Drop-in craft
Drop-in craft

Your Exploration Guide at the National Museum!

03 Dec 2022 - 07 Jan 2023
Varies with Programmes
Varies with Programmes
Explore elements of Japanese art and culture while having fun with your family and friends!
Join us for a series of specially curated programmes organised in conjunction with The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 at the National Museum of Singapore. The adventure continues at our galleries - Solve riddles, play Spot-the-artefact and more with our Early Learning Resources. Start browsing below now!



Drop-in Craft Activity: Decorate Your Own Hopter Toy

Sat 3 Dec | 11am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 5.30pm | The Salon, Level 1
Recommended for children ages 4 & up | Free
Limited sets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Decorate and bring home your very own Hopter toy. Markers and coloured papers will be provided for this drop-in craft.

Live Anime Portrait Drawing by Collateral Damage Studios

Sat 3 Dec | 2pm to 5.30pm | 15 mins per slot
The Salon, Level 1 | All ages
Free with registration via Peatix, but a $5 deposit will be collected during registration, and will be refunded after the session upon verification of attendance.

Ever wondered what you would look like as an anime character? Come get your very own anime portrait created before your eyes by the talented artists from Collateral Damage Studios (CDS) at the National Museum of Singapore!

Register at https://nms-animeportrait.peatix.com to secure your timeslot! Limited slots available. Walk-ins welcome depending on availability.

Each ticket entitles participants to 1 portrait drawing (featuring up to 2 pax in the same portrait). Limited to 1 ticket per participant.

Participants’ photographs will be taken for the portrait drawing and each portrait will take the artist about 10 – 15mins to complete. Participants will be advised to leave their contact numbers with the artists and will be contacted when the portraits are ready for collection.

Photo is for illustration purposes only and may differ from actual drawings created during the workshop.
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Showcase: What’s Your Toy Story?

10 Nov 2022 – 14 May 2023 | 10am – 7pm | Growing Up gallery, Level 2
Standard museum admission fees apply. Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Inspired by The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 held at the National Museum from 5 November 2022 – 5 February 2023, we invited members of the public to contribute stories of their own treasured toys based on their favourite cartoon characters.

On display in the Growing Up gallery are some of the selected entries. Be sure to check them out today!


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Early Learning Resources (ELR)

Available for sale at Supermama, Level 1

Play spot-the-artefact and solve riddles to discover little-known facts about our artefacts with our ELR booklets!
Click here to find out more.
How to Create Dynamic Creatures of Character

How to Create Dynamic Creatures of Character! [SOLD OUT]

Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am to 11.30am | Seminar Room, Level 2
Recommended for children ages 6 – 8 with a parent/grandparent
$10 per adult-child pair

Learn how to draw your very own manga characters, based on our furry, feathered or scaly friends from the wild!* Led by the Association of Comic Artists (SG), the session will include shared art materials (paper and stationery for drawing and colouring), dot-by-dot and freehand drawing worksheets.

Each ticket admits only 1 parent and child. Please purchase a ticket for each participating child. Register at https://nms-mangacreatures.peatix.com.

*Inspired by The William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings from the National Museum of Singapore

Note: For families with children between ages 9 to 12, visit https://nms-mangaart.peatix.com for a workshop on creating your own comic strip, led by 360 Education on 3 Dec, from 3 to 5pm!
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Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum of Singapore

Recommended for ages 5 & up | $24.90
Available for sale at Supermama, Level 1

Discover the stories of highlighted artefacts through themes such as animals, colours, shapes, transport and values in this 116-page interactive guide!
Click here for a sneak preview!

Join us in celebrating the various ethnic festivals and school holidays, including Children’s Season, at the museum. Click to follow our Family Fun peatix page for the latest updates!
Introduction to Wagashi Art

Introduction to Wagashi Art [SOLD OUT]

Sat 7 Jan 2023 | 2pm – 5pm | The Salon, Level 1
Recommended for ages 13 and above | $35 per pax

Create a feast for the eyes and a treat for the palate with simple ingredients like azuki beans, kidney beans, sugar, and glutinous rice flour. Wagashi, or traditional Japanese confectionery, is much more than a sweet treat to go with a bowl of matcha (green tea). It is an art form that embodies the changing seasons of Japan.

Through this workshop, participants will gain a basic overview of nerikiri, one of the many forms of wagashi, and bring home sweets made by their own hands.

Register now at https://nms-wagashiart.peatix.com.

Photo is for illustration purposes only and may differ from actual wagashi created during the workshop. The tools provided are not included in the cost of ticket and will need to be returned to the facilitator after the workshop.

About the facilitator
Nadiah was first introduced to wagashi through Japanese anime and manga. She was captivated by the artistry and craftsmanship that went into a simple piece of confectionery. Her interest has led her to pursue several wagashi instructor certifications from the Japan Salonaise Association. She enjoys making wagashi as a hobby and to express herself creatively and connect with other Japanese cultural enthusiasts.

Manga Art Workshop [SOLD OUT]

Sat 3 Dec | 3 to 5pm (15 mins break in between) | Seminar Room, Level 2
Recommended for children ages 9 – 12 | $15 per child

Calling all budding manga artists! Create your very own one-page manga comic strip with this session led by 360 Education. This workshop will include live demonstrations on how proportions, composition and colours are used to create a series of characters, animals, flora and fauna!*

Shared art materials (colour pencils and watercolour) will be provided for the session. No prior art experience required, just interest and a wish to create!

*Inspired by The William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings from the National Museum of Singapore

Note: For families with children between ages 6 to 8, visit https://nms-mangacreatures.peatix.com for a workshop on creating your dynamic creatures of character! This session will be led by the Association of Comic Artists (SG) on 3 Dec, from 10.30 to 11.30am!

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!