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Family Fun at the National Museum

27 Jan 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes

Here at the National Museum of Singapore, there are many exciting ways for the whole family from children to grandparents alike to discover Singapore’s rich history together. Join us for a full day of family programmes on the dates listed below! Explore our galleries at your own pace with our interactive Get Curious! Family Guide, try to spot artefacts with our Early Learning Resources, keep your minds active and hands busy at our inter-generational workshops and sensory playdates, join a tour to discover interesting facts about Singapore and the world, and more! Check this page regularly for updated programme details.


Date Theme


27 Jan Lunar New Year Celebrations

21 Mar March Holidays! [CANCELLED]

15 May – 10 Jul #MuseumfromHome: Get Curious!

18 – 31 May International Museum Day

20 – 27 Jun Singapore Heritage Festival

8 – 9 Aug National Day Celebrations 

7 Nov Deepavali Celebrations

21 Nov – 27 Dec Children's Season at the National Museum 2020

12 Dec Christmas Celebrations


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.



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

Our very first interactive guide for children and families supports your museum visit and presents information on our galleries and collection in a fun and accessible manner, through various interactive elements across 116 pages.

Get Curious! is on sale at the Museum Label shop on Level 1 at $24.90. A discounted price is available for bulk purchases (min. 6 copies).

Click here for a special sneak peek preview of some pages and the bulk order form!

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#MuseumfromHome: Get Curious!
15 May – 10 Jul | Recommended for families with children aged 1 to 10 years.

While everyone stays at home during this period, we have planned a series of programmes for you to enjoy the #MuseumFromHome. You can look forward to craft activities, resources and programmes that will be released online every Friday at 10am. Gather materials around the house and follow our craft video tutorials to make your own toys, engage in music and movement activities inspired by our Early Learning Resources, belt out some favourite nursery rhymes together in the privacy of your living room, and more. Click here for the full details!

Children’s Season, which usually takes place in the middle of the year, will be held at the end of this year instead.

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Timmy and Tammy at the National Day Parade Storytelling and Games Session *live-streamed*
8 August, 11am (45 min) | Ages 4 and up

Join us for this live session where children can listen to the story of Timmy & Tammy at the National Day Parade, and have a fun-filled time with activities such as a game of charades and a finish-the-lyrics challenge!

Watch this video to make your very own Parachute Soldier as a pre-session activity. See you soon!

The live-stream will take place on the National Museum of Singapore’s Facebook page. A recording of the session will be available after the event.
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Nat’s National Day Wish Storytelling Programme
9 August | Ages 5 and up

“I wish I can be a soldier with Papa and Yeye (Mandarin for grandfather) in an aircon room!”

This National Day, the museum presents Nat’s National Day Wish, a storytelling programme for families. Join 5-year-old Nat, Papa and Yeye on their visit to our Singapore History Gallery, where they will share their stories and learn about the history of National Service in Singapore!

Video will be available on 9 Aug.

International Museum Day

International Museum Day
18 – 31 May

This year, the National Museum of Singapore presents a series of programmes in commemoration of International Museum Day (IMD), designed around the theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”!

From the comfort of your home, learn more about the design of inclusive spaces in a talk by Lekker Architects, the designer of the museum’s own Quiet Room. Try your hand at making your own performer puppets using materials found at home, or listen to a fascinating conversation between an Ustaz (religious leader) and Frank Foo, the author of a book series about festivals in Singapore, on the significance of Ramadan. Plus, learn more about Singapore’s cultures through a fun online scavenger hunt and stand a chance to win Food for Thought e-vouchers! Click here for more details!

Singapore Heritage Festival
Singapore Heritage Festival
20 – 27 Jun

In conjunction with this year’s Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF), the National Museum will be presenting a series of programmes celebrating our heritage, traditions as well as inter-generational stories of local businesses. Viewers can look forward to online talks on Singapore’s food heritage, and stand a chance to savour the local dishes featured.

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!