5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (10th - 16th Aug 2020)


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1. SEED – A Story for Children in Digital Animation

SEED – A Story for Children in Digital Animation by ACT 3 Theatrics
Photo credits ACT 3 Theatrics

Location: Online via YouTube
Date:
15 Aug – 21 Aug 2020
Hour:
10 am
Fare:
Free

Marley is given a Seed. She tries biting it; it tastes awful. She tries playing with it but it wouldn't bounce. What can Marley do with the Seed? To help Marley discover what she can do with her Seed, tune in to ACT 3 Theatrics’ YouTube page to catch a story live.

SEED is second in a series of dramatized stories supported by the National Arts Council Digital Presentation Grant.

If you need more stories to keep your little ones occupied, ACT 3 Theatrics’ YouTube page also has a series of other stories and action-songs for children that you can check out!

2. Predict the FUTURE

FUTURE - Esplanade -Theatres by the Bay
Photo credits Esplanade – Theatres on the bay

Location: Online/Offline
Date:
30 Jul – 4 Oct 2020
Hour:
All-day
Fare:
Free

Imagine that you suddenly have the power to see into the future, what would it look like? Download the activity sheet from FUTURE and unleash your imagination to complete the drawing of what the future would be like! The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

3. Let’s Learn About…Cross-cultural Art with ACM

Let’s Learn About…Cross-cultural Art with ACM
Bird calligram by Yusuf Chen Jinhui/Photo credits Asian Civilisations Museum

Location: Online via ACM
Date:
30 Jul – 31 Aug 2020
Hour:
All-day
Fare:
Free

This month, Asian Civilisations Museum’s ‘Let’s Learn About…’ series places the highlight on Cross-cultural Art! Explore a bird calligram displayed in the museum’s Islamic Art Gallery that mixes cultures and influences.

A calligram is an image formed from only letters or words and you can create your own calligram! You can also attempt the word search puzzles related to the Bird Calligram.

4. ArtScience on Screen: Ode to Invention

ArtScience on Screen: Ode to Invention
Photo credits ArtScience Museum

Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date:
17 Aug – 11 Sep 2020
Hour:
10 am – 7 pm (hourly)
Fare:
Free (first-come-first-served basis, subjected to capacity)

Now that ArtScience Museum has opened again, ArtScience on Screen has also made a return and the spotlight is on young inventors and their quirky creations. Comprised of four short films, ArtScience on Screen: Ode to Invention celebrates the sparks of insights and “Eureka!” moments through the eyes of child protagonists.

Please note that ArtScience on Screen is limited to 10 visitors at any time.

Schedule

  • 17 Aug – 23 Aug: The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby
  • 24 Aug – 30 Aug & 7 Sep – 11 Sep: Hoverboard | Litterbugs
  • 31 Aug – 6 Sep: Icare

5. Pocket Gardens Surprise: Out of Africa at Gardens by the Bay

Pocket Gardens Surprise: Out of Africa at Gardens by the Bay
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date:
17 Aug – 13 Sep 2020
Hour:
9 am – 8 pm
Fare:
$5 - $20 (tickets have to be purchased online)

The Flower Dome opened its doors to visitors with Pocket Gardens Surprise, featuring changing mini garden displays throughout the conservatory.

The first mini gardens, the Edible Garden, featuring vegetables and herbs grown for use in the kitchen is still on display while the Terrace Garden, a landscaped setting of fruits, flowers, herbs, and scented foliage, will be changed after 16 Aug.

From 17 Aug, you can look forward to Out of Africa, a colorful landscape of the tallest animal and heaviest land mammal in the world as well as the African Baobab, the “Tree of Life”, known for being a provider of water, food and shelter for both animals and Man.






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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