Childrens Season 4
Childrens Season 4
27 May 2023 - 25 Jun 2023
Various Locations
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Satisfy your appetite for fun and enjoyable moments at the National Museum this June holidays, with Get Curious: All About Food!

Explore five-food themed interactive installations that cover topics ranging from traditional food preparation tools to innovation in food packaging. Plus, check out the range of fun-filled programmes that touch on the topics of sustainability and science. With Get Curious: All About Food, there is much for families – both young and old – to discover and be entertained!

Enjoy FREE admission to the museum on the 27 & 28 May 2023!

 

CS23Installations All About Food

Installations: All About Food!

27 May – 25 Jun^
| 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 6pm daily

Free* | Glass Atrium, Level 2 

^ The installations are open from 9am on 1 June for Quiet Mornings. For the free drop-in craft activity at Reunion, click here to learn more!


Explore five food-themed interactive installations and learn through play!

  • Stop 1: Buying & Selling Food

  • Stop 2: Preparing Food

  • Stop 3: Cooking Food

  • Stop 4: Packaging Food

  • Stop 5: Consuming Food


Plus, don't miss two special showcases – “This Is What We Eat at Home”, a photography showcase by 3Pumpkins, and “My Favourite Traditional Snack” featuring artworks by students from APSN Chaoyang School!


*Recommended for families with children ages 3 & up. No pre-registration required.
CS23-WanderFOOD Trail

WanderFOOD Trail

27 May – 25 Jun
 |  Glass Atrium, Level 2 (Beside the escalator)

*Free | 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 6pm daily

Look out for this sign to spot 6 trail stops as you explore our Level 2 galleries! Learn fun facts about the museum’s food-related artefacts and follow the instructions to complete an online quiz. When you’re done, head to the Children’s Season Info Counter at Level 2 (near the escalator) to redeem a pack of biscuits sponsored by Khong Guan!

*Recommended for ages 5 & up. Registration required at Children’s Season Info Counter (Glass Atrium, Level 2 – beside the escalator).


CS23-WahSoSimple

Drop-in Craft Activity: Stamp Your Fav Food by WahSoSimple

27 – 28 May &  3 – 4 Jun | 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5pm
*Free | Get Curious! Children’s Studio, Level 3


Drop in for a colouring and stamping activity where you can choose from a variety of food-related stamps to “fill” up your tingkat container or porcelain bowl!


*Recommended for families with children ages 3 & up. No pre-registration required and on first-come-first served basis.
CS23-Lollibox

Drop-in Craft Activity: Tropical Fruit Scratch Art Fun by Lollibox

10 – 11, 17–18 & 24 – 25 Jun | 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 5pm
*Free | Get Curious! Children’s Studio, Level 3


Draw, scratch and reveal the magical rainbow colour beneath some of the fruits featured in the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings! You can also find out some fun facts about these fruits.

*Recommended for families with children ages 3 & up. No pre-registration required and on first-come-first served basis.


CS23-Little Food Explorers

Little Food Explorers by HaruPlate


Designed to feed the senses, these multi-sensorial experiences let your little ones discover the wonderful world of food!

 

Mini Playground Design

3 Jun | 2pm – 3:30pm, 4pm – 5:30pm
$20 per child* | The Salon, Level 1

Reduce, re-use and have fun with food scraps! Think about structures and elements of design, while learning about sustainability and food waste as you build your own miniature sculptures.

*Recommended for ages 5 to 10 (drop-off programme)

Little Green FoodPrints [SOLD OUT]

4 Jun & 17 Jun | 10:30am – 12pm
$20 per adult-child pair* | The Salon, Level 1

Go on a discovery journey from farm to table! Combining role-play and small world play, this activity enables children to imagine themselves as farmers, gardeners and stall owners, exploring different food environments.

*Recommended for ages 2 to 6 with parent/guardian

Pasta Play [SOLD OUT]

11 Jun | 2pm – 3:30pm, 4pm – 5:30pm

$25 per adult-child pair* | The Salon, Level 1


Cook and craft with one of our favourite carbohydrates! Learn how pasta is made and make your own unique and fun pasta shapes using everyday objects. 

*Recommended for ages 3 to 8 with parent/guardian.


Magical Ice-Cream [SOLD OUT]
28 May & 25 Jun | 10:30am – 11:30am
$25 per adult-child pair* | The Salon, Level 1

Join us in this fun-filled session to learn about the different ingredients and discover the cool science behind ice cream making. Get ready for a sticky, finger-lickin' good time!

*Recommended for ages 3 to 8 with parent/guardian.
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Click here to register for your preferred workshop!

CS23-Beeswax

DIY Beeswax Wrap Workshop by The Sustainability Project

17 Jun | 2pm – 3pm, 4pm – 5pm 

$25 per adult-child pair* | The Salon, Level 1

Learn about the benefits of using beeswax wrap as an alternative to plastic cling wrap, and how it works towards reducing your plastic consumption! Make your own beeswax wrap with various scrap fabrics in this interactive session!

*Recommended for ages 8 to 12 with parent/guardian

Click here to register!


CS23-What Do You Eat At Home

[Guided Tour & Interactive Sharing] What Do You Eat At Home?


17 & 18 Jun | 2pm – 2:45pm, 4pm – 4:45pm
Free* | Showcase Area A at Glass Atrium, Level 2


Join us as a creator of This is What We Eat at Home! Go on a special guided tour of the photography showcase led by the youth of Tak Takut Kids Club! Listen to their stories as told through the food they eat at home and be inspired to share your own stories in this interactive session.

*Recommended for families with children ages 6 to 12 (parent accompaniment optional). $5 refundable-deposit is required.

Click here to register!
 

This is What We Eat at Home is a participatory photography project featuring children and youth from very diverse households in Boon Lay. The showcase is at the National Museum of Singapore's Glass Atrium on level 2, near Story of the Forest, from 27 May to 25 June.


CS23-Kampung Hawker

Interactive Theatre: Kampung Hawker Centre by The Learning Connections

18 Jun | 11am – 11:45am, 2:30pm – 3:15pm & 4pm – 4:45pm

$15 per adult-child pair* | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level


Discover a slice of Singapore’s hawker culture with Raju, Jumaat and Lim – three best friends who each run a hawker stall in Kampung Food Centre, until Raju faces a problem running his roti prata stall one day. Is the kampung spirit still alive in Kampung Food Centre? And how will Raju overcome this obstacle?

 

Click here to register!

*Recommended for ages 4 to 8 with parent/guardian.This is a multilingual interactive drama performance.


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Food For Laughs: Creating a Delicious 4-Panel Comic with Food Characters by Colin Goh from Yumcha Studios

15 Jun | 2:00pm - 3:15pm
$20 per adult-child pair | The Salon, Level 1

How does one create a funny 4-panel comic? In this workshop, young creators will get to see how Artist Colin Goh creates a 4-panel comic using story elements such as set-up, punchline, panels, word and thought balloons and create one of their own. Participants will pick up a very useful storytelling structure which they may use in their own narrative and composition writing.

Click here to register!

Recommended for ages 7 to 12 with parent/guardian. This programme is presented by the Children’s Museum Singapore.
CS23-Big Eyes Big Minds

Big Eyes, Big Minds – 12th Singapore International Children’s Film Festival

24 – 25 Jun | Timing varies
$14.90 per ticket* | Gallery Theatre, Basement level


In its 12th edition this year, the Big Eyes, Big Minds – Singapore International Children’s Film Festival continues to offer the best films from around the world to educate, enrich, and inspire kids. For the first time, this beloved children’s film festival joins Children’s Season at the National Museum with 5 film collections: 

  • Tiny Bites (for ages 2 to 6) 

  • Super Foods (for ages 4 to 9) 

  • Just Desserts (for ages 4 to 9) 

  • Curry Time (for ages 7 to 12)

  • Food For the Soul (for ages 9 to 15) 

Each collection comprises a series of engaging short films that are curated for a specific age group.

Register now by clicking here.

*Recommended for families with children ages 2 to 15.
CS23-Dough-It-Yourself

Dough-It-Yourself (DIY) Bread-making Workshop by Café Brera [SOLD OUT]

24 Jun | 2pm – 3:30pm, 4pm – 5:30pm
$25 per adult-child pair* | $18 per grandparent-grandchild pair | Café Brera at Reunion, Level 1

Have fun experimenting with various types of flour to make a bread dough that you can bake, taste and bring home! You can also learn about the history of how different breads were sold in Singapore and other countries in this interactive workshop.

 

*Recommended for ages 6 to 14 with parent/guardian.
CS23- The Incredible Basket

Interactive Storytelling: The Incredible Basket by Quek Hong Shin [SOLD OUT]

28 May | 2:30pm – 3:15pm, 4pm – 4:45pm 

10 Jun | 3pm – 3:45pm, 4:30pm – 5:15pm

$10 per adult-child pair* | The Salon, Level 1


In the spirit of environmental sustainability, learn how a dowry gift basket can be transformed to serve a variety of purposes, from delivering kueh to being a prop for games. These interactive storytelling sessions also offer opportunities for children to touch food-related objects from the museum’s handling collection, role-play as a noodle seller, and perform a short lion dance!


Click here to register!

*Recommended for ages 3 to 6 with parent/guardian
CS23-STEAM Workshop
Sustainable STEAM Workshops by Cultivate Central

Use upcycled materials to learn about eco-friendly practices while growing your own food! Be introduced to hydroponics as a form of farming, the science behind it, as well as food security in Singapore. Then, create your own DIY Krakty Bottle System, a simplified hydroponic system, with upcycled plastic bottles.

Bring a sapling home in your new handicraft to nurture, observe and eventually harvest the greens to enjoy!
 Choose from two workshops that include their own unique growing kits:

Grow Food, Grow Rhizomes [SOLD OUT]

10 Jun | 10:15am – 11am, 11:30am – 12:15pm
$15 per adult-child pair* | The Salon, Level 1

Learn about the uses of local and regional rhizomes as aromatics and food, as well as for their healing properties. Then, use your kit to plant these rhizomes in a healthy potting mix!

*Recommended for ages 5 to 10 with parent/guardian.

Kratky Hydroponics [SOLD OUT]

18 Jun | 10:15am – 11am, 11:30am – 12:15pm
$15 per adult-child pair* | The Salon, Level 1

Be introduced to hydroponics as a form of farming, the science behind it, as well as food security in Singapore. Then, create your own DIY Krakty Bottle System, a simplified hydroponic system, with upcycled plastic bottles. Bring a sapling home in your new handicraft to nurture, observe and eventually harvest the greens to enjoy!

*Recommended for ages 5 to 10 with parent/guardian.

Click here to register for your preferred workshop!


CS23-My Meal Makeover by Playeum

Inclusive Storytelling & Craft Workshop: My Meal Makeover by Playeum [SOLD OUT]


3 Jun | 10:30am – 12pm
$15 per adult-child pair* | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level


Join us for a foodie adventure exploring our love for local cuisines. Let’s recreate our favourite meals and let our imagination soar, using recyclable materials like never before! Inspired by Sharon Ismail’s bilingual picture book Makan Time!, this playful workshop is open to children of all abilities. Be sure to bring your imagination and curiosities!


Click here to register!

*This session is an inclusive programme for children with and without additional needs. Recommended for ages 3 to 6 with parent/guardian.