treats that nature has to offer. They can even run their own food cart and “cook” meals for you.

Events at the Children’s Museum Singapore

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Children’s Museum Singapore will have a lineup of educational and engaging workshops for families like art & craft activities, parent-child dances or even a LEGO workshop to unleash your creativity. Be sure to check their website for an updated list of upcoming events that you can attend with your kids.

How to get to the Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG)

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By train: The Children’s Museum Singapore is an 8-minute walk from City Hall MRT Station.
By bus: Alight at any of these bus stops – Old Hill Street Police Station, Grand Park City Hall, Armenian Church, or After City Hall Station Exit B.
By car: Park at the Registry of Marriages (ROM), Peranakan Museum, Grand Park City Hall, Capitol Piazza, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel or Funan Mall.

Where to eat near the Children’s Museum Singapore

To protect the exhibits and keep the museum clean, food and drinks (except water) are not allowed in the Children’s Museum Singapore. However, Children’s Museum Singapore is only a 5-minute walk from shopping malls like Funan Mall, Peninsula Shopping Centre, and Capitol Singapore, where you will find a variety of delicious options for hungry little tummies.

How much are tickets to Children’s Museum Singapore?

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Tickets for the Children’s Museum Singapore are free until 31 March 2023. Due to limited slots, walk-ins are not recommended. So, book your tickets online in advance to secure your spot!

Ticketing Update:

  • Adults must be accompanied by a child.
  • You can book your tickets in advance!

CMSG Sassy Mama Tips:

  • Visits to the Children’s Museum Singapore are limited to two hours, so plan your time accordingly.
  • Bring water bottles. Water coolers are available at Level 1 for refills.
  • There is one nursing room available on Level 1.

Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG): All the Deets
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday), 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm (last admissions at 12:30pm & 5:30pm)
Where:
Children’s Museum Singapore, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807, www.nhb.gov.sg/childrensmuseum
How much: Free until 31 March 2023. Book tickets here!


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Lead image credit: Children's Museum Singapore

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