Yay to museums as not only do they have cool and ever-changing exhibits, but there are so many interactive activities that cater to the kids too. It’s a great way to play a day basking in cultural activities. Do watch this space for updated safety guidelines, tickets, and booking procedures.
Museum Tips And Tricks In Singapore:
* No more than 5 people (including you) in a visit
* Masks required at all times (face shields for kids under 12 are possible)
* Bring your own water (water coolers are turned off)
* Make sure you pre-book where required.
* Kids under 6 are free at most of the museums in Singapore!
This museum is a must for families with toddlers, kids, and teens in Singapore! Let your kids' imagination go wild in the 50,000 square foot space with a variety of roaming exhibitions from the classics to contemporary. The building itself is worth a visit with each of the five fingers towering above and rain collecting central "hole" that functions as a waterfall installation. Inside, you will want to explore the various exhibitions - be sure to check out the calendar of what is on as they are constantly changing, which keeps us coming back for more. Future World is worth the visit alone - go, go, go. Book tickets in advance here!
Future World: Where Art Meets Science - ongoing
STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition - until June 27, 2021
Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed - until Jan 9, 2022
Holiday Special: Extraordinary Dreams - until Aug 1, 2021
More events here.
ArtScience Museum Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, +65 6688 8868, www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum. Opens daily from 10am-and 7pm (last entry at 6pm).
The National Gallery Singapore oversees the world’s leading public collection of modern art from Singapore and Southeast Asia. It comprises over 8,000 works from the 19th and 20th centuries in all media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and video. Enjoy a display of original artworks, explore handling art tools and materials and create a “visual postcard”. For a cocktail post-gallery visit, head to the rooftop Aura Sky Lounge or the oh-so-glam Smoke And Mirrors for fabulous views and drinks outside with views of amazing Singapore!
Gallery Children's Biennale 2021 - virtual exhibition until Dec 31, 2021
Georgette Chen: At Home In The World - until Sept 26, 2021
More exhibitions here.
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore, 178957, +65 6690 9400, www.nationalgallery.sg. Opens Monday-Sunday from 10am-7pm.
For those looking to learn about Singapore's history, ACM is your learning haven! From textiles to pottery to the famous people who've graced the land, you can spend an afternoon pottering between the different exhibits. Floor 1 contains an exhibition of a 1000 year old shipwreck (a big hit with the toddlers and kids). ACM is very popular with families as they offer fantastic events and tours for all ages. Check out their ACM Adventures and Lets Learn About programs!
From October 1, 2021, online.
ACM Adventures: A Royal Time
October 31, 2021 from 1pm to 5pm. Admission is free.
Let's Learn About…Natural Dyes!
November 5, 2021, online.
ACM Adventures: School’s Out!
November 28, 2021 from 1pm to 5pm. Admission is free.
Check out their current exhibitions here.
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, +65 6332 7798, www.acm.org.sg.
The Singapore Art Museum focuses on international contemporary art from Singapore and Southeast Asia. It is situated in a stunning architectural building and houses a vast selection of artists. Presently, the museum is undergoing a large revamp project so both museum buildings on Bras Basah Road and Queen Street are closed to the public as they undergo a major redevelopment. Watch this space and check out their Facebook page for regular updates and virtual events.
#MuseumFromHome - ongoing
The Gift - Aug 20 until Nov 7, 2021
Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, +65 6589 9580, www.singaporeartmuseum.sg
Did you know that Singapore played a critical role in the 1911 Revolution which eventually overthrew the Qing dynasty and led to the birth of modern-day China? Learn more at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall which was the headquarters of Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Chinese Revolutionary Alliance or Tong Meng Hui. This museum is dedicated to educating families on Dr. Sun's revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia. Tickets for non-residents are available here.
“Be a Little Fashionista” Heritage Hunt - until Nov 12, 2021
Modern Women of The Republic: Fashion and Change in China and Singapore - until Dec 12, 2021
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874, https://www.sysnmh.org.sg.
This museum traces the history of the Indian and South Asian communities in the Southeast Asian region. Located in a 4-story sustainable and modern building, you will find influences from India and South Asia in the design and architecture.The location of the museum is a fabulous starting point for exploring Little India as well.
Indians in Singapore: Past & Present - permanent exhibition
Sikhs in Singapore: A Story Untold - until Sept 30, 2021
Note: the museum is closed on Mondays and opening times vary so be sure to check the website. Admission is free for Singapore residents and PRs.
More Historical Outings And Tours In Singapore:
Battlebox Tours (Former WW11 British Underground Command Centre)
Temporarily Closed Museums In Singapore:
Peranakan Museum Singapore - TEMPORARILY CLOSED as undergoing Revamp
MINT Museum Of Toys - TEMPORARILY CLOSED as undergoing Revamp
Singapore Philatelic Museum - TEMPORARILY CLOSED as undergoing Revamp
The Buddha Tooth Relic Museum and Temple - TEMPORARILY CLOSED but private worship is possible
Trick Eye Museum In Singapore - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Permanently Closed Museums In Singapore:
Maritime Experiential Museum - PERMANENTLY CLOSED as of June 2020