March Family Fun 2021
March Family Fun 2021

March Holidays Family Fun

12 Mar 2022 - 19 Mar 2022
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There is “march” to see and do at the museum this March holidays! Choose from a range of on-site and online programmes including storytelling sessions, workshops, artefact hunts and more.
Don’t miss our two drop-in activity spaces, where we invite families to take a closer look at inter-generational artworks and exchanges, and get inspired to spark your own family conversations.

Scroll down for our onsite programmes, or click the button below for our online programmes!

Online programmes & livestreams

Stories of you and me

Drop-in Activity Spaces

Stories of You & Me
12 – 18 Mar
Weekends: 10.30am – 12pm & 1 – 6.30pm
Weekdays: 1 – 6.30pm
Glass Atrium, Level 2
Suitable for families with children aged 4 and above

What is “Singapore” to our seniors and children? Visit our showcase of various inter-generational projects, such as mini HDB flat dioramas, questions posed by children to their senior pen pals, and a selection of fond school memories. Enjoy some quality family time exchanging your own schooling experiences, using the conversation prompters on each table. Or, draw a picture of your own modern home and show it to us to redeem a HDB flat diorama template!

Important Notes:
    - Families who wish to redeem the HDB flat diorama template are encouraged to bring your own drawing/colouring materials (dry medium). Ballpoint pens will be provided at no cost, subject to availability. Alternatively, for a nominal sum, while stocks last!
    - Pre-registration for the drop-in corner is not required. However, only 26 pax will be allowed in the area at any one time, on a first come, first served basis.
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Not Just an Otah Sticker
12 – 18 Mar
Weekends: 10.30am – 12pm & 1 – 6.30pm
Weekdays: 1 – 6.30pm
Glass Atrium, Level 2
Suitable for families with children aged 4 and above

Do your kids love stickers? In this self-facilitated activity, create your own stickers based on the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings and characters from Otah & Friends!

Each participant will receive an exclusive A4 sticker sheet featuring creative prompts and characters. Customise your own stickers for yourself or create them as gifts for your friends!

Important Notes:
    - Families will need to bring your own colouring materials (dry medium). Alternatively, you may purchase colouring materials from us via Peatix for a nominal sum, while stocks last!
    - Pre-registration for the drop-in activity is not required. However, only 20 pax will be allowed in the area at any one time, on a first come, first served basis.
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Onsite Programmes

Interactive Storytelling: Timmy & Tammy Talking to Grandpa about the War 12 Mar (Sat) | 10.15am, 2pm & 3.30pm (45 mins per session) |
The Salon, Level 1 | $10 per adult-child pair | Age 5 – 9

In this storytelling session based on the popular children’s book Timmy & Tammy Talking to Grandpa about the War, children will learn about banana money and food ration cards that were used during the Japanese Occupation in Singapore, and speak with Great-grandma, who lived through World War Two. After the session, explore our Surviving Syonan gallery in your own time with the help of a list of highlights.

Each $10 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Please purchase additional tickets if you have more family members coming along.

Visit ttwar2203.peatix.com to register. This programme is presented in conjunction with Battle for Singapore 2022, organised by the Museum Roundtable.
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Building Tours for Families
12 Mar (Sat) | 11.15am & 4.30pm (45 mins per session) |
Meeting point: Rotunda, Level 1 | Age 7 – 12 |
Free, but 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 134-year-old building.

Each ticket with $10 deposit admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Please purchase additional tickets if you have more family members coming along. Each session is limited to only 5 adult-child pairs due to safe management measures.

Deposits will only be refunded:
(i) upon verification of attendance;
(ii) in the event that the programme is cancelled due to unforeseen changes in COVID guidelines; or
(iii) if you are unwell (please provide us with the relevant supporting documentation).

Visit buildingtour2203.peatix.com to register.
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In-Gallery Performance: All I Have To Do Is Dream
15 Mar (Tue) | 10.30am & 11.45am (30 mins per session) |
Meeting point: Outside Growing Up gallery, Level 2. Participants should obtain their gallery admission tickets at the Visitor Services counter on Level 1 before proceeding to the meeting point |
$7.50 per pax | Age 5 and up

What does the 2022 Singapore Dream look like to museum docents Judy and Harry, a senior and a young man living with Down Syndrome respectively?

A mysterious figure wakes up in the National Museum of Singapore. He exists to collect dreams and has the ability to draw out deeper knowledge behind objects and people. Using sign language and sculpting meaning in the air with his fingers, he journeys through the Growing Up gallery with the audience, collecting dreams of the past and present.

Singapore Sign language (SGSL) interpretation and audio description (English) are integrated into the performance. A visual story of the performance is available.

Each $7.50 ticket admits 1 pax only, regardless of age. Please purchase tickets corresponding to the number of people in your family who will be attending the performance.

Visit AIHTDID2203.peatix.com to register.
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Going Camping with Otah & Friends Picture Book Workshop
17 Mar (Thu) | 10.30am & 1.30pm (1.5 hours per session) |
The Salon, Level 1 | $30 per adult-child pair | Age 7 – 12

Illustrate and write your own picture book featuring animals from the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings and your favorite characters from “Otah & Friends: Camp Stardust”!

Led by Khor Ke Xin (visual artist, illustrator and Creative Director of El Masnou which created Otah & Friends), participants will be guided through the basics of character design and imaginative storytelling, followed by drawing, colouring and creative writing. Each participant will take home their very own unique picture book and a commemorative keychain!

Families are encouraged to bring your own colouring materials (dry medium) or purchase a colouring set (sponsored by STAEDTLER) for just $5!

Each $30 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Please purchase additional tickets if you have more family members coming along.
Visit picturebook2203.peatix.com to register.

About the Facilitator: Ke Xin is a self-taught visual artist and illustrator based in Singapore. Her body of work ranges from digital and traditional illustrations to large-scale murals and immersive installations. She is also the Co-founder and Creative Director of El Masnou, driving design for today’s family entertainment at Otah & Friends.
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Artefact Hunts with Dennis and Family!*

12 – 18 Mar
Weekends: 10.30am – 12pm & 1 – 6.30pm
Weekdays: 1 – 6.30pm
Estimated duration: 45 mins | Starting point: Drop-in Corner counter near the Donor Wall at Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Age 4 and up

You’ve met Dennis, Mama Binturong and Papa Sunbear in our Otterly Famtastic video. Now join them on two fun Artefact Hunts! Explore the galleries, solve riddles to discover little-known facts behind the mysterious artefacts, and complete the hunt to redeem a prize sponsored by Plano at the end!
*This is a repeat programme first launched during Children’s Season 2021.

Dennis the Otter’s First Day of School
$8 per family | Themes: Alphabet, Numbers and Colours
It’s Dennis’ first day of school, and he needs your help! Join Dennis, Mama Binturong and Papa Sunbear as they go around the museum in search of 8 items that Dennis will need to prepare him for his very first day!

Each ticket includes a set of Early Learning Resources (3 ELR booklets: ABCs/123/Colours) which are the key to helping you along the way!

Dennis the Otter’s Little Day Out
$6 per family | Themes: Shapes and Opposites
Dennis is going to a party with Mama Binturong and Papa Sunbear! To get ready, they are going to need 8 of their favourite things – but they will need your help to find them.

Each ticket includes a set of Early Learning Resources (2 ELR booklets: Shapes and Opposites) which are the key to helping you along the way!

This is a self-facilitated treasure hunt. You will need:
- To obtain your gallery admission tickets at the Visitor Services counter on Level 1
- A mobile device with Internet access v - Your ELR booklets to refer to during the hunt

Limited spaces available. Families who have previously purchased the ELR booklets may also register for this Artefact Hunt at no cost. Visit artefacthunts2203.peatix.com to register.

Click here for Online programmes

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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