To kickstart the Children’s Season 2014, National Museum of Singapore is officially launching a new wing specially dedicated to children (6 and below) today!
|Come, let’s explore National Museum!|
|Welcome to the all new Play@NMS!|
Called ‘Play@NMS‘, it is located on the museum’s third floor. Play@NMS features indoor and outdoor play areas where kids can participate in craft activities, pick up art forms such as puppetry and interact with a range of multimedia exhibits.
Ms Christie Chua, Assistant Director of Audience Development and Partnerships at the museum, said the team hopes to create a tactile, multi-sensory environment for kids to know more about the country’s history. She also wants to attract parents who may be busy with work and family commitments by offering them an alternative to going to the shopping mall.
The 700 sq m Play@NMS will feature national history drawings by William Farquhar – Singapore’s first resident and commandant who helped Sir Stamford Raffles establish a trading post. Other activities children can look forward to include: dressing up in different ethnic costumes and crawling into an indoor canopy space specially set up for them to watch animated short films by Singaporeans.
|The Living Room|
|Puppets for play…|
|Kids putting up their own puppet show…|
|Kids programmes from not so long ago…|
|A Tent in The Bedroom, how cool!|
|Kids love this space where they can ‘chill’ and enjoy the short films projected at the top of the tent|
|Play@NMS invites kids to create, perform and explore!|
They will also get to recreate their own versions of local delicacies in a kitchen while playing “masak masak” – the Malay term for a game of pretend cooking. Don’t miss the extension of the garden at the sundeck, where children can sketch their own interpretation of the displayed flora and fauna drawings using coloured chalks!
|Kids are introduced to local dishes and they have to match the ingredients before cooking…|
|A different form of puzzle…|
|Mommy’s fav breakfast!|
|Kids have these recipes as reference while playing their ‘masak masak’|
|Meet my personal chef!|
Play@NMS is open 10am to 6pm daily and more suitable for kids 6 and below (best if you come with friends as it’s basically self-directed play). Admission is Free. There are some workshops and supplementary programmes held on weekends. For more information, please refer to the website.
Today is also the launch of this year’s Children’s Season – a month-long festival of activities for kids and their families. Spend a delightful school holidays at the Museums!
|Click here to visit Children’s Season 2014 Website|
|Dana loves the National Museum!|