Museums are fun!

Children’s Season is back! Inspire, engage and educate your young ones in the museums with a range of children-centric programmes and engaging family activities that will inspire, engage and educate your young ones.  Look out for immersive exhibits, unique hands-on activities, exciting games, movie screenings and more.

This year’s festival is made all the more exciting with the launch of PLAY@National Museum of Singapore – a new, dedicated space for children at the museum, where younger kids from 3 to 7 experience history and heritage in a fun manner. For this year’s Children’s Season, the National Museum is also featuring interactive art installations, familiar playgrounds and larger-than-life games of yesteryear. Together with learn-as-you-play programmes at other participating museums, such as the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Memories at Old Ford Factory, and Singapore Discovery Centre, do come by and create memories with your children!

So gather your friends and families and join us for a season not to be missed! For more information, please visit www.museums.com.sg/cs14. Children’s Season 2014 runs from 24 May to 29 June, at various NHB and Museum Roundtable museums.

Children’s Season 2014
Various NHB and Museum Roundtable museums
24 May – 29 June 2014

Programmes’ Highlights:

Asian Civilisations Museum

Once Upon a Time in Asia: The Story Tree
An Interactive Exhibition for Children and the Young at Heart
31 May – 2 November 2014
10am – 5pm
Free admission
Recommended for 4 to 9 years old

Come play with us under the story tree. Explore with all five senses. Have fun and make some art of your own to take home. Embark on an exciting trail through the museum to uncover more secrets about trees and arty facts! Also, look out for our story tellers as they spin Asian tales in the galleries.  This specially-curated exhibition for children and the young at heart showcases original interactive ensembles inspired by objects in the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum.  

The Enchanted Tree Weekend Festival*
31 May & 1 June 2014
Activities from 1pm – 5pm
Free admission

Step into a colourful world of tales and art this weekend. Set your imagination ablaze as you venture into the ancient world of the enchanted tree. Create your own sand art, explore nature-inspired artworks and watch performances by kids.

Holiday Workshops*
Master class for Kids: 3D Sculpture
4 & 6 June 2014
10am – 1pm (For children aged 6 to 8 years old)
2pm – 5pm (For children aged 9 to 12 years old)
$10 per child. Booking is essential.

Explore various methods and materials. Learn to make 3D Sculpture with artist Luis Lee. Take home your creation and a museum goodie bag.

Saturdays@ACM: Crafty Kids*
Saturdays, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October & 1 November 2014
Activities from 1pm – 5pm
Free admission

Join us on a journey to Explore, Discover, and Create! Be captivated by Asian stories, watch fantastical performances, and make art.

*Please visit www.acm.org.sg for more details. Programmes may change at short notice.

Memories at Old Ford Factory

A Race Against Time
14 & 15 June 2014
10am – 11.30am, 12.30pm – 2pm & 2.30pm – 4pm
Free admission
For children aged 7 to 12 years old

Racing against time, the children will be brought back to the days of the Japanese Occupation and tasked to help a sick friend acquire medicine. Through challenges, this workshop aims to let participants understand the hardships faced during World War II in a fun and interactive way.

Maximum 25 participants per session. To register, email June_pok@nlb.gov.sg

National Museum of Singapore

PLAY@National Museum of Singapore
Opens 24 May 2014
Free admission
For children aged 3 to 7 years old

The National Museum of Singapore (NMS) kicks off the school holidays with the opening of PLAY@NMS, the first dedicated area for young children to take their first steps towards museum-going with interactive exhibits and special activities that encourage learning through play. Inspired by the Museum’s collection, your young ones will have the opportunity to express themselves through the various curated programmes that will stimulate their curious minds and tap on their creativity.
 
Masak Masak: My Childhood
24 May 2014 – 3 August 2014
Free admission
For children aged 3 to 7 years old

Children’s Season at the National Museum of Singapore is back! Titled Masak Masak, the special exhibition centres around the theme of My Childhood and features familiar playgrounds and larger-than-life games of yesteryear, interactive installations including new works by local and international contemporary artists, and special film screenings. Let your young ones play around the museum and have lots of fun!
 
Special Weekend
20 & 21 June 2014
6pm – 9.30pm
Free admission

Make time for your young ones this June holidays and join us at the Special Weekend of Masak Masak, the Children’s Season at National Museum of Singapore this year. Treat the little ones to some special film screenings under the banyan tree at the museum while the more playful ones can engage themselves with the interactive artworks and installations during the extended hours of the exhibition. Don’t miss this last chance to have fun at the museum before school reopens!

Army Museum

CADETS, FALL IN!

Every Fri, Sat and Sun from 24 May – 29 June 2014*
Admission charges apply. Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
For children aged 6 to 12 years old

Attention, boys and girls! Report for enlistment at the Army Museum of Singapore, as we take you through a two-hour “Basic Military Training” programme, which includes activities like mock grenade-throwing and simulated marksmanship training.  Experience the rite of “hair-cutting” like every recruit, and graduate with pride in our mini-Passing Out Parade!

*Pre-registration is required. For activity timings and more details, please visit www.armymuseum.sg

Singapore Discovery Centre

Special Exhibition: “Folktales, Fables & Fantastic Futures: Stories We Share”
Now till 30 June 2014
9am – 6pm
Admission charges apply. Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

Discover how important values and aspects of culture are communicated through the fantastic world of stories and performance art in this special exhibition.  Explore hands-on activities in the galleries like the Filipino Tinikling dance and find out how stories from around the world share many similar values. Immerse yourself in stories from 10 participating countries in our Embassy Showcase. Travel around the world at Singapore Discovery Centre!
 
 “Folktales, Fables & Fantastic Futures: Stories We Share”: Public Programmes

Special Activities
7 & 8 June 2014
12pm & 3pm
Free admission

Come take a trip around the world with us! Catch cultural performances and craft demonstrations from countries featured in our Folktales, Fables & Fantastic Futures exhibition.  Don’t forget to join in our special curator’s tour of the exhibition! Children will be treated to popcorn and candy floss, while stocks last.

Unmasked!
31 May 2014 – 29 June 2014
9am – 5pm
Admission charges apply. Free for Singapore Discovery Centre ticket-holders
Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
Recommended for ages 4 to 12 years old (Children aged 4 to 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent)

Be introduced to the colourful world of masks from around the world and the stories surrounding it. Decorate your masks with ideas from the featured stories or let your imagination run wild and create characters from your own stories. Children will be able to take home their own masterpieces!

Singapore Philatelic Museum

The League Against Evil
A DC Super Heroes Exhibition
5 June 2014 – 31 August 2014
Admission charges apply. Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

See the first and only DC Comics Super Heroes exhibition in Asia to commemorate the milestone BATMAN 75th Anniversary. The exhibition showcases stamps from Singapore Philatelic Museum’s permanent collection, Singapore Post MyStamps and the stamp artworks, as well as rare original comic art pages and collectibles on loan from collectors.  This exhibition is held in conjunction with Warner Bros.’ celebration of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics Super Hero, BATMAN.

Create Your Own 3D Model Super Heroes Workshop
Saturdays, 7 & 21 June, 19 July, 16 August 2014
10am – 12.30pm
$45 per person*
For adults and children aged 7 years and above   

Learn the basics of state-of-the-art 3D modelling concepts and create your own super heroes. The instructor for the workshop is Jose Maya, a professional 3D modeller & artist.

*Minimum 6 and maximum 15 participants per session. Participants are required to bring their own laptops. To register, contact Laura Tan at 6513 7348 or email laura_tan@nhb.gov.sg

Draw Your Own Super Heroes Workshop
Saturdays, 7 & 21 June, 19 July, 16 August 2014
2pm – 4pm
$25 per person*
For adults and children aged 7 years and above

Experience and learn to sketch your favourite super heroes with Jerry Hinds, President of Association of Comic Artists.

*Minimum 10 and maximum 24 participants per session. To register, contact Laura Tan at 6513 7348 or email laura_tan@nhb.gov.sg

DC Super Heroes Open House @ Singapore Philatelic Museum
8 & 22 June, 28 July & 9 August 2014
9.30am – 7pm
Free admission

Come dressed as your favourite DC Comics Super Heroes character & get to meet other cosplayers at the event. Participate in activities such as Pose and Post (pose in Super Heroes costume and post your photo in the form of a postcard), and Make Your Own Super Heroes Stamps and Buttons.

Night At The Museum
Thursday, 12 June 2014, 6pm – Friday, 13 June 2014, 9am
$90 per child*
For children aged 7 to 12 years old

Check-in at the Singapore Philatelic Museum for a night of discovery, games and craft.  Participants will get to make new friends, learn to work together as a team, find out about the ‘King of Hobbies’ and have the rare opportunity to sleep among stamps!  Dinner, supper and breakfast will be provided.

*Registration is required. For more details and to register, contact Lily Samuel at 6513 7347 or email Lily_Samuel@nhb.gov.sg

 

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