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Best Kid-Friendly Museum Exhibitions in Singapore

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From interactive displays to dedicated kids’ activities, there’s plenty of fun to be had at these awesome kid-friendly museum exhibitions in Singapore. Psssst! Some are even free to enter!

A visit to the museum is a great way for kids to beat boredom and learn new things! We highlight some of the more child-friendly art exhibitions and museum exhibitions at some of our favourite spots to take the kids – from the ArtScience museum (the FutureWorld exhibition is always a hit!), to the National Gallery Singapore, the Science Centre, the National Museum Singapore and more! Most of these exhibitions have lots of interactive fun to suit any age group. We love that there are so many free museums in Singapore and the exhibitions change regularly so there’s always something fun to come back to. Want to make it a full day? Check out our guide to the best museum + kid-friendly lunch combos, too!

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Disclaimer: These are external events not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the event organiser for changes or cancellations before heading down.
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1. Future World: Where Art Meets Science Exhibition

The ArtScience Museum is a gorgeous museum for kids in Singapore that houses plenty of exhibitions throughout the year that inspire creativity and wonder. One of our favourite exhibitions for kids in Singapore has to be ArtScience’s permanent exhibition FutureWorld – billed as “Singapore’s largest digital playground”. This fantastic exhibit created in collaboration with the Japanese art and technology collective teamLab, is an interactive exploration of the “intersection between art, science, technology and culture”. There are light installations to marvel at, a giant slide to whizz down, drawing activities where you can colour with special crayons, scan your creation, and watch it appear on a live screen and more. Click to read about this mama’s personal experience at the exhibit.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Last entry at 6pm)
Admission: $18 (adults); $14 (children)
Exhibition Location:ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974


We Live in an Ocean of Air Guest Participating in the Virtual Experience
Image by Marshmallow Laser Feast

2. We Live in an Ocean of Air Exhibition

A brand new, first-of-its-kind exhibition will be coming to the ArtScience Museum soon. We Live in an Ocean of Air will be opening on 28 May 2022 as a permanent exhibition within the Museum’s VR gallery. Bring your kiddos down for a one-of-a-kind experience as they navigate their way through the virtual ecosystem of a forest. The immersive experience is 12 minutes long and will highlight the connection between humans and the natural world. Little ones will be fascinated with the technology and are sure to have a great time! Not only that, parents can join in too! This exhibition has no age limit and promises an exciting experience for everyone in the family.

When: Permanent Exhibition (From 28 May)
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Last entry at 6pm)
Admission: For Singapore Residences: $16 (adults); $12 (children), Standard Tickets $18 (adults); $14 (children)
Exhibition Location: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974


season of chinese art asian civilisations museum

3. Exhibition of Asian Antiquities and Decorative Art: ACM

The Asian Civilisations Museum is home to over 1,300 artefacts, presented across 11 galleries and spanning over 14,000m2. Excellent at providing learning opportunities for both younger and older children, ACM features age-appropriate activities, gallery-based storytelling sessions and hands-on workshops, as well as a continually updated range of exhibitions. Keep an eye on their “Let’s Learn About…” series, which introduces a new topic every month specifically for kids.

When:
Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Sundays – Thursdays), 10am – 9pm (Fridays)
Admission:Free for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents; $8 (adults); $4 (concession); free for kids below 6
Exhibition Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555


Weird But True Exhibit

4. Weird But True! Exhibition

Want to discover some fascinating fun facts about plants and the animal kingdom? This exhibition is perfect for kiddos who are fascinated with nature! The Weird But True! Exhibition is set within the Cloud Forest and kiddos can have a fun time exploring the area whilst discovering these interesting fun facts. With gorgeous images and graphics, kiddos are sure to have a fun time!

When: 22 February – 31 July 202
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm
Admission: $20 (adults) $12 (children aged 3 – 12)
Exhibition Location: Gardens by the Bay18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953


5. Children’s Festival – Around the World with Kiztopia Exhibition

Embark on a mission around the world as kiddos explore this outdoor exhibit! At the Children’s Festival set within Gardens by the Bay, each child will be given a complimentary activity booklet and when they complete the mission, they will receive an exclusive sticker sheet. If you have a sporty little one at home, bring them down to the Tiger’s Sports Arena! Activities include basketball, ring toss, baseball and more with exclusive goodie bags to be won. Don’t forget to stop by Happy’s Craft World where kids can let their imaginations run free as they create their very own masterpiece, which they can then bring home!

When: 28 May – 19 June 2022
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free! (Additional charges of $8+ for the Tiger’s Sports Arena and Happy’s Craft World)
Exhibition Location: Gardens by the Bay18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953


Jumptopia Wonder Garden Bouncy Castle

6. Jumptopia: Wonder Garden Exhibition

OK this one is less of an exhibition and more of an interactive experience for kiddos! If you have a restless little one at home? Bring them down to Jumptopia. Featuring 8 garden-themed bouncy castles, kids are sure to have fun as they bounce away. When they’ve worked up an appetite from all the jumping, pop over to the Kith Café for a quick bite of their yummy food.

When: 20 Dec 2021 – 3 July 2022
Opening Hours: 10am – 7.45pm
Admission: $18 per person
Exhibition Location: Gardens by the Bay18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953


7. Otah & Friends Volume 2: Blast Off Exhibition

After a successful run, Otah & Friends is back for another exciting edition at the Cannonball Room at Gardens by the Bay! This time, it’s build-a-rocket day at Otah’s school, and kids will get to help Otah and his friends find and assemble a rocket before blasting off into space. Expect some fun storytelling, elaborate multi-room set designs and exciting gameplay for the whole fam.

When: 14 June 2021 – 30 June 2022
Opening Hours: 2pm – 8pm (Weekdays), 10am – 8pm (Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays)
Admission:$24 per person OR $19 per person for groups of 5
Exhibition Location: Gardens by the Bay18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953


Indian Heritage Centre Kids Participating in Activity

8. Indians in Singapore – Past & Present Exhibition

Opened in 2015, the Indian Heritage Centre houses five permanent galleries with different exhibitions, a museum shop as well as programming and activity spaces. Indians in Singapore is a permanent exhibition at this museum for kids. The exhibit displays artefacts and interactive displays that tell the history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia. The exhibition depicts the experiences of the Indian community in both Singapore and Malaya during the colonial period and highlights the contributions of the Indian and South Asian communities to Singapore’s nation-building efforts.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm (Tuesdays – Thursdays), 10am – 8pm (Fridays – Saturdays), 10am to 4pm (Sundays/Public Holidays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6; $8 (standard adult); $5 (kids)
Exhibition Location: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924


Adventures in Nusantara Storytelling Session

9. Adventures in Nusantara: Kid-friendly Exhibition

The Malay Heritage Centre provides a range of cultural learning opportunities for adults and kids of all ages and backgrounds. From batik workshops to traditional music and puppetry performances, there’s plenty of hands-on fun for kiddos. The exhibition “Adventures in Nusantara” is the Malay Heritage Centre’s first dedicated space for children (best for those between 3 – 6 years old). This exhibition aims to help children learn more through active play and exploration. For kiddos who want to explore more, head over to the reading nook stocked with books from the National Library. It is the perfect space for little ones to delve into Singapore’s history. Plus, head to Malay Heritage Centre in the evenings so you won’t miss Rainbow Connection II on the lawn, a dazzling display of 500 suspended solar light modules reflecting colourful lights in the wind!

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6; $8 for adults; $5 for kids
Exhibition Location: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501


10. Permanent Exhibitions at Malay Heritage Centre

There are six other permanent exhibitions spread over the two levels of the Malay Heritage Centre, showcasing stories and artefacts from both Singapore’s national collection as well as contributions from the community. The artefacts support The Malay Heritage Centre’s focus on Kampong Gelam’s historical significance as a thriving port town prior to Raffles’ arrival in 1819 and serve as evidence of the increasingly urban and cosmopolitan nature of Singapore Malay society.

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6; $8 for adults; $5 for kids
Exhibition Location: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501


SCCC Exhibit

11. SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture Exhibition

Head to the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and discover local Chinese culture through engaging exhibitions and performances at this museum for kids in Singapore! Learn about the Zhongyuan Festival and more, at this SINGAPO人 exhibition which highlights Chinese Singaporean culture from food to music, as well as language and festivals. Learn how Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world, and come discover (and rediscover) what it means to be a ‘Chinese Singapo人’ today.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 2pm to 8pm (Mondays), 10am to 8pm (Tuesdays – Sundays)
Admission: Free!
Exhibition Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore, 018906


National Gallery Singapore Boy Playing with Exhibit

12. Keppel Centre for Art Education Exhibition

National Gallery Singapore is home to the largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art in the region. Within the National Gallery, the Keppel Centre for Art Education is a special exhibition space for kids where they can let their creativity run loose. Kids will get to try DIY experiments with established artists, explore different art tutorials and more. Click here to see upcoming workshops.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours:10am – 12pm, 12:30pm – 7pm
Admission: Free!
Exhibition Location: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957


13. The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines Exhibition

Read between the lines and develop information and media literacy skills at the National Library’s latest permanent exhibition, The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines. Divided into five zones, the exhibition, which features original copies of Singapore’s earliest newspapers and a fun, fake news-busting game for the whole family, encourages library patrons to consider the perspectives and influences that lie behind news stories. Drawing from the National Library Board’s rich collection of over 120 Singapore newspaper titles published since the 1820s, The News Gallery’s interactive exhibits will be refreshed from time to time.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm
Admission: Free!
Exhibition Location: National Library Building, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064


kid friendly museum exhibits national museum

14. An Old New World Exhibition

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore (it dates back to 1887). It delivers Singapore’s history through a massive permanent exhibition that kids aged 5 and above will enjoy walking around. The Singapore History Gallery chronicles Singapore’s journey from 700 years ago; kids can walk past the wooden ship, tinker with old fashioned phones, and marvel at the tank. Older kids will enjoy the multi-sensory experiences like the touch-screen displays, and smelling pods. The museum’s central location also makes it great for a post-museum run-around at Fort Canning Park.

The exhibition An Old New World explores the colonial interests and the local perspective of events that took place in the 200 years leading up to the establishment of the British East India Company trading settlement in Singapore, in 1819. Don’t miss the multimedia show “Meeting of the Worlds”, which dramatises the arrival of the first fleet of the English and Dutch East India Companies in Aceh in the 17th century. Keep an eye out for storytelling sessions, craft and spice workshops, and a marketplace inspired by the Banten Market of the 17th century. Click here for a full list of all the ongoing exhibitions!

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
Exhibition Location: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897


Story of the Forest Exhibition

15. Story of the Forest Exhibition

An interactive digital art installation by teamLab, Story of the Forest transforms 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into three-dimensional animations. These artworks display the country’s colonial past, various histories and more.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
Exhibition Location: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897


Museums for Kids in Singapore - Growing Up National Museum of Singapore

16. Growing Up Exhibition

This gallery offers insight into the experiences of growing up in Singapore during the 1950s and 1960s through familiar social spaces where children would have spent most of their time – a great way for kiddos to see what childhood was like in the past! In kampongs (Malay for “villages”), schools and popular entertainment values, children found friendships and experienced an emerging local identity. Through personal anecdotes and interactive installations, relive the gotong royong (Malay for “community”) spirit that laid the foundation of a multi-racial Singapore and girded its post-war generation as they forged their dreams and aspirations.

When:
Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours:
10am – 7pm
Admission:
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897


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Image by Yip Yew Chong, courtesy of National Museum Singapore

17. Moving Memories Exhibition

Six of Yip Yew Chong’s murals that depict places and moments in Singapore’s past are projected on display at the LED Wall at the National Museum of Singapore. The pieces showcase little moments of heritage, from barbers in back lanes, to traditional roadside food stalls and old-school sundry shops. Want to see the murals in person? Click here to see where each one is located in real life.

When:
Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
Exhibition Location: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897


science centre essential guide with kids

18. Omni-Theatre Exhibition

Science Centre Singapore is one of our favourite edutainment centres in Singapore! With interactive, hands-on exhibits that are perfect for both younger and older children spread across 14 galleries, there’s enough here to keep all members of the family busy.

The Omni-Theatre is S.E Asia’s only 8K 3D digital IMAX dome theatre, with a five-storey high screen that immerses you into the action that you are viewing on screen. Head over to the Omni-theatre at Science Centre Singapore to watch interesting and educational screenings currently showing Dinosaurs of Antarctica.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: $14
Exhibition Location: Science Centre Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377


19. Future Makers Exhibitions

The Science Centre’s newest permanent exhibition, Future Makers, celebrates the valuable contribution that engineers have made to shape our lives. It explores day-to-day innovations as well as complex engineering marvels that have shaped and changed lives. Aimed at young adults, guests visiting Future Makers can catch a glimpse of the modern engineering world, get hands-on with the interactive exhibits and problem-solve their way through an escape room.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Included in Science Centre entry price, FREE off-peak for residents, peak times: $4/8 child, $6/12 adult
Exhibition Location: Science Centre Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377


20. Phobia: The Science of Fear Exhibition

This exhibit at the Science Centre explores different phobias from the fear of being buried alive to monsters under the bed – it can be a little scary for smaller kids so best to go with tweens or older kids who can take a fright or two!

When:
Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Included in Science Centre entry price, FREE off-peak for residents, peak times: $4/8 child, $6/12 adult
Exhibition Location: Science Centre Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377


Butterflies Up Close at Science Centre

21. Butterflies Up-Close Exhibitions

This butterfly exhibition inside Science Centre Singapore is separately ticketed but it is a real highlight. The start of the exhibition focuses on explaining the life cycle of a butterfly and kids will enjoy stamping the trail card along each stage. But the real joy is when you get to the butterfly enclosure and are surrounded by so many species of butterflies that may land on your shoulder or flutter around your head. Magnifying glasses are set up on some of the feeding stations for kids to take a closer look at these pretty creatures.
When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: $10
Exhibition Location: Science Centre Singapore,  2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377


22. Know Your Poo Exhibition

The Science Centre’s Know Your Poo is a seriously fun exhibition that touches on the topics of human waste, toilets and sanitation. As you wind your way through the exhibition, you will discover how and why we need to poo. You also learn about the history and evolution of sanitation and toilets. The exhibition also highlights the urgent issue of the global divide. It then shows how engineering solutions might answer some of these challenges. Know Your Poo serves as a reminder that we all need to pay attention to the importance of providing good sanitation and practising good habits in order to safeguard our health and be a better society.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission:Included in Science Centre entry price, FREE off-peak for residents, peak times: $4/8 child, $6/12 adult
Exhibition Location: Science Centre Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377


museum for kids singapore - science centre singapore - professor crackitt

23. Professor Crackitt’s Light Fantastic Mirror Maze Exhibition

The Science Centre’s life-size labyrinth is filled with mirrors, infinite reflections and endless hallways. Within it, children can help Professor Crackitt find his pet parrot, Wattnot, who is hopelessly lost in the vast maze. The key is to find the parrot without getting lost yourself. Check out the Professor’s various whimsical inventions along the way.
When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Included in Science Centre entry price, FREE off-peak for residents, peak times: $4/8 child, $6/12 adult
Exhibition Location: Science Centre Singapore, National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377

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Museums for kids singapore - SIngapore Ant Museum
Image by The Singapore Ant Museum

24. The Singapore Ant Museum Exhibition

Ever been to a museum dedicated to ants? Did you know that ants have two stomachs? And that humans would not be able to exist without the presence of ants? The Singapore Ant Museum is a two-storey museum for kids in Singapore featuring more than 50 species of native ants. Visitors are greeted by a guide who will take you around the museum, and you’ll learn all sorts of amazing facts about ants such as their life cycles, species, types of environment it lives in and more. You can even buy your very own ant farm or ant art at the end of the tour.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission:$18 per person
Exhibition Location: The Ant Museum, 359 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534961


museums for kids singapore - Singapore Discovery Centre
Image by Singapore Discovery Centre

25. Through the Lens of Time Exhibit

A modern-day ‘edutainment’ centre that showcases the past, present and future of Singapore, the Singapore Discovery Centre is a hands-on, minds-on experience ideal for older kiddos. Learn about life in Singapore from colonial times through wars and Japanese rule right up to newer discoveries and achievements at the Through the Lens of Time permanent gallery. This interactive gallery brings families on a journey through the historical moments in Singapore as different perspectives are brought to life. Other highlights include the Black Laser Tag battlefield for immersive laser tag with the kids, the Crossfire Paintball space, iWerks Theatre for all the latest movie screenings, and the Black Lake facility, where the fam can participate in a multi-sensorial escape experience with 13 different rooms and 4 story chapters.

When: Permanent
Opening Hours: 12pm to 7pm(Weekdays),11am to 8pm (Weekends)
Admission: Free Admission for Singaporeans and PRs, $10 (adults), $8 (children aged 3 – 12)
Exhibition Location: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638365


 

Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival 2022

26. Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival Exhibition 2022

The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is a national monument and heritage institution managed under the National Heritage Board. The refurbished museum, which is extremely kid-friendly, traces Dr. Sun’s revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia, the contributions of the Singapore Chinese to the 1911 Revolution, as well as the impact of the revolution on Singapore and the Chinese community in Singapore. There is a range of programmes available all year round, many of which are suitable for children at school-going ages. Not only are there travelling exhibitions, this museum also offers cultural events, youth activities and even student docent training. Click here for a full list.

From storytelling sessions to workshops, the Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival 2022 has it all! Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with an interactive storytelling session and workshop, “Meet My Unusual Family” presented by Theatre Practice or enjoy an evening performance, Live on the Lawn. With a wide variety of exciting activities, kiddos are sure to have a fun time! Kiddos will also be able to learn the story and traditions behind the Dragon Boat Festival as they participate in the various activities.

When: 21 May – 3 June 2022
Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Prices vary by attraction. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
Exhibition Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874


27. Singapore Heritage Fest Exhibit 2022

Ready for an adventure? Bring the kiddos down to join the friendly mascot, Xiao Qing, on a journey around the world as she retraces the footsteps of Dr Sun Yat Sen and his friends. With three unique programmes, Singapore Heritage Fest has something for everyone! Featuring a self-guided photo trail, a Chinese activity kit and an in-gallery digital game, little ones will be able to learn in unique ways as they explore the memorial hall. Each programme has its own unique goodies for little ones to take home so be sure to check those out as well!

When: 2 May – 29 May 2022
Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Prices vary by attraction. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
Exhibition Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874


URA Women Taking Photos of Exhibit

28. Singapore City Gallery URA Exhibit

You’ll need to make an appointment to check out the Singapore City Gallery exhibit, but it’s worth it! The Singapore City Gallery showcases Singapore’s dramatic transformation over the past 50 years, through 40 interactive and immersive exhibits that detail the planning challenges and the innovative solutions that tackle them. Kids will love getting a bird’s eye view of large-scale architectural models – can they find their condo or home?

When: Ongoing
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Mondays – Saturdays), Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Admission:Free
Exhibition Location: The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069118


29. Trick Eye Museum Exhibits

Trick Eye Museum is where you’ll have a blast taking lots of pictures that trick your eyes! Trick Eye Museum is all about optical illusions – there are six themed zones to explore. We love that you won’t find “do not touch” signs such as in the museum – visitors can freely touch and interact with all the displayed exhibits!

When: Ongoing
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm (Thursdays – Mondays), Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Admission: 20% off when you book online:  $21.25 (adults); $17 (children)
Exhibition Location: Trick Eye Museum, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138


Dinosaurs in singapore at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

30. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Exhibits

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is one of our fave museums for kids in Singapore! There are more than 2,000 natural history specimens on display in 15 different thematic zones. The display items range from plants and amphibians to mammals, and even includes a sperm whale that was salvaged from when it was found dead off Jurong Island in 2015. Want to see a dinosaur? The permanent exhibit sees three 80% complete diplodocid sauropod fossils to gape at as well as tonnes of other animals and birds. Upstairs is a heritage gallery that includes some of the specimens that were displayed at the old Raffles Museum. This museum is best for older kids, but younger ones have been known to enjoy it too!

When: Ongoing
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: Singapore Resident Rate: $16 (adults); $9 (children); Standard Rates: $21 (adults); $13 (children)
Exhibition Location: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377 


31. Madame Tussauds Exhibits

Madame Tussauds is where kids can explore life-size wax exhibits and multi-media displays at the Images of Singapore Museum on Sentosa. Designed to immerse families in our little red dot’s culture and history, kids can watch the multi-screen theatre presentations (and maybe even learn a thing or two). Bring the camera along, too, and get ready to take pictures amongst the wax exhibitions.

When: Ongoing
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm (Thursdays – Mondays), Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Admission:Full experience tickets include Images of Singapore LIVE, Spirit of Singapore boat ride, Marvel Universe 4D Experience, Ultimate Film Star Experience and Madame Tussauds Singapore. Adult $30, Children (3 – 12 years) $24 when you book online!
Exhibition Location: Madame Tussauds, Sentosa, 40 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099700


32. Masak Masak by The Merry Men Works Exhibit

It’s not really a museum for kids in Singapore; it’s more of an art space but The Artground aims to provide positive arts experiences for children aged 0 to 12. Part indoor playground, part interactive theatre space, on weekends it offers heaps of movement and dance workshops along with arts and craft activities. There is a range of programmes available each weekend, but pre-booking is essential.

Do you have a young one that is always playing with their food? Bring them down to The Artground! The new play installation, Masak Masak, features a food themed play space with many fun food related installations to play with. From climbing huge bowls of chendol to jumping on an egg tart trampoline, there are so many fun things for kids to play with. Though the saying goes, “Don’t play with your food.”, Masak Masak play space is the one time that little ones should be doing just the opposite!

When: 28 May – 26 March 2023
Opening Hours: Session 1: 9.15am – 10.30am, Session 2: 10.45am – 12pm, Session 3: 1.45pm – 3pm, Session 4: 3.15pm – 4.30pm (Wednesday – Sundays), Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Admission: FREE to enter the playspace but special programmes are ticketed
Exhibition Location:  The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053, 


Museums for kids singapore - Air Force Museum
Image by The Air Force Museum

33. Air Force Museum Exhibits

**The Air Force Museum is temporarily closed
This free museum for kids in Singapore blends original artefacts and interactive media displays to highlight the history, heritage and values of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). Expect an engaging, hands-on experience here, as the indoor gallery lets kids learn about the RSAF through interactive displays and role-playing games, while the outdoor gallery has a number of fighter jets, missiles and anti-aircraft systems that you’ll want to snap pics of.
When: Ongoing (The Air Force Museum is temporarily closed and will reopen on 17 May 2022)
Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm
Admission: Free!
Exhibition Location:  Air Force Museum, 400 Airport Road, Singapore 534234

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