Seeking family fun for the little ones? Check out our list of to-dos for families this week!
Sometimes, we just love to gaze into the sky and wonder what our lives will be without kids... and we realise that it is not possible to "stuff" them back, so we do the next best thing - try to find activities and programmes to keep them occupied!
This week's list will let you gaze into the skies in the day and in the nights, and to also gaze into what the future might hold in terms of tech and sustainability too! Not sure what we mean? Read on to find out more
As always, this is just a compilation of our weekly 5 ideas, if you need more ideas for family fun, do head over to our weekly updated list of weekly recommendations or join our Telegram group for the most up-to-date sharing too!
1. Catch the Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse at the Science Centre Singapore
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Dates: 20 Apr 2023
Admission: Tickets to Science Centre Singapore required
On 20th April, a rare hybrid solar eclipse will be visible in Singapore. In this rare type of solar eclipse, some places will observe a total solar eclipse while some will observe an annular solar eclipse. This is due to the Moon's orbit and Earth's curvature during the eclipse.
Science Centre Singapore will also host a viewing session at the Ecogarden with telescopes set out offering a safe and magnified view of the eclipse. A livestream of the eclipse will also be available via Science Centre Singapore’s YouTube channel.
Admission charges apply (telescope viewing is complimentary with a Science Centre admission ticket).
2. Stargazing at Science Centre Observatory
Location: Singapore Science Centre Observatory | 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Hour: 7 pm - 10 pm on selected days
Admission: from $17 (details below)
If you prefer looking into the night skies, why not make a trip to the Science Centre Observatory to take part in the stargazing programmes organised? While there are no programmes this week, the next session is 28 Apr 2023, slots are snapped up very quickly so we suggest booking early!
But do note that the programmes are suitable for different age groups and you should take note before booking!
3. Join a Free Apple Workshop
Photo Credits: https://www.apple.com/sg/
Venue: Apple Stores (depending on workshop)
Dates: Various dates
Did you know that Apple conducts free workshops across the Apple Stores on a regular basis for little ones? Kids will get a chance to try their hands on future skills like coding, digital art and more!
Upcoming workshops for this weekend include
- Video Lab for Kids @ Apple Orchard Road
- Coding Lab for Kids @ Apple Orchard Road
- Music Lab for Kids @ Apple Orchard Road
Check out the full list of workshops here.
4. Use LEGO to Build Safe Habitat For Humans & Wildlife to Coexist
Venue: i12 Katong, Level 1 Atrium
Dates: 22 and 23 Apr 2023
Bring your kids down to i12 Katong and join Playeum at the Play 4 Change! event! Here, children are invited to use their imagination and creativity to design and build their own safe habitats for humans and wildlife coexistence using LEGO bricks. This is a great opportunity to hear from children their views on sustainability issues and their stories of change, while also promoting #playfulconnections between parent and child!
5. PLAYtime! Series: Just As I Am
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Dates: 21 Apr - 7 May 2023, 45 mins with no intermission
Admission: $20 (Check show timings and get tickets)
Z and B are quite alike, but Z wonders why he can't be perfect while B is confident about who she is. Journey with Z and B in a theatrical dance performance and discover the joys of celebrating and loving all the wonderfully special parts of your unique selves.
This dance performance may include the occasional use of text. There will also be move-along moments which children can choose to participate in, with the support of their accompanying adults.
Note that audiences will be seated on the floor and tickets are required for everyone, including infant-in-arms.