20 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

Various Timings

Getting here

Online and Onsite

ACM is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit H)

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Admission

General admission charges apply.

Free admission to programmes.

Join us this Children’s Season, as we embark on a quest to discover fantastic creatures and amazing animals in Asian art. Through immersive storytelling, child-friendly workshops, and engaging craft activities, children can explore a world where creatures real and mythical roam to uncover a trove of Asian treasures. Our school holiday programme line-up consists of both online and self-guided activities. So whether you’re at the museum or at home, get ready to put on your explorer’s hat and seek out these fantastic creatures with us!


The well-being of our visitors and staff remains our primary concern. For your safety, ACM implements and follows all current safe management measures for staff and visitors. These include:

  • The use of SafeEntry upon entry and exit
  • Safe-distancing of at least one metre at all times
  • Wearing of mask at all times
  • No more than 5 visitors per group, with no mingling across groups
ACM implements vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) for entry into our museums. For more information, please visit National Heritage Board's Safe Management Measures for Museum Stakeholders.

 

 

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SELF-GUIDED TRAIL BOOKLET

20 Nov  31 Dec

Suitable for ages 7 and up


Go on a search for fantastic creatures in our ACM galleries. Pick up an activity trail booklet from our friendly visitor services staff at the Front Desk, then use it to discover animals and other interesting creatures in the museum. Learn more about the exquisitely crafted art objects they decorate as well. Show your completed trail booklet to our Front Desk staff to redeem a special DIY animal puzzle kit. While supplies last.


Download and print your own trail booklet if you are at home.

 

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AMAZING ANIMALS! DIY PUZZLE KITS [FULLY REDEEMED]

20 Nov – 31 Dec

Suitable for ages 7 and up


Hone your problem-solving skills with our Amazing Animals! DIY puzzle kit. You'll get to assemble a 3D cardboard pencil holder of a rabbit or an elephant inspired by animal-related objects in the ACM collection.


Puzzle kits can be redeemed at the Front Desk upon completion of the Fantastic Creatures trail activity booklet.


*One craft kit will be given to each child who has completed the trail booklet. The 3D rabbit puzzle will be available from 20 Nov to 11 Dec, and the 3D elephant puzzle will be available for redemption from 12 to 31 Dec.



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LISTEN AND LEARN: CHILDREN'S AUDIO CLIPS 

20 Nov – 31 Dec

Suitable for ages 9 and up


Listen to children’s audio clips that explore two special works of art in the museum – a horse-shaped incense burner, and a ceramic cup with a fish resting inside! Our audio clips inspire close looking and encourage children to slow down and engage with ACM objects in a meaningful way.

Listen here.



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STORYTIME WITH ACM: ANIMAL TALES OF ASIA

Interactive storytelling with craft activity by The Storytelling Centre Limited

Saturdays, 20 Nov, 4 Dec and 18 Dec | 10am Online Premiere

Suitable for ages 5 to 10


FREE on ACM's Facebook and YouTube pages.


Travel around Asia and meet different animal characters - all from the comfort of your home. Tune in to ACM's Facebook page for a series of engaging Asian folktales presented by young storytellers from The Storytelling Centre Limited. Then, get creative at home and join them in a simple craft activity inspired by animal characters that you'll meet in the stories!


Storytime Schedule:

20 Nov – The Crocodile’s Wish 

4 Dec – The Boy who Fought the Oni

18 Dec – The Trickster in the Jungle


All stories directed by Kamini Ramachandran from The Storytelling Centre Limited.



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DRAMA PERFORMANCES FOR CHILDREN

Interactive drama performance by ACT 3 International 

Fridays, 3 and 17 Dec | 2pm Online and Onsite

Suitable for ages 5 to 10


Join us LIVE at ACM! Open to a small audience only. Register here. [SOLD OUT]

 

Free on ACM's Facebook and YouTube pages.

Stories on Asian mythical creatures and animals come to life in these engaging drama performances by ACT 3 International.


Performance Schedule:

3 Dec – The Monkey and the Drum

17 Dec – The Jade Dragon and the Golden Phoenix

 

 

6 After hearing about the different types of Baroque dances the children hear it live from British cellist Colin Carr


POP-UP APPEARANCES BY CHAMBER MUSIC AND ARTS SINGAPORE [SOLD OUT]

Children-friendly concerts by Chamber Music and Arts Singapore 

Friday 17 Dec | 1pm to 1.30pm, 3pm - 3.30pm Onsite

Suitable for ages 5 and up


Discover little critters in classical music with Chamber Music and Arts Singapore Homegrown Series Musicians Yang Shuxiang and Cherie Khor in these performances.

Register here


ONLINE WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED OVER ZOOM


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ART TO HEART: CREATE A MYTHICAL CREATURE BY SAMH [SOLD OUT]

26 and 27 Nov | 3 - 4.30pm

Suitable for ages 6 to 9


$10 refundable deposit


Facilitated by an art therapist from the Singapore Association for Mental Health, learn about the different qualities and characteristics of various mythical creatures in the ACM collection, then make one of your own. The workshop is open to one-parent, one-child pairs.

Sign up for the workshop on ACM's Peatix page. Limited slots available.

 

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MAKE A DRAGON PUPPET WORKSHOP BY WAHSOSIMPLE [SOLD OUT]

10 and 11 Dec | 3 - 4.30pm

Ages 9 and up


$10 refundable deposit


Learn more about the dragon, qilin, and phoenix in Asian folklore and culture, then try your hand at creating your very own 3D dragon puppet!

Sign up for the workshop on ACM’s Peatix page. Limited slots available.