Visit the Children’s Museum Singapore

Formerly the Singapore Philatelic Museum, the now Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) is the first museum in Singapore dedicated solely to children 12 years and under. With a mission to “spark wonder and the power of play in a safe environment”, the CMSG is committed to being a hub of both fun and education for young minds.

Children can go back in time through immersive exhibits that explore Singapore’s rich history. Featuring toys, theatre shows, realistic props, and interactive environments, kids can engage in sensory play while learning about the past.

CMSG Interior

This school holiday CMSG is unveiling ‘Hawkerverse’, a new exhibition celebrating hawker culture. Alongside Hawkerverse, there are numerous events your children can enjoy. On the 15th and 22nd of June, don’t miss the ‘Oodles of Noodles’ event, which centres on hawker food. Additionally, the ‘Travelling Art Cart: Art Across Time’ event on the 14th and 15th of June lets children play make-believe as hawker workers from the 50s and 60s Singapore.

Look forward to self-guided, interactive, family-friendly activities throughout the month!

Best of all, this experience is totally free for all Singaporeans/PR.

When: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 10:45 am, 11 am – 12:45 pm, 2pm – 3:45 pm, 4pm – 5:45 pm

Where: Children’s Museum Singapore

How much: FREE! (for all SG Citizens/PR)

Fort Siloso

If you have older kids, perhaps on your day out to Sentosa you could make time to visit Singapore’s Fort Siloso. At Fort Siloso, you can explore World War II memorabilia that recalls key moments from Singapore’s past. Featuring detailed models, artefacts, and educational videos, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. 

Fort Siloso Surrender Chambers

Take a break from the sun and explore the Surrender Chambers, where wax models of Japanese and British soldiers vividly depict the pivotal moments of the war. You could also take the Fort Siloso Skywalk to get in both a quick workout and to soak in the stunning views 11-storeys high up. The trail stretches 181 metres long on a gorgeous treetop trek. The trail opens from 9am – 10pm daily, which means you can take a walk after Fort Siloso hours. 

Fort Siloso Skywalk

When: 10am – 6pm – Fort Siloso Exhibit / 9am-10pm Fort Siloso Skywalk

Where: Siloso Point

How much: FREE!

Children’s Season 2024: Get Curious: All About Play!

This June holiday, ignite your child’s creativity and scientific curiosity at the National Museum of Singapore! The museum is hosting Children’s Season 2024, a fun-filled, family-friendly event running throughout the month. Dive into a variety of hands-on activities and installations that explore themes of sustainability and natural history. This year’s event will feature different types of play, including musical, sensory, sustainable, scientific, and more. Don’t miss an engaging and educational experience that will inspire young minds.

Some of these activities are paid entry, here is a list of free activities:

  • Ranger Buddies: It All Begins with COURAGE (interactive installation)
  • I Spy: Spot the Animals! A Hunt Activity in Story of the Forest (immersive installation with hunt activity)
  • Special Showcase: Reimagining Plastic: The Second Life Fabric​ (art showcase)
  • Drop-in Craft Activity: Animal Portrait Squeegee Painting by Arterly Obsessed (art activity)
Children's Season 2024 Lineup
Children's Season'24 Lineup
  • Drop-in Craft Activity: “Building My Forest” Rubber Stamping by WahSoSimple (art activity)
  • Drop-in Craft Activity: My Woven Basket by Lollibox
  • Drop-in Craft Activity: Upcycled Coin Pouch from NMS’ PVC Banners by Ecoponics
  • Sustainable Outdoor Water and Plastic Playground by Mindful Space (water play)
  • Sustainable Outdoor Pop-Up Playground by Chapter Zero (outdoor play) 

(We are not counting out the paid activities. This nifty list is just for parents on a budget.) 

Do take note that event timings, dates and registration vary and some are on a first come first serve basis while others may require bookings. Do check out the programme page and plan ahead to avoid disappointment! 

When: 25 May to 23 June 2024 

Where: various venues including National Museum of Singapore

How much: Mostly Free!

Visit the library!

Public libraries are the ideal destination for your avid reader! If your child hasn’t yet discovered a love for books, Singapore’s public libraries are the perfect place to ignite that lifelong interest. 

As we know, reading is very important. 

The children’s sections in our libraries offer not only a vast selection of books but also unique, child-friendly features. Other exciting features include the Sports Hub Library’s giant chess set and Xbox consoles with fun virtual sports games.

Harbourfront Library not only offers stunning views of Sentosa but also has the Stories Come Alive Room for young readers. This immersive experience uses light projections and sound effects to transport your child into the world of the storybook. For a more heartland location, Bukit Panjang Public Library also features the Stories Come Alive Room.

Harbourfront Library View
Harbourfront Storytelling Room

Additionally, Woodlands Regional Library boasts a giant tree in the children’s section, complete with fake grass and a miniature pond with rocks, creating a perfect setting for children to play make-believe and read beneath the tree.

Where: Any public library

How much: FREE!

Woodlands Library

National Gallery Singapore’s Keppel Centre for Art Education

Did you know that research has shown that children who participate in art are more likely to excel in other academic subjects? 

The Keppel Centre for Art Education was specifically designed to inspire the future of Singapore with the art of Singapore and Southeast Asia. With hands-on, immersive experiences, children will be encouraged to interact with the art rather than simply just observe.

Here are some highlights:

Illuminate! is an experience where children will get to explore with light and shadow with various shapes and colours. Children will get to fill the space with their creations of various shapes and colours. 

At the Makers Studio, children can experiment with materials and techniques, whatever their mind could imagine, they can create in this nifty studio space where they will be allowed to create their own 3D works.

Train your little one’s inner Picasso at the Portrait Gallery. Your child will get to explore with different facial expressions and features and create their very own portrait. Whether it be a self-portrait or just an image of something that inspires then – the world will be their oyster. 

This next exhibition is inspired by 19th century Indonesian artist Raden Saleh’s Boschbrand. A Brush with Forest Fire presents you with a “fantastical journey”. Children will get to pick up a brush and actually interact with this immersive forest space. 

National Gallery Singapore’s Keppel Centre for Art Education
National Gallery Singapore’s Keppel Centre for Art Education

The Keppel Centre for Art Education is free to enter. 

Where: Keppel Centre for Art Education

When: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm. 

(The centre is closed from 12.30pm – 1pm and 3.30pm – 4pm daily for cleaning.) 

Do note that the centre will be closed at 5pm on the 1st of June for a private event. 

How much: FREE!

Heritage Trails

For the child that is full of energy, a good option would be to embark on a self-guided heritage trail this June holidays and explore Singapore and its rich history on foot. 

A completely free initiative started by the National Heritage Board, experience the history of Singapore and observe its transformation over the years. From Sentosa to Orchard to heartland areas like Woodlands and Tampines, see stunning views and re-discover your own neighbourhood and its secrets.  

Visit the heritage trail portal and download the relevant resources. 

Where: various locations 

How much: FREE!

Visit the Asian Civilisations Museum

If you’re looking for a 2 in 1 experience of both art and history, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is the only museum in Singapore that explores the artistic heritage of Asia, focusing on  the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans.

You could also sign up for a guided tour – that’s free, and get the most out of your experience at the ACM in a 45 to 60 minute tour. Visit the ACM website to find out when these tours take place.

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum

When: Monday – Thursdays, Saturday, Sunday, 10am – 7pm, Fridays, 10am – 9pm

How much: FREE! (for all SG Citizens/PR) – Permanent Galleries only

Join an online class to catch up with school

Looking to also boost your child’s educational capabilities this June holiday? Join our June Holiday Online Bootcamp hosted on June 10th – 14th, specifically designed for Primary 6 and Secondary 4/5 students. Our bootcamp offers a comprehensive recap of topics covered in the first half of the academic year.

Subjects offered for Primary 6: 

  • English
  • English Creative Writing
  • Mathematics 
  • Science
  • Chinese

Subjects offered for Secondary 4/5:

  • English
  • E-Math
  • A-Math
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics

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