June Holidays Special: Out and about in Singapore! May 23 2013, 0 Comments

Singapore in June is a great time for families! The warm sun and cloudless skies (a bit of a scorcher but you can always run into the nearest air-conditioned place!), the school holidays (more time to sleep in!) and most importantly, the scads of child-friendly activities to bring your kid too!

We at TLO want to share about one of our favorite June activity - Children’s Season by NHB! Contrary to belief, our local museums are pretty fun places with loads of things to see and do, even for babies!

Here are some of the activities that we’ll be bringing our kids to – maybe we’ll see you there!

 


Land Transport Festival       

Although we may not have Thomas the Tank Engine in Singapore, we have the MRT to call our own! Children of all ages are fascinated by trains and this will be a perfect place for them to find out more about our transport system through games and activities! Best of all, it’s free!

Land Transport Gallery
17 May – 30 June
9.30am – 5pm (Mon – Sat)
Free admission


"Megabugs Return!" Exhibition      

Want to feel tiny again? The Megabugs exhibition at the Science Centre will be perfect for you!

Enter a world of enormous insects and creepy crawlies at ‘Megabugs Return!’ Exhibition. Featuring oversized animatronics and static bugs, visitors are surrounded by giant grass blades and flowers and will immediately made to feel that they are smaller than the size of an ant. Look out for the collection of live insects and rare specimens as well as an informative gallery with multiple opportunities for guests to participate in various hands-on activities and get bugged out!

Science Centre Singapore
Now till 18 Aug 
10am – 6pm daily  $20* (Adult), $15* (Child 3 – 12 years old)
*Includes Science Centre admission 

 
Art Garden 2013 at the Singapore Art Museum

We love reading to our kids because it’s a great bonding activity (and also a way to develop their language skills!) Bring them to the Singapore Art Museum to see their favourite tales come to life!

Wander through fairy tales, get lost in dreams and stretch your imagination, as the Singapore Art Museum’s (SAM) Art Garden comes back for the fourth year running! This ever-popular exhibition for the young, and the young at heart, features exciting new commissions, mesmerising artworks, short films as well as animations by local and international artists. Explore the exhilarating world of contemporary art through these installations, and take part in the delightful activities specially designed by SAM and the artists. Get ready to be surprised! 

Singapore Art Museum at 8Q 
17 May to 1 September
10am – 7pm (Mon – Sun) 10am – 9pm (Fri) 
$10 (Adult), $5 (Students & Seniors aged 60 and above)
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below

  Art Attack! – Children’s Season at The Peranakan Museum  

Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures and it’s important for your kid to be exposed to different cultures from a young age. Let him get to know about the Peranakans in a fun way at the Peranakan Museum!

Be one of the first to view and take part in the new contemporary art installation, Luminous Depth.Watch the premiere Rempah Sayang, a film presented by Big Eyes, Big Minds as part of this year’s Singapore International Children's Film Festival. Enjoy storytelling sessions, demonstrations of Peranakan pastimes, and hands-on activities.

Peranakan Museum
22 and 23 June
Activities from 1pm to 5pm
Free admission to galleries from 10am to 7pm

Island Tales at the National Museum of Singapore

Want to listen to a rollicking good tale? Bring them to Island Tales at National Museum of Singapore where storytellers will engage your kids with tales of the past!

Let our storytellers inspire the young ones with intriguing and colourful tales from the past! With engaging dramatisation and interaction, these sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history.
National Museum of Singapore
Concourse and Craft Zone, Level 1
Every Monday and Wednesday | 10am and 11:30am | 30 minutes Every Saturday and Sunday | 10:30am and 1:30pm | 30 minutes

For more information, please visit the Children's Season website!