This Children’s Season 2018, be regaled by ancient tales, participate in craft activities inspired by different cultures, and spend a night to remember at the Asian Civilisations Museum.
As a museum of stunning antiquities, the Asian Civilisations Museum contains an intriguing collection of wonders from all over Asia. For Children’s Season 2018, the museum offers a range of exciting, family-friendly programmes to bring these precious objects, and the cultures they represent, to life.
Children’s Season 2018 At Asian Civilisations Museum
Pillow Fight! – Sleepover for Children
When: 23 and 24 June, 8 pm to 9 am
Looking for a unique getaway during the school holidays? Book your “staycation” at the Asian Civilisations Museum, in an after-hours sleepover for children and parents.
When the doors shut and the lights go out, sleepover participants will have the museum all to themselves. Children can create their own elephant boxcar and ride it around the museum. They will also get to enjoy storytelling sessions after dark, make their own supper snack, and watch a film before settling down for the night.
Pillow Fight! – Sleepover for Children is suitable for children aged 4 to 12. Tickets to this rare opportunity are priced at $30 per child and $40 per parent. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Register online at the ACM Website.
NIGHT FESTIVAL!: A Rundown of All the Light Sculptures You Can See
When: 1, 8, 15 and 22 June, 12 pm to 5 pm
Spend a delightful Friday afternoon at the Asian Civilisations Museum this school holiday with music, theatre, and laughter all around.
Expose little ones to the world of classical music at Child’s Play – Lunchtime Concerts for Children, where they can move, touch, and interact with the performers – a treat for children to be themselves!
There will also be entertaining drama performances, child-friendly workshops, and storytelling sessions. Join an interactive tour of the museum’s special exhibition, Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, Masterpieces of the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet, and discover the treasures hidden within.
Let’s Explore! Storytelling Tours
When: Monday to Thursday and Saturday, 3 pm. Friday, 1.30 pm & 3 pm. Tours are from 1 to 23 June.
From Monday to Saturday, children aged 4 and above can embark on a storytelling hunt around the Asian Civilisations Museum. Let’s Explore! will take participants on an exciting adventure around the museum’s collections. It is free with museum admission and will be held on Mondays to Saturdays at 3 pm, with an additional session on Fridays at 1.30 pm.
Workshops for Kids – Carved in Stone & Bonjournal
Children can look forward to exciting holiday workshops at the Asian Civilisations Museum as part of Children’s Season 2018.
The Carved in Stone parent-child workshop will be held on Friday, 8 June, from 2 pm to 4 pm. This rubber stamp carving workshop draws inspiration from the beautiful stone wall carvings of Cambodia’s Angkor temples. Expert facilitators will introduce participants to the intricate details of Khmer art. Armed with this new knowledge, they can create and bring home their own Angkor-inspired rubber stamp.
Carved in Stone is suitable for children aged 7 to 12. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian as sharp tools will be used.
Children can also join Bonjournal, a workshop to make a personalised travel journal, on 22 June from 2 pm to 5 pm. By the end of the three-hour workshop, participants will have a special journal to record their adventures around the museum. This workshop is suitable for children between 7 and 12 years old.
Both Carved in Stone and Bonjournal are ticketed workshops and registration is required. Register online at the ACM Website.
Asian Culture & Music Series – Indonesia
When: 29 June, 7 pm to 10 pm and 30 June, 1 pm to 10 pm
On 29 and 30 June, the Asian Civilisations Museum shines the spotlight on the arts of Indonesia at the Asian Culture & Music Series. Experience Indonesia’s brilliant array of performing and visual arts through dance, drama, artworks, crafts, and workshops.
Be thrilled by the graceful movements of Balinese dancers, charmed by the sounds of Javanese percussion, and amazed by the skilful dexterity of modern Indonesian shadow puppeteers. Talented artists from Indonesia and Singapore will also entertain the crowds at a pop concert on the Empress Lawn.
On Saturday, 30 June, families and children can also watch an interactive drama on the significance of the new moon in Indonesian culture, and make traditional Indonesian crafts as part of Saturday@ACM: Search for the New Moon.
Experience the Cultures of Asia
With so many family-friendly activities at the Asian Civilisations Museum as part of Children’s Season 2018, don’t miss the opportunity to pay the museum a visit in June and experience the cultures of Asia in new, fresh, and exciting ways.
For more information about Children’s Season 2018 at the Asian Civilisations Museum, visit the museum’s website here.
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