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Singapore Maritime Gallery: Free Exhibition At Marina South Pier With Hands-On Games For Kids

Singapore Maritime Gallery 

We’ve learnt time and again that Singapore has deep harbours and a rich maritime industry. The only time we actually catch a glimpse of it in action? When we drive past Keppel Harbour on the way to VivoCity.

See beyond massive containers and even larger cranes at the free-entry Singapore Maritime Gallery, filled with interactive exhibits and games for the kids.

4 zones with AR stations & ship simulator 

singapore maritime gallery - 4 zones
Image credit: Maritime Port Authority of Singapore 

​​Picture this: You’re at Marina South Pier. No, it’s not to go on another cruise ride. A stone’s throw away from the MRT is the Singapore Maritime Gallery, showcasing a condensed version of our maritime heritage. 

Ship-Handling Simulator
Image credit: @raising_little_travellers

There are no social studies textbooks here – kids can learn from a wide variety of interactive activities across 4 zones. Little ones may be too young to sail a ship but they can have a taste of it at the Ship-Handling Simulator, with 8 different “games” to conquer as captain. 

Junior Maritime Navigator game
Image credit: @mandyalextrixie

Steer a virtual boat through open waters at Junior Maritime NavigatorIRL storms may be intimidating but this certainly won’t be with the cutesy watercolour-style aesthetic. 

AR exhibits
Image credit: @bel2410

AR exhibits don’t only exist in the ArtScience Museum. Play this interactive ship spotter game with your mini-me. They’ll learn about the different types of boats coming by Singapore – a fun tidbit of information that the family can put to good use the next time you play I spy at the seaside. 

singapore maritime gallery
Image credit: @raising_little_travellers

Walk through an actual 20-foot container – the same one you see near VivoCity – and learn more about the history of lighthouses. There are plenty of fun facts for the kids to pick up on, to power up their general knowledge XP.

singapore maritime gallery - lighthouse
Image credit: @nusmuseum

Bring the kids to the Singapore Maritime Gallery 

Rain or shine, bring the kids to the Singapore Maritime Gallery. Even if the weather is burning hot, you’ll be chilling in the cool AC here while getting an educational experience with the little ones.

An explorer’s corner with craft activities also lies in there, so don’t forget to stop by for some doodles before leaving. Admission is free and guided tours are available as well.

Find out more about Singapore Maritime Gallery 


Rating for kids: 4/5
Rating for adults: 3/5

Address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Level 2, Singapore 018988
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 6325 5707

Getting there: Alight at Marina South Pier Station MRT and take Exit B.

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Cover image adapted from: @mandyalextrixie, @raising_little_travellers, @bel2410