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Children’s Museum Singapore Has Adorable Exhibits & Cool 3D Sculptures For Photo Ops

Children’s Museum Singapore

It’s official: The children have their own museum in Singapore. Considering how much time they spend drying their eyeballs on the TV screen, this attraction couldn’t come at a better time.

Made up of 7 interactive galleries, the Children’s Museum Singapore is where the kiddos can scope out art, play games, and explore the vibrant past of the Little Red Dot.

What can I expect at the Children’s Museum Singapore?

Children 12 years old and below, this one’s for you.

children's museum singapore - the marketplace
Learn about Singapore’s heritage trades at The Marketplace.

Image credit: CMSG

TBH, this museum is basically a big playpen of fun and educational displays. Your mini-me will likely be so amazed by the 7 galleries and be fully occupied with solving riddles that they might forget Cocomelon exists.

children's museum singapore - captain's ship
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Go ahead and waltz through the first 4 galleries, stop at the Captain’s Ship, and try your hand at tying a reef knot or kickstarting a water pump. See if you can unearth the glorious past of this port city.

children's museum singapore - post office
Image credit: CMSG

Then, make a pit stop at a room that resembles a post office to DIY stamps and create a stamp parade. After that, climb up the stairs where a diverse roster of rotating exhibits awaits.

children's museum singapore - interactive zones
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Here, expect giant bird paper sculptures, a padded play space for toddlers, and an interactive zone where kids can learn about gifting and birthday practices, as well as family values.

What activities are there at the Children’s Museum Singapore in 2024?

Interactive zones aside, there are activities on rotation at the Children’s Museum Singapore for kids. Here’s the line-up for 2024:

children's museum singapore - let's go on a satay adventure
Image credit: @eatout.kualalumpur via Instagram 

This June school holidays, the Children’s Museum Singapore will be introducing hawker culture with their Into The Hawkerverse exhibition. It’ll be launching on 25th May and there’ll be an opening weekend special where entry to the museum will be free for all children and $10/adult. There’ll even be a carnival for games, and food and drinks.

The kids can then take part in activities like Let’s Go On A Satay Adventure and Let’s Cook Up A Storm! Both of these are free activities that allow you to learn more about history, heritage, and Singapore through food. Just note that the second activity requires pre-registration to attend.

Into The Hawkerverse Opening Weekend Special
Admission: Free (child) | $10/pax (adult)
Dates: 25th-26th May 2024
Time: 10am-6pm

Let’s Go On A Satay Adventure
Dates: 25th May – 23rd June 2024
Time: Tue-Sun 9am-5.45pm (Closed on Mondays)

Let’s Cook Up A Storm
Dates: 1st, 8th, and 15th June 2024
Time: 3pm
Register for Let’s Cook Up A Storm on the Children’s Museum Singapore website

Before you head down, be sure to collect a complimentary copy of this year’s Children’s Season 2024 Stamp Booklet before participating in any of the activities. Then go on a mission to collect all the stamps you can, as your child can then exchange their completed booklet for a free gift such as stickers, a tote bag, and a lunch box.

There are a total of 21 participating museums but don’t feel pressured to collect them all, as there are different tiers of stamp collectors. Collect 5 stamps to be a Museum Starter, 10 to be a Museum Explorer, and 15 stamps to be a Museum Enthusiast.

How to get to Children’s Museum Singapore

The nearest MRT station is City Hall Interchange on the North-South and East-West Line. It’s an 8-minute walk from Exit B where you’ll pass by another kid-friendly museum, the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery.

Have a day out at Children’s Museum Singapore

You don’t have to be kids to appreciate the Children’s Museum Singapore. In fact, we’re willing to bet even adults will have a ball at this colourful space.

It’s definitely not your typical day at the museum, but it’ll be fun.

Children’s Museum Singapore
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23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
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Thursday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM Show More Timings
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Cover image adapted from: Children’s Museum Singapore.
Originally published on 10th December 2022. Last updated by Gracelyn Lim on 21st May 2024.