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Primary School

 Primary

Featuring interactive elements for curious young minds to explore, our various programmes make school subjects exciting for students! Contact us at nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg to book a programme or find out more here.

A) Be A Young Workshop Series (REFRESHED)  

Students will embark on an immersive tour of one of our galleries and take part in fun activities that allow them to learn more about Singapore’s history and culture. Choose from three themes – Be a Young Explorer to learn about Singapore’s flora and fauna at the Goh Seng Choo gallery, Be a Young Toymaker to discover traditional toys and games in our Growing Up gallery, or Be a Young Tourist to find out more about entertainment and leisure in the 1970s and 1980s in the Voices of Singapore gallery.

 

i) Be a Young Tourist  

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Take a trip around sunny Singapore in the 1970s to learn more about cultural spaces and popular hangouts of the past! Find out what iconic spaces such as the Jurong Bird Park and National Theatre meant to Singaporeans, and how we expressed ourselves through the performing arts. Through an interactive tour, storytelling and fun hands-on activities, students will take on the role of young tourists, journeying through time to iconic destinations in 1970s Singapore and experiencing the memories that Singaporeans created with their friends and families.

Primary Curriculum Relevance: Primary 2 Social Studies – Coming Together as a Nation

 Recommended Level  Available Session  Duration  Capacity  Cost
 Primary 1 & 2
(7 to 8 years old)

Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)

2 Hours Min. 20 pax
Max. 40pax
 $15 per pax 

 

ii) Be a Young Explorer  

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Travel back in time to the 19th century and join our expedition to explore the flora and fauna of Singapore! Students will role-play as explorers, collecting specimens and recording their findings as they discover more about the magical and menacing aspects of nature. Through an immersive gallery experience and interactive activities, students learn more about local plants and animals and get a glimpse into the lives of 19th- century explorers.

Primary Curriculum Relevance: Primary 1 Social Studies – Knowing Myself, Others and My Surroundings

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost
Primary 1 & 2
(7 to 8 years old)

Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)

2 Hours Min. 20 pax
Max. 40pax
$15 per pax

 

iii) Be a Young Toymaker

 Be a young toymaker
 
Step back into Singapore’s kampong days and experience the gotong royong spirit of the 1960s! Learn about the popular toys and games of the past and their place in the childhoods of those growing up during this era. This programme will bring students on an interactive tour around the Growing Up gallery, with opportunities to learn through role-play and hands-on group activities. Students will also get the chance to play with toys and games from the past.

Primary Curriculum Relevance: Primary 2 Social Studies – Coming Together as a Nation

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost
Primary 1 & 2
(7 to 8 years old)

Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)

2 Hours Min. 20 pax
Max. 40pax
$15 per pax

 

B) Tales of Old Singapore: An Interactive Tour (REFRESHED)

Tales of old singapore
 
On this interactive tour, students will learn more about Singapore in the post-war and post-independence period as they follow 'Ah Ling', who will share her experience of growing up and going to school in the 1950s, working and starting a family in the 1970s and 1980s, and her feelings when the new national anthem and flag were introduced in 1959. The session will conclude with a reflective craft activity which students can bring home. The content of this programme varies according to educational level of the students.

Curriculum Relevance: Primary 2 Social Studies – Coming Together as a Nation, Primary 4 Social Studies – Valuing our Past

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost
Primary 1 to 3

Primary 4 to 6

Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)

2 Hours Min. 25 pax
Max. 40 pax
$15 per pax

 

C) Social Studies Field-based Learning

Social studies field based learning 

Learn about Singapore’s 700 years of history in a fun and engaging environment. Through this field-based learning package developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, students will have the opportunity to examine artefacts that trace how the early immigrant
communities and political leaders contributed to the development of Singapore.

Curriculum Relevance: Primary 4 Social Studies – Valuing our Past

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost
Primary 4 to 6

Daily EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)

2 Hours Min. 25 pax
Max. 120pax
Free*

*The Primary 4 Social Studies Field-based Learning package is available for download on OPAL and is teacher-facilitated.

D) Docent-led Tour of Singapore History Gallery for Schools

Docent led tours 
Let our experienced docents enthral your students with stories about Singapore’s past as they lead them on a journey to discover Singapore’s history in this guided tour of the Singapore History Gallery.

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost

Primary 5 onwards
(ages 11 and above)

Daily between
10am and 3.30pm
(except Quiet Mornings  
on the first and third 
Thursday mornings 
of each month)

2 Hours Min. 15 pax
Max. 45 pax
Free*

*Complimentary for Government Schools (Pri, Sec and JC) and International Schools with NHB Membership only. Find out more here.

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