June Holidays At The National Museum Of Singapore: Fun Activities For The Whole Family

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School holidays are right around the corner and that means the kids get to take a break from all the home-based learning and try something fun. If you’re looking for some exciting activities to try during this school break, why not join family-friendly online programmes at the National Museum of Singapore.

Best of all–given the current situation–most of their June holidays activities are conducted online! So your whole family can enjoy the activities from either on-site or from the safety of your own home.

The June Holidays Family Fun! activities at the National Museum of Singapore will be available from 29 May to 23 July 2021.

National Museum Of Singapore School Holiday Programmes

Online Programmes

  • Artefact Highlights: Show and Tell

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Travel back in time and learn more about how people from the 1980’s and 90’s lived in the little red dot. Through this online live stream, you can join a session about Singapore’s past currency series and electronics. A fun and informative activity that you can enjoy with the kids and help them learn a bit more about their country!

Museum Host volunteers of the National Museum of Singapore will talk you through the entire show too. So there is nothing you’ll miss out.

Conducted via Zoom

Price: $5 per family

Dates:
2 June | 10.30 – 11.15am / 2.30 – 3.15pm
6 June | 3.30 – 4.15pm
16 June | 10.30 – 11.15am

Register here

  • Timmy & Tammy: What Is Singapore?

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The National Museum of Singapore has also prepared an interactive storytelling session for kids aged 5 to 10 years. This is a real treat for families to explore Singapore through the pages of the popular children’s book Timmy & Tammy: What Is Singapore?

Four interesting characters will be showcasing different objects that represent Singapore. After the storytelling session, families can expect fun activities prepared by these characters.

Conducted via Zoom

Price: $10 per family

Date: 5 June | 10.30 – 11am

Register here

  • Things That Remain by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions

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Watch a magical performance presented by the National Museum of Singapore that includes live music and puppet play. Things That Remain by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions tells the story of Grandma’s cupboard filled with special treasures just waiting to be explored.

Find out how each of these everyday mundane objects actually hold well-loved moments and memories. A fun and heartwarming presentation for the whole family to enjoy.

Conducted via Zoom

Price: $20 per family

Date: 5 June | 2.30 – 3pm / 4 – 4.30pm

Register here

  • Do The Splits Risograph Workshop

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Nurture your child’s artistic skills through this art workshop by the National Museum of Singapore. But instead of using the usual art materials, you get to learn to make colourful patterns through a risograph printing. This is a semi-analogue printing technique that creates prints with a unique textured effect.

Anyone can participate in this beginner’s workshop with the use of smartphones, tools on Adobe Photoshop and create your own artworks inspired by your experience during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Conducted via Zoom

Price: $100 per family

Date: 13 June | 10.30am – 12.30pm / 3.30 – 5.30pm

  • A Landmark Story Family Scrapbooking Workshop

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The school holidays are the perfect time to sharpen up your scrapbooking skills with the kids. With travel restrictions and the new safety management measures in Singapore, there aren’t that many opportunities to go outside with the whole family. But you can always reminisce on your past memories by making your own family scrapbook.

The National Museum of Singapore has prepared A Landmark Story Family Scrapbooking Workshop where you can compile photos of your past family activities around the island.

Once you’ve successfully registered, scrapbooking materials will be delivered to your address.

Conducted via Zoom

Price: $30 per family

Date: 26 June | 2.30 – 4pm

Register here

On-Site Programmes

  • Home in the Museum: A Treasure Hunt

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Go on an adventure at the National Museum of Singapore and help Dennis the Otter’s family find a new home! This self-guided activity will be a fun interactive activity with the kids where you get to meet the museum’s employees while also uncover the stories behind their works.

All you need to do is obtain your gallery admission ticket and bring along a mobile device with internet access to complete the treasure hunt!

Price: Free

Dates: 5 – 27 June

Register here

  • A Time Immemorial Creative Workshop

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Go through a tour of the WAS I HERE art installation conducted by artist Francis Ng, and learn more about the concepts of “presence, identity and space through taking Polaroid pictures and creating a 3D cast using plaster of Paris.”

This fun-filled afternoon will allow you and your kids to express their artistic skills. Remember that participants are encouraged to bring a small 3D personal object to create their final plaster of Paris cast.

Location: Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Price: $100 per adult-child pair

Date: 17 July

Registration link will be made available on 20 June

*Do take note that the programme may be changed in line with the Covid-19 situation and that refunds will be available if it is ever cancelled or postponed.

  • Recess Time Memories: A Lunchbox-Making Workshop

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A helpful and fun-filled activity to enjoy with your kiddo as you learn techniques in how to prepare and assemble your own recess time memories lunchbox.

Once you join in on the workshop, each parent and child pair will be given one set of ingredients and materials to make their own lunchbox.

Location: The Salon, Level 1

Price: $20 per adult-child pair

Date: 17 July | 10.30am – 12pm / 3.30 – 5pm

*Do take note that the programme may be changed in line with the Covid-19 situation and that refunds will be available if it is ever cancelled or postponed

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