Children are divergent thinkers and capable of imagining things out of the box. As Albert Einstein once said, “To stimulate creativity, one must have the childlike inclination for play.”
Try it out yourself. Have a discussion with your child on any topic and you’ll likely get an earful of imaginative ideas. Some are more interesting and innovative than the topic itself. And that’s exactly what stimulates a child’s mind into developing new concepts and ideas.
To encourage this same creative streak in your little ones, an art gallery for kids in Singapore is the perfect place for their creative machine running. The spectacular artwork and the experiments housed in these galleries can fire up the creativity in your little geniuses.
5 Art Gallery For Kids In Singapore You Must Visit
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This is a fun place to visit with your entire family. When you step into this 60,000 square foot property located at 100 Loewen Road, it will transport you into an almost parallel universe.
Attractions to check out: Art themed Museum of Modern Ice Cream, Marble Run, California Dreamin’ and others. Each room transports visitors to a different space. The Scream’s Diner is furnished with a vinyl jukebox and pink payphones. It is a throwback to the 1920s soda fountain shop, which was a landmark in American culture.
The kids will have a lovely time jumping around at inflatable. You will also find them swimming in the sprinkle pool.
Lastly, don’t forget the ice creams there. Treat yourself and the kids to a bevvy of delectable flavours including Lychee Bandung and Taro Milk Tea ice cream sandwiches.
Price: It starts from $38 per person. There is free entry for children aged two and below.
2. Madame Tussauds Singapore
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A trip to this renowned wax museum will require one whole day. Strike a pose or take a selfie with stars like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt or head to the A-list party section. You also take photos with local heroes and celebrities like Jack Neo and Gurmit Singh.
Don’t miss the indoor boat ride called the Spirit of Singapore. It displays some native plants and also glimpses of the local cultures. You can also meet your favourite superhero at the 4D cinema.
Price: Kids below 3 years get free entry. There are various packages on offer like the Hanbok Bundle priced at $40.
3. Story of the Forest
This art installation brings to life 69 works of the William Farquhar Collection into three-dimensional (3D) animations. You can experience the digital flora as well as the roving animals in an expansive forest that is created by a digital art house called teamLab.
A visit to the exhibition will immerse the visitors in the story of Singapore’s journey from its colonial past to its present-day modernity.
Price: Entry is free for Singaporeans, permanent residents and those below the age of six years.
4. Asian Civilisations Museum
This museum will give visitors an opportunity to discover South-East Asia from a time gone by. The highlight of the museum is also the “Let’s learn about” series, which introduces a new topic every month.
Also highlighting the relevant artefacts related to that topic for the kids to hunt down in the museum.
If you are at the art gallery for kids, then don’t miss the exhibit “Life in Edo.” The exhibit will make your kids take a look at traditional and contemporary Japan through woodblock prints and mind-blowing photography.
Price: Free for children below the age of six.
5. Gallery Children’s Biennale
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You can unlock your kid’s creativity with the awesome third edition of Gallery Children’s Biennale. The inaugural “phy-gital” edition will kickstart with an online experience via the kaleidoscopic microsite.
It will be followed by physical/on-site art installations at National Gallery Singapore, which visitors can see from November 6 onwards. The best part of this year’s exhibition is that Biennale will also go global for the very first time making various programmes available to kids across the world.
So next time when you find your kids sulking at home and bored, plan a trip to one of these interactive art exhibitions. But do remember to abide by the COVID-19 protocols.
Keeping in mind the sudden spike in local cases, you may need to exercise caution. Wear your mask, sanitise your hands and avoid the crowd.
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