June FF 21
June FF 21

June Holidays Family Fun!

29 May 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Explore our stories and collection with our curated digital programmes that will bring you through the museum and our special exhibitions – Home, Truly and Picturing the Pandemic!
Artefact Onsite

Online Programmes

Artefact Highlights: Show and Tell [LIVE-STREAM]
2 Jun (Wed) | 10.30 – 11.15am [FULL]
2 Jun (Wed) | 2.30 – 3.15pm [FULL]
6 Jun (Sun) | 3.30 – 4.15pm [FULL]
16 Jun (Wed) | 10.30 – 11.15am [FULL]
20 Jun (Sun) | 2.30 – 3.15pm [FULL]
23 Jun (Wed) | 2.30 – 3.15pm [FULL]
27 Jun (Sun) | 2.30 – 3.15pm [FULL]
Conducted via Zoom – link will be sent to those who have successfully registered | $5 per family, refundable upon taking attendance | Age 7 and up

Get a glimpse into what growing up in the 1980s and ’90s was like, through Singapore’s currency series and electronics. In this experiential session, you will be introduced to some of our handling objects by our passionate Museum Host volunteers.

Visit ah210620.peatix.com to register. Please note that no refunds will be issued for no-shows, and no recording will be provided after the session.
Do the splits

Do The Splits Risograph Workshop [LIVE-STREAM]
13 Jun (Sun) | 10.30am – 12.30pm & 3.30 – 5.30pm | Conducted via Zoom – link will be sent to those who have successfully registered | $70 per family, includes delivery of 10x A5 postcards of your own unique risograph photoworks | Age 12 and up

Have you ever wondered how some artworks are printed in such bright and vibrant colours? Risograph printing is a semi-analogue printing technique, which produces prints with a unique textured effect. In this beginner’s workshop conducted by Knuckles & Notch, learn to create your very own photowork in Risograph using your smartphone and simple tools on Adobe Photoshop, and produce photoworks that are your own unique representation of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Programme breakdown:

  1. Prior to the workshop, participants will receive instructions via a Google Drive folder for composing and shooting their own still life photos representing their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.Each family should upload two photos for Knuckles & Notch’s review by 10 Jun, 11am.
  2. During the workshop, participants will need to have the Adobe Photoshop CC trial version downloaded onto their computers (free trial available for 7 days). They will be guided to set up their photoworks on Photoshop CC, then observe a step-by-step process of risograph printing.
  3. After the workshop, all photoworks will be printed as A5 postcards. Each family will receive 10 postcards (five copies each of the two photoworks) in 2 – 3 working days.
  4. This is only the start of your risograph journey. Participants will also get to riso print your next photowork with Knuckles & Notch, at a discount of 25%!

Visit riso210613.peatix.com to register. Please note that no refunds will be issued for no-shows, and no recording will be provided after the session.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition, Picturing the Pandemic at the basement level.

 

Landmark
A Landmark Story Family Scrapbooking Workshop [LIVE-STREAM]
26 Jun (Sat) | 2.30 – 4pm | Conducted via Zoom – link will be sent to those who have successfully registered | $30 per family, inclusive of scrapbooking materials delivered to one address | Age 5 and up

Which of Singapore’s old and new landmarks have you visited? Which of these still exist today, and which are no longer around? Share some fun and memorable family moments as you and your child unleash your creativity to decorate and design a usable scrapbook with a unique lighted frame. Your family scrapbook can be used as a photo album helping you capture lasting memories of the places you visit in Singapore, and also appreciate how our country has evolved through the founding years.

Each ticket includes one set of scrapbooking craft materials which will be delivered to the participants’ address prior to the session. Families are also encouraged to prepare 5 – 10 family photos to be used in their scrapbook.

Visit scrapbook210626.peatix.com to register. Please note that no refunds will be issued for no-shows, and no recording will be provided after the session.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition,
Home, Truly at the basement level.
Treasure Hunt

On-site Programmes


Home in the Museum: A Treasure Hunt [SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITY]
5 – 27 Jun | Estimated duration: 2 hrs | Starting point: Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Free | Age 7 and up

Dennis the otter and his family need to find a new home! What has happened, and where can they go? Embark on this quest to find them a new home in the museum, and meet various museum employees in the process to uncover behind-the-scenes stories of their work.

This is a self-facilitated treasure hunt. Participants should obtain their gallery admission tickets at the Visitor Services counter on Level 1 before proceeding to the starting point. You will need a mobile device with Internet access, and are advised to set aside two hours to complete the hunt!

Visit familyfunnms.peatix.com to view all dates and timings, and to register.
Time Workshop
A Time Immemorial Creative Workshop
17 Jul (Sat) | 2.30 – 5.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level | $100 per adult-child pair (SRV-redeemable) | Age 7 and up

A fun-filled afternoon of artistic expression beckons! First, experience a tour of the WAS I HERE art installation conducted by artist Francis Ng. Then, explore the concepts of presence, identity and space through taking Polaroid pictures and creating a 3D cast using plaster of Paris. View full details of the installation and workshop here.

Participants are encouraged to bring a small 3D personal object (maximum size of 3cm x 3cm x 3cm), to create your plaster of Paris cast with.

Registration link will be made available on 20 Jun. Each $100 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Programmes may be changed in line with the evolving COVID-19 situation, and refunds will be available if the programme is postponed or cancelled.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibitions,
Home, Truly and Picturing the Pandemic at the basement level.

Recess Time 21
Recess Time Memories: A Lunchbox-Making Workshop
17 Jul (Sat) | 10.30am – 12pm & 3.30 – 5pm | The Salon, Level 1 | $20 per adult-child pair, each pair will be given one set of ingredients and materials to make your own lunchbox | Age 4 and up

For many of us, recess time is one of our favourite times of the school day! What are some of your fondest memories of recess time? How did you and your parents/ grandparents spend most of your recess times? Were they spent eating food from your favourite canteen stall, engaging in a country eraser battle with your classmates or playing in the field?

Turn your memories of recess time into an irresistible lunchbox! Join Clare of @snackboxdiaries and learn techniques to prepare and assemble your very own recess time memories lunchbox.

Registration link will be made available on 20 Jun. Each $20 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Programmes may be changed in line with the evolving COVID-19 situation, and refunds will be available if the programme is postponed or cancelled.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition,
Home, Truly at the basement level.
Timmy Tammy

Past Programmes

Interactive Storytelling – Timmy & Tammy: What Is Singapore? [LIVESTREAM]
5 Jun (Sat) | 10.30 – 11am | Conducted via Zoom | $10 per family | Age 5 – 10

In this interactive storytelling session based on the popular children’s book Timmy & Tammy: What Is Singapore?, families will hear from four interesting characters who have each chosen an object to represent Singapore.

Please note that no recording will be provided after the session.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition,
Home, Truly at the basement level.

Things that remain

Things That Remain by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions
5 Jun (Sat) | 2.30 – 3pm & 4 – 4.30pm | Conducted via Zoom | $20 per family | Age 4 and up

Some old, some new, some just odd – in Grandma’s cupboard, there's a treasure trove of special things waiting to be explored.

A magical performance incorporating imagination, live music and puppet play, and discover how each of these everyday objects represent well-loved moments and memories.

Please note that no recording will be provided after the session.

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!