Still looking for ways to keep your young ones entertained this holiday? There’re still plenty of fun options at the National Heritage Board’s annual Children’s Season Singapore.

This year’s edition goes beyond museums and will encompass all aspects of art, culture, heritage and education. Highlights this year include a wonderland of discovery and play at the National Museum of Singapore, where you can pick your favourite mode of traditional transport and embark on a trail to “join the dots” and experience “connections” as you discover popular family hangouts of the 1970s and 1980s and historical landmarks along the Singapore River.

Here are some interesting programmes:

Be a Soldier
There are many different kinds of soldiers in the army. Which one do you want to be? Come dress up in a uniform sized just for you, and try out the different pieces of equipment that soldiers use to do their jobs.
Date: 9 – 11 June, 16 – 18 June, 23 – 25 June 2017
Time: 11am – 5pm (following day)
Free admission (Regular admission charges apply)

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Gain the skills that you need to stay out in the field. Learn about building a “basha” tent, field cooking, go on a confidence walk and more. Spend the night in your “basha” tent and feast on combat rations – like real SAF soldiers. Bring your Dad too. He’ll share his own National Service “war stories” as you go through this special two-day field camp as a team.
Date: 10 – 11 June
Time: 1.30pm – 1.30pm (following day)
Price: $102 per pair (Registration is required)

Photo courtesy of Army Museum.

I want to be a Policeman!

Photo courtesy of Police Heritage Centre.

Did you know that the police force is the oldest uniformed organisation in Singapore? Learn more about its fascinating journey at the Police Heritage Centre, through a workshop with many interesting activities and a talk by real-life police officers. You can even pretend to be one by dressing up in kid-sized uniforms.
Date: 30 May – 1 July
Time: 10am – 11.30am, 2pm – 3.30pm, 4pm – 5.30pm (Weekday); 9am – 10.30am, 11am – 12.30pm (Weekend)
Free admission (Registration is required)

Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Interactive artworks at Future World. Photo courtesy of Artscience Museum.

Immerse yourself in the world of myths and legends at ArtScience Museum. Unearth remarkable stories from around the globe and immerse yourself in cutting edge contemporary artworks. Enter a futuristic world of high-tech interactive artworks at Future World, created in collaboration with TeamLab, a renowned Japanese interdisplinary art collective. Be immersed in a world of art, science, magic and metaphor through a collection of cutting-edge digital installations.
Date: 2 June – 25 June
Time: 10am – 7pm
Price: Admission charges apply

Stencil Screen Print on Totebag Workshop

Photo courtesy of Singapore Tyler Print Institute.

Unleash your creativity as you create your own unique designs and screen print them on totebags in this Stencil Screen Print Workshop.
Date: 24 June
Time: 10am – 12.15pm and 2pm – 4.15pm
Price: $30 per participant (Registration is required)

For a full list of activities and programmes, refer to: www.museums.com.sg/cs17