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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 (7 June): 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. Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
  6. Former Ford Factory
  7. Gardens by the Bay
  8. Indian Heritage Centre
  9. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
  10. Malay Heritage Centre
  11. MINT - Museum of Toys
  12. Museum of Ice Cream
  13. National Gallery Singapore
  14. National Library Building
  15. National Museum of Singapore 
  16. Police Heritage Centre
  17. Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  18. Republic Of Singapore Navy Museum
  19. Singapore Art Museum
  20. Science Centre Singapore
  21. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
  22. Singapore City Gallery
  23. Singapore Discovery Centre
  24. Singapore Maritime Gallery
  25. Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  26. Sustainability Singapore Gallery
  27. The Artground
  28. The Air Force Museum
  29. The Battlebox
  30. 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 – 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.

Exhibit – Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections

Dates: 12 Feb 2022 – 3 Jul 2022
Admission: $6 (Adult), $6 (Child)

Hope from Chaos marks the second anniversary of the arrival of the COVID-19 virus into Singapore. Discover the science of infectious diseases and reflect on life during a global pandemic.

Hope from Chaos: Pandemic Reflections begins with a free introduction titled Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. This exhibition, by the renowned Smithsonian Institution, highlights the concept of “One Health” and recognises the connectedness of human, animal and environmental health.

Hope from Chaos continues with a deeply evocative, meditative and personal encounter with the stories and practices of artists who offer us insights into their lives and work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out about the pathology of viruses and the isolation and rituals of care that have become familiar to so many of us. Consider the challenges of falling ill with COVID-19, and the rites and practices that have helped artists to work through these challenges. These artworks might help us all tune into our feelings and emotions as we navigate the chaos of this pandemic.

Photo Credits: Marina Bay Sands

Asian Civilisations Museum

Venue: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Opening Hours: 10 am – 7 pm (Daily except Fri), 10 am – 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 “Let’s Learn About…” 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 – 5.30 pm (Tue – 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 – 8 pm (Mon – 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.

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Venue: 62 Hill St, Singapore 179367
Opening Hours: 10 am – 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 – 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.

Festival - Children's Festival 2022

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, SuperTree Grove
Date: 28 May - 19 Jun 2022, 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free, fees apply for Tiger’s Sports Arena and Happy’s Craft World (Tickets available on Klook)

At this year's Children's Festival 2022, you will be going around the World with Kiztopia! Join Bell the Bear in welcoming our Kiztopia friends who have returned from their travels around the world and discover the wonderful memories they have to share. Embark on a fun learning journey with your complimentary activity booklet and get to bring home an exclusive sticker sheet when you complete the mission!

There will also be sports carnival games and craft activities for the little ones to have fun too! Note that general admission is free with fees for these additional activities. 

Exhibit – Floral Fantasy

Dates: Permanent
Opening Hours: 10 am – 7 pm (Mon – Fri), 10 am – 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!

Exhibit – Jumptopia: Wonder Garden

VenueGardens by the Bay, Bayfront Pavilion
Dates: 20 Dec 2021 - 3 Jul 2022
Admission: from $16.50 per pax (available exclusively on Klook)

Jumptopia: Wonder Garden will be happening at Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Pavilion from 20 Dec 2021 to 3 Jul 2022. At this bouncy castle extravaganza, you will find the Kiztopia Friends in the gardens and watch them transform the Pavilion into an amazing Wonder Garden that is set to dazzle and capture the hearts of all with this 8,600 sq ft of space! 

Exhibit – Otah & Friends: Volume 2: Blast Off, Gardens by the Bay

Venue: Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Dates: 14 Jun 2021 - Thu, 30 Jun 2022
Admission: $24 per pax, min 2 pax

Otah & Friends is back with a brand new adventure following a super successful Volume 1: Hide & Seek!

It’s build-a-rocket day at school! Help Otah the otter and Billy the hornbill find and assemble a rocket. Unlock the launch control centre and blast off into space!

Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Indian Heritage Centre

Photo Credit: Indian Heritage Centre

Venue: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Opening Hours: 10 am – 7 pm (Tue – Thu), 10 am – 8 pm (Fri – Sat), 10 am – 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 – Indians In Singapore – 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 – Sun (10 am – 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 – Sun (10 am – 6 pm) / Compound is open Tue – Sun (8 am – 9 pm)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and kids under 6 yrs; $8 (standard adult); $5 (kids)

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.  

Exhibit – Cerita

Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
Date: 29 Jan - 31 July 2022
Admission: Free

Located in the heart of the bustling Kampong Gelam precinct, the Malay Heritage Centre has functioned as a vital focal point for the Malay community in Singapore since its official opening in 2005. Since reopening in 2012, the Centre has organised many exhibitions, festivals and programmes to "share stories", offer new perspectives and connecting communities.

The Cerita special exhibition, a retrospective showcase of the stories the Centre has told, complements the Centre’s annual Malay CultureFest, which will feature an assortment of performances, workshops and forums held both onsite and online.

Exhibit - Rainbow Connection II

Dates: 29 Apr - 29 May 2022
Admission: Free

Co-created by local artist Lee Yun Qin and underserved communities, the Rainbow Connection II is an outdoor installation comprises a total of 500 suspended solar light modules made from upcycled cookie containers and solar lights. While individually unique, the modules come together to form a fantastical sight when lit up at night, scattering prismatic projections all around. As the units gently rotate and sway in the wind, the installation seemingly comes alive through the dynamic play of shadows, lights and colours.

MINT – Museum of Toys

 

Photo Credits: Roots.sg

Venue: 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun (9.30 am – 6.30 pm)
Admission: $25 (Adults), $15 (Child between 7 – 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 – Sun (10 am – 10.30 pm)
Admission: $42 per pax, Free for kids under 2 yrs

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 – Sun (10 am – 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 – including our all-time favourite, Keppel Centre for Art Education, a dedicated space for that caters for families and kids.

Gallery – Keppel Centre for Art Education

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free
Opening Hours: 10 am – 11 am, 11 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 2 pm, 2 pm – 3 pm, 4 pm – 5 pm, 5 pm – 6 pm, 6 pm – 7 pm

Encouraging imagination, creativity and self-led exploration for kids, the gallery’s provides a lively line-up of programmes for youth, children and families all year round. The theme of the gallery also changes.

The current exhibit, My INK-credible Adventure is an interactive art exhibit where kids can create their own digital ink masterpieces with the use of body movements, and Dayung Sampan: Be Your Own Captain on Deck where kids are invited to follow their dreams and let their imagination take flight!

Exhibit - Gallery Children's Biennale

Date: 6 Nov - Dec 2022
Admission: Free

National Gallery Singapore invites children to embark on an inspiring multi-sensory experience as they explore 9 on-site installations of the Gallery Children’s Biennale. The artworks are guided by the inquiry, “Why Art Matters” and explore themes of Home, Diversity, Environment and Time, bringing to the fore relevant issues of today in an easy-to-understand manner for children.

From a cupboard city to a co-created art space, the exhibits invite children to participate and co-create with international artists.

National Library Building

Photo Credits: National Library Board

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

Home to the National Library Board, you will find the Central Public Library located at B1. It is home to the first Green Library for children—My Tree House and often host exhibitions organised by the National Library Board. Find out what other family events are happening at the National Library Building.

National Museum of Singapore

Venue: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun (10 am – 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’s oldest museum and its collections showcase the city-state’s development through the years, the museum is an ideal place to introduce your little ones to the Singapore story – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 “community”) spirit that laid the foundation of a multi-racial Singapore and girded its post-war generation as they forged their dreams and aspirations.

Exhibit: Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement 1
Date: 29 Jan - 29 May 2022
Admission: Free

To mark the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore in 2022, the National Museum of Singapore will be launching a new exhibition Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 that shares memories and perspectives of the war. Dislocations will bring together different personal accounts and examines the impact of war memory on subsequent generations of Singaporeans up to the present.

Exhibit: Off / On: Everyday Technology that Changed Our Lives, 1970s–2000s

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level
Dates: 10 Jun - 30 Oct 2022, 10 am - 7 pm daily
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs and Children below 6 years old, $18 (standard)

Get a glimpse of the era that predates smart devices in the National Museum of Singapore’s latest experiential showcase, Off / On: Everyday Technology that Changed Our Lives, 1970s–2000s, and be transported back to a time where gadgets such as pagers, payphones and typewriters were among the technologies that were widely used.

Photo Credits: National Heritage Board

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: 9 am to 5 pm (Mon - Fri), 9 am - 3 pm (Sat), Closed on Sun, PHs, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve
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. The children can try their hands at taking out simulated enemy targets with the weapons that the Navy possesses, navigate a ship through the busy Singapore Strait, steer a submarine underwater, or get a glimpse of what it is like to be a 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–7pm 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.

Exhibition: Lonely Vectors

Venue: Hoarding around SAM's building on Bras Basah and 8 Queen Street
Date: 19 Feb - 28 Aug 2022
Fee: Free

Lonely Vectors presents a series of artworks and new commissions that draw attention to the flow of bodies and labour, exclusive zonings, fault lines, choke points, and infrastructural politics that characterise the global economy.

The Green Crab: A Diagram of Auspicious Spatial Organization will kick-off the Lonely Vectors exhibition in February 2022 at SAM's public hoardings while the second presentation, Seeding Sovereignty, will be on showcase in public libraries from March 2022. The third and final presentation for Lonely Vectors will be held at SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark from 3 June to 4 September 2022.

Kicking off the first presentation in the Lonely Vectors exhibition is the newly commissioned site-specific installation – The Green Crab: A Diagram of Auspicious Spatial Organization. The installation is a speculative feng shui map of Singapore which provides an alternative guide for navigating the city. 

Exhibition: Superflous Things: Paper

Venue: SAM at Tanjong Pagar DistriparkGallery 2 and The Engine Room
Date: 28 May to 14 Aug 2022
Fee: Free (Singaporeans and Residents) / $10 (Standard Adult)

Featuring interactive components, Superfluous Things: Paper highlights the work of contemporary artists as storytellers, evoking precious personal and cultural memories through a long tradition of paper manipulation. 

The vivid artworks will explore the concept of paper as a carrier of ideas and encoded with material intelligence, transforming paper into objects of visual feast and irresistible emotional resonance. As part of the museum’s commitment to sustainability, up to 80% of the material used is paper-based, a renewable resource.

Science Centre Singapore

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

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: Brickman® Wonders Of The World

Venue: The Annex - Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Date: 
12 Mar - 3 Jul 2021
Fee:
 $23/pax (Free for children under 2 years)

Brickman® Wonders Of The World, a LEGO® Brick Exhibition is landing at The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore with more than 50 jaw-dropping masterpieces of the world’s most iconic landmarks, where visitors get to travel the world with no passport required!

You can expect to be immensely mesmerized and learn more about world-famous landmarks such as the ‘Great Pyramid of Giza’, ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’, ‘Taj Mahal’, ‘Mount Rushmore National Monument’, ‘Arc De Triomphe’, ‘St Basil the Blessed Church’, ‘Himeji Castle’, ‘Ryugyong Hotel’ and many more including our own SG icon the Merlion.

Created by Ryan McNaught, the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 21 in the world, the global exhibition provides a fun and interactive experience that will keep both adults and kids entertained!

An additional 1,000,000 LEGO® Bricks will be scattered through the several play-table stations within the exhibition for visitors to build their unique creations, a truly imaginative experience.

Visitors are required to make an advance purchase of tickets online.

Activities: DiscovHer

Venue: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081
Date: 11 - 20 Feb 2022
Fee: Free (Science Centre admission charges apply)

Science Centre Singapore’s annual DiscovHer returns to spotlight notable women in STEM and their remarkable contributions to the scientific community through a slew of exciting activities and initiatives.

Exhibit – 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 – 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 – Professor Crackitt’s 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 – 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 – 8 pm), Tue – Sun (10 am – 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 – SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture

Dates: Permanent
Admission: Free

The Singaporean Chinese culture is unique and the SINGAPO人 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.

Exhibition SCCC Cultural Extravaganza

Date: 13 May - 19 Jun 2022
Admission: Free and Ticketed

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) announced the grand return of its marquee event Cultural Extravaganza, which will take place from 13 May to 19 June 2022. Notable local art groups like Bhaskar's Arts Academy, Nine Years Theatre, T.H.E Dance Company, TENG Ensemble, Jazz Association (Singapore), Ding Yi Music Company, and PLAYInc will be joining this year’s festival lineup.

A central theme of Cultural Extravaganza 2022 is the idea of “crossovers”, which represents the endless possibilities of creativity through collaborations between different arts groups in Singapore. This is part of the festival’s efforts to represent and re-present culture for every generation.

With 14 digital and on-site programmes over 38 days, ranging from musicals, concerts, interactive exhibitions, and dance productions, Cultural Extravaganza 2022 will gather groups from various genres to explore the intersections of cultures, art forms, and generations.

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 – 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!

Singapore Maritime Gallery

Venue: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier, Level 2, Singapore 018900
Opening Hours
: Tue – Sun (9 am – 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 – Sun (10 am – 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.

Exhibit: Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Date: 21 Jan - 25 Sep 2022, 10 am - 5 pm (Tue to Sun)
Admission: Free

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) presents a special exhibition, Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art, which showcases the centuries-old Chinese tradition of Nian Hua and its significance.

The features close to 70 artefacts which originate from different provinces of China and is presented in collaboration with one of the largest museums in China, the Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum.

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

Photo Credits: 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 – Fungus Humongous by NAYA

Dates: Ongoing
Admission: Free with refundable deposit of $15

Fungus Humongous opens from 15 Sep, and features a magical forest where everything, from fallen branches to all kinds of fungi, has been scaled up to huge proportions. Here, the children can explore the various play structures and have fun!

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 – 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 – 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… 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 – so give it a chance if you have not visited before or stay tune for our first visit soon!

Multiple Museums Exhibitions

Singapore HeritageFest 2022

Venue: Various
Dates: 2 - 29 May 2022
Fees: Varies

The Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) 2022 will commemorate Singapore’s vibrant travel history and rich natural heritage, which is fitting as this year also marks the 75th anniversary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), 50th anniversary of Sentosa Development Corporation, 50th birthday of the Merlion statue and 10th anniversary of Gardens by the Bay.

This year’s programme line-up includes heritage and cultural trails, hands-on workshops, video documentaries, tours, exhibitions and digital programmes that illuminate the evolution of travel to and within Singapore, and uncover hidden aspects of the flora and fauna native to the region. 

Children's Season 2022

Venue: Various locations
Date: 28 May to 26 Jun 2022
Time: Various timings
Fee: Free and Paid

Get ready for the first-ever night-themed Children’s Season this June school holidays! This year’s exciting line-up of family-friendly museum programmes will feature night-time storytelling and craft sessions where children get opportunities to explore participating museums after sunset.

For those who enjoy the challenge of a stamp rally, have a fun day out with your family and friends visiting participating museums to collect their uniquely designed passport stamp imprints. Collect all the imprints and watch them come alive in the dark! The passports will be available for collection at participating museums from 28 May 2022. 

Children’s Season is an annual event organised by the National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable to encourage a museum-going culture amongst Singaporeans, more details will be announced soon - read more about National Heritage Board events in May and June.

Army Open House 2022

Venue: F1 Pit Building, Punggol and Bishan
Date: 28 - 30 May (F1 Pit Building), 3 - 5 Jun (Punggol), 10 - 12 Jun (Bishan)
Admission: Free, booking is required

Army Open House 2022 (AOH22) will make a return to the F1 Pit Building after five years.  AOH22 will comprise the AOH22 Virtual Exhibition, AOH22@F1 Pit Building and AOH22@Heartlands to showcase the Army's hardware, software and heartware to engage Singaporeans of all ages.

Families can expect a range of interactive activities where visitors can view over 20 different Army platforms, get up close with the different Army Formations and enjoy Battle Rides on various Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) platforms. There will be a mission-based night walk, an outdoor obstacle course and other hands-on activities to provide visitors with an immersive and exciting experience.

 


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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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