Just because the sun is going down doesn’t mean the end of the day. In fact, cool evenings are the ideal time in tropical Singapore to head out for a spot of fun. If you dig deeper, there really are so many things to do at night in Singapore for kids.
Instead of the regular jaunt to the shopping malls, why not consider exploring a new museum together? Or experience the outdoors by taking an evening walk, or even doing something a bit more exhilarating with the kids?
If you want to know what places are opening in the evening, this list is for you. Here is our compilation of places and things to do on a little evening out with the family.
So Many Fun Things to Do at Night in Singapore for Kids
1. Night Safari
A unique night spot where visitors can catch animals at their nocturnal best. At the Night Safari, hop aboard the tram or explore one of the walking trails that crisscross the park. A tad bit pricey and touristy but something the kids still love. Take note that Night Safari has recently implemented a new time-slot-based entry system so prepare your visit in advance.
2. National Gallery Singapore (Selected Nights)
On Fridays, Saturdays, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays, National Gallery Singapore’s art galleries and Keppel Centre for Art Education stay open till 10 pm. Last admission is 30 minutes before. On other days, you can also still visit the former City Hall and Supreme Court buildings in the evenings and even head up to the rooftop’s shopping and dining spaces till midnight.
3. The Observatory, Science Centre Singapore (Friday Nights)
The Observatory at Science Centre Singapore is one of the few located next to the Equator. This allows the observation of stars in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres through its 40-cm Cassegrain reflector telescope. Every Friday evening, 7.50 pm to 10 pm, visitors get peer through the Observatory’s 5.5 metre, stainless steel dome into the heavens. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to spot planets such as Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars through the telescope.
4. Omni-Theatre (Friday Night)
Can’t enough of the stars at the Observatory? Head next door to the Omni-Theatre where a Digital Planetarium live show, What’s Up There, takes place at 8 pm on Friday nights.
5. Singapore Art Museum (Friday Nights)
Singapore Art Museum stays open on Friday evenings till 9 pm. Enjoy wandering the corridors of the former St. Joseph’s Institution and get a night time view of this historic building. Best of all, entry is complimentary on Friday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm.
6. Alive Museum Singapore
Alive Museum Singapore at Suntec City Mall provides camera-loving visitors photo opportunities in crazy and impossible poses. This fun and quirky attraction stays open till 10 pm with last admission at 9 am.
[Editor’s Note: The Alive Museum has closed.]
7. Garden Rhapsody Light Show, Gardens by the Bay
At 7.45 pm and 8.45 pm daily, Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove takes centre stage in a sound and light show, Garden Rhapsody. Keep a look out for special editions of the show during festive periods such as Chinese New Year and Christmas.
8. Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay
A visit to Gardens by the Bay’s Flower and Cloud Forest Dome in the evening reveals a different side of the glass domes. Crowds are thinner (or even non-existent) and decorative lights cast a magical atmosphere with the Flower and Cloud Forest Domes.
9. Trick Eye Museum, Resorts World Sentosa
Open till 9 pm in the evening with last admission at 8 pm, Trick Eye Museum at Resorts World Sentosa has six themed zones where families can snap away amazing shots.
10. Spectra, Marina Bay Sands
Take an evening stroll along the waters of Marina Bay and stop by the Event Plaza to watch Spectra, a free light and water show. The waterside entertainment takes place in the evening.
11. Sampan Ride, Marina Bay Sands
Yes, it pretty much just involves floating up and down a shopping centre in a boat, but kids still love the Sampan Ride at B2, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Children between two and eight need to be accompanied by adults and sadly, children under two years and infants in arms are not permitted. The last Sampan Ride departs at 8.15 pm.
12. Slide, T3, Changi Airport
After a saunter around the airport, take a slippery slide down Singapore’s tallest slide from Level 1, Arrival Hall at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3. The slide stays open till 10.30 pm daily and entry can be redeemed with a minimum spend. There is also a shorter slide found at Basement 2.
13. Cable Car Ride
Experience the night from above with a cable car ride. Soar from Mount Faber to Sentosa in a cabin and with the new Sentosa Line, it is possible to ride the cable car all the way till Siloso Point. Cable cars run all the way till 10 pm daily (last boarding at 9.30 pm). Free admission for children below 3 years old.
14. Skyline Luge Sentosa
Some of the most “wheely” fun at night can be found at Skyline Luge Sentosa. Zoom down Mount Imbiah in the cool of the evening on what is pretty much a tray with handle bars. The last ride at Skyline Luge Sentosa takes place at around 9.30 pm daily. Whee!
15. The Rink
Take a spin on the ice at The Rink. Public skating sessions normally run till around 9.45 pm in the evening. Also look out for special late night skating sessions taking place on Fridays and Saturdays.
16. Go Cycling
Want to get out and get some fresh air on a bike? Bicycle rental operator GoCycling provides bike rental on weekdays up to 8 pm (last rental at 7 pm) on weekdays and up to 8.30 pm on weekends. They have three locations around the island – West Coast Park, Punggol Park and Punggol Jetty. Integrated Recreation Centre (IRC) by Spring Gear, located at Big Splash, is also open till 8 pm on weekdays and 9 pm on weekends.
So there you have it! Or plenty of things to do at night in Singapore for kids. Have a fun little night out!