Monday, April 26, 2010

~ International Museum Day 2010 ~

Today we received a very nice leaflet from our letter box about the International Museum Day 2010 (14th to 23rd May 2010) - I love Museums - Kid's Edition. A full list of FUN-filled and educational activities AND on 23rd May, it is OPEN HOUSE DAY where there will be free-entry to participating museums! Check out the Details at for more details!

Army Museum (Museum admission charges apply)
14th - 23rd May (3pm-6pm)

Kid's Day Out - Kids can get the chance to navigate remote-controlled tanks on an indoor diorama, be dressed as soldiers and have their picture taken, or even try out a mini verion of the Standard Obstacles Course that their fathers trained on!

Asian Civilizations Museum (Free Admission from 9.30am-7pm)
22nd May (Noon-5pm)
Family Fun Day
- Head down to the ACM for a memorable famliy day out. Enjoy a wide array of FREE activites, exciting performances and workshops tailored specially for children

Baba House ($28 per person - inclusive of lunch)
22nd May (9am-1.30pm)
Peranakan Heritage Trail
- Explore Peranakan enclaves and experience the world of the Singapore Babas and Nonyas! This bus tour will take you throught the Blair Plain conservation area, Emerald Hill and Joo Chiat districts. Maximum of 30 persons per tour. Tour and registration details at

HealthZone (Best for ages 4-12, per child $10 inclusive of admission for 2 accompany adults)
15th May (9am - 1pm), 21st May (9am - 5pm) - for school group bookings only

Happy Hobbies Day at HealthZone - Calling all parents! Here is a good time for you to bond with your child and pick up novel hobbies together! Interesting hobbies such as toy-making using recycled materials, button-badge making and planting flower seeds await you! To register, call 1800 435 3616 or email

Marina Barrage (Registrationfrom 1.30pm - 5pm)
16th May (2pm - 6pm)

Let's Go Flying - Gather your family for a fun trip to Marina Barrage. Learn to design your own kites and show them off at the Green Roof. For enquiries, please call 6514 5959.

16th, 22nd & 23rd May (2pm - 5pm)
The Adventures of Water Wally
- Meet PUB's mascot, Water Wally to learn about water conservation and how to do your part to protect our water resources. Catch the Water Wally animation "The Adventures of Water Wally" at Marina Barrage's information counter and win attractive prizes.

22nd May (10am- 1pm)
Fun Races to Discover Marina Barrage
- Form a team of two with your family member in a fun race around Marina Barrage and stand to win $50 worth of dining vouchers. For enquiries, please call 6514 5959.

Mint Museum of Toys ($15 per participant, inclusive of materials & admission fees. Best for age 8-12)
15th, 21st & 22nd May (3pm - 5pm)

Doodlemania - Bring out the creativity in your child and join in the fun at our special doodling session with Doodlechamps' trainers! Limited to 25 kids per session. To register, email or call 6339 0660

16th & 23rd May (2pm - 3pm) - Admission charges apply
Stories & Itsy-Bitsy Treats Galore
- Sum up your museum tour with an afternoon of storytelling by the people from Monsters Under the Bed! Design and create your personalized museum souveniors to take home with you!

14th - 23rd May (9.30am - 6.30pm)
Museum Admission Discount
- Enjoy 50% off museum admission when you say "I Love Museums!" at our ticketing counter.

National Museum of Singapore
14th May - 13th June
Children's season in collaboration with I Theatre's ACE! Festival 2010
Go on a journey of discovery as National Museum transform its public spaces into a creative playground for its 3rd installation of Children's Season. With a variety of unique hands-on activities, games, roving acts, storytelling performances and classic family movies. Look out for The Imaginary Story Land play area, free roving acts featuring Tubby the Robot and The Broom People, interactive performances and tours, a carnival and more!. Visit for more details.

Peranakan Museum (Free admission to the museum from 3pm till late)
22nd May (From 3pm onwards)
Ramayana Under the Stars
- Venue: Stamford Green. Experience an evening inspired by the epic poem Ramayana at Stamford Green. Learn about the gamelan music and catch performances of the traditional and mask dances of the Ramayana epic. Don't miss the chance to watch an authentic wayang kulit performance from Indonesia. Children can also play with gamelan instruments on display while families indulge in delicious snacks and drinks and hunt for unique finds at the flea market. Admission is free for this event. For more details, visit

23rd May (11am - 5pm) - Free admission from 9.30am - 7pm
Straits Family Fun Day
- Join us at this drop-in programme, which includes a craft activity, a chance to dress up in Peranakan outfits, a museum tour (15minute tour geared for children aged 6-8 years old) and a whole lot more! Enjoy lively performances by a dondang sayang band and joget to a tune or two.

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research & Reflections at Bukit Chandu (Free)
22nd May (5.15pm & 6.15pm)
The MIA Night Trail
- Discover Singapore's biodiversity secrets and history on this night trail of Kent Ridge to WWII interpretative centre, Reflections at Bukit Chandu. Registration is required at, Limited seats available.

Singapore Art Museum (Admission charges apply)
14th May - 18th July
Art Garden - Children's Season SAM (8Q).
The Singapore Art Museum will host its inaugural Children's Season in May. The entire SAM at 8 Queen Street building will be transformed into magical art gardens showcasing artist projects and artworks inspired by nature. Enhance your child's learning with activity sheets, artists' workshops and short film screenings. For more details, visit

Singapore Coins & Notes Museum (Free)
15th & 16th May (10am - 8pm)
Note-Making Workshop
- Come visit the new boutique museum - Singapore Coins and Notes Museum at Chinatown and enjoy a Free* (Limited to first 100 visitors per day) note-making workshop. Bring home a self-protrait souvenir note with you as the authorised signatory.

Singapore Philatelic Museum (Free admission)
23rd May (9am - 7pm)
IMD 2010 Open House
- Discover the world through stamps and enjoy fun activities for families and children - Colour Crazy session, Explore the World @SPM fun quiz, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Danger children's workshop, a museum tour as well as other interesting activities.

23rd May (2pm - 2.30pm)
Puppets Mania
- (Best for ages 3 and above) Be enthrailed by a tiger's tale told through puppetry and stamps Plus, meet other wacky puppets that will have ou in stitches! Children will get to learn amazing facts about this magnificent animal that once roamed the jungles of Singapore, its plight in our modern world and what they can do to save wild tigers from extinction.

23rd May (3pm - 4pm)
So Sarap! - Kids' Edition
- (Best for ages 5 and above and $5 per pax) Discover the rich and diverse culture of the Philippines through food! Children will have the chance to play chef and learn to cook yummy Filipino snacks, e.g. turon and cheese sticks. Parents are welcome to join in and bond with their children. Limited to 20 children. For more information, visit

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