There is “march” to see and do at the National Museum of Singapore this March holidays! With exhibitions and activities for all generations, why not make this trip to the Museum a family affair?

National Museum Childrens Special

Come explore our new adventure routes and exciting themed on-site programmes each day. There is even a mama shop for the young and young at heart to re-live the excitement of purchasing childhood snacks!

Presented in conjunction with our Home, Truly and newly launched Picturing the Pandemic special exhibitions, our March holiday programmes at the National Museum explore the topic of time and lived experiences through objects of nostalgia and inter-generational activities.

Explore growing up in the 80’s and 90’s as you handle objects from the days past; learn traditions like the art of handmade noodles; record your family’s experience of the pandemic at the I Wonder: Picture-book Workshop; and, together with your grandparents, discover their childhood toys and hangouts when you attend the Tales of Old Singapore Craft Workshop together.

Fun with Craft Station

Date and Time:
Weekdays: 1pm – 2pm*, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 4pm – 5pm
*15 & 16 March: only opened 1pm – 2pm
Weekends: 10am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1pm – 2pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2
Admission Fees: Free, recommended for ages 5 and up

Draw and colour to your heart’s content with our craft templates (different templates available each day).

Bring your own colouring materials or purchase a craft pack (sponsored by STAEDTLER) for $5! Admire and be inspired by artworks from the museum’s Appreciation Campaign held in Nov and Dec 2020.

Learn about the appreciation story behind each artwork through seeing and through reading the artist’s description.

Limited to 1-hour time-slots, 20-person maximum capacity per time-slot. Visit here to book your time-slot.

Mama Shop

Date and Time: 15 to 19 March, 1pm – 6pm | 13, 14 & 20 March, 10am – 6pm
Venue: Gallery Theatre Foyer, Basement Level
Admission Fees: Free, recommended for all ages.

National Museum Singapore Mama shop D March holidays

When was the last time you visited a mama shop at the void deck of a HDB block? Share with the family what your favourite item on display is, and end your fun family day out with some little treats available for purchase from the shop!

Mama Shop Owner character tour

Date and Time: 13 March, 11:30am – 12pm, 2:30pm – 3pm | 20 March, 10:30am – 11am
Venue: Outside Growing Up Gallery, Level 2
Admission Fees: $8 per adult-child pair, recommended for aged 5 – 10

Follow this mama shop owner as he takes you back in time to discover the stories behind his toys!

Meeting Point: Outside Growing Up Gallery, Level 2. Participants should obtain their gallery admission tickets at the Visitor Services counter on level 1 before proceeding to the meeting point

Each $8 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Limited spaces available due to safe management measures. Visit here to register.

Artefact Highlight: A Handling Collection Programme

Date and Time: 14 March: 3:30pm – 4pm | 20 March: 11:30am – 12pm
Venue: The Salon Level 1
Admission Fees: $5 per adult-child pair, refundable upon verifying on-site attendance Recommended for age 7 and up

Get a glimpse into what growing up in the 80s and 90s was like, through Singapore’s currency series and electronics. In this experiential session, you will be introduced to handling objects which can be touched!

Each $5 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only, and will be refunded to you after the session upon verifying your attendance. Please purchase additional tickets if you have more family members coming along.

Limited spaces available due to safe management measures. Visit here to register.

Oodles of Noodles: Inter-generational Food-making Session

Date and Time: 15 March: 10:30am – 11:30am, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: The Salon, Level 1
Admission Fees: $30 per adult-child pair, all ingredients and equipment provided

Recommended for age 4 and up

Oodles of Noodles National Museum Singapore

Learn about the different types of noodles that exist in Singapore, and make and bring home a dried packet of your very own handmade noodles, which you can cook in any style you like at home!

Each $30 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Limited spaces available due to safe management measures. Visit here to register.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition, Home, Trulyat the basement level.




Museum Guides

Date and Time: From Saturday, 13 March
Venue: Purchase at the Museum Label Shop, Level 1

Grab a copy of our publications for families, and use them to tour the museum at your own pace!

Early Learning Resources: $8 per set, recommended for ages 1-6 years old.

Get Curious! The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum Singapore: $24.90 per family guide, recommended for ages 5-8 years old.

Get Curious! Gallery Trail – NEW audio clips added!

Date and Time: From Saturday, 13 March
Venue: Various Galleries
Admission Fees: Free, recommended for age 5 and up

Look out for QR codes on five selected Get Curious! stickers in our Singapore History Gallery! Scan them to listen to bite-sized audio clips on the artefacts’ stories of resilience and innovation, as shared by our Museum Volunteers.

My Photo Scrapbook Guide

Date and Time: From Saturday, 13 March
Venue: Home, Truly special exhibition, Basement Level
Admission Fees: Free; a parent/educator guide for use with children aged 4 – 8

This resource features ten exhibition highlights to look out for and aims to help children understand some of the shared experiences familiar to the older generation.

Pick up a copy at the gallery entrance to help you and your child explore the exhibition together, or download the digital version here!

Family-Friendly Caption x Crossword Activity

Date and Time: From Saturday, 13 March
Venue: Home, Truly special exhibition, Basement Level
Admission Fees: Free, recommended for children aged 8 – 12

Look out for ten octagonal yellow stickers in the exhibition, with info-nuggets and questions designed to pique children’s curiosity and spark some interesting inter-generational family conversations!

The family-friendly captions also hold the answers to a fun crossword activity for the young ones!

Makers & Shakers – Inter-generational Music Workshop

Date and Time: Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 10:30am – 11:15am
Venue: The Salon, Level 1
Admission Fees: $15 per adult-child pair, recommended for ages 4 and up

As we ease into the new normal, some things do not have to change! Join us in this fun-filled music-making workshop where you will craft your own DIY music instrument and shake away to create ensemble music together in a socially responsible manner.

Get inspired by the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, and learn how changes in the environment around us can lead to harmonious melodies if we work to play together.

Each $15 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Limited spaces available due to safe management measures. Visit here to register.

Family Mindfulness at the National Museum

Date and Time: Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 10:30am – 11:15am
Venue: At home via National Museum of Singapore’s YouTube channel or various on-site locations at National Museum Singapore
Admission Fees: Free, recommended for ages 5 and up

Join us for this two-part programme (15 minutes each) where you will visit some of the museum’s most well-loved spaces virtually, and practise mindfulness through fun activities, breathing exercises and relaxing stretches.

If you are physically at the museum, you can also look out for five panels at various locations, with mindfulness prompts!




Tales of Old Singapore Craft Workshops

Date and Time: Friday, 19 March, 10:30am – 12pm (for age 7 to 9) or 2:30pm – 4pm (for age 10 to 12)
Venue: The Salon, Level 1
Admission Fees: $30 per trio or $22.50 per grandparent-parent-child trio, recommended for ages 7 and up

Bring your grandparents to the museum on Flashback Friday to discover toys they used to play with and local places of interest they frequented. Roll up your sleeves to create a classic board game or produce a woodblock print of these iconic buildings.

Friday, 19 March, 10:30am – 12pm: Children aged 7 – 9 with parent/grandparent
Friday 19 March, 2:30pm – 4pm: Children aged 10 – 12 with parent/grandparent

Each family will be given 1 set of craft materials, “My Family’s Stories” Kit and NMS Easy Guides. The craft projects for the morning and afternoon sessions are a board game and woodblock print, respectively.

Limited spaces available due to safe management measures. Visit here to register.

I Wonder Picture Book Workshop

Date and Time: Saturday, 20 March 2:30pm – 3:15pm, 4pm – 4:45pm
Venue: The Salon, Level 1
Admission Fees: $13 per adult-child pair, recommended for aged 4 – 8, with a parent/grandparent

What did your family do when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Singapore – what changed and what stayed the same? Join us for a short whimsical storytelling and make your own little picture-book of your pandemic experiences as a family!

Each $13 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Please purchase additional tickets if you have more family members coming along. Limited spaces available due to safe management measures.

Visit here to register.

Stay tuned! This programme is based on I Wonder, a picture-book written and illustrated by Lynn Wong and family, and presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition, Picturing the Pandemic at the basement level.

Visit here for more information and updates.

Images credit to National Museum of Singapore.


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