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2012 June school holidays guide (Part 3)

By Diana TanEvents - 25 May 2012 12:00 AM | Updated 10:33 AM

2012 June school holidays guide (Part 3)

It’s always a good idea to expose your kids to experiences they’re not likely to get from their textbooks and this month is chock full of them. From fascinating history trails and art exhibitions to alternative sports, there’s something for everyone.

 

Art Garden

Returning for its third year is this showcase of vibrant, contemporary artworks by both local and international artists, with a twist. It is the only exhibition in Singapore dedicated to showcasing art suitable for children, and will also feature short film and animation screenings to make the entire experience a really fulfilling one for the entire family. 

Where: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd., 6332 3222

Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per student

 

Elephant Stampede

This is your last chance to experience elements of the Elephant Parade in Singapore, and educate the kids on the evolution of elephants. Trace their origins from when these creatures were menacing mammoths and watch their habitats shrink over the decades. The exhibition also features a collection of elephant skulls, tusks and molars.

Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23B Coleman St., 6337 3888.

When: June 1-30, 9am, 1pm

Cost: $5 per adult, free for children

 

Fort Siloso History Passport

It’s not just the kids who’ll find this interesting—you probably will too, if you’re a history geek. Plan an excursion to where the nation’s largest collection of World War II memorabilia is kept, and explore old tunnels to get a sense of what went on during Singapore’s most trying times. 

Where: Fort Siloso, 30 Allanbrooke Rd., Sentosa Island, 1800 736 8672

Cost: $14 per adult, $11 per child

 

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   Hit up Snow City

Play with snow

You may not be able to afford a holiday at this time with all your work but that doesn’t mean you can’t take your family some place to cool off. Ski down a giant snow slide and experience being in a log cabin in really cold temperatures at Singapore’s only sub-zero attraction.

Where: Snow City, 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd., 6560 2306

Cost: $27 per adult, $22 per child for two hours

Website: http://www.snowcity.com.sg/snowcity2/index.php

 

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Quidditch costumes

Harry Potter – The Exhibition

Definitely this year’s most anticipated exhibition (or at least for the kids), the showcase will feature exhibits of the Great Hall, Gryffindor Common Room and Hagrid’s Hut. Children can also get upclose with the exact props used in the movies and possibly glimpse Lord Voldemort’s serpent Nagini.

Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., 6688 8688

Cost: Regular museum admission rates of $20-28 apply

 

Rainforest Fights Back

Learn more about wildlife conservation through this 20-minute presentation told through the eyes of the protagonist, a native tribesman, as well as a greedy villain. Not the textbook way of learning about animals and their importance to the ecosystem, but definitely more fun.

Where: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd., 6269 3411

When: Daily 12:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: Regular admission rates of $20 per adult and $13 per child apply.


Silkscreen Printing Workshop

For something a little more challenging, you and your kids can learn the basics of silkscreen painting and create your own masterpieces, just like what pop icon Andy Warhol did to express his understanding of art.

Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., 6688 8688

When: June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2pm

Cost: Free for all-access pass and Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal ticketholders

 

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Ter-ba-BOM! – A Heritage Hunt

This year, kids get to navigate the streets of quaint Kampong Glam to locate the items they will need as Haj pilgrims travelling to Mecca. By interacting with traders and merchants, these “heritage hunters” will gain a thorough knowledge of the holy journey and the developments of the Arab precinct. Email nhb_mhc_programmes@nhb.gov.sg to sign up.

Where: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, 6391 0450

When: June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 11am, 3pm

Cost: Free

 

Skate in the tropics

Watch your kids strap on a pair of easy-to-buckle skates and fly across the rink while you rest your feet from all the luxury shopping and have a spot of lunch.

Where: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., 6828 8688

 

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