Programme

Family Fun at the National Museum

Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes

Family Fun at the National Museum!

Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! Our fun line-up of activities includes interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more.

 

Date

Theme

27 Jan

Back to School!

24 Feb

Stylish New Year

31 Mar

What's in the Backyard?

28 Apr

Trades and Occupations

26 May

Red, Blue, Yellow and White, What Am I?

30 Jun

Stars and Moon

 

This February, usher in the Lunar New Year with an exhilarating lion dance performance, and create a Straits Chinese panel belt inspired by one from our collection to accessorise yourself when visiting family and friends.

 

 

February Highlights

 

Lion Dance Performance

17 Feb | 3.38pm | Concourse, Level 1 | Free

3+

Usher in the Lunar New Year with an exhilarating lion dance performance!

 

Drop-in Family Fun – Accessorise for a Stylish New Year!

24 Feb | 10.30am to 4.30pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Free

4+

Come learn about the twelve Chinese zodiac signs and make your own Straits Chinese panel belt inspired by one from our collection. Join us at the drop-in craft activity station located at Level 2 of the museum and accessorise yourself for a stylish new year!

No registration required. While stocks last. Last admission at 4pm.

   

National Museum Building Tour for Families

24 Feb | 11am (45 min) | Meeting point: Rotunda, Level 1 | Free

7+

Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about this 130-year-old building.

Limited to the first 15 pairs of parent and child, on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to register.

  

GosTan Back: A Time-travelling Adventure on Wheels by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions

24 Feb | 10.30am (1 hr & 30 min) | Meeting point: The Canyon, Basement Level | $8 per pair of parent and child

5+

Experience Singapore’s history and artefacts in the museum’s Singapore History Gallery through an interactive theatrical journey – GosTan Back, a story about a young boy who gets the chance to save the future by going back in time. Young audiences can look forward to storytelling and 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.

Limited to 10 pairs of parent and child per session. Click here to register.

  

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Witness to War: Remembering 1942 Family Specials

Launched in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition presents the complexities of events that led to the fall of Singapore, paying homage to the extraordinary courage and tenacity with which ordinary men and women bore their circumstances. In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of special family programmes has also been curated to help keen parents to introduce the complex topic of war to our young visitors.

 

Witness to War: In-gallery Storytelling Sessions with Master Storyteller Kamini Ramachandran

3 Feb | 2.45pm & 3.30pm (30 min each session) | Meeting point: Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level | Free

5+

Join master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran as she takes young visitors through the exhibition, making stories about the war come alive.

Limited to the first 20 pairs of parent and child per session, on a first-come, first-served basis. This session has ended. 

  

The activities listed below are available throughout the Witness to War Exhibition


A Child’s Perspective

7+

The exhibition features a special family activity space, entitled “A Children’s Perspective”, to provide a place for families to guide little ones aged 7 to 12 through the complex topic of war. This activity space offers young visitors a glimpse of what war in Singapore was like for young people such as themselves, and includes a variety of interactive activities, such as the opportunity to explore a makeshift air-raid shelter.

 

Young Journalist’s Trail

7+

Two activity booklets have been designed to enable young visitors to go on an interactive quest through the National Museum’s three war-related galleries including Witness to War.

Click here to download the activity booklet or pick up a copy from the family activity space.

 

Young Explorer’s Trail

Goh Seng Choo Gallery: Desire and Danger & Glass Rotunda: Story of the Forest

5+

Have a blast exploring the museum’s prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings with your young ones using this activity booklet! Learn about the flora and fauna of the collection at the Desire & Danger exhibition at Goh Seng Choo Gallery and embark on an adventure through the Story of the Forest at Glass Rotunda.

Click here to download the activity booklet or pick up a copy from the museum’s Visitor Services counter.

 

  

Email nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg for enquiries.

 

 

Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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