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Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

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Visit the museums with kids in Singapore

When it comes to kid-friendly museums in Singapore, there are plenty around! From historical to interactive exhibitions as well as museums showcasing Singapore’s cultural history and art exhibitions, there is plenty of fascinating stuff to pique the little ones’ interest! The best part is that most museums offer free entry and their exhibitions change regularly, ensuring that there is always something fun to come back to.

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  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore ArtScience Museum

    ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM: Marina Bay Sands *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Where Art & Science Meet

    Immerse yourself in a world of art, science, magic and metaphor through a collection of digital interactive installations at ArtScience Museum! Perhaps explore their new VR Gallery, a permanent gallery space that celebrates curiosity, innovation and experimentation through cutting-edge virtual reality artworks!

    Opens daily from 10am-and 7pm (last entry at 6pm).

    ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, +65 6688 8868, www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Children Museum Singapore

    CHILDREN'S MUSEUM SINGAPORE: Coleman Street *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    A Place Of Joyful & Fun Learning!

    The Children's Museum is Singapore's first ever museum dedicated to kids under 12 years of age! There are plenty of engaging exhibitions and safe spaces for kids to roam, explore, and play. Permanent exhibitions include a time travel back into Singapore's history where kids can sit in a barber's chair and touch any items there as part of pretend play. There is even a play pod for kids to pretend they are selling ice cream!

    Opens Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm, closed on Mondays.

    Children's Museum Singapore, Coleman St, 23-B, Singapore 179807, www.nhb.gov.sg/childrensmuseum

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Singapore Art Museum

    SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM: Tanjong Pagar *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Art & Lifestyle Offerings!

    Singapore Art Museum Tanjong Pagar features a range of exhibitions on Southeast Asian contemporary art! Its permanent collection spans a broad spectrum of media and sensibilities, ranging from installation to video, to photography, painting, sculpture, and others. The museum also frequently acquires various art pieces from time to time, ensuring a fresh collection of numerous iconic works of contemporary Southeast Asian art.

    Opens daily 10am - 7pm.

    Singapore Art Museum Tanjong Pagar, 39 Keppel Rd, #01-02 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065, www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/sam-at-tpd

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Singapore Peranakan Museum

    PERANAKAN MUSEUM: Armenian Street *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Explore The Lesser-Known Aspects Of Peranakan Culture!

    After nearly 4 years of renovations, the Peranakan Museum will finally open its doors! This is the perfect opportunity to explore the lesser-known aspects of Peranakan culture in Singapore. The building will feature brand-new permanent galleries presenting exceptional objects from Peranakan material culture, as well as a fresh new exhibition design and museum visitor experience for the entire family. The galleries examine three grand themes pertaining to facets of Peranakan identity, namely “Origins”, “Home”, and “Style” and also premiere an extensive range of new objects acquired or generously given to Singapore in the course of the last decade.

    Opens daily 10am - 7pm, Friday 10am - 9pm.

    Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941, www.nhb.gov.sg/peranakanmuseum

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore TrickEye Museum

    TRICKEYE @ SOUTHSIDE: Sentosa *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Imagination Run Wild!

    Let your imagination run wild at Trickeye Museum at Southside! This 3D + Interactive AR museum is bound to engage your senses and is fun for all ages. Watch as your photos and videos come alive with hidden animals, magic, fireworks and other special effects with the free “XR Museum". Slay dragons, swim with the whale, or relax in nature as the Trickeye weaves optical illusion together with Augmented Reality technology to create mind-bending fun exhibits!

    Opens daily 11am - 7pm.

    Trickeye @ Southside, 80 Siloso Road, Southside, Blk B, #01-04, Singapore 098969, www.trickeye.com/sg

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

    LEE KONG CHIAN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM: National University of Singapore *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Immerse Into The Wonders Of Dinosaurs & Other Fossils!

    Get up close and personal with a real-life dinosaur fossil at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum! There are over 2,000 natural history specimens on display, enabling you to experience the amazing stories of nature in Southeast Asia! From dinosaurs and sperm whales to even a slice of the beloved Changi Tree, there are plenty to keep the kids enthralled!

    Opens Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 6pm.

    Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377, www.lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore National Gallery Singapore

    NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE: St Andrew's Road *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Southeast Asian Art Museum And Gallery

    The National Gallery has an interactive space sponsored by Keppel Centre for the kids! Also known as the Keppel Centre for Art Education, this interactive space encourages imagination, creativity and self-led exploration for kids. The little ones can play in this dedicated kids section of the museum. From designing their own virtual sculptures to attending workshops, there’s plenty of space for the kids to roam around and explore!

    National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, www.nationalgallery.sg/gallerykids/keppelcentre

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Mint Museum of Toys

    MINT MUSEUM OF TOYS: Seah Street *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Toys Of Present & Past

    Take the kids down memory lane at the Mint Museum of Toys, which showcases old toys that you may have used to play with back when there were no electronic gadgets! Get a good introduction and understanding of some of their vast collection of toys through interactive exhibits – ranging from animated clips to guided narrations and minigames.

    Monday 7:30pm – 10:30pm (Night at the Museum)
    Last admission at 9:30pm

    Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
    Last admission at 5:30pm

    7:30pm – 10:30pm (Night at the Museum)
    Last admission at 9:30pm

    Sunday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
    Last admission at 5:30pm

    Mint Museum Of Toys, 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382, +65 8339 8966, www.emint.com

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Asian Civilisation Museum

    ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM: Empress Place *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Learn About Singapore's History

    From textiles to pottery to the famous people who've graced the land, the Asian Civilisations Museum is a kid-friendly museum for the little ones to learn about Singapore's history! The 1st floor features an exhibition of a 1,000 year old shipwreck, which is a big hit with the toddlers and kids. The museum also offers events and tours for all ages.

    Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, +65 6332 7798, www.acm.org.sg

  • MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM SINGAPORE: Loewen Road *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Pink-Painted Museum Based Around Ice Cream

    Where else can you learn about the history behind ice cream while enjoying unlimited ice cream treats in 5 different shapes and forms? Right here at the Museum of Ice Cream Singapore of course! From the world-famous sprinkle pool to a unicorn playground, this museum is bound to be a wonder place for the kids!

    Opens Monday & Wednesday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 4pm, Friday - Sunday 10am - 9pm.

    Museum of Ice Cream Singapore, 100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837, www.museumoficecream.com/singapore

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Air Force Museum

    AIR FORCE MUSEUM: Airport Road *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Heritage of Singapore Air Force!

    Are your kids huge fans of planes or the army? Get up close and personal with actual fighter planes and missiles! Learn more about the history and mission of the RSAF through a series of interactive displays and role-playing games. It's the perfect opportunity for both kids and adults to learn the history and mission of the RSAF!

    Opens Tuesday - Saturday from 9am - 4pm.

    Air Force Museum, 400 Airport Rd, Singapore 534234, www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/rsaf/about-the-rsaf/air-force-museum

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

    SINGAPORE CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE: Straits Boulevard *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Appreciate The Chinese Community In Singapore

    Find out how the Chinese community in Singapore came about at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre! Spanning across the 2nd floor of the museum features 6 zones that explore the uprising of the Chinese population and culture in Singapore. There are also group tours, events and activities for schools and the public!

    Opens Monday 2pm - 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 8pm.

    Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906, www.singaporeccc.org.sg

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Buddha Tooth Relic Museum & Temple

    BUDDHA TOOTH RELIC MUSEUM & TEMPLE: South Bridge Road *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Cultural & Heritage Experience In Singapore

    Learn about the Buddhist cultural and heritage in Singapore at the Buddha Tooth Relic Museum & Temple! Explore the various halls, such as the Dragon Hall, Universal Wisdom Hall, and Aranya Hall. Before visiting, do ensure that everyone is dressed in appropriate attire as a mark of respect.

    Opens daily 7am - 5pm.

    Buddha Tooth Relic Museum & Temple, 288 South Bridge Road Singapore 058840, www.buddhatoothrelictemple.org.sg

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Indian Heritage Centre

    INDIAN HERITAGE CENTRE: Campbell Lane *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Explore

    Singapore's Vibrant Indian Culture

    Learn more about Singapore's diverse cultures at the Indian Heritage Centre! 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. It is a great opportunity for kids to be exposed and appreciate the Indian community in Singapore!

    Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924, +65 6291 1601, [email protected], www.indianheritage.org.sg

  • Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore Singapore City Gallery

    SINGAPORE CITY GALLERY: Maxwell Road *Top Museums To Visit With Kids In Singapore

    Glimpse Into Singapore Future City

    Keen to see how Singapore may look like in the next 10 years? Head over to the Singapore City Gallery exhibit, where you can find the fascinating story of Singapore’s massive urban renewal and also get a look at the future plans for our small, but mighty city! Kids will love getting a bird’s eye view of large-scale architectural models where they will keep busy trying to find their home on the island-wide model!

    Singapore City Gallery, 45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118, www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Singapore-City-Gallery

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