Wednesday, November 21, 2012

An Afternoon at the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Last Sunday, our family of four spent an afternoon at the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden to celebrate its 5th birthday. My children love the garden, and the good news is, proceeds from the carnival cum birthday celebration will be used to fund the extension of the garden, to help our kids to better connect with nature through play!

Lots of yummy food, games and entertainment for the kids...

Well, it's certainly an afternoon well spent for us. We look forward to another event, and the new Jacob Ballas Children's Garden Extension! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden - Anniversary Carnival

The well-loved Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is turning 5! It is celebrating her 5th Anniversary with a fundraising carnival on 18 November.

Join a fun-filled day of games, food and entertainment in the beautiful setting of the Children’s Garden. There will be arcade games, a bouncy castle, balloon sculpting, magic shows as well as performances by ToyBox. The kids can also join Garden Stomp, a garden-themed walkathon for children aged 4 to 12 years old.

Be indulged in sumptuous delights from Four Seasons Hotel, Hard Rock Café, Salad Stop, Casa Verda, Brownie Factory and Ramly Burger throughout the Carnival.

Coupons will be on sale at the Singapore Botanic Gardens - Garden Shop, the Library Shop and the Visitor Centre of Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden until 18 November 2012.

So, mark your calendar and see you there!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Animal & Bird Encounters

Date: Daily
Time: 12nn, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5pm
Venue: Palawan Beach
Free Admission

Intelligence, agility and responsiveness, a great display from our animal friends.

Fun Times @ Palawan Beach

Date: 28 May – 26 June 2011
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa

Sandy Good Times
Time: 10am – 5pm, every Fri & Sat

You don’t need to be a pro to own a masterpiece. At Sandy Good Times, you will work with professional sand sculptors and learn basic sand sculpting skills.

Boogie with Captain Palawan
Time: 11:30am, 3pm & 5pm, every Tues - Sun

Come and learn the Palawan Boogie dance steps at Palawan Beach with Captain Palawan. You might boogie your way to fantastic prizes!

Interactive Kids Workshops

Date: 28 May – 26 June 2011, daily
Venue: Images of Singapore Forecourt, Imbiah Lookout
Admission $8 per activity
Islander members enjoy 50% off.
FREE* for PLAY pass holders.
*Terms & conditions apply

Get creative with cookies baking, kids’ apron and sock puppet-making workshops!

Storytelling Comes Alive!

Date: 28 May – 26 June 2011, every Wed – Sun
Time: 11.30am, 2.30pm & 5pm
Venue: Images of Singapore Forecourt, Imbiah Lookout
*Free Admission
*Prevailing island admission and car park charges apply.

Experience some ‘Tasty Tales’ this school holidays at award-winning interactive storytelling sessions featuring your favourite stories.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2011 Children's Season

Have you checked out the 2011 Children's Season held at various museums? We have been to quite a number of them so far, and still plan to go to the rest :-)

Organised by the National Heritage Board and Museum Roundtable, 2011 Children’s Season will be held from 14 May to 31 July 2011.

My kids have a ball of a time there; I believe yours will too. My kids learn so much about so many things and have fun at the same time.

If you can, go over during the weekdays, since it can be very crowded during the weekends (depending on where and what time you go). However, many activities for kids are usually planned during the weekends. Most of the activities are free, but we have to pay a small token for the rest. So, do check out the website before you go.

Have fun and see you there!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The PlayDome - Kaleidoscope of Dreams

A National Museum Initiative for Children’s Season 2011, Co-curated with Playeum, The Play Museum

Date: Saturday, 14 May – Sunday, 26 Jun 2011
Venue: National Museum of Singapore

A new creative platform by the museum for children ages 3 and above, The PlayDome invites children to express their unique voices through meaningful and fun play activities based on their visual inspirations and experiences drawn from the galleries and objects found in the museum.

For its inaugural year, The PlayDome is delighted to partner Playeum®, The Play Museum, to create this wonderful child-centred museum experience at Level 3. This exploratory space consists of dedicated zones, where children get to play with props, materials and get really hands-on in creating original art works inspired by the collection in the museum’s Living Galleries and its iconic Dome.

Presenting over 10 original works and installations from artists and creative professionals in Singapore and internationally, The PlayDome combines a mix of active and reflective engagement charged with imagination, making it a memorable museum experience for children and families!

Children's Season: Art Garden @ Singapore Art Museum

Date: 3 June to 30 August 2011
Venue: Singapore Art Museum

The well loved Art Garden returns to the Singapore Art Museum with a selection of artworks chosen for their imagination and interactivity. Say hello to Walter, the curious colossal bunny. Catch the Dancing Solar Flowers installation and discover how light makes the flowers dance. Step into the fantastic blue universe of Paramodelic Graffiti, dress up life sized hand painted dolls in Mummy Dearest, shop at our lively Fruits market and create your own 3D paper fruit and when you need a rest, watch fun animations from all over the world. Don’t miss these works and more -spend a day of play and learning at Art Garden at SAM.

A programme to introduce contemporary art to young visitors in an engaging, supportive and fun family environment, works on display at Art Garden will be complemented by art work labels and activity sheets to facilitate visitor engagement.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

2011 Museum's Open House Days

International Museum Day: 29 May
National Day: 9 August
Hari Raya Puasa: 30 August
Deepavali: 26 October
Christmas Day: 25 December

*Unless otherwise stated, Open House Days involve all NHB museums.

List of NHB Museums

Asian Civilisations Museum
Memories at Old Ford Factory
National Museum of Singapore
Peranakan Museum
Reflections at Bukit Chandu
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore Philatelic Museum