Singapore packs a hefty punch, when it comes to museums – and they are equally ideal for kids. The Lion City truly understands how to make art, history and culture cool and interesting for children too. All thanks to the abundance of innovations and a small dose of technological magic, historical centers and museums are now back in action – and the cherry on the top is their kids-oriented exhibitory offerings. Stuffed with heaps of intuitive displays, cool workmanship exhibitions, interesting art galleries, craftsmanship, interactive exhibitions, art corners and play areas, they have acceptably earned themselves a cool standing, also because of famous occasions like the Singapore Night Festival.
Check out our list of the best and most fun museums for kids in Singapore. Dad and Mums are also welcome too for a fun time.
Museums to Visit with Kids in Singapore
Although small in size, but Singapore is surprisingly rich in culture and history, and has a great number of children friendly attractions – of which museums are on the top. Singapore has plenty of amazing museums that offer wonderful interactive galleries and exhibitions that can unquestionably keep your child engaged and entertained for the whole long day.
We have gathered top 5 best family favorite museums of Singapore that offer great fun, knowledge and entertainment to your kids; and most interestingly some of them are absolutely free.
1. National Museum of Singapore
Old is Gold! Yes, undoubtedly this is truth. Situated since 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is one of the oldest museums in the history of Singapore and the world too. Although there are many other ways to learn the Singaporean history, however the way this museum exhibits the history is matchless. Therefore, it is worthy to say that the National Museum is not only a place which treasures artifact but here the history actually comes alive.
For kids, the level 3 of National museums is particularly recommended as it is completely dedicated to the kids’ activities. National Museum is an amazing spot, especially for relishing the Chinese New Year Celebrations, as it offers wonderful attraction, like lion dance, craft tables for kids and costume photo-shoots for families.
Address: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897, p. 6332 3659.
To Reach There: Take a 5 min walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT (CC1 / NE6 / NS24) or Bras Basah MRT (CC2).
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 7pm (Last admission at 6.30pm).
Entry Fee: Free for PRs (Permanent Residents) & Singaporeans, S$10 for Non-Resident Adults and S$5 for Students & Elderly above 60.
Contact: +65 6332 3659
2. Mint Museum of Toys
With a world-class collection of childhood memorabilia and vintage toys from over 40 countries, Mint Museum of Toys has just the right mix of, history, play, education and culture. This will surely take your kids back in time by exhibiting them 1920s inspired dining styles and cuisine at the Mr. Punch restaurant! You will surely visit this place more often without your tots for a cocktail at the rooftop bar of Mr. Punch to relish a similar nostalgic feel.
Address: Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 6.30pm (Last admission at 6.00pm).
Entry Fee: Adults S$ 15, kids 2 to 12 years old S$ 7.50
Contact: +65 6339 0660
3. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
If your kids are obsessed with the Jurassic World; then expect their jaws to drop once they will see the superstars of the show. The skeletons of three 150 million years old diplodocid sauropod dinosaurs are the biggest attraction at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Categorized into two floors; the primary floor is about the diversity and history of life on earth, while the other floor exhibits iconic specimens from the first Raffles Museum in the Heritage Gallery and Singapore’s geography over at Singapore Today. Not at all like other ‘free and simple’ historical centers, tickets must be reserved through Sistic in order to ensure a totally immersive involvement with the magnificent works of science and history in display.
Address: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am -7pm
Entry Fee: Free for PRs (Permanent Residents) & Singaporeans is $16 for Adults/Child/Student and $9 for Senior Citizen/Disabled.
For Non-Residents: S $21 for Adults), $13 for Kids, Students and Senior citizens.
Contact: +65 6601 3333
4. Alive Museum
Alive Museum has transformed the idea of art and history into fun and excitement. Works of art and displays awaken at Alive Museum with 3D painting, drawing and shading systems that altogether create visual illusions. Here, your kids will experience magical ideas and concepts in reality by watching and touching objects and turn into a part of this artful masterpiece. Alive Museum utilizes different painting methods to make artworks look alive from a specific viewpoint, submerging viewers in a three-dimensional affair. All shows convey different and unique storylines and little visitors can also become a part of their 60 masterpieces on display.
Address: Suntec City Mall #03-372 (between Towers 3 & 4).
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. (last admission at 9.00 p.m.)
Entry Fee: S$ 25 for adult 13 years and above, S$ 20 for Child 3 – 12 years.
Contact: + 65 6577 8888
5. Singapore Discovery Centre
Singapore Discovery Center is an edutainment fascination with intuitive displays to facilitate little visitors to find out about the Singaporean historical reserves and gain prospective understanding about its future. The ‘Visionarium’ at the Singapore Discovery Center offers your kids to watch videos on the 3600 display Singapore’s and to experiment with first immersive 3rd Generation SAF games and alongside various other energizing demonstrations.
An interesting accumulation of intuitive displays and attractions that inspect Singapore’s past, present and future are thoroughly entertaining. What’s more? You can test your insight into Singapore culture, food and traditions in the amusement show style ‘Harmony Circle’ and in their Digital Dance Studio you can also learn conventional dance moves.
Address: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365.
To Reach There: Take 10 minutes’ walk from Joo Koon MRT.
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 9am – 6pm
Entry Fee: Free for PRs (Permanent Residents) & Singaporeans and For Non-Residents: S $10 for Adults), S $7.50 for young age 13 – 20, S $6 for Kids age 3 – 12 and S $9 for Senior citizens over 60).
Contact: +65 6792 6188
These are some of the recommended museums for kids in Singapore and visiting one of the museum is among the recommended things to do in Singapore with kids. If you want to recommend a museum, please do so by adding comments below.
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