Five Less Well-known Museums to Visit During Children’s Season 2016

Children’s Season is upon us.

While many will be making their way to the National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum and SAM at 8Q where the major exhibitions can be found, there are plenty of other museums around Singapore to explore.

Paying a visit to these less well-known museum and centres not only mean a thinner crowd but a chance to explore somewhere new as a family.

Here are less well-known five museums around Singapore and the programmes you can find there during Children’s Season 2016.

MINT Museum of Toys

This private museum at the heart of the city houses more than 50,000 pieces of vintage toys from countries such as Singapore, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States.

MINT stands for Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys, and at the museum, visitors get to relive their childhood days through the toys on display.

This Children’s Season 2016, visitors can create their own toy kaleidoscope using recycled and everyday materials. Other workshops being organised include learning how to draw superheros and clay art.

Build A Kaleidoscope
Sunday, 12 and 19 June
Between 12 pm to 3 pm
Children below seven years old will need parent accompaniment.
$7.50
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Crash Course in Creating Superheroes
Friday, 17 June
11 am to 12 pm
For ages six to 12
$30, registration required.
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Off to the Beach: Sign up for special trial music classes for preschoolers with The Music Circle (19 August)

Little Day Outing: Get a Peek Behind the Scenes on a Little Day Out to Singapore Dance Theatre

Robot Clay Art Workshop
Saturday, 18 June
11.30 am to 1 pm
For ages six to 12
$30, registration required.
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National Archives of Singapore

Just beside the Singapore Philatelic Museum is the former Anglo-Chinese Primary School building which now houses the National Archives of Singapore. Ever wondered if its corridors are filled will old stalwarts pouring over dusty cabinets filled with yellowed paper?

Now kids get to find out at a workshop designed for nine to 13 years old to the experience of being an archivist through engaging hands-on activities.

Little Archivist for a Day
Saturday, 18 June and Sunday, 19 June
10 am to 11.30 am
12.30 pm to 2 pm
2.30 pm to 4 pm
Admission is free but registration is required. To register, email NAS_Outreach@nlb.gov.sg with the participant’s name, age, contact number and preferred time-slot. Maximum 20 participants per session.
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Singapore City Gallery

Located at the URA Centre along Maxwell Road, the Singapore City Gallery charts out Singapore’ urban transformation over the last 50 years. The gallery is filled with architecture models, multi-media presentations and interactive exhibits.

During Children’s Season, try a spot of urban planning by painting and design your own building blocks in the interactive activity, My City, My Colour. See how your creation stacks up against the buildings designed by others.

My City, My Colour
28 May to 25 Jun
Time Varies
Free Admission

My Fair City (Story Telling)
Saturdays, 11 Jun and 25 Jun
10.30 am to 11.30 am

For registration and enquiries, please call 6321 8321 or email ura_gallery@ura.gov.sg

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Infocomm Experience Centre IExperience

Let your young digital natives experience the technology shaping the future at Infocomm Experience Centre IExperience.

Young ones get to design and create a smart transportation solution at the Children Tech Play workshop and work collaboratively to build the future. They can also participate in RoboPlay for an insight into robotics and basic programming skills.

Children Tech Play
Friday to Monday, 10 to 13 June
10 am to 12.30 pm
2 pm to 4.30 pm
RoboPlay: 6 to 8 years old
CodePlay: 9 to 12 years old
Free admission but registration required.
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Police Heritage Centre

The Police Heritage Centre is located inside New Phoenix Park and is one of the most secured heritage centres in Singapore.

During Children’s Season, children get to don kid-sized police uniforms and take pictures with real policemen and a retro police car. They will also receive an interesting activity game booklet and stand to win prizes in a drawing competition.

I Want To Be A Policeman!
Thursday to Saturday, 9 to 11 Jun
Thursday to Friday, 16 to 17 Jun
Thursday to Saturday, 23 to 25 Jun
Weekdays: 10am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4pm
Weekends: 9.30am and 11am
Registration required, tours by appointment only. Register by calling 64782123 or email SPF_Police_Heritage@spf.gov.sg
More info

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