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Family Fun at the National Museum

Family Fun at the National Museum

Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month!


Sensory Playdate by Home Play Singapore

  • 10.30am & 2.30pm (1.5 hrs per session) | Goh Seng Choo Gallery & Glass Atrium, Level 2 | $20 per child | Age 1.5 – 8

Join us for a fun family bonding session through sensory play at our Magic & Menaceexhibition! Start the session with a short self-guided tour of the gallery to discover the plants and animals of 19th-century Malay Peninsula. Then visit 7 activity stations to search for insects and feed "birds" at the sensory trays, create your own play dough collage with nature materials, paint with a "durian", build a bird’s nest, hunt for eggs, and make your own bird toy to bring home!

Limited to 25 children per session at $20 per child and $15 for each additional sibling (adults FOC). Each child must be accompanied by a parent. Visit to register.

Toymaker: Make Your Own Wind-Up Space Shuttle by Amazing Art Shuttle  

  • 2.30pm (1 hr) | Growing Up Gallery, Level 2 | $10 per parent-child pair | Age 4 – 8

Take a trip back in time with your young ones to explore popular children’s games of the 1960s! Join us for an interactive tour of the Growing Up gallery, followed by a craft activity using everyday objects to create and design your very own wind-up toy!

Limited to 15 parent-child pairs. Visit to register.

Intergenerational Art Jamming with Nature Sketcher Tham Pui San

  • 3.30pm (2 hrs) | Outside Goh Seng Choo Gallery, Level 2 | $10 per adult-child pair | Age 7 and above

Calling all grandparents/parents and children! Join nature sketcher Tham Pui San at the museum as he brings you through our Magic and Menace exhibition, and guides you on the techniques and skills of using crayon as a medium in drawing.

Limited to 12 families at $10 per adult-child pair and $5 for each additional adult. Visit to register.

This programme is presented in collaboration with ACE Seniors.

National Museum Building Tour for Families

  • 10.30am (45 min) | Rotunda, Level 1 | Free | Age 7 and above

Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about this 130-year-old building.

Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child on a first come, first served basis. Pre-register at or register on-site from 10am at the Rotunda, Level 1.

Drop-in Craft Activity

  • 10.30am – 5pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Free | Age 4 and above

From glass bottles and tingkat to Tetra Pak cartons and Styrofoam boxes – do you know how our food packaging has evolved over the years? Pique your curiosity with our colouring templates, and come for our Packaging Matters exhibition, opening in April, to find out more!

No registration required. While stocks last. Last admission at 4.45pm.

Timmy & Tammy Discover Singapore Hawker Food – Storytelling by author Lianne Ong

  • 2.30pm & 4pm (30 min per session) | Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Free | Age 4 – 8

Hawker centres are a common fixture in Singapore today, but did you know that these vibrant food hubs did not always exist here? Discover some favourite hawker dishes and popular ingredients in this engaging children’s storytelling session and teaser to our upcoming Packaging Matters exhibition in April!

Each session is limited to 30 children on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 2pm beside the drop-in craft station at the Glass Atrium, Level 2.

About the Storyteller

Lianne Ong is a children’s author from Singapore. She is best known for her Stacey & the Museums series about museums in Singapore. Stacey Goes to the National Museum and Stacey Goes to the Peranakan Museum received the Second Prize award at the Samsung KidsTime Authors’ Awards 2015. Her new series, A Place for Us, is a six-title picture book series about special needs and will be released in 2019. For more information, visit

Early Learning at the National Museum – 123, ABC and Colours Booklets

  • 10am – 5pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2 | $5 per set of 3 booklets | Age 1 – 6

Visit our permanent galleries and play spot-the-artefact with our Early Learning Resources! These colourful booklets introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs.

Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop, and a discounted price of $5 per set at our Glass Atrium booth on Family Fun days.

Moving Memories Art Installation and Activity Sheet for Families and Friends

  • 1pm – 5pm | Gallery10, Level 1 | Free

Catch our special exhibition Moving Memories, which features a selection of Yip Yew Chong's life-sized murals. These murals seek to express the romance of "places and moments... that blend sights, sounds, smell and taste". Savour these moments of our tangible and intangible heritage, such as barbers in back lanes and fortune tellers, traditional kopi-making and road-side communal satay-eating, as they come alive through animation, soundscape and projection right here in our gallery. You can also pick up an Activity Sheet at the entrance and use the prompts to have some fun conversations with your family and friends!


Image Credit: National Museum of Singapore





Telephone number

+65 6332 3659



93 Stamford Road Bras Basah, South S178897

How to get there?

Bras Basah MRT Station (5-minute walk)
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (5-minute walk)
City Hall MRT Station (10-minute walk)