The National Museum transforms into a massive playground and discovery hub with the newest instalment of Children’s Season!
With school holidays in full swing, Children’s Season at the National Museum arrives just in time with exhibitions of Singapore family hangouts of the 1970s and 1980s, interactive contemporary exhibits and fun for little ones! And did we mention that it’s all FREE*?! The museum’s galleries and spaces have turned into a multi-storey ‘playground’ to learn more about life in pre- and post-independence Singapore, with sensorial stations, hands-on play, storytelling sessions and more! We’re especially excited that Children’s Season Singapore is working on being more inclusive to children of all ages and needs, making the museum more accessible to children with special needs in order for them to also enjoy the exhibitions.
Check out what you can look forward to at the National Museum, and more activities islandwide as Children’s Season Singapore goes beyond the museums!
All the details!
When: Through Sunday, 30 July 2017, 10am – 6pm daily
Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
How much: *Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents!
Descend to the basement of the National Museum and you’ll begin to hear loud snores from The Giant… shhh! Created by French graphic artist and Central Saint Martin’s alumnus Jean Jullien, little ones are invited to draw on The Giant with the markers provided, encouraging freedom of creative expression through their doodles – all while being careful not to wake him up!
Where: The Canyon, Basement
Step into The Salon and you’ll be enveloped in a welcoming atmosphere with the large screen taking centre stage at Young Cinema. With mats on the floor perfect for sitting or lying down on, there will be screenings of short films by international filmmakers, Nanyang Polytechnic students, and featured films from local online platform, Viddsee.
Where: The Salon, Level 1
Head to The Concourse and set sail on a bumboat to visit historical sites such as the former Parliament House and Cavanagh Bridge, while learning more about each site through games and activities such as puppeteering!
To continue the trail, head up to the Glass Atrium at Level 2 and explore cultural heritage sites such as Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam at the exhibition, adapted from The Little Singapore Book. Kiddos will get to have all their senses awoken by the various activities, and even get to decorate their own Peranakan tile!
Where: The Concourse, Level 1 & Glass Atrium, Level 2
Created specially for the museum’s historical and cylindrical rotunda, The Soft Dome by Parisian artist collective Atelier YokYok invites kids and adults alike to crawl carefully onto the netting for a few minutes of appreciation of the iconic stained glass dome. The bubbas will have the urge to bounce around in The Soft Dome mama, but make sure they don’t – there’s an opportunity for that in the next activity!
Where: Rotunda, Level 1
An inflatable bumboat takes the spotlight at the entrance of The National Museum, and we’re sure your little ones won’t want to miss it! Available for maximum bounce action every Saturday and Sunday, make sure you come early to get a slot at the set bounce times: 10am to 12pm & 4pm to 6pm.
Where: Front Lawn, Level 1
The adventures of Children’s Season go well beyond the National Museum all the way to the Wildlife Reserves and theatres, mama! Hone survival skills at the Army Museum, learn about biodiversity Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museumat the amazing, or enjoy toddler art workshops at Singapore Art Museum (SAM).