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Children's Special 2019

01 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Various Venues
10am - 6.30pm
Free Admission
This June, Children's Special at the National Museum celebrates the launch of our special publication for families, Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum of Singapore. Explore our permanent galleries as a family with this book, and discover the exciting stories of highlighted artefacts through themes such as Animals, Colours, Shapes, Transport and Values.

Visit our basement level to discover magical story worlds of the land, sea and forest, play on bouncy castles, discover toys of the past and share stories of what’s in your world. Join fun programmes such as character tours, Young Cinema screenings, and engaging workshops where you can create your own wind-up toys and artworks. While you're here, don't forget to stop by our special exhibition on Singapore's Food Packaging story at our level 1 Stamford Gallery! Get curious – what interesting stories will you find at the museum?

Please email nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg to enquire for group visits above 50 pax.

Scroll down for more details and download the brochure here!

Get Curious Book

Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum of Singapore

Explore the galleries as a family using our specially-developed publication, featuring lots of fun and interactive activities. Readers can also participate in our “What’s your toy story?” campaign (a campaign entry card is included with each copy of Get Curious!) and stand a chance to have your treasured toy displayed in our Growing Up gallery!

Get Curious! is available at the Canyon (Basement level) and the Museum Label Shop (Level 1) at a special price of $18 per copy for the month of June (U.P. $24.90). Click here for more information on the “What’s your toy story?” campaign.

Click here for a sneak preview of Get Curious!



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Discover stories of Singapore – from the land and sea, to the forest and you and me!
  • Stories of the Land: Piece together a huge jigsaw puzzle of Singapore 163 years ago!

  • Stories of the Sea: Be an archaeologist! Find out more about the bowls and vases that were brought to Singapore by ship hundreds of years ago, and weigh yourself against an anchor from a sunken wartime troopship!

  • Forest Playground: Play on bouncy castles shaped like birds of the Malayan rainforest. Toddlers can also explore our special sensory play tents!

  • Stories of You & Me: Take a closer look at toys from the past and compare them to popular toys of today. Draw or print a photo of an item which you treasure - share with us why it is special to you and find out what items are special to others!
    *The photo printing station is supported by Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.


Programmes CS2019


Curious young visitors can learn about people, plants, animals, and more. From character tours to theatrical productions and engaging workshops, choose from 11 exciting programmes throughout this month of the June school holidays!

A. Get Curious about People

B. Get Curious about Plants and Animals

C. Get Curious about Treasured Items

D. Get Curious about Food

See our programme schedule at a glance here!



Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Lift Access / Pram-parking Facilities / Lockers

Lift access, pram-parking facilities and lockers are available. Please enquire at the museum’s Visitor Services counter located on Level 1.

Nursing and Baby Changing Rooms

Nursing and baby changing rooms are located near the washrooms on every floor.

Water Dispensers

Water dispensers are located outside the washrooms on Level 2 and 3. For hot water, please
use the water dispenser on Level 3.


If anyone in the family has a special need (e.g. autism, wheelchair user), you may find the information on our Accessibility page helpful.

Email nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg for enquiries.


NDOH scavenger hunt

National Day Scavenger Hunt @ NMS
7 – 9 Aug | 10am – 6pm daily | Long Concourse, Level 1

Complement your museum visit with an exploration of our galleries with the Scavenger Hunt @ NMS! Discover clues that will lead you to exciting artefacts in our museum and be inspired to view history through a fresh perspective. Complete the challenge and redeem a special souvenir!

All you need is a mobile device or tablet with Internet connection.

Register at the links below!

For 7 Aug, sign up at ndoh21scavenger.peatix.com
For 8 Aug, sign up at ndoh21scavenger8aug.peatix.com
For 9 Aug, sign up at ndoh21scavenger9aug.peatix.com

mama shop owner character tour
Mama Shop Owner Character Tours
8 Aug | 2 – 2.30pm
9 Aug | 11 – 11.30am
Growing Up gallery | $8 per adult-child pair | Limited spaces available

Follow this mama shop owner as he takes you back in time to discover the stories behind his toys!

Each $8 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only.
This programme is suitable for children aged 5 – 10.

Stay tuned for the registration link!
NDOH what makes singapore home

What Makes Singapore Home? – A Home, Truly experience for the special needs community
8 & 9 Aug | 9 – 10.30am | Meeting point: Outside the Home, Truly gallery, Basement Level
$10 deposit per family (up to 4 pax), refundable after the session | Limited spaces available

What makes Singapore home? Join us on this tour experience designed by Superhero Me where you’ll learn about our people, housing, food and environment through sensory activities. At the end of the journey, you will get to create a poster to pledge for a better future!

Recommended for families with children with special needs aged 7 and up. A resource pack including a social story and visual schedule will be sent to registered participants.

What Makes Singapore Home? is an access programme for individuals with special needs to enjoy the
Home, Truly exhibition through a mindfully curated experience. The access programme is organised by Superhero Me and the National Museum of Singapore, and is enabled by Temasek Foundation.

Stay tuned for the registration link!

Open Score project ndoh

Performance by Open Score Project
9 Aug | 4pm | Free
Livestream on NMS’s Facebook page

Open Score Project is a multicultural music ensemble whose sound uniquely converges various ethnic and musical cultures of the world. The ensemble has performed for events such as the NAC Young Artist Award and Cultural Medallion award ceremony, as well as overseas National Day celebrations.

Join us for this performance featuring a repertoire of songs, including National Day favourites such as “Singapore Sunny Island” and “Bunga Sayang”!

Bookmark the event on our Facebook page here!

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources 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. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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