Children's Season returns in 2023 with 100+ programmes and activities from 25 participating Museum Roundtable members during the June school holidays!
Dates: 27 May - 25 Jun 2023
Admission: Free and paid
The annual Children's Season returns in 2023 with 24 Museum Roundtable (MR) museums and heritage galleries promising lots of family fun for children of all ages over the June school holidays. There will be over 100 family friendly programmes and activities will be happening across the 25 participating MR members for the young ones!
Hopes and Dreams, Childrens Season 2023
Themed Hopes and Dreams, Children’s Season 2023 invites young ones to explore different occupations and inventions in past and present Singapore, and inspires them to discover their aspirations.
Comic Art Workshops
The highlight programme for Children’s Season 2023 is a series of 30 comic art workshops to be conducted by 14 talented local artists and arts educators. This will be the first time that NHB and the MR are hosting comic art workshops across the participating museums for Children’s Season. The workshops aim to introduce the museums to the young ones through hands-on and immersive experiences, as well as to impart many kinds of visual communication skills and provide opportunities for families to spend time together.
Held across 10 participating museums and galleries, the comic art workshops will allow participants to create their very own comic artwork, with inspiration drawn from the rich content of each venue!
For instance, at Singapore Mobility Gallery, young ones can dream up cars of the future and try their hand at doodling and transform random squiggles into cool and crazy cars under the guidance of an artist. Over at The Peranakan Museum, participants can reinvent a classic fairy tale in comics and imagine "What if Cinderella were Nyonya?".
Be an Archaeologist for a Day at NUS Musuem
Young visitors to NUS Museum can Be an Archaeologist for a Day!. Working together with their families, participants will dig up broken fragments and attempt to reconstruct them to make interesting inferences from their discoveries. This activity will take reference from actual archaeological sites in Singapore which are featured in the NUS Museum’s Archaeology Library, which will also enable participants to learn more about Singapore’s history. Participants will also be able to bring home their own dug up artefacts!
Colour Your Own AR Toys at MINT Museum of Toys
MINT Museum of Toys’ Colour Your Own AR Toy invites participants to design their own Augmented Reality toy. From a selection of nine occupations (such as astronaut or astronomer) inspired by a vintage toy from the Museum’s Outerspace collection, participants can express their creativity through colouring an artwork of their chosen toy. All completed artworks will then be scanned and projected onto the spaces around them.
Craft Workshops at the Children's Museum of Singapore
Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) will be offering four programmes centred on occupations. Two of the programmes are paper craft workshops by UK-based designer and artist Diana Beltran Herrera, titled Make-your-own Pop-Up Garden with Imagine a Garden Artist Diana Beltran! and Make-your-own 3D Assortment of Fruits with Imagine a Garden Artist Diana Beltran!, where families can try their hands at making their own 3D paper sculptures of birds, flowers, leaves and fruits, and visit the Imagine a Garden exhibition in CMSG to view Diana’s exquisite paper sculptures which are currently on display.
Children's Season at the National Museum
Explore five-food themed interactive installations that cover topics ranging from traditional food preparation tools to innovation in food packaging. Plus, check out the range of fun-filled programmes that touch on the topics of sustainability and science. With Get Curious: All About Food, there is much for families – both young and old – to discover and enjoy!
Explore five food-themed interactive installations at the Glass Atrium on level 2 and learn more about food through play!
- Stop 1: Buying & Selling Food
- Stop 2: Preparing Food
- Stop 3: Cooking Food
- Stop 4: Packaging Food
- Stop 5: Consuming Food
Families can also expect a WanderFood Trail where they will learn fun facts about the museum’s food-related artefacts and follow the instructions to complete an online quiz. There will be other craft activities, workshops and interactive experience for families too!
Children's Season Passport
The Children’s Season’s passport stamps collection activity also returns this year! Families can visit any of the 25 participating MR museums to collect a “passport” and start collecting uniquely designed passport stamp imprints as well as in all other participating museums.
Stamp collectors also stand a chance to win special prizes once they have completed any of the three tiered milestones in their passport, based on the number of stamps collected.
Other Programmes and Activities
We expect much more to happen over the Children's Season period and will update once we have the information! In the meantime, for more information on Children’s Season 2023, families can visit https://go.gov.sg/nhbcs2023 (available from 25 May 2023) and view the e-booklet for the full list and details of programmes.
List of Participating Museum Roundtable Members
- Asian Civilisations Museum*
- ArtScience Museum
- Children’s Museum Singapore*
- Eurasian Heritage Gallery*
- Former Ford Factory*
- Fort Siloso
- Indian Heritage Centre*
- Intan @ T-Play
- MINT Museum of Toys
- MOE Heritage Centre
- National Gallery Singapore
- National Library Singapore
- National Museum of Singapore*
- NEWater Visitor Centre
- NUS Museum
- Police Heritage Centre
- Science Centre Singapore
- Singapore Art Museum*
- Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
- Singapore Discovery Centre
- Singapore Maritime Gallery*
- Singapore Mobility Gallery*
- Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
- The Gem Museum
- The Peranakan Museum*
*Members that are taking part in the Comic Art Workshop.