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September Holidays Family Fun

02 Sep 2023 - 08 Sep 2023
Various Venues
This September school holidays, join us on a sensory journey of fun and explore our stories of Singapore through a tour and craft activity!

Hu木an – A Sensory Forest Adventure

Activity Space, Level 3
$18/pax | Recommended for ages 4 – 12
50 mins per session, dates for school and family sessions below

Inspired by the National Museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, this multisensory performance is guaranteed to be a delightful experience for young children with special needs, with its immersive tactile set, soothing live music and friendly performers.

Come feel the textured leaves with your toes and fingertips, smell the exotic flowers, play hide-and-seek with Hornbill... In the magical Hutan (Malay for “forest”), many adventures await!

School sessions

28 Aug (Mon): 9am, 10.40am, 3pm
29 Aug (Tue): 9am, 3pm
30 Aug (Wed): 9am, 10.40am, 3pm
Min 12 and max 15 students per session.

SPED schools may visit this link to book a session.
Family Sessions
2 Sep (Sat): 10am, 2pm, 4.15pm
7 Sep (Thu): 10.30am, 2pm
8 Sep (Fri): 10.30am, 2pm

Parental accompaniment required. These are inclusive sessions for children both with and without additional needs.

Families may visit this link to purchase your tickets.

Building Tour for Families

2 Sep (Sat) | 10.15am, 11.30am, 2.45pm & 4pm (45 mins per session)
Meeting point: Rotunda, Level 1
Free, but refundable deposit of $10 per adult-child pair collected at registration
Suitable for age 7 – 12 |

Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover interesting gems about this 136-year-old building!
WahSoSimple drop-in craft

Drop-in Craft Activity: Stamp Your Favourite Food by WahSoSimple

2, 7 & 8 Sep | 10.30am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 5pm
Glass Atrium, Level 2
Free | Recommended for age 3 & up

We’re bringing back this craft activity that was a huge hit with families during Children’s Season. Drop in for a colouring and stamping activity where you can choose from a variety of food-related stamps to “fill” up your tingkat container or porcelain bowl!

Pre-registration for this activity is not required. Limited materials available daily, while stocks last.
NB SF Tour Publicity-edited

Monthly Senior-friendly On-site Tours – Special Tour of Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s – 2000s

2 Sep and 4 Nov 2023 (both Saturdays) | 10.30am – 11.30am
Free (standard admission charges will apply for non-Singaporeans and PRs)
Pre-registration is required: Register by clicking this link

How does Singapore see itself? How do we present ourselves to the world, and how do others see us? Singapore has been described in many ways at different points of its history.

Through the Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s – 2000s travel-themed special exhibition, we will examine the ways in which Singapore has been presented to and perceived by travellers who have arrived on our shores.

While Singapore may have often been painted as an attractive, cosmopolitan and dynamic destination, you may have other impressions of your own. We invite you to join us in reflecting upon how Singapore is imagined and portrayed, and to share your own memories and experiences of this island-city. Click here for more information.

This tour is conducted by the museum’s Care Facilitators and seeks to enable seniors, persons with dementia and their care partners to share their stories and experiences related to the exhibition and its artefacts.

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!