HOLIDAY FUN AT THE MUSEUMS

Published on 31 May 2017

Today’s museums are far from stuffy. In fact, they are the perfect spots for some indoor holiday fun if the weather is scorching or rainy!

By MELANIE LEE

ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM: MARINE CONSERVATION ART

Credit: Asian Civilisations Museum

Ghost Nets of the Ocean – Au Karem ira Lamar Lu
1 June – 6 August 2017

Abandoned fishing nets (or ghost nets) are transformed into a stunning art installation featuring precious marine life, bearing a sobering message about ocean pollution and how such nets often entangle such sea creatures in real life.  The artists hail from Darnley Island in Australia’s Torres Strait and this is the first time these artworks are being showcased in Singapore. There will also be a wide variety of craft workshops, storytelling sessions, performances and gallery trails for the kids to accompany this exhibition. Click here for more information.

NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE: INTERACTIVE ART

Children’s Biennale 2017: Dreams & Stories
20 May – 8 October 2017 

In this first ever Children’s Biennale, National Gallery Singapore has set up nine immersive, multi-sensory installations to engage the young and young-at-heart. For example, inside Yayoi Kusama’s “Obliteration Room”, visitors are invited to cover all the furniture and walls with bright colourful dots. This creative exploration that will make one’s imagination come alive! Click here for more information.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE: MEMORY PLAY

Credit: National Museum of Singapore

Children’s Season at the National Museum
27 May – 30 July 2017  

History becomes a wonderland of discovery and play at the National Museum this June and July! Besides storytelling sessions, interactive theatre and craft workshops, there are also interactive trails featuring historical landmarks such as “Our Favourite Places – Bumboat Trail”. where there are hands-on activity stations and games to learn more about the history of Singapore River. It’ll also be hard to miss “The Soft Dome” by French artists Atelier York York – a netted installation that directly reflects the museum’s Rotunda and which kids can also enter. Click here for more information.

SINGAPORE PHILATELIC MUSEUM: FAIRYTALE STAMPS

Credit: Singapore Philatelic Museum Collection

A Little Magic
27 May – 8 October 2017   

Be blown away by a beautiful exhibition of beautiful fairytale-themed stamps from around the world (especially the special mythical creature 3D stamps set)!  At the same time, re-live your favourite fairytales through the interactive exhibits. Imagine you’re Aladddin, soaring on a virtual magic carpet, or get up close and personal with The Beast’s enchanted rose and Snow White’s apple. There are also Sunday activities such as bubble shows, juggling performances and a costume dress-up booth. Click here for more information.

PLAYEUM: A SECOND HOME

Credit: Playeum

Making It Home: Dreaming Rooms, Making Spaces, Creating Places
16 May – 29 October 2017

While Playeum is not exactly a museum, it’s definitely a space that gets children thinking and learning while playing. For this particular exhibition, children and parents experience home as a place where many ordinary materials can have multiple purposes while supporting imagination and sustainability. For example, with PVC drain pipes, children can make creative installations to transport sand. Click here for more information.

p/s: There’s also Imaginarium at Singapore Art Museum – we wrote about it earlier here.

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