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20 Exciting Kids Activities this April!

1. DNA Month

April marks a significant month of DNA celebrations, including DNA Day (25 April), the 70th anniversary of the discovery of DNA's double helix, as well as the 20th anniversary of Science Centre Singapore's DNA Lab!

Come join us at Science Centre from 4 - 30 April and unravel the secrets of life through a series of exciting activities such as DNA extraction, Traits Tree community project and the Young Geneticist trail.

Furthermore, for two special weekends (7 - 9 & 15 - 16 April), the DNA Lab opens its doors to the public to check out lab equipment and activities, along with a workshop and public talk.

Location: Science Centre

Date: 4th - 30th April 2023

Time: 10am - 5pm

Price: Complimentary with Science Centre Singapore Admission ticket unless otherwise stated


For more information, click here


2. Sakura

All aboard the train at Sakura Train Station! The long-awaited cherry blossom or sakura season has arrived! Come celebrate it at Gardens by the Bay’s Sakura floral display by participating in the tradition of hanami and enjoy spectacular views of trains and cherry blossoms.


Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Date: 11 March - 9 April 2023

Time: 9am - 9pm

Price: $8 (Child), $12 (Adult)


For more information, click here


3. TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS STATUES WORLD TOUR

In anticipation of the launch of blockbuster movie, Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts launching in Singapore cinemas and worldwide this June, United International Pictures Singapore gives fans an early kick-off by being the first stop in Asia to showcase two majestic life-size statues of Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal as a part of the Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts Statues World Tour.

Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts is the seventh instalment of the global blockbuster movie franchise and returns to the big screen on 8 June with a brand new cast, action and spectacle as audiences are taken on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots. A whole new breed of Transformers – the Maximals – will also be introduced to the existing battle on Earth between the Autobots and Decepticons. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, Oscar®-nominated Asian superstar, Michelle Yeoh will also be voicing Air Razor. Opening in cinemas only from 8 June, 2023.


These stunning, never-before-seen Transformers statues will be on display from 17 March to 10 April, 2023 surrounded by the foliage and other-worldly Supertrees at the Silver Leaf Garden.


Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Date: Fri, 17 Mar - Mon, 10 Apr 2023

Time: 5.00am - 12.00am

Price: Free


For more information, click here


4. Cosfest: Legend of the Floral Guardian

Cosfest is an international pop culture convention focused on comics art and cosplay in Singapore.

This year, visitors can look forward to meeting Mr Tony Isabella, the creator and writer of DC’s Comics Black Lightning and performances and singing masterclass by Yumi Matsuzawa, a Japanese singer for the popular series Saint Seiya. You will also get to see Asia Cosplay SuperStars Neneko, Joo A and Tomia.

What's more, Singapore's local rising stars artists Kevin Chin and Lim Hang Kwong will be making appearances at the Flower Field Hall and Waterview Room at Gardens by the Bay.


Come and join us in this event and bring back gifts from our booths for family and friends!


Location: Flower Field Hall & Waterview Room

Date: 8 Apr 2023

Time: 12pm - 8pm

Price: Admission charge applies


For more information, click here


5. Breakfast in the Wild

Start your day well with this iconic dining experience designed to inspire a love for wildlife and delight your senses! Savour a hearty meal of local and international flavours in our charming rainforest zoo and meet our wildlife ambassadors and their keepers, who will fill your minds (and hearts) with stories about the animal kingdom, habitats and nature. Enjoy a scrumptious planet-friendly breakfast spread that is thoughtfully prepared by our chefs.

Planet-friendly Meals

As part of making good choices to protect wildlife and our planet, our kitchen uses only sustainably-sourced palm oil and we serve Owa Coffee, which uses beans grown in a wildlife-friendly manner in Indonesia. The menu also doesn’t feature beef because of its disproportionately high environmental impact.

Meet Our Wildlife Ambassadors

Enjoy photo opportunities and interact with our animal ambassadors such as the Tamandua, Coatimundi, Macaw and Orangutans* in this iconic dining experience.


Location: Ah Meng Restaurant (Terrace), Singapore Zoo

Date: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays only

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Price: $35 (Child), $45 (Aduly) Guests attending Breakfast in the Wild will need a separate admission ticket to Singapore Zoo


For more information, click here


6. Ranger Buddies

Ranger Buddies empowers children to be heroes every day through fun and exciting missions. Little daily actions built into missions on the Ranger Buddies web app teach children C.O.U.R.A.G.E. and inspire them to care for themselves, others, and the Earth. Start your missions straightaway!


how C.O.U.R.A.G.E. like a Zookeeper!

  • Singapore Zoo (10 Mar to 2 Apr)

Ranger Buddies can visit the Singapore Zoo to learn the important role that zoos play in making sure that animals (and occasionally, guests) are taken care of. Incorporating the five domains of Animal Welfare, you will have to demonstrate all seven strengths to complete the mission.


Practise C.O.U.R.A.G.E. At Home

  • Home (10 Mar to 2 Apr)

Embark on the 7-day challenge and learn how the C.O.U.R.A.G.E. strengths can prepare us for anything that comes our way.


For more information, click here


7. Jumptopia Lite @ Singapore Expo

  • Bringing you the unique Jumptopia™ experience at the doorsteps of the Singapore Expo!

  • Jump into brightly colored ball pits and race down fast-speed slides. A toddler-friendly obstacle course is also available for the little ones

  • Put your athletic skills to the test at the Kiztopia Friends Arena games stations and Tiger’s Maze!

  • Catch Kiztopia's Friends-themed bouncy castles and game stations all at one stop, providing fun entertainment for the little ones amid exhibitions and fairs

Location: Singapore Expo Atrium 5 or 6: 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150

Date: 24 Feb - 16 Apr

Time: Fri 3-10pm, Sat & Sun 12-10pm

Price: $5 (Adult), $10 (Child) - 30min Admission


For more information, click here


8. Fantastical Tales @ Punggol Regional Library

Watch folktales and fables come to life in this immersive animation screening at Punggol Regional Library!

From tales about wonderful animals to legends about brave adventurers, learn more about stories from all around the world.

The animation is played on loop for the duration of the programme and patrons are welcome to join anytime within the programme timing.

This programme is suitable for those aged 7 to 12.


Location: Punggol Regional Library, Stories Come Alive 1 Punggol Drive #01-12 One Punggol Singapore, 828629

Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2023

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Price: Tickets at the door

For more information, click here


9. DARE x Kidz Programme - Save a Heart, Save a Life!

Join us for an interactive session on learning to perform hands only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use the Automated External Defibrillator on an infant, child or adult, who suffers from a cardiac arrest.

The DARE x Kidz programme is a community initiative brought to you by the Unit for Pre-hospital Emergency Care (UPEC) and supported by the Ministry of Health, Singapore (MOH). This community programme teaches laypeople about CPR and how to use an AED to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest, regardless of age. The programme is provided free of charge. Our DARE speaker is a seasoned certified trainer and had been teaching CPR and AED skills in Singapore.


Location: Tampines Regional Library, L6 Programme Zone 1 Tampines Walk, Our Tampines Hub #02-01 Singapore, 528523

Date: Sunday, April 16 ·

Time: 3 - 4:30pm

Price: Free

For more information, click here


10. Instant Conversations: Introduction to Instant Photography

Curious about the charm of instant photography as compared to film and digital photography?

Get a chance to be up close with various Polaroid cameras from the past and the present!

OKB.sg will explore Instant Photography’s history from the 1940s development in traditional photography to its current sub-culture resurgence amongst youngsters and artists, as well as share about their passion and inspiration for this hobby.

The first 16 registered participants will even get to take and bring home a Polaroid photo of their own! This workshop is open for all ages.

Children below 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult throughout the entire workshop.


Location: Sengkang Public Library - Programme Zone 1 Sengkang Square Compass One #03-28 & #04-19 Singapore, 545078

Date: Date and time

Sat, 15 Apr 2023

Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Price: Free


For more information, click here


11. Pet Expo

PetExpo is Singapore’s largest pet event and is an all-encompassing event that addresses the needs of pet owners and their pets.

The physical PetExpo happened once a year and offered a slew of activities including discounts, special sales, pet adoptions, competitions during the three-day pet fair.

#PetExpoConnect is a spin-off from PetExpo and creates new oppaw-tunities for the pet community to interact and connect through personal and meaningful interactions.

At #PetExpoConnect, pet owners can look forward to bond with their beloved pets, shop for a plethora of pet products and services, partake in engaging virtual webinars, flash deals live, workshops, educational seminars, virtual walkathons, lucky draws and small meet-up events.


Location: Singapore Expo Hall 6

Date: 14-16 April

Time: 11am - 8pm (Fri), 10am - 8pm (Sat&Sun)

Price: $5-12


For more information, click here


12. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Tap into the artist’s world of wonder, now at Resorts World Sentosa! Be inspired in a 360° multi-sensorial exhibition where art meets VR, surround yourself with over 300 artworks by renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece!

Ranked as one of the top 12 best immersive experiences by CNN and having received over 5 million visitors since 2017, don't miss out on the exhibition's first time in Southeast Asia!


Date: From March, 2023

Opening hours: (time slots available every half hour)

  • Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11 AM - 8 PM

  • Fridays & Saturdays: 10 AM - 9 PM

  • Sundays: 10 AM - 7 PM


Duration: The visit will take around 60 to 75 minutes

Location: The Forum Level B1 - Resorts World Sentosa - 8 Sentosa Gateway

Pre-opening price:

  • From S$24.00 onwards for adults

  • From S$15.00 onwards for children

Age requirement: All ages!


For more information, click here


13. Mattel PlayHouse Singapore

An all-new event featuring multiple Mattel brands is coming to Singapore in 2023. Mattel Playhouse provides a fun, diverse and immersive atmosphere for young kids across 12 activities and splendid photo opportunities. Children will be able to experience different roles through a variety of themed activities all in one place.


Become the young champion racer with Hot Wheels and having fun driving on the iconic orange track; unlock your little ones’ limitless creative potential with Barbie, you can become a pop star, gymnast, painter and more; and have a great time with your Biggest Friends of All - Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, in The Island of Sodor, take a train ride and enjoy three Thomas the Tank Engine themed arcade machines.

Come to visit Mattel Playhouse in January 2023 at Marina Square to kick off a cheerful and wonderful year ahead.

  • First Mattel Playhouse in Asia, is proud to present to you, a Playhouse, fun for both children and adults, with many activities exciting for children and also good for family bonding interaction

  • Mattel Playhouse provides a fun, diverse and immersive atmosphere for young kids across 12 activities and splendid photo opportunities

  • There are many instagrammable stations and booths for all to take vibrant and colourful pictures especially the Barbie corner, where “YOU CAN BE ANYTHING".

Location: Marina Square (Let's Play #03-208/209)

Date: 13 Jan - 9 April

Time: 10am - 9pm

Price: $28 (Weekday), $32 (Weekend/PH)


For more information, click here


14. DISNEY100: EXPERIENCE WONDER AT JEWEL

SPECIAL DISNEY-INSPIRED LIGHT & SOUND SHOWCASE Till 9 April 2023 HSBC Rain Vortex Mon - Thu: 7.30pm Fri- Sun, PH & Eve of PH: 7.30pm & 9.30pm Be enthralled by the two minutes Special Disney-inspired Light & Sound Showcase featuring a plethora of characters from iconic Disney films over the century.

DISNEY-THEMED PHOTO SPOTS INCLUDING A 4-METRE PLATINUM MICKEY STATUE Till 9 April 2023 Shiseido Forest Valley Step through our Disney100 archway and emerge in front of a 4-metre-tall platinum statue of Mickey Mouse. Explore exclusive Disney-themed photo spots only on display in Singapore at Shiseido Forest Valley. Inspired by scenes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies, these interactive photo spots at the Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park are sure to bring back fond memories all while capturing new ones!

In collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), four other photo spots have also been created with a local twist. Discover interesting elements of Singapore combined with intriguing features from some of Disney’s films such as Singapore’s national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, with the flowers seen in Encanto, as well as images of the red pandas residing in River Wonders with Turning Red, and more.

DISNEY-THEMED YEAR OF THE RABBIT TSUM TSUM POP-UP STORE AND THE WONDER STORE

25 March - 9 April 2023

The retail pop-up will be transformed into The Wonder Store which will feature Disney100-themed merchandise, with a wide assortment across Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars.

Apart from the pop-up store, select stores all around Jewel will also be retailing Disney-inspired merchandise including apparel, footwear, jewellery, leather goods and stationery.

For more information, click here


15. Uncommon Market Vegetables

Ethnobotany is the study of the relationship between people and plants and the customs and traditional knowledge related to plants and their uses.

One of the most important uses of plants is as a source of food. While it has been estimated that the average person eats about 100 different species of plants in a year, there are actually 30,000 or more edible plant species recognised in the world! Such edible plants or plant parts may be broadly defined as vegetables and they are consumed for their nutritional value or medicinal benefits.

Come visit this exhibition and learn about some uncommon vegetables that you may or may not have heard about. Many of these can be found in Singapore’s wet markets and supermarkets, and are also planted on the grounds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.


Exhibition runs from 17 December 2022 to 18 June 2023

Venue: Level 2, Centre for Ethnobotany (Ethnobotany Garden)

Nearest Entrance: Bukit Timah Gate (Botanic Gardens MRT)

Open Daily from 9am – 6pm (Closed every last Wednesday of the Month)

Admission is free


For more information, click here


16. Nature Appreciation Walk at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Join us for a Guided Nature Appreciation Walk to find out more about the flora & fauna that can be found in the reserve!


Date & Time: Sat, 08 Apr 2023

09:00AM - 10:00AM

What to bring: Water, rain gear, umbrella, hat

What to wear: Comfortable T-shirt, long pants, and covered hiking shoes

Group Size: Max 15 participants per group

Location of Guided Walk : Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Visitor Centre). Path taken is South View Path with some slopes and stairs.


For more information, click here


17. Chek Jawa Wetlands Tour

Join us for a tour to discover and learn about Chek Jawa's six ecosystems and the diverse array of animals that inhabits these unique habitats.

Guided tours are conducted on days when tides recedes to 0.5 metres and below for at least two hours when the intertidal flats are revealed. Journey through the Chek Jawa visitors centre, 1.1km long boardwalk, Jejawi viewing tower and sandbar with experienced guides on these special days.


Location: Pulau Ubin, Open Lawn (Chek Jawa Visitor Centre)

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023

Time: 08:00AM - 10:00AM

Price: $60 / Group (for a maximum of 15 persons) Online registration available on 1 March 2023, 9am.

Please make payment upon the completion of the registration form.

6 groups per day allowed, each group can accommodate a maximum of 15 persons per group


For more information, click here


18. A Voyage Back In Time

Go on a time-travelling voyage with our Captain and WonderBot to olden Singapore! A short, immersive theatre show welcomes you. Find out why our forefathers came to Singapore and experience the perilous journey they took.


Easter Egg Hunt 2023

Date: 7 - 9 April 2023 Time: 9am - 10:45am / 11am - 12:45pm

The ever-popular annual Easter Egg Hunt is back and even bigger this year! Embark on missions as a family around Fort Canning Park and the galleries of Children's Museum Singapore with WonderBot and Becky Bunny this Easter. Fantastic Prizes sponsored by Children's Museum Singapore, Families for Life and The LEGO Group awaits you! There will also be a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with WonderBot and Becky Bunny at the end of the programme.

Location: Children's Museum Singapore, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

Date: Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday)

Time:

There are 4 entry time slots available for booking below (closed for cleaning: 1pm – 2pm). You are allowed 1hr 45mins per entry:

  • 9am entry

  • 11am entry

  • 2pm entry

  • 4pm entry

Price: $15


For more information, click here


19. Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture

Sneakertopia is a colourful, larger-than-life sneaker and street culture exhibition that celebrates the art and history of sneakers and much, much more!

Born on the streets, sneaker culture has since been driven by artists, athletes and celebrities who express their creativity and passion through sneakers and their designs. Whether status symbols or markers of identity, there is no denying the role of sneakers in defining pop and street culture today but this phenomenon is about more than just sports, hip-hop and fashion. The 2023 Asian and Southeast Asian premiere of Sneakertopia at ArtScience Museum brings together local and international artists, creatives, contributors and brands in a striking exhibition that features over 100 limited-edition sneakers alongside murals, installations, designs and original artworks. These presentations illustrate crossovers into related street culture genres of art, entertainment and technology. Organised by SPACElogic with partners SL Experiences and Gushcloud International, in collaboration with ArtScience Museum, Singapore, this exhibition was created by Emmy award-winning producer, Steve Harris, and Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Steve Brown, who are excited to share their love for iconic footwear with audiences around the world.


Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 25 Feb – 30 Jul

Time: Daily: 10am – 7pm

(Last entry at 6pm)

Price: Adult: S$18, Child: S$14


For more information, click here


20. Masterclass: Sneaker Collage with Tell Your Children

What is the future of sneakers? Participate in masterclasses led by Tell Your Children and build your own futuristic sneakers using recycled materials to inspire creative thinking through making.

With the help of existing templates, explore creating designs that reflect one's unique personality and style. In a society surrounded by consumption and mass production, sustainability and giving items a second life through art and design is important for everyone.


Date: 14 Apr & 2 Jun Time:4pm – 5.30pm Location:Activity Space in Gallery 2 of Sneakertopia, Level 3 Price:S$68 per participant includes all materials and a free entry to Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture Age:Recommended for 13 years and up


For more information, click here

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