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Children’s Season Open House

National Museum of Singapore

18 May, 29 and 30 June

Children’s Season – Island Adventures 2013

National Museum of Singapore
Concourse and Craft Zone, Level 1
18 May to 21 July
10am – 8pm
Free Admission

Island Adventures is back with an exciting line-up of child-centric programming which includes fun interactive displays and special activities that will delight young visitors and their families!  A showcase that celebrates Singapore’s historical narratives, Children’s Season – Island Adventures 2013 explores our multi-racial and multi-cultural society through the themes of Food, Film & Wayang, Fashion, and Photography.  Children can be an old-time hawker and invent a unique ‘Singapore dish’, watch wayang peep shows, be a tailor of different cultural costumes, and learn how photo studios of a bygone era produced coloured prints in the 1950s and 60s. Each child gets a complimentary activity book, and parents can purchase an optional Craft Kit* for additional hands-on activities.  There will also be roving acts and story-telling sessions at selected timings throughout the season, with outdoor film screenings of Walt Disney classics The Aristocats and Pinocchio, in June.

*Optional Craft Kits are available at $5 which includes programmes, Island Adventures – Roving Acts and Island Tales.

Terms and Conditions for Optional Craft Kit
Admits one parent and one child into Island Adventures Craft Zone which includes programmes – Roving Acts and Island Tales.
This ticket is valid on the stipulated date only.
Limited to one craft kit per ticket.
Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Island Adventures – Roving Acts

National Museum of Singapore
Concourse and Craft Zone, Level
Every Friday | 10am and 11:30am | 30 minutes
Every Saturday and Sunday | 11:30am and 2:30pm | 30 minutes

Join us on our island adventure and meet mysterious characters from the past! Young visitors will get to meet interesting people who are skilled in different trades, and find out what they do for a living.  Created to be interactive and educational, our popular roving acts will delight visitors of all ages.

Island Tales

National Museum of Singapore
Concourse and Craft Zone, Level 1
Every Monday and Wednesday | 10am and 11:30am | 30 minutes Every Saturday and Sunday | 10:30am and 1:30pm | 30 minutes

Let our storytellers inspire the young ones with intriguing and colourful tales from the past! With engaging dramatisation and interaction, these sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history.

Traditional Rattan Basket Weaving Demonstration

National Museum of Singapore
26 May
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Free admission

Witness the skills of the traditional rattan basket weaver and try your hand at weaving one yourself. Rattan baskets are cost-effective storage solutions, as the only raw material necessary is the rattan palm, and in the past all these baskets had to be made by hand.

Wayang Kulit Performance

National Museum of Singapore
25 May
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Free admission

In this performance, let the Dalang, or “Puppetmaster” tell you the story of how Singapore got its name through the enchanting world of wayang kulit (shadow puppetry). The first story, Singapura, is the tale of how Sang Nila Utama, the Prince of Sumatra, came to an island that was then known as Temasek. It was there that he saw a lion, or “Singa” in his native tongue, and decided to name the island “Singapura” (Lion City).

The second story comes from the Indian epic Ramayana. Join us and learn how Prince Rama, who was the incarnation of the God Vishnu, struggled to free his beautiful wife Sita, who had been abducted by the horrible ogre, King Ravana.

Both performances will be brought to you by Sri Warisan, a performing arts company founded by renowned cultural Medallion recipient Madam Som Said.

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