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(Do note that the following events have an expiration date. Kindly check the dates before making plans!)


1. Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from Xiu Hai Lou Collection


(Photo Credit: www.nationalgallery.sg)


Date: 11 Mar 2017 – 22 Apr 2018

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)

Address:  1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Suitable for: All ages


The titular Xiu Hai Lou Collection is the largest private collection of ink art here and it claims to be one of the best in the world. Marvel at the elegant strokes of ink masters from China and Singapore, and examine the influences that shaped the discipline from the late 19th to 20th century.


2. Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture


(Photo Credit: Singapore Philatelic Museum)


Date: 12 Apr 2017 – 29 Oct 2017

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Address: Singapore Philatelic Museum

Suitable for: All ages


Wax, crystal, chicken, marble, reindeer horn and ostrich: if you’re wondering what these have in common, think no more! They are all part of an exhibition featuring 148 one-of-a-kind eggs. These eggs are anything but normal, as they include ornate and delicate pieces – some of which were even hand-carried – from the Liechtenstein National Museum. Admire a glass egg containing ashes from the volcanic eruption of Mt Helena in 1980; a chicken egg with tiny horseshoes nailed onto its surface; and a pair of imperial porcelain factory eggs from 1914 that survived the civil revolutions and World War I.


3. Creativity in Pulses


(Photo Credit: Lee Xin Li)


Date: 20 May 2017 – 30 Sep 2017

Opening hours: 10am – 8pm daily (last admission at 7.30pm)

Address: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, SCCC Gallery (Level 2), 1 Straits,Boulevard, Singapore 018906


Chinese traditions and modernity are given a boost at the newly opened Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Steep yourself in the works of illustrator Lee Xin Li, Supermama founder Edwin Loh, filmmaker Kirsten Tan (of Pop Aye) and more. There are art installations, photographs, short films and graphic art pieces to be admired, each exploring different values and beliefs of local Chinese culture through the eyes of the modern generation.


All Year Round

(These events are available all year round. But do take note of the opening hours!)


1. Singapore History Gallery @ Singapore Art Museum


(Photo Credit: National Museum)


Dates: Everyday, all year

Opening Hours: 10am-7pm

Address: Level 1 Singapore History Gallery, 71 Bras Basah Rd, (S)189555

Suitable for: All ages


The Singapore History Gallery now has a section that has been specially created to facilitate family time. In this part of the gallery, 700 years of Singapore’s history is shown through life-like art paintings and sculptures. This by far the best Picture-Smart way to learn about our nation’s background and how we, a tiny red dot, reached our success of today.

Special Features
– Downloadable and printable guide which contains fun worksheet activities!
– Audio-visual stations!
– Get to touch some of the exhibits!



2. Children’s Biennale


(Photo Credit: National Gallery)


Date: Everyday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)

Address:  National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957


The inaugural Children’s Biennale features ten interactive art showcases in collaboration with artists from Singapore and around the world. Let your little ones experience a digital and multi-sensory world without physical boundaries with teamLab’s ‘Homogenizing and Transforming World’ exhibit. Then head to photographer Robert Zhao’s showcase of 39 animals, plants and environments that have been manipulated by humans – a lesson for kids on the issues of morality and ethics.



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