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March Holidays Family Fun

11 Mar 2023 - 19 Mar 2023
Various Venues
Various Timings
Free Admission
This March holidays, our Early Learning Resources take centre stage in a showcase featuring children’s artworks in response to our artefacts, and a drop-in craft activity where you can create shape viewfinders and have fun using them to spot artefacts in our galleries after.
Specially on 11 March, get inspired by children’s show- and-tell of their favourite artefacts, have fun with sensory play activities, or go on a tour of the museum building.

There is so March to see and do at the National Museum, and we look forward to having you with us!

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Drop-in Craft Activity: Seeing Shapes Everywhere!

11 – 17 Mar | 10.30am – 12pm & 2pm – 5.30pm
Glass Atrium, Level 2
Suitable for families with children aged 3 and above

Create and design your own shape viewfinders using air-dry polymer clay and have fun using them to spot artefacts in our galleries after.

Tip! Purchase Set B of our Early Learning Resources (comprising 2 booklets, “Shapes” and “Opposites”) if you need a hint on which artefacts to look out for!

Pre-registration for this activity is not required. Limited materials available daily, while stocks last.
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Recommended for ages 3 & up | Available for sale at Supermama, The Museum Store on Level 1

Set A (ABCs, Numbers and Colours): $8/set of 3 booklets
Set B (Shapes and Opposites): $6/set of 2 booklets

Our Early Learning Resources introduce young children to our artefacts according to the themes of Alphabets, Numbers, Colours, Shapes and Opposites! Each booklet also includes a different story-based artefact hunt that you can use to explore the galleries!*

To double your fun, create your own shape viewfinders using air-dry polymer clay at our drop-in craft station (Glass Atrium, Level 2) before purchasing Set B (Shapes and Opposites) and embarking on the Shapes hunt!

Shapes Hunt: Learning about Atuk (Grandpa)

Download the Shapes-themed story hunt here!

Opposites Hunt: Dennis' Naughty Prank

Download the Opposites-themed story hunt here!

Please note that these hunts are designed for use together with the Early Learning Resources

* Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (please present Pink or Blue NRIC for scanning) and children 6 years and below (any nationality) enjoy free admission to all galleries.

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Project Showcase: From the Past to the Future

11 – 19 Mar | 10am – 7pm
Glass Atrium, Level 2

Visit this special showcase, where children explore the links between historical artefacts and their present-day experiences as well as imagined future.

This showcase is presented by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with Mulberry.
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Loose Parts Play: Turning History into Art

11 Mar (Sat) | 10.15am [FULL], 11am [FULL], 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm (30 mins per session)
The Salon, Level 1
Free, but refundable deposit of $10/adult-child pair collected at registration
Suitable for age 3 – 6 with parental accompaniment

Let your creative juices flow with an array of natural materials such as sticks, pebbles, shells, boxes, wood cookies, tubes and many more! Create toys and vehicles of the past based on our artefact images, or invent your own new and original forms!

Register now at loosepartsplay2303.peatix.com. These sessions are facilitated by preschool educators from Mulberry Learning.
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Building Tour for Families [FULLY BOOKED]

11 Mar (Sat) | 2.45pm & 3.45pm (45 mins per session)
Meeting point: Rotunda, Level 1 | Age 7 – 12
Free, but refundable deposit of $10 per adult-child pair collected at registration

Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover interesting gems about this 135-year-old building!

Register now at buildingtour2303.peatix.com.
Childrens Take on Artefacts

In-Gallery Show-and-Tell: Children's Take on Artefacts [FULLY BOOKED]

11 Mar (Sat) | 10.30am – 5pm (20 mins per session)
Level 2 Galleries | Free
Suitable for all ages

What happens when a group of curious 6-year-olds visit the National Museum of Singapore? They discover the stories behind our artefacts, form personal connections with their favourites… and would now like to share their thoughts with you!

In each 20-minute session, 6 enthusiastic young ones will educate and entertain with info tidbits and personal stories linked to their favourite artefacts. You too might come away wondering which is your favourite artefact and why!

View detailed schedule and register at showandtell2303.peatix.com.

The show-and-tell sessions are presented by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with Mulberry Learning and Curriculum Plus Pte Ltd.

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!