Museums are not the dusty, fusty old places we remember from our own childhood: head over to National Museum of Singapore for two awesome exhibits...
Singapore is really pulling out all the stops with all of the amazing festivals, exhibits and cultural events for kids, and with so much happening, we’ve only just paused to catch our breath. We want to see them all! If you haven’t yet discovered the Glass Rotunda at National Museum of Singapore, (which opened late last year with two permanent art installations), we think we’ve found a new favourite thing to do with the kids! Art aficionados, history buffs, and nature lovers: this one’s for you!
Story of the Forest
Renowned international art cool-cats on the block, teamLab (you’ll recognise their work from Future World at the ArtScience Museum and the Children’s Biennale at the National Gallery), have brought the enchanting Story of the Forest to the National Museum of Singapore in its full larger-than-life interactive glory, and our kids can’t get enough of it! The installation mimics the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia’s lush tropical rainforests by transforming 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings collections to life in a virtual experience that will blow the whole family away. Get up close and personal with awesome flora and fauna: watch out for our favourite – the Malayan Tapir!
Singapore, Very Old Tree
If you can drag the kids (and yourself) from the Story of the Forest (SO much awesome!), Singapore, Very Old Tree is a phenomenal photography exhibition by renowned local artist, Robert Zhao. The 17-piece collection explores the nation’s identity as a Garden City by shining the spotlight on some of the most iconic trees across the island. Perfect if you are still feeling in a patriotic mood after SG52!
The Glass Rotunda is open from 10am to 7pm daily at National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, p. 6332 3659; www.nationalmuseum.sg
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