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Children's Season at the National Museum

Be transported to a wonderland of discovery and play at the National Museum this Children’s Season! Look forward to pop-ups of favourite Singapore family hangouts of the 1970s and 1980s, and a new interactive roving theatre that will take you around the museum’s galleries and spaces. Families can hop on their favourite mode of transport and go on a trail to “join the dots” and experience “connections” of friendship, family, monuments and memories through interactive exhibits and installations, sensorial stations, hands-on play, story-telling sessions and more! Young Cinema will also present well-known animated cartoons and children’s classics from the world.


Our Favorite Places

What was Singapore like 50 years ago? Hop on a bumboat, trolley bus or trishaw, and travel back in time to visit old Singapore. Adapted from The Little Singapore Book by local authors Sim Ee Waun and Joyceline See Tully, with illustrations by Diane Ng Rose, this interactive children’s exhibition brings old Singapore back to life and invites young explorers to discover popular family hangouts in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as cultural sites and historical landmarks along the Singapore River. Parents and grandparents can take a lighthearted walkdown memory lane and relive wonderful memories of yesteryear!

Various Venues, 27 May 2017 - 30 Jul 2017, 10am – 6pm daily, Free cost

This children’s exhibition is adapted from The Little Singapore Book by local authors Sim Ee Waun and Joyceline See Tully, with illustrations by Diane Ng Rose.


Bouncy Ride
Front Lawn - Available for play every Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 12pm & 4pm to 6pm. This installation will be launched on 27 May.

The Soft Dome by Atelier YokYok (France)
Rotunda, Level 1

The Giant by Jean Jullien (France)
The Canyon, Basement

Programme Highlights

GosTan Back

A time-travelling adventure on wheels by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions
10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 Jun | 10.30am (1 hour & 30 min)
Meeting point: The Canyon, Basement
Ticketing Information: Tickets are sold out for all sessions.

Young Cinema
10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 26 Jun | 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm (sets on loop)
The Salon, Level 1

Animation Workshop
Saturdays, 17 & 24 Jun | 11am (2 hour & 30 min)
Activity Space, Level 3
Ticketing Information: $45 per child (accompanied by an adult). Workshop costs cover material fees and a USB drive to bring your film home.


Fun with PlayMaker & Digital Maker
Monday, 26 Jun | 11am & 2pm (2 hours session)
Activity Space, Level 3

Storytelling Sessions, Workshops & Guided Tour, More Activities at the National Museum and About the Artists Click here

School or Group Bookings

Organising a great day out for your little ones? Head down to the National Museum for a day of educational fun! Download the booking form here.

For enquires, please email us at nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg.


Banner, thumbnail and lead images: Illustrations by Diane Ng Rose in The Little Singapore Book, as part of the exhibition content for Children’s Season at the National Museum.