Kids stuff

PHOTOS: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, DESMOND WEE, ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM, MARINA BAY SANDS
PHOTOS: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, DESMOND WEE, ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM, MARINA BAY SANDS
PHOTOS: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, DESMOND WEE, ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM, MARINA BAY SANDS
PHOTOS: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, DESMOND WEE, ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM, MARINA BAY SANDS

MASAK MASAK

What: Create your own puppets in Singapore artist Jeremy Hiah's Queen Of The Forest installation, or play a game of giant Flag Attack!, based on the childhood game using country erasers. These are among the 10 engaging installations in this exhibition, recommended for children aged three to seven.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road

When: Till Aug 10, 10am to 6pm daily. Playgrounds on the Lawn are open on Saturday and Sunday, 10am to noon and 4 to 6pm.

Admission: Free

Info: www.nationalmuseum.sg

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ASIA: THE ANIMAL RACE

What: Engage your five senses and learn more about the 12 Chinese zodiac animals in this exhibition, which comprises exercises and games inspired by objects from the museum's collection, and specimens and replicas from the Singapore Science Centre. For children aged five to 12.

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place

When: Till Aug 16, 10am to 5pm daily

Admission: Free

Info: www.acm.org.sg

IMAGINARIUM: A VOYAGE OF BIG IDEAS

What: Inspired by the crescent moon on Singapore's flag, this exhibition aims to spark children's imagination, with artworks such as Kiko's Secrets by Vietnam-based artist Kumkum Fernando, which allows children to enter magical secret worlds in three giant boxes themed the woods, the city and the sky. Suitable for all ages.

Where: SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street

When: Till July 19, 10am to 7pm, Monday to Sunday, till 9pm on Friday

Admission: Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents

Info: www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

THE DEEP AND DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: THE EXHIBITION

What: Dreamworks Animation incorporates 400 displays that shed light on the creative studio's 31 animated movies, including favourites such as Madagascar and Shrek. The Deep gives visitors a rare glimpse of the creatures that lurk deep in the ocean, with photographs and more than 40 animal specimens displayed in an all-black room. Suitable for all ages.

Where: ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue

When: Dreamworks Animation runs till Sept 27; The Deep runs till Oct 27; 10am to 7pm daily

Admission: Dreamworks Animation, $15 and $10 for Singapore resident adults and children aged two to 12, $22 and $14 for standard adult and children; The Deep, $12 and $8 for Singapore resident adults and children aged two to 12, $15 and $9 for standard adult and children

Info: www.marinabaysands.com/museum

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2015, with the headline 'KIDS STUFF'. Print Edition | Subscribe