30+ Of The Best Kid-friendly Museums And Exhibition in Singapore For All Ages [2024 UPDATED]



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Singapore is home to many amazing museums! Many of them are family-friendly and most are free to enter too! Let's take a look at the best musumes and exhibitions for families!

Updated (Jan 2024): updated with new exhibitions

Taking a trip down to the museum with your little ones is not only a great way to spend quality time together with them, it also helps to stimulate their mind and cultivate their imagination. 

With new exhibits curated on a regular basis, there is something for every age and we guarantee that the kids will have fun from their experience! So let's go and explore our favourite kid-friendly museums and exhibitions in Singapore!

*This list will be regularly updated with the latest exhibits so do check back often too! Like to share your personal experience at any museum? Or did we miss something or got something wrong - let us know!

Museums in this list includes: 

  1. ArtScience Museum
  2. Asian Civilisation Museum
  3. Changi Chapel & Museum
  4. Changi Experience Studio
  5. Children's Museum Singapore
  6. Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
  7. Former Ford Factory
  8. Gardens by the Bay
  9. Indian Heritage Centre
  10. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
  11. Malay Heritage Centre
  12. MINT - Museum of Toys
  13. Museum of Ice Cream
  14. National Gallery Singapore
  15. National Library Building
  16. National Museum of Singapore 
  17. Police Heritage Centre
  18. Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  19. Republic Of Singapore Navy Museum
  20. Singapore Art Museum
  21. Science Centre Singapore
  22. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
  23. Singapore City Gallery
  24. Singapore Discovery Centre
  25. Singapore Maritime Gallery
  26. Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  27. Sustainability Singapore Gallery
  28. The Artground
  29. The Air Force Museum
  30. The Battlebox
  31. Vintage Camera Museum

Here are exhibits that we love to highlight so you won't miss it!  

ArtScience Museum 

Venue: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Opening Hours:¬†10 am ‚Äď 7 pm (Daily)
Admission: Varies (Check ticket prices on Klook, KKday)

Home to an array of immersive exhibits, the combination of art and technology, ArtScience Museum will teleport you right into a richly digital world. Not only can you count on the museum’s interactive exhibits to keep your kids entertained, the museum also often runs kids-friendly programs, ranging from workshops to craft activities.

What’s more, if you swing by on a Friday that’s not a public or school holiday, your little ones will enter the ArtScience Museum for free with every adult ticket purchased! Find out more about the latest happening at the ArtScience Museum.

Exhibit - Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Dates: Permanent Exhibit
Admission: $16 (Adult), $12 (Concession), $45 (2A+2C)

Quite possibly the best exhibit in Singapore, the interactive exhibit is created in collaboration teamLab. Future World is a digital playground for families and bring visitors into a world of art, science, and magic through a collection of digital interactive installations.

Check out the additional digital installations, Exploring New Frontiers, added to the exhibtion.

Exhibit: Digital Light Canvas

Venue: 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-50, Singapore 018956
Opening Hours:¬†11 am ‚Äď 9 pm (last entry: 8.30 pm), Daily
Admission: $10

Not exactly located at the ArtScience Museum, the immersive digital art installation, Digital Light Canvas is located next to the museum at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands. This massive installation is presented in collaboration with teamLab, the Japanese collective behind Future World: Where Art Meets Science at ArtScience Museum.

A new edition of the Digital Light Canvas was unveiled from 26 Nov 2022. In the latest installation, families can learn more about the ecosystem of endangered species such as the Siamese Crocodile, the Cave Racer Snake, Southern Torrent Frog, Borneo Birdwing Butterfly, and the Calypso Orchid, among others. So don't forget to check it out in your visit to the museum. 

Photo Credits: teamLab

Asian Civilisations Museum

Venue: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Opening Hours:¬†10 am ‚Äď 7 pm (Daily except Fri), 10 am ‚Äď 9 pm (Fri)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans / PR and Child below 6yrs, $20 (Standard Adult)

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) houses a collection of artifacts exploring the different cultures and heritage of Asia. Over 13,000 artefacts are showcased across 11 galleries in this 14,000 sqm space. The museum runs age-appropriate workshops and tours as well as the ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs Learn About‚Ķ‚ÄĚ series for children that introduces a different topic each month. Stay tune to the latest events and activities at the ACM!

Changi Chapel & Museum

Photo Credits: Changi Chapel and Museum

Venue: 1000 Upper Changi Road North
Opening Hours:¬†9.30 am ‚Äď 5.30 pm (Tue ‚Äď Sun), Closed on Mon except PH
Admission: Free for Singaporeans / PR and Child below 6yrs, $8 (Standard Adult), $5 (Concession:60 years and above, Student and Special Access)

An iconic monument dedicated to the Prisoner of Wars (POWs) who endured the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in World War II, the Changi Chapel and Museum (CCM) reopened in May 2021. The newly transformed museum will shed light on the riveting personal stories of prisoners of POWs and civilians interned in Changi prison camp during the Japanese Occupation.

The museum may not be a regular in hosting kids-friendly activities, but still presents a great spot for older children to better understand a part of Singapore’s history through the interactive displays and videos. The revamped venue is definitely more engaging for the kids and is also located conveniently around attractions in the East.  

Changi Experience Studio

Photo Credit: Changi Airport Singapore

Venue: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours:¬†11 am ‚Äď 8 pm (Mon ‚Äď Sun)
Admission: Local Resident - $19 (Adult), $13 (Child) | Standard - $25 (Adult), $17 (Child) (Check ticket pricing on Klook, KKday)

Located on the 4th floor of Jewel Changi Airport, the Changi Experience Studio offers a host of digital experiences that are engaging to both kids and adults alike. From the history of Changi to behind the scenes of its operations, you will get to immerse yourself in the world of Changi Airport through 20 interactive touchpoints scattered through the different content zones.

Highlights include the Amazing Runaway with a line-up of stationary bikes, which aims to mimic the 2009 Changi Airport Race between a Porsche 911 GT3 and a Boeing 747, the Sky Deck, designed like an airport control room, and the Arena, an interactive game zone with tasks such as collecting airport trolleys and spotting prohibited items in cabin bags.

Children's Museum Singapore

Venue: Coleman St, 23-B, Singapore 179807 (formerly Singapore Philatelic Museum
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday (closed on Monday), 9am - 6pm
Admission: Free (until 31 Mar 2023)

Opening in Dec 2022, the Children's Museum Singapore¬†will be Singapore‚Äôs first dedicated children‚Äôs¬†museum, which will serve as a ‚Äėstarter museum‚Äô to introduce young visitors and their families to the museum-going experience, and to¬†cultivate a love for museums and lifelong learning.

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Venue: 62 Hill St, Singapore 179367
Opening Hours:¬†10 am ‚Äď 4 pm (Closed on Mon)
Admission: Free

Visit the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery to embark on a tour of the past and learn about the latest fire fighting and rescue technology developed and used by the SCDF. There are customised interactive stations for a close-up experience of what fire fighters and rescuers undergo in an operation.

On the 2nd level of the same building, the Emergency Preparedness Centre (EPC) houses visual and interactive exhibits to impart emergency preparedness knowledge and skills to visitors. You can expect to learn more about the various tools, equipment, vehicles and know-hows that the SCDF deploys in its missions. Other exhibits include the fire extinguisher simulator which discharges water onto a video wall depicting a few incipient fire scenarios as well as interactive mannequins for visitors to try out the Heimlich manoeuvre and CPR procedure.

Activity - Fire Station Open House

Dates: Every Sat, 9 am - 10 am and 10 am - 11 am
Admission: Free

Not at Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, but at the venue, the Central Fire Station, families can visit on Saturdays and experience the Fire Station Open House! The open house happens at 17 fire stations islandwide and you will get to watch a fire-fighting demonstration, meet the firefighters and paramedics, touch and feel various equipment, board the fire engines and ambulance, and learn more on how SCDF responds to emergencies!

Admission is free and you can just walk in. Booking is only required if you are visiting in a group of 10 or more. 

Former Ford Factory

Venue: 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192
Opening Hours:¬†9.00 am ‚Äď 5.30 pm (Closed on Mon)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans / PRs, $3 (Standard Tickets)

The Former Ford Factory is a historic site where the British forces surrendered to the Imperial Japanese Army in 1942. In 2004, the site was handed over to the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), which opened a permanent exhibition at the site that retells the story of World War II in Singapore, the period of occupation and the aftermath through a collection of artefacts and records.

Gardens by the Bay

Venue: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Varies
Admission: Varies (Check ticket prices on BYKIDO, Klook, KKday)

One of our favourite family friendly venues, Gardens by the Bay is not just one venue but a group of family-friendly venues including the SuperTree Grove (don’t forget to catch the light and music show, Garden Rhapsody), the Far East Organisation Children’s Garden, the conservatories as well as the various thematic exhibitions that happens throughout the year. See the latest family friendly activities at Gardens by the Bay.

Exhibit ‚ÄstFloral Fantasy

Dates: Permanent
Opening Hours: 10 am ‚Äď 7 pm (Mon ‚Äď Fri), 10 am ‚Äď 8 pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Admission: From $8 (Check ticket prices on Klook, KKday)

A stone’s throw from Bayfront MRT station, Floral Fantasy offers a magical escape among suspended bouquets and creative floral arrangements. Here, explore diverse garden landscapes that segue into each other through a meandering space.

Floral Fantasy showcases more than 3,000 plants of more than 150 species, including some curious plants such as the 'Surfinia purple vein' petunia, which are amethyst blooms with a delicate lacework of vibrant purple veins tracing the centre and Fried Egg Tree, with glossy buds that bloom into white flowers with yellow stamens that resemble an egg cooked sunny-side-up!

Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Indian Heritage Centre

Photo Credit: Indian Heritage Centre

Venue: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Opening Hours:¬†10 am ‚Äď 7 pm (Tue ‚Äď Thu), 10 am ‚Äď 8 pm (Fri ‚Äď Sat), 10 am ‚Äď 4 pm (Sun), Closed Mon
Admission: Free for Singaporeans / PRs and Children under 6 years old, $8 (Adult), $5 (Student, seniors or persons with disability)

The Indian Heritage Centre traces the history of Indian and South Asian communities in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Exhibit ‚ÄstIndians In Singapore ‚Äď Past & Present

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6; $6 (standard adult); $4 (kids)

Indians in Singapore: Past and Present feature five themes which are arranged chronologically to span 1st century CE to the 21st century. The galleries present, through artefact and interactive displays, the history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia, depict the experiences of the Indian community in both Singapore and Malaya during the colonial period, and highlight the contributions of the Indian and South Asian communities to Singapore’s nation-building efforts.

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Venue: National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377
Opening Hours:¬†Tue ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 6 pm)
Admission: Singaporean: Adult ($16) / Child ($9), Standard: Adult ($21) / Child ($13) (Check ticket prices on Klook)

Even if you’ve not been to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the Kent Ridge Campus of the National University of Singapore, you probably have seen images of the huge dinosaurs’ fossils on display.

Not just dinosaurs, 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.

Malay Heritage Centre

Venue: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
Opening Hours:¬†Tue ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 6 pm) / Compound is open Tue ‚Äď Sun (8 am ‚Äď 9 pm)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6 yrs; $8 (standard adult); $5 (kids)

*Currently closed for revamp and is expected to open in 2025

The Malay Heritage Centre or Istana Kampong Glam is the former home of the Sultanate of Singapore. There are 6 permanent galleries showcasing stories and artefacts from the Singapore’s national collection as well as contributions from the community. You won’t want to miss the Adventures In Nusantara, the centre’s dedicated space for children aged 3 to 6 years old.

The lawn at the Malay Heritage Centre is free for all to visit and often host exhibitions and activities for families. The open space is also great for kids to run around too.  

MINT ‚Äď Museum of Toys

Photo Credits: Roots.sg

Venue: 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382
Opening Hours:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sun (9.30 am ‚Äď 6.30 pm)
Admission: $25 (Adults), $15 (Child between 7 ‚Äď 12 yrs and Seniors from 60 yrs), Free for kids under 6 yrs

Explore a collection of vintage toys and collectable items at the MINT - Museum of Toys, including vintage posters, confectionery tin boxes, advertising signs and more in an international award-winning contemporary building on 26 Seah Street. The toys and items hail from over 40 countries and range in date from the 1840s to 1980s. These are displayed across four thematic levels of the museum (Outerspace, Characters, Childhood Favourites and Collectables).

Museum of Ice Cream

Venue: 100 Loewen Road, Singapore 248837
Opening Hours:¬†Thu ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 10.30 pm)
Admission: $42 per pax, Free for kids under 2 yrs (Tickets available on Fever)

The Museum of Ice Cream officially opened its doors to the public on 19 Aug 2021 at its first international location at Dempsey. Families will forge whimsical memories with 14 never-before-seen interactive installations, unlimited sweet treats, and exclusive merchandise designed in partnership with notable local brands. Definitely do not miss the Inflatable, a bright pink bouncy castle, and Sprinkle Pool, a pool filled with giant candy sprinkles! You will also get to enjoy unlimited ice cream at dedicated stations too!

National Gallery Singapore

Photo Credits: Visit Singapore

Venue: 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 7 pm)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6 yrs | Adult: $20 | Concession (child/student/senior): $15

Did you know that the National Gallery Singapore administers the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian modern art? Made up of the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall, the museum showcases a collection of over 8,000 artworks by prominent artists from around the world!

It hosts regular exhibits and activities targeted at families ‚Äď including our all-time favourite, Keppel Centre for Art Education, a dedicated space for that caters for families and kids.

Gallery ‚Äď Keppel Centre for Art Education

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free
Opening Hours: 10 am - 6.45 pm with time slots inbetween

National Gallery Singapore reopens Keppel Centre for Art Education with an entirely refreshed space offering a world of wonder for children to learn about art through play. This popular space for families reopens from 16 Dec 2023 featuring new child-centric learning zones and activities that revolve around the theme of Art & Wonder: Nurturing Wonder through Play and Creativity.

The reopened Centre features an immersive learning space comprising seven zones, with¬†stimulating and interactive experiences suitable for children aged 4 ‚Äď 12. Each zone offers a¬†welcoming and nurturing environment, providing a gateway through which children can be fully¬†immersed in the wonderment of the world of art through play and creativity.

Exhibit - Gallery Children's Biennale

Dates: 27 May 2023 - 31 May 2024
Admission: Free with ticketed programmes

Set to spark conversations around the pressing issues of today, the 4th edition of the¬†Children's Biennale¬†returns to the¬†National Gallery of Singapore¬†from 27 May 2023 to 31 March 2025 and uses questions¬†such as "what kind of world do we live in today, and what kind of world would you like to livein?" to craft its theme of ‚ÄėLet‚Äôs Make a Better Place‚Äô.

Families can explore 11 new artworks by international artists that spotlight four core values: Care, Collaborate, Imagine and Respect for free.

Festival - Light to Night 2024

Venue: Around the Civic District
Dates: 19 Jan - 8 Feb 2024
Admission: Free with ticketed programmes

Presented by¬†National Gallery Singapore,¬†Light to Night Singapore 2024¬†features a line-up of¬†over 60 artworks and programmes¬†spread across the Civic District.¬†Working closely with cultural institutions and collaborators in the precinct, the visual arts festival is themed ‚ÄėReimagine‚Äô, and promises a multitude of sensorial experiences inspired by history, origin, and artworks from the National Collection, and encourage audiences to engage, approach, and participate in art through fresh perspectives.

Families can expect interactive art installations, interdisciplinary programmes, mesmerising light projections, and live performances that will set the Civic District abuzz.

National Library Building

Photo Credits: National Library Board

Venue: 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064
Opening Hours:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 9 pm)
Admission: Free

Home to the National Library Board, you will find the Central Public Library located at B1 and the building often host exhibitions organised by the National Library Board. Find out what other family events are happening at the National Library Building.

Exhibition - SportSG: 50 Years in Covers

Venue: 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064, The Plaza, National Library Building 
Dates: Till 10 Jan 2023
Admission: Free 

Celebrate 50 years of sporting history with Sport Singapore at ‚ÄėSportSG: 50 Years in Covers‚Äô at The Plaza, National Library Building. This sport heritage exhibition is a chance for Singaporeans to travel back in time to experience the past 50 years of Singapore‚Äôs sporting history and be captivated by the vibrant Singapore sports scene starting from the 60s!¬†

The exhibition includes panel installations that pay homage to significant sporting milestones from the past five decades depicted through magazine covers. Images such as the opening of the National Stadium back in 1973, Ang Peng Siong’s celebration after becoming the world’s fastest 50m freestyle in 1982 and Southeast Asia’s discus king James Wong in his heyday in the 1990s are part of the collection of powerful images on display. In collaboration with the National Heritage Board, the exhibition will also display reprints of two valuable copies of The Sportsman Magazine, reproduced from originals housed in the National Museum of Singapore. 

The exhibition panel installations made up of 320 magazine covers and publications with each magazine cover selected to capture the zeitgeist of the local sporting scene from the 1970s to current times! 

National Museum of Singapore

Venue: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Opening Hours:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 7 pm)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6 yrs | Adult: $14 | Concession (child/student/senior): $10

With its history dating back to the 1800s, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation‚Äôs oldest museum and its collections showcase the city-state‚Äôs development through the years, the museum is an ideal place to introduce your little ones to the Singapore story ‚Äď all the way back to 700 years ago!

It definitely helps that the museum organises regular kids friendly activities, like tours, workshops and more!

Exhibit ‚Äď Singapore History Gallery

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free admission for Singaporeans, PRs and visitors aged 6 years and below

The Singapore History Gallery chronicles Singapore’s journey from 700 years ago; From Singapura to present times, families can explore our history through replica ships and tanks, as well as interactive touch screens too.

Exhibit ‚Äď The Glass Rotunda: Story of the Forest

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free admission for Singaporeans, PRs and visitors aged 6 years and below

Story of the Forest is an immersive visual installation that transforms 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into three-dimensional animations. Visitors are invited to interact with the virtual animals, flowers, and plants up close.

Exhibit ‚Äď Growing Up

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free admission for Singaporeans, PRs and visitors aged 6 years and below

This Growing Up gallery offers insight on 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. Through personal anecdotes and interactive installations, relive the gotong royong (Malay for ‚Äúcommunity‚ÄĚ) spirit that laid the foundation of a multi-racial Singapore and girded its post-war generation as they forged their dreams and aspirations.

Exhibit -¬†Now Boarding, Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s‚Äď2000s

Dates: 27 May 2023 - 25 Feb 2024
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

Now Boarding, Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s‚Äď2000s¬†offers perspectives about Singapore as a popular destination for travellers across two centuries, through the eyes of those who arrived at our shores from past to present.

Set against the backdrop of Singapore‚Äôs colonial past and its post-independence decades up to the present, it takes visitors through a specially curated selection of close to 600 material culture and visual icons ranging from postcards, posters and prints, to travel paraphernalia and everyday objects that explore the way Singapore has presented itself ‚Äď and been presented ‚Äď to the world over the years.

Exhibit: #DementiaFriendlySG Exhibition: Facing Dementia in Singapore

Dates: 6 Jan - 31 Mar 2024
Admission: Free

The #DementiaFriendlySG Exhibition: Facing Dementia in Singapore takes visitors through Singapore’s journey towards being a dementia-friendly nation and details the support available to persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Visitors are invited to journey with Giffy the Giraffe, the mascot for the Dementia-Friendly Singapore initiative, to learn about dementia in Singapore through five themes: Facing Dementia; Understanding Dementia; Living with Dementia; Caring for Dementia; and Supporting Dementia. Visitors will experience familiar local settings ‚ÄĒ such as at home, in the train, and at a hawker centre ‚ÄĒ through the lens of a person living with dementia via interactive exhibits.¬†The exhibition also shares ways of becoming a Dementia Friend, a role which everyone can play to contribute towards supporting those living with dementia.

To bring the topic of dementia closer to young Singaporeans and help them understand the role they can play, the exhibition features a ‚Äúhuman library‚ÄĚ of stories from persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Exhibit - Plastics: Remaking Our World

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery 1
Date: 27 Jan to 23 Jun 2024
Fee: Additional Fees apply

Plastic: Remaking Our World is a travelling exhibition that charts the material’s meteoric rise in the 20th century, its environmental impact, and cutting-edge solutions for a more sustainable way of using plastics in our society.

Featuring over 300 objects, posters, films, and photographs, including rarities from the dawn of the plastic age, objects of the pop era as well as contemporary designs and projects, the exhibition also includes a local narrative of Singapore’s history with plastics, featuring a blend of physical and digital displays of National Collection items as well as an interactive space.

Families will also find an interactive space that tests your knowledge with the interactive info nuggets and Green Detective puzzles, and reflect on the pervasiveness of plastics in your own daily life.

Police Heritage Centre

Venue: 28 Irrawaddy Rd, Singapore 329560
Opening Hours: By Appointment Only
Admission: Free

The Police Heritage Centre (PHC) is located within the the Police Headquarters at New Phoenix Park. It is not open to the public, except by pre-booked tours that is suited for older children as part of their social studies of history curriculum.

However, the PHC is a regular participant of the annual Children's Season where they will host special tours for the younger kids. So do look out for more information around the end of the year.

Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Venue: 31-K Pepys Road Singapore 118458
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5pm (Tuesdays to Sundays), Closed every Monday except Public Holidays
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6 yrs | Adult: $5

Reflections at Bukit Chandu (RBC) tells the story of the Malay Regiment in the Battle of Pasir Panjang, during which the heavily outnumbered soldiers from the regiment made a heroic last stand against a 13,000-strong Japanese force. It also share the history of Singapore's involvement in the opium trade.

The museum sits within the trekking trails of the Southern Ridges and make for a great stop point.

Photo Credits: Roots.sg

Venue: 112 Tanah Merah Coast Rd, Singapore 498794
Opening Hours: Currently closed for renovation, expected to reopen in mid-2023
Admission: Free 

The Republic of Singapore Navy Museum is for those who like to learn more about the Singapore Navy - how it began, the challenges the early sailors went through and overcame. 

Take a trip down memory lane as you view the fascinating components preserved from the early warships - learn more about the RSS Panglima, one of the Navy’s first ships with the 40mm Bofors main gun, wooden helms and the ship bell of RSS Panglima on display!

The young and the young at heart can try their hands at taking out simulated enemy targets with the Navy weapons, navigate a ship through the busy Singapore Strait, steer a submarine underwater, or get a glimpse of what it is like to be the commanding officer of a frigate. 

Singapore Art Museum

Venue: -
Opening Hours: -
Admission: -

The Singapore Art Museum’s physical venue is currently closed for redevelopment until 2026, but that doesn’t mean that the museum isn’t creating new content and events beyond the museum walls. In the meantime, you can refer to SAM's new space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Venue: 39 Keppel Rd, #01-02, Singapore 089065
Opening Hours: 10am‚Äď7pm daily
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs | Adult: $10

Spanning two floors with over 3,000 square metres, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark was first announced alongside SAM’s new strategic direction in 2021, signaling its shift away from the four walls of a museum as part of its plans to diffuse art into various parts of Singapore.

The venue will continue to host various exhibitions and programmes.

Exhibit: The Everyday Museum

With The Everyday Museum, Singapore Art Museum (SAM) strives to continue bringing art into shared spaces throughout Singapore and become a key driver of public art; reaffirming the museum’s commitment to demonstrate the vital role of art in society. The Everyday Museum will be launching a series of site-specific public artworks that will radiate outwards to lived and communal spaces in various districts.

Science Centre Singapore

Venue: 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081
Opening Hours:¬†Fri ‚Äď Sun, School and Public Holiday, 10 am -1 pm | 2 pm ‚Äď 5 pm
Admission: Singapore and PRs - Adult ($6), Child ($4), Complimentary on Off-peak | Standard ‚Äď Adult ($12), Child ($8) (Check ticket prices on Klook,¬†KKday, Fever)

A favourite edutainment centre for families, the Science Centre Singapore houses interactive and hands-on exhibits across 14 galleries! There is definitely something for everyone in the family! Don’t forget to check out the latest events organised at the Science Centre Singapore too!

Exhibit - Going Viral

Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Hall C
Dates: Till Mar 2024

Modern day pandemic interventions did not arise overnight - the Going Viral exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore will let you learn more about the science journey that has enabled modern day pandemic interventions. 

It seeks to raise awareness around pandemic management and interventions, and the complementary roles that STEM and communities play in curbing the spread of viruses. It will feature three themed zones presented through a range of interactive exhibits, including highlights such as artistic dioramas depicting familiar scenes from the pandemic, a gameshow-styled quiz station on the dangers of misinformation and a variety of multimedia games.

Exhibit ‚Äď Energy Story

Dates: Permanent

The Energy Story exhibition captures the story of how humankind has progressed off the back of energy discovery, and must now work towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. Through 6 different zones, kids will explore the sources, transformation, and uses of energy, from natural cycles to modern applications.

Exhibit ‚Äď Earth Alive

Dates: Permanent

The Earth Alive exhibition will showcase the magnificent planet Earth in life-size interactive displays, for larger than life lessons about the world we live in. The exhibition invites guests to experience Earth’s wonders from the inside out, including how changes can manifest in the environment, causing phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, mountain-building and rock strata, and volcanic eruptions.

Definitely don’t miss your photo moment with the giant Earth globe hanging from the ceiling too!

Exhibit ‚Äď Professor Crackitt‚Äôs Light Fantastic Mirror Maze

Photo Credits: Science Centre Singapore

Dates: Permanent

It’s a Mirror Maze! This life-size labyrinth is filled with infinite reflections and endless hallways. Without getting lost, children are to help Professor Crackitt find his lost pet parrot, Wattnot! Now… did we come from this way or that way?

Gallery ‚Äď Omni-Theatre

Dates: Fri to Sun, Public & School Holidays | 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Admission: $14 per pax

Watch the latest, larger-than-life Dinosaurs of Antarctica in the Omini-Theatre. Together with intrepid Antarctic scientists, go on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic changes globally.

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Photo Credits: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Venue: 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Opening Hours:¬†Mon (2pm ‚Äď 8 pm), Tue ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 8 pm)
Admission: Free

Discover the unique Chinese Singapore culture at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and take a trip to see how geography, economics, and politics played a part in influencing the present-day Chinese Singaporean identity.

Gallery ‚Äď SINGAPOšļļ: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free

The Singaporean Chinese culture is unique and the SINGAPOšļļ exhibition takes an interactive approach to highlight Chinese Singaporean culture from food to music, as well as language and festivals. Through videos, games, and interactive stations, let the kids learn how Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world.

Exhibit - BeLONG's Art Playground

Dates: 18 Dec 2023 - Apr 2024, 10 am - 10 pm
Admission: Free

Inspired by Singapore‚Äôs iconic HDB dragon playgrounds,¬†BeLONG‚Äôs Art Playground¬†is an interactive rooftop art installation that celebrates the Year of the Dragon, thus the playful name BeLONG (ťĺô).¬†The colourful playground is located on the rooftop of the¬†SCCC¬†and is part of the Singapore Art Week 2024 and the SCCC's Chinese New Year celebrations.

BeLONG welcomes the young and young-at-heart to explore Singapore’s unique Chinese New Year customs within a fun and colourful playground filled with colourful and interactive play elements, as well as many photo spots for families to capture the Year of the Dragon family photos!

Singapore City Gallery

Venue: 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069118
Opening Hours: Currently Closed
Admission: Free

The Singapore City Gallery showcases Singapore’s dramatic transformation over the past 50 years, to become one of the most liveable cities in Asia. It tells Singapore’s development story, through 40 interactive and immersive exhibits that detail our planning challenges and the innovative solutions that tackle them.

Singapore Discovery Centre

Venue: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
Opening Hours: 10 am - 10 pm daily
Admission: Varies

Singapore Discovery Centre officially reopened on 31 Oct 2020 with a new look and new experiences for families. The centre boost a beautiful lake and large area that is great for families looking to escape from the crowd or usual to-dos! The centre organises regular family-friendly activities and workshops, so don’t forget to check it out too!

Gallery ‚Äď Through The Lens Of Time

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs | Standard - $10 (Adults), $8 (Children)

The permanent exhibit gallery, Through the Lens of Time, brings visitors on a journey back in time! Starting from the founding of Singapura by Sang Nila Utama, the gallery brings you on journey through the key moments of history such as the World War II, Konfrontasi and the 1983 Cable Car Tragedy.

Get a greater insight into the tour by taking part in a guided tour of the exhibit at just $4 per pax!

Exhibit - Total Defence For Thee!

Dates: Until 17 Mar 2024
Admission: Free

From 22 January to 17 March 2024, the special exhibition titled ‚ÄėTotal Defence For Thee!‚Äô¬†champions our defence story, highlighting¬†our journey over the last four decades. It underscores the importance of inspiring visitors to take action to prepare for future¬†challenges.

Taking the form of a role playing adventure, families can engage with interactive elements that showcase how TD is integral to addressing evolving threats and challenges. Pick up a game card and start your journey around the centre - solving clues before engaging the final exhibition! 

Singapore Maritime Gallery

Venue: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier, Level 2, Singapore 018900
Opening Hours
:¬†Tue ‚Äď Sun (9 am ‚Äď 6 pm), Closed on Mon except PH
Admission: Free

The Singapore Maritime Gallery is where you can learn about Singapore’s maritime heritage and follow tells the story of Singapore’s transformation from a thriving trading post into a premier Global Hub Port and the world’s leading International Maritime Centre. There are interactive games and exhibits as well as ship handling simulator where you can have a go at navigating ships under eight different story missions.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Photo Credits: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Venue: 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
Opening Hours
:¬†Tue ‚Äď Sun (10 am ‚Äď 5 pm), Closed on Mon
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and Children under 6 yrs | Standard - $8 (Adult), $5 (Child)

The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall traces Dr. Sun’s revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia, the contributions of the Singapore Chinese to the 1911 Revolution, as well as the impact of the revolution on Singapore and the Chinese community in Singapore. Not only that, the heritage centre also organises many kid-friendly activities throughout the year, especially around the Chinese festivals.

Sustainability Singapore Gallery

Venue: Marina Barrage
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm daily (closed on Tuesdays)
Admission: Free

Housed at Marina Barrage is the Sustainable Singapore Gallery. Sustainability has always been integral to Singapore's development since independence. Navigate through the Sustainable Singapore Gallery to learn more about how to create a liveable and sustainable Singapore.

The Artground

 

Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore
Opening Hours: Open at selected time slots
Admission: Free with refundable deposit for playspace, ticketed for special programmes

The Artground aims to provide positive arts experiences for children 0 to 12. It is an indoor playground and an interactive theatre space. On weekends, it offers movement and dance workshops along with arts and craft activities for families too enjoy.

Gallery ‚ÄstClean Up! Or Else

Date: 15 Apr 2023 to 25 Feb 2024 (Wed to Sun), 9.15 am - 5 pm
Fee: Admission fees apply (Check prices here)

While chores are not typically a child‚Äôs go-to version of ‚Äėplay‚Äô or associated with fun times,¬†The Artground¬†(TAG) has collaborated with¬†The Cminors¬†to create¬†Clean Up, Or Else!¬†- an environment designed¬†to make doing chores fun and meaningful, and even take the children on a literary wordplay spin-around!

The Air Force Museum

Photo Credits: Mindef

Venue: Air Force Museum, 400 Airport Road, Singapore 534234
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 9am - 4pm
Admission: Free

The Air Force Museum is located at the Paya Lebar Air Base and it gives visitors a look at the history, heritage, and values of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. It includes both an indoor and outdoor gallery that creatively combines original artefacts with interactive media. The museum provides families with an engaging hands-on experience so that they can better appreciate the RSAF story.

At the indoor gallery, children can hands-on the interactive displays and role-playing games. Head outdoors to be wow-ed by different fighter jets, missiles, and anti-aircraft systems, and uncover their stories and contributions to the RSAF’s growth.

The Battlebox

Photo Credits: roots.sg

Venue: 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622
Opening Hours:¬†Fridays - Sundays & Public Holidays (9.30 am ‚Äď 5.30 pm)
Admission: $20 (Adult), $10 (Child) (Check Ticket pricing on Klook)

Explore the top secret Battlebox where Lieutenant-General Percival and his senior officers directed the Battle of Singapore in World War II. Admission to The Battlebox is only through a 30 min guided tour where you will venture into the authentic underground command centre 9 metres underground with an expert docent to lead the way. This tour is not suitable for children below 7 years old.

Vintage Camera Museum

Photo Credits: TripAdvisor

Venue No. 8c & 8D Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199263
Opening Hours:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sun (10.30 am to 7.30 pm)
Admission: $20 (Adult), $15 (Child)

You may have seen images of its highly instagrammable exterior! The Vintage Camera Museum is housed in a building that is‚Ķ a camera! Step through the Lens and enter the museum where you will find 1,000 cameras on display! We have not been yet, but the general comments seem to indicate that it is a museum that will surprise you ‚Äď so give it a chance if you have not visited before or stay tune for our first visit soon!

Multiple Museums / Standalone Exhibitions

Play with Me: An Interactive Art Exhibition

Venue: Peace Centre, 1 Sophia Road, #02-20, S228161
Dates: 8 Dec - 30 Jan 2024
Admission: Free

Get ready for a¬†playdate like no other at the "Play with Me?" interactive art exhibition. This first-of-its-kind "phygital" art exhibition promises an interactive exploration of play ‚ÄĒ blending creativity and technology through a personalised digital storytelling experience that enhances the physical exhibition experience.

At the exhibition, you will get to uncover your play personalities and explore which forms of play bring the greatest joy to your life, discover a world of AR and discover the 8 Play Personalities, and take part in various activities and games with the family! 

Try out the curated play stations designed for each personality. Interactive games and activities await, providing a tailored experience for every play style - perhaps even discovering how to better play with your little ones too! You will also discover various collaborative projects scattered throughout the exhibition where you can create and build on the art and stories of others too! 

A Good Hood: Where Values Come Home

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (until 7 Feb 2024)
Admission: Free

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), Indian Heritage Centre and Malay Heritage Centre collaborate for the first time to jointly develop A Good Hood: Where Values Come Home travelling exhibition on 10 universal values. It showcases values such as loyalty, filial piety, kindness, righteousness, integrity, and perseverance which are shared across various ethnicities. 

Designed with young families in mind, stories from Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures are infused into the exhibition’s narrative, showcasing the importance of these values through a dynamic fusion of storytelling and play. Visitors are treated to a meaningful cultural experience while embracing the essence of cherished values that transcend cultural boundaries.

The exhibition will be launched at SCCC before making its way to shopping malls, libraries and schools over the next 18 months. 

LKY: The Experience

Venue: 11 Prinsep Link, S187949
Date: Till 17 Mar 2024
Time: 11 am - 4 pm (Thu & Fri), 10 am - 8 pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Fee: 

  • Standard Ticket: $18
  • Senior citizens aged 65 and above: 20% discount
  • Each paying adult ticket is entitled to two free tickets for children aged 12 and below
  • Purchase tickets¬†here

Delve into the life of Lee Kuan Yew at LKY: THE EXPERIENCE, an immersive experience that re-creates his memories, milestones and motivations in a novel journey through time.

Be prepared to step into a 17,000 square-feet immersive experience in this three-storey building. The LKY: THE EXPERIENCE features three zones with over 20 rooms, each unlocking a chapter to pull back the curtain on a lesser known side of Lee Kuan Yew as a child, a student, a husband and a statesman. Letting visitors step through and reimagine iconic chapters and moments of his life.

This transportive experience tells a compelling story with interactive installations, multimedia displays and hands-on activities to initiate a meaningful and entertaining experience that celebrates his extraordinary life and work. Travel through time and rainbow slides, and encounter a novel retelling of an icon’s story - beyond his political career.



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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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