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Best Kid-Friendly Museum & Art 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 exhibitions at art galleries, events and museums in Singapore. Some exhibitions are even free to enter!

A visit to a museum exhibition 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 – plus we’ve thrown in some other fun exhibitions around town that we think kids will enjoy. 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.

1. Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s–2000s at National Museum Singapore (NEW!)

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.

National Museum of Singapore’s latest exhibition is sure to give you bouts of nostalgia from airport’s past! Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s-2000s is a travel-themed exhibition that traces the evolution of Singapore’s identity as a popular travel destination (we first started out as a bustling trading port after all!), through the eyes of those who arrived at our shores from the past to the present. Set against the backdrop of Singapore’s colonial past up to present day, visitors can explore four thematic sections aligned to the themes of transport, accommodation, food and beverage, sights and shopping. Highlights of the exhibition include the iconic analogue flip board previously located at Changi Airport and a set of Suites Cabin seats from the history-making Singapore Airlines A380.

When: 27 May to 19 November 2023
Opening Hours: 10am-7pm daily (last admission 6.30pm)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs
Exhibition Location: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore

2. Clean Up, or Else! exhibition at The Artground (FREE!)

Image: The Artground

The Artground aims to provide positive arts experiences for all 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. The Artground has just opened their new playspace exhibition which aims to teach little ones to clean up after themselves. Designed by three sisters aged 8, 10 and 12 who dream of creating an epic mess and playing in it, Clean Up, Or Else! is The Artground’s new playspace that encourages active exploration and play to bring home the message of shared responsibility at home. At this free-to-enter indoor playspace kids can slide down a toilet bowl, swing across ‘dirty dishes’ and discover fun ways to help out with daily chores at home. This engaging space encourages family conversation around the values of kindness, helpfulness and responsibility over personal and shared spaces at home.

When: 16 April 2023 – 25 February 2024
Opening Hours: Four 1h15min play sessions from 9.15am – 5pm (Wednesdays – Sundays), Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Admission: FREE to enter the play space (bookings required) but special programmes are ticketed
Exhibition Location: The Artground, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053

3. Gallery Children’s Biennale 2023 (NEW!)

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Image: National Gallery Singapore

The 4th edition of the Gallery Children’s Biennale is themed ‘Let’s Make a Better Place’, showcasing 11 art installations by international artists that spotlight four core values: Care, Collaborate, Imagine and Respect. This edition of Gallery Children’s Biennale 2023 aims to help kids understand the world they are living in and discover how they can help to create a world that will last for generations to come. Read more on what to expect at Gallery Children’s Biennale 2023 here!

When: 27 May 2023 to 31 March 2024
Opening Hours:
10am – 7pm
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs
Exhibition Location:
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957

4. Children’s Season: Get Curious! All About Food (NEW!)

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This June school holidays head to the National Museum of Singapore for Get Curious: All About Food! Explore five interactive food-themed installations that cover topics ranging from traditional food preparation tools to innovation in food packaging. With collaborative works from different community partners, discover how Singapore’s vibrant food culture has evolved over the years, and open up conversations that will allow kids to approach mealtimes with renewed interests.

When: 27 May – 25 June 2023
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm daily
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs
Exhibition Location: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore

5. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Van Gogh Exhibition immersive experience
Image credit: H&B, Exhibition Hub, Fever and Resorts World Sentosa

Explore Vincent van Gogh’s most iconic works in this interactive exhibition Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, which opens on 1 March 2023! The exhibition brings 300 of Van Gogh’s masterpieces to life through cutting-edge digital projections. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience takes art appreciation to a whole new level. Travel back in time to the 19th century through some of Vincent van Gogh’s most iconic drawings and paintings, alongside floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall large scale digital projection works. The exhibition is also accompanied by its signature Virtual Reality experience, which allows visitors to traverse into “A Day in the Life of the Artist” and discover the inspirations behind several of Van Gogh’s most beloved works.

When: 1 March – Q3 2023
Opening Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 11am – 8 pm; Fridays and Saturdays: 10am – 9pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm
Admission: from $15 per child/$24 per adult. Click here to purchase tickets.
Exhibition Location: Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269

6. Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum reopened in February after a revamp! The brand-new permanent galleries present exceptional objects from Peranakan material culture. Look forward to new thematic showcases, objects, interactive displays and programmes featuring the stories of Arab Peranakans, Chinese Peranakans, Chitty Melakans (or Peranakan Indians), and Jawi Peranakans. Visitors will experience nine galleries across three floors.

When: from 17 February 2023
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm daily (Fridays 10am-9pm)
Admission: Free for SG citizens & PRs; $12 for tourists & foreigners
Exhibition Location: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941

7. Children’s Museum Singapore

Image credit: Children’s Museum Singapore

Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) – formerly Singapore Philatelic Museum – is the first museum dedicated to children 12 years and below. If you’re looking for a creative way to teach your kids about Singapore’s history, the interactive exhibitions at the Children’s Museum Singapore are 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. Read our review here.

Admission: 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!
When: ongoing
Exhibition Location: Children’s Museum Singapore, 23-B, Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

8. ArtScience Museum: Future World Exhibition

ArtScience Museum: Future World Exhibition
Image credit: teamLab

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: Where Art Meets Science, which will fully reopen to visitors on 26 November after being transformed in one of its most dramatic redevelopments to date. Three new interactive artworks that rethink and showcase the endless possibilities of play will form a new gallery titled Exploring New Frontiers. 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 from 26th November 2022
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Last entry at 6pm)
Admission: $18 (adults); $10 (children)
Exhibition Location: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

Note: Due to space constraints, strollers are not permitted inside the exhibition, so plan accordingly! There is a designated parking area for strollers near the entrance. 

9. ArtScience Museum: Sneakertopia exhibition

Mr. Sabotage Sneaker Collection at ArtScience Museum Sneakertopia Exhibit
Image: ArtScience Museum

If the big kids in the fam are into their sneaker brands, this exhibition fresh from its debut in the United States could be worth checking out! Sneakertopia makes Singapore its first stop in Asia at ArtScience Museum. This large-scale sneaker and street culture exhibition celebrates sneakers through larger-than-life exhibits and features over 100 limited-edition sneakers from the most iconic brands in the industry. There will also be 50 murals, installations designs and displays of the most trending topics from entertainment, sports, film, art and more. In addition to featuring works by 13 top US creatives like McFlyy, Michael Murphy and Mimi Yoon, Sneakertopia will also showcase works by 16 Singaporean creatives including Jahan Loh, Sam Lo, Soph O and more.

When: 25 February – 30 July 2023
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm daily (last entry at 6pm)
Admission: from $14. Click here to purchase tickets.
Exhibition Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

10. Story of the Forest Exhibition (FREE!)

Story of the Forest Exhibition
Image: National Museum of Singapore

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, last admission is 6:15pm
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

11. Growing Up Exhibition (FREE!)

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Image: National Museum of Singapore

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.

Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours:
10am – 7pm, last admission at 6:30pm 
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

12. Air Force Museum Exhibits (FREE!)

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Image: The Air Force Museum

The Air Force Museum is a free museum for kids in Singapore that 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
Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm (except Sundays, Monday, PH, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve)
Admission: Free!
Exhibition Location:  Air Force Museum, 400 Airport Road, Singapore 534234

13. Exhibition of Asian Antiquities and Decorative Art: ACM (FREE!)

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Image: Asian Civilisations Museum

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.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Sundays – Thursdays), 10am – 9pm (Fridays)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents; $15 (adults); $10 (concession); free for kids below 6
Exhibition Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

14. SINGAPO人: Discover Chinese Singaporean Culture (FREE!)

SCCC Exhibit
Image: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

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

15. Keppel Centre for Art Education Exhibition (FREE!)

National Gallery Singapore Boy Playing with Exhibit
Image: National Gallery Singapore

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. They can also learn how to move their bodies to create unique brushstrokes or expend their energy in the stepping zone, where they can jump around to create an art piece of ink platters with different colours! 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

16. The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines Exhibition (FREE!)

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

17. E-mmersive Experiential Environments

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Image Credit: Science Centre Singapore

Ready for a fun and unique 3D experience? E-mmersive Experiential Environments at the Science Centre is an immersive exhibition that uses technology to create an experience unlike any other. With a 360 Wall Projection that uses projection mapping, you will get to interact with the natural world in a new way. Watch as the projections change from day to night and sunny to rainy as the landscape changes and play with the projected fishes on the walls when they appear. If your kiddo loves airplanes, they can have the opportunity to ‘fly’ their own plane here too! The Fly Your Dream with Flight Crafter game within this exhibition uses virtual reality to teach kids more about aviation and planes.

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

*Note: Flight Crafter is temporarily unavailable until further notice. 

18. Butterflies Up-Close Exhibitions

Butterflies Up Close at Science Centre
Image: Sassy Mama Singapore

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.

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

19. More Science Centre Singapore exhibitions

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Image: Science Centre Singapore

Future Makers Exhibitions: The Science Centre’s 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.

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!

Mirror Maze: 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.

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 Exhibitions
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays
Admission: 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. Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay

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Image: Gardens by The Bay

Got an Avatar fan at home? Take them down to this brand new Avatar: The Experience exhibition at Gardens by the Bay for an immersive experience unlike anything else! With five different zones filled with mystical creatures and mysterious plants, Avatar: The Experience will feature many exciting installations that will transport you to Pandora. Featuring Avatar-inspired sculptures such as animatronic mountain banshees, Ilu and more, click here for our full review on this enchanting exhibition.

When: 10 November 2o22 – 30 June 2023 (extended)
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm, last admission at 8pm
Admission: From $8. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
Exhibition Location: Gardens By The Bay Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

*Note: Due to the immersive walk-through experience, be prepared for longer waiting times in Cloud Forest.

21. Through the Lens of Time Exhibit (FREE!)

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Image: Singapore Discovery Centre

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 – 7pm (Weekdays, last entry at 6:30pm), 11am to 8pm (Weekends, last entry at 7:30pm)
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

22. Singapore City Gallery URA Exhibit (FREE!)

URA Women Taking Photos of Exhibit
Image: The URA Centre

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

23. Trick Eye Museum Exhibits

Image: Trick Eye Museum

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!

Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm
Admission: $32 (adults); $28 (children)
Exhibition Location: Trick Eye Museum, 80 Siloso Road, Southside Block B, #01-04, Singapore 098969

24. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Exhibits

Dinosaurs in singapore at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Image: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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 

25. Madame Tussauds Exhibits

Image: Madame Tussauds

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 with the wax exhibitions.

When: Ongoing
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Daily, booking is required to enter the museum)
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 $35, Children (3 – 12 years) $25 when you book online!
Exhibition Location: Madame Tussauds, Sentosa, 40 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099700

26. Permanent Exhibitions at The Gem Museum (FREE!)

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Image Credit: The Gem Museum

Visit Singapore’s first and most comprehensive private gemmology museum where you will get the chance to see a wide variety of gemstones, rocks and minerals. Discover the process of how these gems are formed, beginning with the formation of the rocks to the extraction of the gems. Admission is free so be sure to head down for a learning journey on the transformation of gemstones and explore the history behind these gemstones that have been collected from around the world.

When: Permanent Exhibition
Opening Hours: 12pm – 5pm (Tuesday – Friday), 11am – 3pm (Saturday); Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Admission: Free! Register your time slot here.
Exhibition Location: The Gem Museum, 9 Perak Road, Singapore 208130

27. Indians in Singapore – Past & Present Exhibition (FREE!)

Indian Heritage Centre Kids Participating in Activity
Image: Indian Heritage Centre

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 – 6pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), 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

28. Museum of Ice Cream: IG-worthy Exhibition

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Image: Museum of Ice Cream

If you’re looking for an activity to do with your kiddos whilst digging into some delicious sweet treats then you should head down to the Museum of Ice Cream! With interactive exhibitions such as the sprinkle pool, the unicorn playground, banana swings and more, enjoy a fun day at this Museum of Ice Cream. Learn about the history of ice cream as you make your way through the exhibition and don’t forget to stop and try the unique ice cream flavours that will be available throughout the Museum.

When: Ongoing
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Admission: from $36. Click here to purchase tickets.
Exhibition Location: Museum of Ice Cream, 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837

29. XM Studios: Exhibit of Art Collectables (FREE!)

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Image: XM Studios

If you have a DC fan at home, take them to XM Studios to check out the region’s most extensive collection of collectible statues! The store exhibits art collectables with sections set aside for the various comics universes – DC, Marvel, Transformers, Japanese stalwarts Ultraman and Godzilla plus Star Wars too. Look out for a brand new 1:30 scale Batcave plus admire exclusive new statues from the XM’s Classic, White Knight, Death Metal, and Samurai series including the Classic Batman in ¼ and ⅙ scale, as well as Harley Quinn (Batman: White Knight Series) in two colour variants, and various others.

When: Permanent exhibition
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Daily)
Admission: Free!
Exhibition Location: XM Store, 809 French Road, Kitchener Complex, Level 3, Singapore 200809

Museums and Galleries that have since closed:

  • Malay Heritage Centre (closed for a revamp, reopening 2025)
  • The Singapore Ant Museum Exhibition (permanently closed)

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