Singapore celebrates Grandparents’ Day on the fourth Sunday of November. Join us at the museum with your grandparents and you might be fascinated by how their personal memories bring our artefacts to life. You can also create new memories together by taking part in our programmes, specially curated to honour the special role grandparents play in our families!
Project ARTISAN Showcase & Clay Art-making
10am – 5pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Free
This selection of artworks was created by youth-senior pairs, who share personal stories of love, courage and resilience through their artistic expressions.
Babes in the Forest by The Kueh Tutus
10.15am & 11.30am (45 min per session) | Glass Rotunda, Level 2 | $8 per parent-child pair | Age 1+
Babes in the Forest invites toddlers and their parents to an immersive experience at the Story of the Forest multimedia installation. Watch as talented dancers make the plants come alive in a cycle of growth and decay that keeps the forest going!
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Memories Through the Lenses by HCA Hospice Care, Young Caregivers (yCG) Programme
10.30am – 12.30pm | The Salon, Level 1 | Free
Join us on a journey of self-discovery through a series of short films depicting intergenerational relationships within the family.
Sensory Playdate by Home Play Singapore
10.30am & 1.30pm (1.5 hrs per session) | Goh Seng Choo Gallery & Glass Atrium, Level 2 | $20 per child | Age 1.5 – 8
Join us for a fun family bonding session through sensory play at our new Magic & Menace exhibition!
Drop-in Craft Activity – Cube Puzzle
11am – 5pm | Create Room, Level 3 | Free | Age 4+
Join us for this craft activity to create your own cube puzzle toy, before visiting the Growing Up gallery to view the actual version and other old-school toys!
Moving Memories Art Installation and Activity Sheet for Families and Friends
1pm – 5pm | Gallery10 | Free
Catch our special exhibition Moving Memories, which features a selection of Yip Yew Chong’s life-sized murals. These murals seek to express the romance of “places and moments… that blend sights, sounds, smell and taste”.
My Tailor Shop by Amazing Art Shuttle
1.30pm (1 hr) | Modern Colony Gallery, Level 2 | $10 per parent-child pair | Age 4 – 8
Join us on an interactive tour of the Modern Colony gallery to learn about the fashion influences and trends of the 1920s, and create your own unique paper outfit after!
Gran’s Short Stories
3pm (1 hr) | Outside Goh Seng Choo Gallery, Level 2 | Free | Age 7+
Join great-grandmother and storyteller Eliza Quek for an exploration of the National Museum of Singapore’s prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings!
Pop-Up Adventure Playground by Chapter Zero
4pm – 6pm | Front of Museum (Under the Banyan Tree), Level 1 | Free | Age 3+
Featuring both a dry and a wet playground stocked with wooden pallets, tubes, fabric and common materials considered as “junk”, Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds are public celebrations of child-directed play that gently introduce themes of risk and freedom by welcoming people of all ages and abilities to play together.
Early Learning at the National Museum – 123, ABC and Colours Booklets
Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Recommended donation of $5 per set of 3 booklets | Age 1 – 6
Visit our permanent galleries and play spot-the-artefact! These colourful booklets introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs.
Family Fun at the National Museum: Grandparents’ Day!
Start date: 24/11/18 10:00
End date: 24/11/18 18:00