30 of the best kid friendly museums and exhibitions in Singapore

30 of the best kid friendly museums and exhibitions in Singapore

May 31, 2023

We've got the scoop on the best museums and exhibitions for kids in Singapore.

Our kids love these places and we're sure yours will too!

From exciting science exhibitions and interactive art, to Singapore history and local culture, here's our favorite children friendly museums to visit!

Museums and Exhibitions by Type

Limited Time & Special Exhibitions

  1. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
  2. Sneakertopia
  3. Gallery Children's Biennale
  4. Naruto TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition
  5. Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore Through Travel, 1800s-2000s


  1. Keppel Centre for Art Education - National Gallery Singapore
  2. Gallery Children's Biennale 2021
  3. Future World: Where Art Meets Science - ArtScience Museum
  4. Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
  5. Museum of Ice Cream

About Singapore and History

  1. Children's Museum Singapore
  2. Changi Experience Studio
  3. National Museum of Singapore
  4. Air Force Museum
  5. Through the Lens of Time - Singapore Discovery Centre
  6. The Battlebox
  7. Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  8. Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage
  9. Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
  10. Asian Civilisations Museum
  11. Singapore Maritime Gallery
  12. Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  13. Time Capsule at Singapore Flyer

Science & Nature

  1. Science Centre Singapore
  2. KidsSTOP Singapore
  3. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
  4. Fort Canning Heritage Gallery and Spice Garden


  2. Malay Heritage Centre
  3. Indian Heritage Centre
  4. Peranakan Museum

Limited Time & Special Exhibitions

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Experience an incredible journey into the world of Van Gogh!

The exhibition which has seen over 5 million visitors since 2017 and is ranked among the top 12 immersive experiences in the world by CNN, is coming for the first time to Southeast Asia!

Expect to be mesmerized by over 300 of Van Gogh's sketches, drawings, and paintings, along with striking floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall digital projections.

It's a totally fresh way to experience the masterpieces and explore the life of Vincent Van Gogh!

The Singapore edition will also see the introduction of two special Japanese culture segments, as a tribute to the Japonisme movement that had a strong influence on Van Gogh's artwork style.

Visitors will see a showcase of the traditional Japanese art style of woodblock stamps and prints, as well as experience an authentic matcha tea ceremony.

You'll even get to enjoy a taste of fresh matcha right after the ceremony!

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is accompanied by its signature Virtual Reality (VR) experience where you can step into a vibrant world in "A Day in the Life of the Artist" and learn the inspirations behind several of Van Gogh's most iconic works.

In addition, a whole host of one-of-a-kind experiences await in the captivating space from a thematic cafe experience, to yoga classes and art jamming sessions.

This limited time exhibition is not to be missed!

Date: 1 Mar - 1 Oct 2023

Opening hours:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.-
  • Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes

Location: Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum


  • Children: $15
  • Adults: $24

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Adam Fu and Steve Harris, The Dream Closet, 2019 (Image credit: Sneakertopia)

Experience the sneaker craze at Sneakertopia, an exhibition that celebrates the colourful world of sneaker culture.

It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the innovative art, history, and design of sneakers and street culture.

Born on the streets, sneaker culture has since been embraced by creatives and trendsetters alike from artists to athletes and celebrities.

David Kaul, The Sneaker Storyboard 2019 (Image credit: Sneakertopia)

Today, sneakers have become more than just status symbols or markers of identity, and its role in pop and street culture reaches beyond sports, hip-hop, and fashion.

Sneakertopia showcases the work of both local and international creatives through over 100 limited-edition sneakers, along with murals, installations, and artwork.

The exhibition was first launched in Los Angeles, and was created by Emmy award-winning producer Steve Harris and Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Steve Brown, who teamed up to share their passion for iconic footwear with the world.

Head down to the ArtScience Museum and be prepared to be amazed by this larger than life exhibition!

Date: 25 Feb - 30 Jul 2023

Opening hours: Daily 10am-7pm

Location: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018974


  • Singapore Residents: Adult $18, Child $14
  • Tourists: Adult $21, Child $16

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Gallery Children's Biennale

When I Am With You by Ly Yeow

The much-loved Children's Biennale by National Gallery Singapore is back for its 4th edition and it's shaping up to be amazing!

Experience 11 new immersive works of art by international artists that highlight 4 core values: Care, Collaborate, Imagine, and Respect.

The Children's Biennale sets the stage for meaningful conversations with children by asking questions such as "what kind of world do we live in today, and "what kind of world would you like to live in?" to craft its theme of ‘Let’s Make a Better Place".

Can you see the forest for the trees? by Izziyana Suhaimi

Every artwork is connected to one of the 4 core values, and present relevant issues in a way that's easy for kids to understand.

Kids will love the experience and will be inspired to take an active part in creating a better future for themselves and everyone else!

Adding to the experience, there will also be a variety of on-site programmes and performances for kids such as roving theatre performances, sonic exploration sessions, and craft workshops.

Date: 27 May 2023 - 31 Mar 2024

Location: National Gallery Singapore

Visit the Gallery Children's Biennale's website for more information on the artworks and programmes

Naruto TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition in Singapore

Calling all Naruto fans! Unleash your inner ninja at the NARUTO TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition which is finally here in Singapore!

Relive Naruto's legendary journey and join him and his companions in the world of ninja.

The exhibition features eight classic scenes from the anime series, including the epic battle between Naruto and Sasuke in "The Final Valley".

Experience iconic moves like Sasuke's "Mangekyo Sharingan" and Kakashi's "Curse Sealing" brought to life before your very eyes.

But that's not all - there will also be five immersive experiences complete with sound and special effects that will transport you into the world Naruto.

This is a unique chance for parents and children to witness all your favorite characters in action and participate in the thrilling immersive experiences together.

Plus, there will be exclusive merchandise that will allow you to gear up like coolest ninja around!

In the NARUTOxBoruto VR experience (separate charges apply), you'll step into the world of Naruto and explore a meticulous recreation of the Hidden Leaf Village.

You'll also get to Interact with AI-driven characters straight out of the Naruto universe and take some green screen photos as a souvenir.

It's the ultimate Naruto adventure you won't want to miss!

Date: 29 May - 2 Jul 2023

Location: Marina Square, Let's Play #03-208/209


  • Weekdays: $22
  • Weekends: $25

Ticket sales start 14 Apr 2023.

Early bird purchases from 14-23 Apr 2023 with weekday tickets priced at $19 and weekends at $21.

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Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore Through Travel, 1800s-2000s

Get a glimpse of Singapore's past two centuries through the eyes of those who came to our shores, from the colonial days up until the present.

The exhibition showcases how tourists saw Singapore through a carefully curated collection of almost 600 memorabilia and visual icons.

From vintage postcards and posters to travel paraphernalia, everyday items and even a first generation Singapore Airlines A380 Suites cabin seat, you'll see how Singapore presented itself - and was presented - to the world.

Embark on a travel-inspired journey as soon as you step into the museum as you'll be greeted by Changi Airport's iconic flight information display flip board.

Standing at an impressive 5.3m tall, the flip board is making its public debut since being donated to Singapore's National Collection by the Changi Airport Group in 2020.

The exhibition gets more awesome at the NMS discotheque pop-up room where you can step back to the 80's complete with retro-future furnishings and decor that will take you back to the discotheques of Singapore during that time.

The pop-up disco comes with an interactive feature that lets you dance to retro groovy beats.

The best part? You can download your dance videos as keepsakes through your Heritage ID accounts. So head on down and start grooving!

The NMS disco pop-up room is part of a series of pop-up rooms that complement the larger immersive experience of Now Boarding.

Two other rooms are slated to be launched later in early August, along with a theatrical audio tour.

Date: 27 May - 10 Nov 2023

Location: Exhibition Gallery, Basement, National Museum of Singapore

Opening hours: 10am-7pm daily

Admission: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents.

Visitors are encouraged to pre-book their museum admission tickets for this ticketed show ahead of their visit.

More information and ticketing details


Keppel Centre for Art Education - National Gallery Singapore

A winner of the 2018 Children in Museums Award organised by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums, the Keppel Centre for Art Education is a dedicated facility at the National Gallery Singapore that caters to families and kids.

The Centre has programmes lined up year round where children can discover art through imaginative play.

It's one of our favorite places to take the kids as there's just so many activities dedicated to them here!

Look out for these experiences at the Keppel Centre for Art Education

Art Playscape - A space for children to explore interactive art with exhibits changing periodically.

The current exhibit, My INK-credible Adventure is an interactive art exhibit where kids can create their own digital ink masterpieces with the use of body movements.

Wave your hands to control brush strokes or snap your fingers to create an ink blob. There's no limit to what you can create on the digital canvas!

A particular favorite with kids are the "ink puddles" which you can jump on to create different paint splashes on screen.

Keppel Centre for Art Education - National Gallery Singapore

Project Gallery - Explore and interact with larger-than-life works and whimsical worlds created by local artists.

The current exhibit, Because It Makes Me Feel... was created by artist Nandita Mukand.

The playful installation invites families and children to imagine visiting different houses, play "masak masak" and reflect on what home feels like.

Studio Workshops - Participate in a range of family friendly programmes and workshops such as in origami and sculpture.

Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road Singapore 178957

Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

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Gallery Children's Biennale 2021

Head/Home by Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan + The Fruitjuice Factori Studio

Embark on a multi-sensory journey to experience nine on-site installations with the theme of "Why Art Matters".

The artworks will explore the themes of Home, Diversity, Environment, and Time, presenting the relevant topics of today in a way that is child friendly.

Visitors will be able to walk through a larger-than-life installation reminiscent of a city, catch life-sized backgrounds that transport them into an other-worldly space, journey the landscapes of Campbodia, and more!

Superstar by Jeremy Sharma

Adding to the experience, there will also be a variety of on-site programmes and performances for kids such as storytelling sessions, sonic exploration workshops, and somatic movement workshops.

Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road Singapore 178957

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Future World: Where Art Meets Science - ArtScience Museum

Image: ArtScience Museum

Created in collaboration with renowned Japanese digital art collective teamLab, Future World immerses visitors in a world of art, science, and magic through a collection of digital interactive installations.

Slide down a colorful fruit field, play the Creative Hopscotch which triggers beautiful colors and sounds with each hop, or interact with the Light Ball Orchestra.

Kids will be loving this magical world!

Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

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Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

The Observatory's 'REFUSE', 2022 (Image: Singapore Art Museum)

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has launched a new art destination at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.

Spanning 2 floors and over 3,000 square metres, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark will open with an exciting lineup of exhibitions and art experiences from 14 Jan.

Look forward to four exciting exhibitions by local artists including experimental band The Observatory, art collective vertical submarine and SAM's pilot residents, as well as international artists such as Korakrit Arunanondchai and Gan Siong King.

With its location in a historic port and near heritage neighbourhoods, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark promises to be a unique location where people of all ages and backgrounds can discover and be inspired by contemporary art.

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Museum of Ice Cream

Image: Museum of Ice Cream

Take a trip through a sweet-toothed fantasy land that's devoted to ice cream.

An installation based experience and contemporary art space, expect lots of instagrammable moments in this whimsical world that will give you a sugar rush for all five senses.

From the moment you step inside, you're in for a treat as one of our most beloved foods is brought to life through immersive rooms and playful experiences.

Look forward to:

  • 14 unique themed exhibits
  • Sweet treats and surprises throughout your journey
  • Fun activities by the talented Museum of Ice Cream guides

Where: 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837


  • From $38 per pax
  • Free for children aged 2 years and younger

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About Singapore and History

Children's Museum Singapore

The long awaited Children's Museum Singapore is finally opening on 10 Dec 2022!

It's the first museum in Singapore dedicated specifically to children aged 12 years old and under.

At the Museum, kids can explore the wonders of Singapore's rich culture and heritage by engaging in highly interactive exhibits.

Children will be introduced to the world of museums through creative experiential learning activities in a safe yet interesting environment.

The Museum features four permanent galleries on the first floor with activities and displays tailored for kids. There will be plenty of tactile opportunities that challenge kids to think creatively, develop their intellectual capabilities, and learn more about Singapore.

On the second floor, you'll find three special galleries with new experiences and adventures that will be refreshed regularly.

Children will have access to a wide variety of hands-on exhibits that absolutely encourage touching for a participatory learning experience.

This is a kids space to let their imaginations go wild!

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday (closed on Mondays)

Location: 23-B Coleman Street Singapore 179807

Tickets: Free entry for all from 13 December 2022 onwards until 31 March 2023.

Due to limited capacity, visitors are strongly encouraged to book tickets online in advance or you may not be able to enter if the museum is full.

Adults must be accompanied by a child.

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Changi Experience Studio

Changi Experience Studio
Image: Runway race

Discover Changi Airport in a whole new and exciting way at the Changi Experience Studio.

This first-of-its-kind digital attraction in Singapore provides an entertaining and educational look into the workings of the world's best airport.

Go behind the scenes of Changi Airport's operations and discover what it takes to keep the airport ticking through captivating projection experiences, interactive games, and immersive shows.

Changi Experience Studio
Garden of Harmony

There's lots to explore here with 20 different touch points spread across ten content content zones.

Kids will love the exhibits that are just filled with interactive experiences, from participating in an exciting runway race and going on a quest to collect airport trolleys, to creating music and performing a symphony in the awe inspiring Garden of Harmony.

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National Museum of Singapore

National Museum

The oldest museum in Singapore, the National Museum has lots to offer families as it brings history to life through engaging and immersive exhibits.

Kids will find these exhibits particularly enjoyable:

Singapore History Gallery - Charts the development of Singapore through the years.

Growing Up - See what life in Singapore was like during the tumultous 1950s and 1960s.

Story of the Forest - Created by Japanese digital art collective teamLab, 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings have been transformed into three dimensional animations, creating a magical world that invites visitors to interact with the animals, flowers, and plants up close.

Story of the Forest

The museum also runs various family programmes throughout the year such as tours, inter-generational workshops, and sensory playdates.

Where: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Admission: Free for Singaporeans, PRs, and children 6 years and below.

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Air Force Museum

Image credit: Air Force Museum

Located at Paya Lebar Air Base, the Air Force Museum is home to The Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) history and heritage, combining genuine artifacts with interactive media to tell the RSAF story.

The museum offers an interesting hands-on experience that will bring the Air Force's story to life for visitors of all ages.

At the Indoor Gallery, you can learn more about the RSAF's history and goals through a series of interactive exhibits and role-playing games.

Meanwhile in the Outdoor Gallery, you can get up close to fighter jets, missiles, and anti-aircraft weapons, and discover their contributions to the RSAF's progress.

Where: 400 Airport Road, Singapore 5345234

Admission: Free

More information on Air Force museum's website.

Through the Lens of Time - Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre

Newly revamped, the Singapore Discovery Centre reopened in October 2020 with a whole host of new attractions.

Through the Lens of Time is a permanent exhibit which takes you on an immersive journey through the history of Singapore.

A mix of multimedia and interactive exhibits transports you to Singapore's very beginnings, through to the dark days of World War Two, the journey to Independence, and the following milestones and achievements along the way as Singapore forged to make its mark on the global stage.

Where: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365

Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

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The Battlebox

Image: The Battlebox

Discover the secret 1930s World War II command centre built 9 metres underground in the heart of Singapore within Fort Canning.

The place where Lieutenant-General Percival and his senior officers directed the Battle for Singapore in World War II, The Battlebox is a unique way to unravel the dramatic events of Singapore’s fall and the resistance against the Japanese invasion.

Walk down into its hidden tunnels and discover amazing wartime artefacts and interactive displays that take you through this historic event one moment at a time.

Admission to the Battlebox is only through a 30 minutes guided tour.

You are free to explore the bunker on your own after the tour.

Note though that The Battlebox is not suitable for children aged below 7.

Where: 2 Cox Terrace Singapore 179622 (Fort Canning Park)


  • Adult: $20
  • Child: $10

More info on The Battlebox's website.

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Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Reflections of Bukit Chandu

The newly revamped Reflections at Bukit Chandu (RBC) reopened on 9 Sep 2021 with an enhanced retelling of the story of the Malay Regiment in the Battle of Pasir Panjang, during which the heavily outnumbered soldiers from the regiment made a heroic last stand against a 13,000-strong Japanese force.

Housed in a bungalow that was originally built in 1930 for senior British staff of an Opium Packing Plant down the hill, the space features a new immersive experience enhanced with new artefacts and displays. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy a multimedia display show that tells the story of "C" Company's defence of Point 226. 

The newly revamped exhibition will also feature three new spaces that trace the legacy of Bukit Chandu to provide a larger historical context beyond the World War Two period: Packing Chandu, The Lounge, and On the Lawn.

Reflections of Bukit Chandu

There will also be new artefacts on display for the first time,including a rare archival pre-war film footage featuring Lieutenant Adnan at a ceremonial parade, bullets from the Battle of Pasir Panjang that were found around Pasir Panjang Ridge in the 1970s, and bullet cases recovered from the eastern side of the bungalow’s compound during an archaeological excavation in 2019.

Where: 31-K Pepys Road

Admission: Free for Singapore Citizens, PRs, Children ages 6 and below

More info at the Reflections at Bukit Chandu website.

Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage

Learn all about Singapore's efforts at sustainable development at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery.

It's a 1,600 sq ft showcase featuring videos, games, and interactive stations that highlight Singapore's initiatives at sustainability, from reduction of energy use and enhancement of green spaces, to conservation of our biodiversity, and pursuit of a circular economy.

You'll come away with a deeper appreciation for what has been accomplished in our country thus far, while also gaining insights into how individual actions can collectively lead to the creation of a better future for tomorrow.

Where: Level 2, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Marina Barrage Singapore 018951

Admission: Free

*Due to COVID restrictions, the only way you can visit the Gallery is through a guided tour which is free.

Advanced bookings are recommended but you can also walk in at the information counter.

Guided tour bookings can be made on the Sustainable Singapore Gallery's website.

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

Learn about fire fighting from the past to the present. The museum is housed in Singapore's oldest fire station, the Central fire station.

You'll learn about the latest fire fighting and rescue technologies currently being used by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Through interactive exhibits, you'll also get a taste of what fire fighters and rescuers have to endure during an operation.

The fire station hosts an open house on Saturdays from 9am-11am where kids can get up close to the actual fire engines and fire fighting equipment. (currently not available due to COVID restrictions).

Where: 62 Hill Street, Singapore 179367

Admission: Free admission. No walk-in visits are allowed. All visitors must pre-register.

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Asian Civilisations Museum

Step into the Asian Civilisations Museum and get an intimate look into the world of Asian culture.

Housed within a historic building right by the Singapore River, the museum showcases the best of Asian art, culture, heritage, archaeology, and history, particularly the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans.

Look out for the famous Tang Shipwreck exhibit, a collection of treasures salvaged from an Arab ship which sank nearly 1,100 years ago, and which remain untouched until its discovery in 1998.

Where: 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555

Admission: Free entry to the permanent galleries for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Charges apply for special exhibitions.

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Singapore Maritime Gallery

Singapore Maritime Gallery

See how Singapore transformed from a small trading post into a global port hub at the Singapore Maritime Gallery.

Try your hand at the ship handling simulator where you can have a go at navigating ships under eight different story missions.

You'll feel what it's like to be a ship captain, having to guide your ship through rough seas and safely into port!

Junior explorers can head to the Explorer' Corner where they'll learn about maritime Singapore through games and interactive exhibits.

Where: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier, Level 2, Singapore 018900

Admission: Free

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Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is a unique piece of Singaporean history and offers visitors a glimpse of the lesser-known side of Singapore Chinese's involvement in the 1911 Revolution.

As the Nanyang (Southeast Asia) headquarters of Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Chinese Revolutionary Alliance (Tong Meng Hui), Singapore played an important role in the 1911 Revolution that led to the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and eventual establishment of modern-day China.

The museum focuses on the contributions of Dr Sun Yat Sen's key supporters in Singapore, and chronicles how the 1911 Revolution left a lasting imprint on Singapore, particularly in the field of education, print media, and economic contributions.

Free guided tours of the museum are available daily.

Check here for tour schedule.

Where: 12 Tai Gin Road Singapore 327874

Admission: Free for all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

More info on Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's website.

Time Capsule at Singapore Flyer

Time Capsule at Singapore Flyer

The Time Capsule experience takes visitors on a journey through Singapore's history, culture, and landscape.

Your adventure into history starts 700 years ago, all the way back to the founding of Singapore by Sang Nila Utama.

Learn about the significant events in Singapore's history, and how it was transformed from a fishing village to a world class international city.

You'll also get a glimpse into what the future holds for Singapore

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Science and Nature

Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre Singapore

The Science Centre Singapore holds the largest collection of educational materials devoted to science in Singapore, with more than a thousand interactive exhibits across over 20 permanent exhibitions.

Catch the newest exhibition, Earth Alive, where you'll discover the science and systems behind our planet thorough fun interactive exhibits and enthralling visual displays.

Don't miss the exciting daily shows such as the electrifying Tesla Coil demonstration and the Fire Tornado Show.

Then learn about the importance of water and prepare to get wet at the water play area at Waterworks.

While you're at the Science Centre, explore the other main attractions there such as KidsSTOP, Omni-Theatre, and Snow City.

Where: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081

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KidsSTOP Singapore

KidsSTOP is Science Centre Singapore's dedicated Children's Science Centre for children aged 8 years and below.

The 3,000 square meter gallery houses more than 20 exhibits designed to introduce children to concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Themed zones such as Flight & Space, Nature, and Supermarket offer plenty of hands on activities and opportunities for children to learn through interactive play.

Where: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Road

Admission: From $5 per child and $2 per adult for Singaporeans and PRs

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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Image: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Home to over 560,000 catalogued lots and over a million species from throughout the region, the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is Singapore first and only natural history museum.

Highlights include the three towering Sauropod fossils, which were among the largest and heaviest animals to ever walk on land.

There's also a skeleton of Singapore's first sperm whale!

Where: National University of Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377



  • Adult - $15
  • Child, Student, NSF, Senior Citizen & Person with Disability - $8

Standard Rate

  • Adult - $20
  • Child, Student, NSF, Senior Citizen & Person with Disability - $12

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Fort Canning Heritage Gallery and enhanced Spice Garden

The newly opened Fort Canning Heritage Gallery traces more than 700 years of history, giving visitors insight into the rich heritage of Fort Canning Hill.

Spread out over 2 levels of the South Wing of Fort Canning Centre, the gallery features archaeological artefacts excavated from sites within Fort Canning Park, as well as various digital interactive stations.

You can also watch a cinematic experience of the Singapore Bicentennial centerpiece event in 2019.

Park goers can explore the enhanced Spice Garden, which is Singapore's most diverse spice garden, covering over 3,200 square metres and featuring more than 180 varieties of plants.

Here, you'll find significant herbs such as Gambier and Pepper, which were among the earliest crops grown commercially in Singapore.

Location: 5 Cox Terrace Singapore 179620

Opening hours: 

  • Heritage Gallery: 10am-6pm daily (closed on the last Monday of every month)
  • Spice Gallery: Daily from 7am-7pm

Admission: Free

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Singpo人 - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Discover Chinese Singapore culture and take a trip to see how geography, economics, and politics played a part in influencing the present-day Chinese Singaporean identity.

It's one of the most interactive exhibitions we've been to with stories brought to life through videos, games, and interactive stations.

Kids will have a ball discovering new things in every zone with a surprise at seemingly every corner. 

They'll be peeping through doors and windows to see the hidden treasures inside, trying their hand at the kopi-making game, and learning how our food was influenced by different cultures at the food projection table.

You'll be given a token which you can use to interact with various stations throughout the exhibition. At the end of the exhibition, you'll get a printout highlighting your unique identity!

When you're done, head to the rooftop where you'll be treated to spectacular views of the city skyline.

Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906

Admission: Free

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Malay Heritage Centre

Housed in a former Malay Palace and located in the historic Kampong Gelam, Gedung Kuning, and the surrounding Kampong Gelam district, the Malay Heritage Center showcases the rich culture and heritage of Singapore's Malay Community.

You'll find interactive multimedia, special exhibitions, as well as artefacts from the National Collection and contributions from the Malay community in the museum's six permanent galleries.

Check out My Babak's Studio, a children's space inspired by the workshop of a Banjarese diamond trader and jeweller.

My Babak's Studio

Where: Malay Heritage Center, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501


  • Free for Singaporeans and PRs and Children under 6 years old
  • Adults: $8

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Indian Heritage Centre

Indian Heritage Centre

The Indian Heritage Centre traces the history of Indian and South Asian communities in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

The permanent galleries feature five themes spanning the 1st century CE to the 21st century, with artifacts and interactive displays presenting the history of interactions between South and Southeast Asia.

The galleries also take us through the experiences of the Indian community in both Singapore and Malaya during the colonial period, and highlights contributions of the Indian and South Asian communities to building up the Singapore of today.

Where: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924


  • Free for Singaporeans and PRs and Children under 6 years old
  • Adults: $8
  • Students: $5

More info on Indian Heritage Centre's website.

Peranakan Museum

After almost 4 years of closure for renovations, the Peranakan Museum reopened to the public again in Feb 2023.

You'll experience an intriguing journey through Peranakan culture at the newly refurbished museum building which covers 3 floors and houses 9 galleries.

With more than 800 objects adorning its walls, including newly-acquired artefacts, and carefully preserved heirlooms from donors, visitors will get to explore the Peranakan identity through the themes of "Origins", "Home", and "Style".

Through interactive displays, programmes, and themed showcases, anyone curious about Peranakans in Singapore and Southeast Asia will gain deep insight into this diverse cultural tradition.

Interviews, narratives, and expressions from various Peranakan communities such as the Arab Peranakans, Chinese Peranakans, Chitty Melakans ( or Peranakan Indians), and Jawi Peranakans showcase the distinctiveness of each culture while still being connected through its shared Malay-Indonesian heritage.

Location: 39 Armenian Street Singapore 179941

Opening hours:

  • Daily: 10am-7pm
  • Friday: 10am-9pm

Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

FInd out more on Peranakan Museum's website


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