Duration: 27 May – 25 June 2017
Various venues
For more information, please refer to www.museums.com.sg/cs17

National Museum Singapore

National Heritage Board’s annual Children’s Season Singapore returns in 2017, presenting cultural and educational experiences that will inspire, engage and educate our young audience. This year’s edition goes beyond museums and will encompass all aspects of art, culture, heritage and education. With a wide range of programmes, exhibitions and engaging family activities for children of all ages, Singapore will be the place to be for children and families to create special memories together this June!

Highlights this year include a wonderland of discovery and play at the National Museum of Singapore, where you can pick your favourite mode of traditional transport and embark on a trail to “join the dots” and experience “connections” as you discover popular family hangouts of the 1970s and 1980s and historical landmarks along the Singapore River; as well as Ghost Nets of the Ocean – Au Karem ira Lamar Lu at the Asian Civilisations Museum, featuring an ocean-scape inhabited by marine creatures, all made with ocean debris and recycled plastic materials that raises awareness on the dangers of ocean pollution.

Programme Highlights
Date & Time: Saturdays to Sundays, 27-28 May, 3-4, 10-11 Jun| 1.30pm (Sat) – 1.30pm (Sun)
Venue: Army Museum of Singapore, Discovery Land
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Come gain the skills that you need to stay out in the field! Learn about building a “Basha” tent, field cooking, go on a confidence walk and more! Spend the night in your “Basha” tent and feast on combat rations – like our real SAF soldiers! Bring your Dad too! He’ll share his own National Service “war stories” as you go through this special two-day field camp as a team!

6 to 10 father-child pairs per session

Myths and Legends
Future World: Where Art Meets Science
Date & Time: 2- 25 June | 10am – 7pm (last admission at 6pm)
Venue: ArtScience Museum, Basement 2
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Immerse yourself in the world of myths and legends at ArtScience Museum this June! Unearth remarkable stories from around the globe and immerse yourself in cutting edge contemporary artworks.

Enter a futuristic world of high-tech interactive artworks at Future World, created in collaboration with TeamLab, a renowned Japanese interdisplinary art collective. Be immersed in a world of art, science, magic and metaphor through a collection of cutting-edge digital installations.

FUN-tastic Fridays: Ghost Nets of The Ocean
Date & Time: 2, 9, 16 and 23 June | 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum

Explore the oceans with your whole family every Friday in June! Dive into the deep in our galleries, make your own special sea animals, listen to intriguing stories and watch exciting performances!

Learning Chinese Heritage@CHC
Date & Time: 17 June | 10am – 5pm
Venue: Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University

Did you know that there’s a national monument at NTU? The old Nanyang University Library, Administration Building and Gateway Arch became national monuments in 1998, and we’ll bring you and your family on a walk and drive to see them! We’ll also have a competition to see who can paint the best Chinese opera mask, and have fun learning Chinese together with a fishing game!

Beginner’s Guide to Yan Calligraphy and Di Zi Gui Film Showing
Date & Time: 3 June | 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Gan Heritage Centre, Level 4

Di Zi Gui is a book full of the teachings of Confucius, a great Chinese teacher. Di Zi gui is all about how to be a good person to your parents, family, and everyone around you! It’s even written as a poem! Learn more about it, and watch a film about the book too! Level up your Chinese writing skills as well, by learning Yan calligraphy!

This session will be conducted in Mandarin

The Active Detective
Date & Time: 3 June | 9am – 4.30pm
Venue: Health Promotion Board, Level 2, HealthZone
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Looking for stuff to do during the school holidays this June? Join us at HealthZone’s ‘The Active Detective’ carnival for a time of fun, while uncovering tips to be physically active!

Heritage Hunt@Indian Heritage Centre – Little Traders
Date & Time: 30 and 31 May, 20 and 21 June, | 11am – 1pm
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, Little India Precinct
*Registration required, please refer here for more details

What do you want to be when you grow up? Little India is famous for certain kinds of jobs! Find out more about goldsmiths, textile traders, spice traders, garland makers and tea traders in our exciting Little Traders Heritage Hunt@IHC, as we bring you around our neighbourhood!

Date & Time: 5 – 15 June | 10.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: IExperience
*Registration required, please refer here for more details

Ever dreamed about creating your very own robot? This Children’s Season, IExperience will show you how! Learn the basics of designing, programming and building a robot.

Biodiversity Craft
Date & Time: 27 and 28 May, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 June | 11am – 3pm
Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Level 1, Lobby, Outside Museum Shop
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Biodiversity is a big word that refers to the number of different kinds of plants and animals in a place. Learn about why it’s important, and how you can help protect our world’s biodiversity! Get creative too, and make your own form of biodiversity with the materials we’ll provide for you!

Limited to 15 pax per hour. Registration is required. First-come, first-served basis. All materials provided.

Heritage Hunt@Malay Heritage Centre – Little Reporters
Date & Time: 10 and 11 June | 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre, Kampong Gelam Precinct
*Registration required, please refer here for more details

Have you ever wanted to be a reporter, chasing down exciting news? Now’s your chance! You’ll have to use all your reporting skills as you solve mysteries and get your very own scoop! Once you collect your stories, decide which ones will make the headlines of your very own newspaper! Kampong Gelam used be a publishing and printing hub in Singapore, and you’ll learn about the publishing houses like Al-Ahmadiah Press (HARMY) and Warta Malaya that made Kampong Gelam home, as well as what it takes to publish different kinds of media!

Vintage Toys: Materials & Creation
Date & Time: 3, 12 and 20 June | 11am – 1pm (3 and 12 June), 3pm – 5pm (20 June)
Venue: MINT Museum of Toys
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Have you ever wondered what toys in the past were made of? Find out about all the different materials that the old toymakers used at this special workshop, and make your own toy from polymer clay!

Session outline:

  1. Learn about the different materials that were used to make vintage toys (20 minutes)
  2. Create your own toy figurine using kid- friendly materials (1.5 hours)

Price per child: $7.50
No previous experience required

Prices include museum admission, tour and workshop materials.

Let’s Go Old School! : Exploration Trail
Date & Time: 29 May – 23 June | 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: MOE Heritage Centre
*Registration required, please refer here for more details

Ever wondered what school was like for students living on islands around Singapore? Did you know that students used to save their money by buying stamps and sticking them on stamp cards in the 1970s? Come pick up an activity card from us and stamp your way through the galleries as you learn more about the Singapore Education Story! Complete the trail and be rewarded with a special old-school momento!

Singapore International Children’s Film Festival
Date & Time: 27 and 28 May, 3, 10 and 11 June | Various timings
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Everyone has their own dreams and stories. Come watch these films that show you dreams and stories from many different cultures, and see how similar and different they are to your own.

A collaboration with Big Eyes, Big Minds – Singapore International Children’s Festival.

GosTan Back (A Time-Travelling Adventure on Wheels)
Date & Time: 27 and 28 May, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 June | 10.30am – 12pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

GosTan Back is a travelling adventure on wheels, about a young boy who gets the chance to save the future by going back in time! Join us on a special theatrical experience in our History Gallery! Experience Singapore’s history and artefacts with a spin of a tale a whole lot of hands-on fun!

This production is designed to support children with additional needs and their families to experience the museum. Families with typically developing children aged 5 to 8 years old are also welcome to register for the programme. For more enquiries, please email us at nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg.

Limited to the first 10 pairs of parent and child (aged 5 and above) per show. Pre-registration required.

Family Fun with Print-Making!
Date & Time: 3, 10 and 17 June | 2pm – 4.30pm
Venue: NUS Museum, ST Lee Atrium
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Singapore was going through a challenging time in the 1950s, and life was very different then. Come and see how people lived, and discover the things that were happening, on woodblock and linoleum prints from the collections of NUS Museum! We’ll tell you more about woodblock and linoleum prints too! Learn about what they are, how artists used them in different ways, and try creating some of your own with mum and dad too!

Straits Family Sunday: Baba of the House
Date & Time: 11 June | 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Peranakan Museum

Celebrate Father’s day with us! Male Peranakans are called babas, and we’ll show you what life is like for them in a traditional Peranakan home. Some special designs in the home are only meant for men, and you’ll learn about these and many more things in our character tour. You’ll even get to bring home a gift that you’ll make yourself for your own dad!

I want to be a Policeman!
Date & Time: 30 May – 1 July | Various timings
Venue: Police Headquarters
*Registration required, please refer here for more details

Did you know that the police force is the oldest uniformed organisation in Singapore? Learn more about its fascinating journey at the Police Heritage Centre, through a workshop with many interesting activities and a talk by real-life police officers! You can even pretend to be one by dressing up in our miniature uniforms!

The Confectionery Lab
Date & Time: 1, 8 and 14 June | 10.30am – 1pm
Venue: KidsSTOP, Science Centre Singapore
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Fancy making a sweet treat? Or conducting fun experiments with different types of candy?

There’s a whole lot of science behind making candy, and you’ll learn all about the different ingredients and how they affect what the sweets become! Also, learn about the good and bad of eating candy! Come join us for a really sweet experience!

Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth
Date & Time: 6 May – 27 Aug | 10am – 7pm (9 pm on Fridays)
Venue: SAM at 8Q
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Explorers of the land! How much do you know about the planet that we live in? This year, the Singapore Art Museum would love to have you with us for our special exhibition for the whole family, Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth! In our 7th edition, nine contemporary artists will help you take a closer look at our world.

Humans have spent a lot of time exploring and making maps of all corners of the earth, and these days, even places that are very far away are easy to get to. These places have all affected people, and even animals and plants, very differently, and so many wonderful cultures have been born. There’s just so much to discover, both near and far.

Come see the world in new ways through Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth!

Architecture Experience Workshop: Building Stilt House
Date & Time: 10 and 24 June | 10am and 12pm (10 June), 2pm and 4pm (24 June)
Venue: Singapore City Gallery, The URA Centre Level 3, White Room

Have you seen houses on stilts before? They don’t just look special, they have an important purpose too! Come find what this is, and try to build your own model stilt house with simple materials!

International Friendship Day Special Weekend Carnival
Date & Time: 27 and 28 May | 11am – 5pm
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre

Celebrate International Friendship Day with us, and meet many friends from all over the world! Enjoy performances, get to know more about their cultures and try their delicious food!

A Little Magic Open House
Date & Time: 4 and 11 June | 10am – 7pm
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum

Suspend your disbelief at Singapore Philatelic Museum this June holidays! An adventure awaits you with a fairy tale stamp exhibition and an exciting array of magical programmes. Because, sometimes all you need is really just a little magic!

Papermaking Workshop
Date & Time: 10 June | 9.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Paper Mill & Gallery
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

We use paper everyday, but have you ever made your own? Now you can, at our very own paper mill! Find out what it takes to create your very own sheet of handmade paper, in all kinds of colours and shapes! The workshop will come with a guided tour where you’ll learn more about artworks created by South Korean Artist Kim Beom. You’ll also get to see our very own workshop, learn about how we work with different artists, and find out about print and papermaking.

Heritage Hunt@Sun Yat Sun Nanyang Memorial Hall – Little Designers
Date & Time: 17 and 18 June | 10am – 5pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Balestier Precinct
*Registration required, please refer here for more details

Ready for an adventure? Head down to Balestier and join us for the Heritage Hunt @ SYSNMH! Take on exciting challenges as “Little Designers” and discover the different meanings behind the Chinese motifs of animals, flowers and fruits!

When The Police Wore Shorts: A Return to the 1940s
Date & Time: 17 and 18 June | 10am – 11.30am, 12.30pm – 2pm, 2.30pm – 4pm
Venue: Former Ford Factory, Exhibition lobby
*Registration required, please refer here for more details

In this interactive drama programme for kids aged 7 to 12, participants will return to the 1940s in Singapore, role-playing as police officers. As the “police officers” move around the exhibition to solve a crime, they will meet characters from Singapore during this tumultuous period. These characters will share stories of perseverance, sacrifice and love.

Peranakan Land @ T-Play
Date & Time: 27 May – 26 June | 10am – 9pm
Venue: HomeTeam NS Bukit Batok, T-Play, Level 2
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Come learn all about Peranakan culture, at Peranakan Land @ HomeTeamNS T-Play! Dress up in a kebaya, and make Peranakan houses and Peranakan tiles with recycled materials! Join us, with mum and dad for a fascinating storytelling session every Saturday to learn more about Peranakan heritage!

Hansel and Gretel by Orchestra of the Music Makers
Date & Time: 16 and 17 June | 7.30pm – 9.10pm (16 June), 5pm – 6.40pm (17 June)
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Concert Hall
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Follow Hansel and Gretel on their adventures through the forest, where nothing is as it seems. Let the Orchestra of Music Makers take you and your whole family on an intriguing musical journey that will amaze and delight.

1 hr 40 mins inclusive of a 20-min intermission

Young Children Concert 2017 – The Little Adventurer of SCO: Listen to the Musical Weather Forecast!
Date & Time: 27 May | 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Concert Hall
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Sunny skies, light drizzles, thunderstorms and even typhoons! Listen to how the Singapore Chinese Orchestra makes them happen through music! Let Professor Quek tell you all about how different instruments and musical techniques are actually very good friends with the weather!

Camp Fest
Date & Time: 27 – 28 May | Various times
Venue: Singapore Zoo / Night Safari / River Safari, Wildlife Reserves Singapore
*Ticketed event, please refer here for more details

Camp Fest 2017 hits the forests of Mandai! Come hang out with our animal friends over a weekend at the Zoo and River Safari! Choose between two camping options – fall asleep under the stars to the gentle roar of the lion, or snooze in the depths of the flooded forest of the Amazon.

How did Canola the manatee get her name? What is Ah Meng’s favourite snack? Learn more about our fascinating animals through special tours and have close encounters with animals big and small!

Make full use of the weekend and take your kids out to these family-friendly events in Singapore!
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