Join the first-ever night-themed Children’s Season, titled The Night Is Young. Jointly presented by the National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable, the annual festival runs from 28 May to 26 June 2022 with a huge range of family-friendly exhibitions, programmes and activities by participating Museum Roundtable museums.
First Edition of Children’s Season with Night-time Programming
This will be the first edition of the festival that offers night-time programming as a way to offer a different experience for visitors and also cater to working parents and offer more flexible timings for them to come to the museums with their families. Participants in “The Night Is Young” can look forward to 109 programs to choose from with 95 of them being on-site and 14 being digital with both free and paid options.
Children’s Season 2022 Night Programmes
One of the 24 night programmes that give children the opportunity to explore museums after sunset is Artefacts Alive!, presented by the Museum Roundtable in collaboration with The Storytelling Centre Limited. These sessions are held across five Saturday evenings from 28 May to 25 June at the Indian Heritage Centre, Asian Civilisations Museum and National Museum of Singapore.
Families can explore the rich history and culture of certain artefacts in the museum through dramatised night-time storytelling and craft sessions. As part of the programme, participants will also get to create a glow-in-the-dark handicraft, tailored to each story and based on the selected artefacts, and take home a memento of their visit to the museum. There are three different stories to hear and designs to collect.
Visitors are also invited to The Gem Museum for a Night at the Gem Museum, held every Friday night from 7pm to 10pm, for the month of June. The lights in museum will be dimmed during those hours, and visitors can explore the museum and discover mysterious luminescent minerals and gemstones, assisted by UV and LED torches.
A Diverse Range of Family-friendly Offerings by the Museum Roundtable
Other than the night-time programming component, there is still lots to do while the sun is up and some interesting programs to look out for include the Indian Heritage Centre’s Enchanting Forest programme which centres on creatures of the forest.
There are fun elements such as a maze, an activity kit comprising two craft activities, a diorama workshop where participants can create a Magical Forest Diorama, a guided tour by students of Nan Chiau High School, and face-painting featuring designs inspired by the enchanting forest theme.
Special Children’s Season 2022 Passport
For those who want a special memento for this year’s festival, head down to any of the participating museums to pick up a Children’s Season 2022 stamp collection “passport”. There are a total of 23 uniquely designed passport stamp imprints that glow in the dark under UV light, in line with the night theme for Children’s Season this year.
For more information on Children’s Season 2022, visit the site here.