Family Fun at the National Museum

Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! Our fun line-up of activities includes interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more.
Family Fun Saturdays



29 Sep

Vroom, vroom, vroom! – A Family Day Out

13 Oct

Flora and Fauna

24 Nov

Memories in Frame

15 Dec

Outdoor Adventure


This September, Family Fun coincides with the closing weekend of our special exhibition, The More We Get Together: Singapore's Playgrounds 1930 - 2030. Seize your last chance to contribute suggestions for your dream playground of the future, admire the rippling effect of our The Dynamic Lines of Our Nest installation, and enjoy our playground-inspired bouncy castles!  Don't miss out on hearing Gran's stories of Saturday nights spent at the Great World amusement park, and making your own pop-up motor car at our craft station on the third floor. Come have a fun family day out with us!


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Family Fun Saturday, 29 Sept


Drop-in Family Fun – Make Your Own Pop-Up Motor Car!

10.30am to 4.30pm | Create Room, Level 3 | Free | Age 4+


The motor car as a means of transport was first introduced to Singapore in 1896, and gradually replaced the use of the horse and carriage by the 1930s. Cars then started featuring in children’s toys, such as the Matchbox series of miniature vehicles that was introduced in 1953. Come create your own pop-up motor car, inspired by the one in our Growing Up gallery!


No registration required. While stocks last. Last admission at 4pm.


Intergenerational Art Jamming with Tham Pui San

2pm to 4pm | Glass Atrium | Free with online registration | Age 7+


Calling all grandparents/parents and children! Join nature sketcher Tham Pui San at the museum as he brings you through our Magic and Menace exhibition, and guides you on the techniques and skills of using crayon as a medium in drawing.


This programme is presented in collaboration with ACE Seniors. Visit for registration. [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]


Gran’s Short Stories

2.30pm & 3.30pm (30 min per session) | Growing Up Gallery, Level 2 | Free | Age 7+


Did you know that “Great World” is the name of a famous amusement park in the 1930s? Come listen to our friendly grandmother Mdm Si-Hoe Sing Sow speak about her Saturday nights spent there with family, and Sundays when she and her nine siblings would cram into the family car on an outing to the Chinese Swimming Club. Featuring engaging dramatisation and interactive hands-on activities, these storytelling sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history and heritage, as told through our grandmas’ first-hand experiences!


Each session is limited to 15 children aged 7 to 12 years old, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 1.45pm outside the Growing Up Gallery, Level 2.


About the Storyteller

Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., 84, is a retired Chemistry teacher and educator who became a first-time book author at the youthful age of 83. She is the principal author of The House on Palmer Road, a playful children's book based on her childhood in pre-war Singapore. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and gallivanting with her friends and large family, and is currently working on her second book.


Timmy, Tammy

The More We Get Together: Singapore's Playgrounds 1930 – 2030

We also have many exciting family programmes lined up in conjunction with our latest exhibition about playgrounds, which is open till 30 September 2018. Click here to find out more!



Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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