Family Attractions in Singapore

Travelling with kids is a daunting yet fulfilling experience. Despite the tiring hours on the flight and walking around different places in Singapore, it can also be an enlightening and educational trip not only for kids, but for the whole family.

Science Centre Singapore. Located in Jurong East, Science Centre Singapore has over 850 exhibits in eight exhibition areas. Science Centre Singapore is equipped with an observatory with state of the art facilities perfect for astronomy lessons and stargazing sessions.

National Gallery Singapore. A place that nurtures the arts and culture scene in Singapore, the National Gallery is home base to some of Singapore’s most creative exhibition, design competitions and distinguished events. The National Gallery promotes Singapore and Southeast Asian art from 19th century onwards. Aside from the travelling exhibition, DBS Singapore gallery which presents Singapore’s cultural identity and UOB’s Southeast Asia Gallery that feature journey to civilisation, the gallery also features educational facilities, children’s programmes and events.

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is the only natural history museum in the city state and kids will surely love it. Located inside the National University of Singapore, a visit to the museum will leave visitors in awe as it retraces the history of life on earth. The two-floor museum covers Singapore’s heritage and natural history as well as the history of biodiversity on earth. Kids and adults alike will surely be amazed by dinosaur skeleton. A dinosaur light show is also on display every half an hour.

Asian Civilisations Museum. With numerous museums in Singapore, it is easy to get overwhelmed. But visitors who wish to soak in the culture and dine afterwards will find the Asians Civilisations Museum to their liking. Besides featuring the rich history of Singapore and its neighbours in South East Asia with notable sculptures and art pieces, the in-museum restaurant offers traditional Chinese dishes.

Madame Tussauds. For visitors who wish to brush hands with the most notable people in society, a trip to Madame Tussauds inside Sentosa Island is a must. Be up close with Hollywood royalties Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, David Beckham, powerful world leaders Barack Obama, Mao Zedong, Mahatma Gandhi and even Singapore’s own Lee Kuan Yew, sports personalities, film giants and more.

Trick-Eye Museum. For a more modern and unique take on museums, a visit to Trick Eye Museum will provide the family with plenty of photo opportunities. The Korean-imported interactive museum has more than 50 artworks to be creative in taking the perfect group selfie.

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