National Day Celebrations At The National Museum Of Singapore



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Come celebrate the nation's 57th birthday with National Museum of Singapore's exciting array of fun programmes catered for the whole family!

Venue: National Museum of Singapore & Online
Date: 9 August 2022

Time: 10am to 12am
Fee: Free admission  

This National Day, come gather your family and friends for a great time of fun and celebration at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS)! With a huge line-up of events and activities (such as, an outdoor playground, a National Day hunt in the Museum's galleries, drop-in activity stations, workshops, storytelling sessions, and many more!), there's certainly something for everyone!

Here's taking a closer look at what you and your family can look forward to this National Day at NMS:

National Day Light-Up

Venue: Museum Front Lawn
Date: now till 10 Aug 2022
Time: 7.30pm to 12am, Daily
Fee: Free

In the weeks leading up to National Day, the National Museum building will come alive with a special fa√ßade projection in celebration of Singapore‚Äôs 57th birthday. Look out for the colours and symbols that represent Singapore, photographs of National Day Parades over the years, and the National Day theme of ‚ÄúStronger Together, Majulah!‚ÄĚ.

Also don't forget to share with photographs of your experience at the Museum’s light-up and tag us on social media with #NationalDayatNMS.

Live Telecast of National Day Parade

Venue: Front Lawn, Level 1
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm (to be seated by 5.15pm)
Fee: Free

Enjoy a live telecast of the National Day Parade under the museum’s iconic Banyan tree with your family and friends.

Visitors may bring their own picnic mats. Please note that Vaccinated

Differentiated SMMs (VDS) will apply for the live telecast of the National Day Parade. Visitors will be required to show their vaccination status before entering the site.

Let’s Gotong Royong: Community Batik Painting and Batik Display

Venue: Gallery Theatre Foyer, Basement Level
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10.30am to 6pm
Fee: Free

Experience the gotong royong (community spirit) as we come together to paint a specially-designed batik piece that features Singapore’s symbols and national icons!

Do look out for a unique batik piece on display, painted by close to 200 museum visitors during the museum’s Hari Raya edition of Let’s Gotong Royong back in May! Admire its beauty and see if you can spot a national icon hidden within this colourful artwork.

National Day Scavenger Hunt @ NMS

Venue: Permanent Galleries (Register at the Seminar Room, Level 2)
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10am to 5.30pm (final registration at 4.45pm)
Fee: Free 

Search for little-known aspects of Singapore in the museum’s galleries, and redeem a special National Day souvenir upon completing the hunt!

Writings on the Wall

Venue: LED Wall, Level 1
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10am to 7pm
Fee: Free 

In reflecting on this year‚Äôs National Day theme of ‚ÄúStronger Together, Majulah!‚ÄĚ, we invite you to share with us what Singapore means to you, stories of resilience that inspire you, and what are your hopes and wishes for Singapore‚Äôs future. You might even see your responses projected on the museum‚Äôs LED wall!

Artist and Sustainability: Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2022 Art Exhibition

Venue: Canyon, Basement Level
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10am to 6pm
Fee: Free 

Come learn, discover and be inspired as you immerse yourself in the vibrant artistic responses from our youth, in ‚ÄúArtist and Sustainability‚ÄĚ, an exhibition that was presented for the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2022.

‚ÄúArtist and Sustainability‚ÄĚ invites students to consider how individual efforts and collective actions can positively impact the world we live in and benefit future generations.

A selection of the exhibition will be displayed during National Day.

This exhibition is held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Outdoor Games & Activities

Venue: Bus Bay, Level 2
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10.30am to 6pm
Fee: Free 

Get ready for some fun with a selection of old-school and traditional games enjoyed across generations at carnivals or pasar malams. Stand a chance to win prizes at some of these game stations!

Drop-In Activity Stations & Photobooth

Come by the various craft stations and photo booth to create your memento of National Day!

National Day Photobooth

Venue: Longer Concourse, Level 1
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10am to 6pm
Fee: Free 

Document your memory of your National Day celebration at the museum sustainably! Gather with your friends and family members for a photo opportunity at our booth, with props inspired by Singapore’s icons.

Don’t forget to share your digital photograph with us on social media with #NationalDayatNMS.

Drop-In Craft Activity: SG Icons Coaster Making

Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10am to 5pm
Fee: Free 

Unleash your creativity with coloured beads to create coasters featuring our national symbols. A fun way to make coasters that will brighten up your coffee tables.

Drop-In Craft Activities by Sengkang Green Primary School

Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Fee: Free 

Visit this student-facilitated activity station where you can colour postcards designed by students and contribute your wishes for Singapore or learn to create a paper toy from scratch!

This activity is on a first-come-first-serve basis and while stocks last. Recommended for participants ages 5 and above and all children must be accompanied by an adult. This programme is orgranised in collaboration with Sengkang Green Primary School.

Stories & Games

Families with younger children can look forward to learning more about Singapore’s landmarks, sustainability through play, and Singapore’s hawker food!

National Museum Building Tour for Families

Venue: Rotunda, Level 1 (Meeting Point)
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 11am to 12pm & 3 to 4pm
Fee: Free (Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child on a first come, first served basis)

Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about our 135-year-old building! 

Encounters with History: Soapbox Tours by Museum Docents

Venue: Singapore History Gallery, Rotunda, Level 1 (Meeting Point)
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 11am to 12pm 
Fee: Free 

Journey through 700 years of Singapore‚Äôs history with our knowledgeable and friendly docents in Encounters with History, and discover fascinating stories and significant events associated with the artefacts in our galleries! Look for our docents holding a special sign ‚Äď there are 6 of them in our Singapore History Gallery so be sure to visit them all!

Singalong Storytelling Session: Sing A Song of Hawker Food

Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement Level
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10.15am to 11am & 11.30am to 12.15pm
Fee: $10/parent-child pair | Book tickets here

Join us for a merry morning of singing and doodling! Children will enjoy familiar nursery rhymes adapted to feature local hawker delights such as roti prata and char kway teow, and learn about environmentally-friendly behaviour at hawker centres.

Interactive Storytelling: The River That Gives Us Life

Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement Level
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Fee: $10/parent-child pair | Book tickets here

This National Day, come learn about the Singapore River’s past and how we can keep our waterways clean by upcycling our household waste, and create your own spy-glass bookmarks to take home!

Adventure Playground by Chapter Zero

Venue: Front Lawn, Level 1
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10am to 12pm
Fee: Free

In this interactive activity, children are free to direct their own play and creations and have fun with everyday objects and ‚Äújunk‚ÄĚ. See how children's ideas interact with open-ended materials to transform a space into a pop-up adventure playground.¬†

Performances & Workshops

Enjoy a variety of performances and workshops showcasing Singapore’s diverse society, past and present!

Music Performance: Open Score Project

Venue: The Platform, Level 2
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 11am to 11.30am
Fee: Free

Catch Open Score Project, a multicultural music ensemble whose sound uniquely converges various ethnic and musical cultures of the world, as they present a medley of National Day songs!

Music Performance: Silver Songbirds

Venue: The Platform, Level 2
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 2pm to 2.30pm
Fee: Free

Be serenaded by the Silver Songbirds, a group of active seniors who are passionate about singing and theatre, as they perform a medley of classic National Day songs such as ‚ÄúDi Tanjong Katong‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWe Are Singapore‚ÄĚ!

Music Performance: I.AM

Venue: The Platform, Level 2
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 4pm to 4.30pm
Fee: Free

In this music performance, groove to National Day songs by differently-abled talents from Inclusive Arts Movement (I.AM).

I.AM aims to create an inclusive society through music and the arts by creating social awareness for differently-abled talents while providing them with a sustainable income. It offers these talents a platform for music performances and the performing arts, and promotes an inclusive atmosphere by uniting them through a common passion.

Merchants of Singapore: A Participatory Character Tour

Venue: Modern Colony Gallery, Level 2
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 11.30am to 12pm & 2.30pm to 3pm
Fee: $8/pax | Book tickets here (Limited spaces available)

Throughout Singapore’s history, many have come to Singapore in search of business opportunities, a new life, or a brighter future.

In this participatory character tour, we invite you to ‚Äútravel‚ÄĚ back in time where you will encounter two travellers from different backgrounds with a common goal.

This programme is suitable for all participants from ages 13 and above.

Please note that this is a participatory tour where members of the audience will be invited to assume roles of historical figures. The characters presented are inspired by historical figures but creative direction and licenses have been taken to fit the storyline. Participants are reminded to keep their masks on throughout the programme.

Talk at the Tuckshop: Interracial Friendships and Relationships

Photo Credits: National Museum of Singapore

Venue: Perform Room, Level 3
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10.30am to 12pm
Fee: $5/pax (inclusive of a docent tour) | Book tickets here 

Given Singapore’s diversity, how much do we really know about our peers of different races, beyond the primary customs and what we observe on the surface? We invite you to share with us your experience and hear about the lived experiences of people from other communities, as we explore Singapore as our home. 

This programme is suitable for all participants from ages 16 and above.

Sustainable Food powered by a Sustainable Workforce

Venue: The Salon (Level 1), National Museum of Singapore
Date: 9 Aug 2022
Time: 10.30am to 12pm
Fee: $5/pax | Book tickets here (Limited spaces available)

In this sharing session, learn about sustainable food and how The Social Kitchen is committed to creating opportunities for people with special needs, before a food tasting session of light bites like nuggets and meatballs.

This programme is suitable for all participants from ages 13 and above.

This programme is orgranised in collaboration with The Social Kitchen.



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Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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