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It is playtime at the museums as Children's Season kicks off on Saturday

Published on May 21, 2014 6:26 PM

From a distance, the front lawn of the National Museum of Singapore looks like a 1970s playground, with an iconic orange-red dragon's head slide and an orange-red elephant slide occupying prime space.

But instead of the concrete slides of old, this is a modern re-imagining: a bouncy castle. The inflatable installation is part of the museum's Masak Masak: My Childhood exhibition, which is one of the programmes in the seventh annual Children's Season line-up.

Organised by the National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable, the season will run from Saturday to June 29. It will feature more than 40 programmes recommended for children aged 14 and below and families, and will involve 21 museums.

Ms Cheryl Koh, director of marketing and corporate communications at the heritage board, says the month-long season is "for young audiences to get involved with museums and love museums from young, so that when they grow older, it becomes natural for them to want to visit museums".

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