two girls enjoying family activities at the Asian Civilisations Museum

Unearth Ancient Secrets at the Asian Civilisations Museum

Latest Happenings

Miss traveling? Why not discover Singapore in a new light with these programmes at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)? Highlights include their popularized Lunchtime Concerts, family activities like the returning Children’s Season and virtual offerings.

Lunchtime Concerts

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Lunchtime Concerts at ACM

This season, the Asian Civilisations Museum’s popular Lunchtime Concerts are coming to you virtually. Listen to a livestream of enchanting and thought-provoking music brought to you by the students and faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST) while enjoying your delicious meal.

Regardless of whether you’re working from home or the office, this free lunchtime interlude of inspiring, live music offers you a much-needed break from your mundane routine! If you are wondering what to do in Singapore and prefer virtual bonding activities, the performances will be livestreamed every Friday at 12.30pm, between 2 October and 13 November, on ACM’s Facebook Page.

Activities for Kids in Singapore: Better Together

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Better Together – Children’s Season 2020 at ACM

Of course, while we are enjoying ourselves with some classical music, we must not forget to keep our little monsters engaged. From 21 November to 13 December 2020, there are plenty of activities for kids in Singapore as the Children’s Season at the Asian Civilisations Museum is back with both online and self-guided activities!

These family activities aim to encourage our children to reflect on hope, kindness, and resilience. These values encourage us to stay connected with our loved ones and keep our spirits bright, which is especially important in these trying times.

Mimicking a real-life treasure hunt, discover objects on their special Children’s Season trail and create new memories with your family and friends. If you are a parent who is looking for family activities and checking for options on what to do in Singapore, then you got yourself covered. Besides their self-guided season trail, you and your little one can also engage in live-streamed performances, storytelling, craft-making activities and fun workshops.

Virtual Bonding Activities: Digimuse at the Asian Civilisations Museum

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Project Insight – HelloHolo

From 2 December to 16 January 2020, you can try your hand at conserving a painting through mixed reality with Project Insight by HelloHolo at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Experience one of ACM’s virtual bonding activities as you try the delicate art of painting conservation for yourself. Using their mixed reality smart glasses with holographic overlays, you will be able to work on the paintings ‘Two Port Views: Amoy’ and ‘Fuzhou in ACM’s Maritime Trade gallery’.

Through these smart glasses, you will be able to glimpse the many layers of the restoration process, made possible by a combination of condition reports and scans.

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An Excavation Through Time – iMMERSiVELY

In addition to the eye-opening experience of painting conservation, you can also experience life as an archaeologist for the day, with their ‘An Excavation Through Time’ programme by iMMERSiVELY at ACM.

This virtual reality game that you can include among your family activities, is enabled by a gaming headset and motion-tracked handheld controllers which takes you through a first-hand immersive experience at the Empress Place excavations in 1998 and 2015 where you get to experience unearthing artefacts dating from the 14th century.

What to Do in Singapore Today: Daily Activities At ACM

boy designing a canvas as part of the activities for kids in Singapore
Various Art Forms at ACM

Besides these limited programmes and activities for kids in Singapore, the Asian Civilisations Museum also offers daily recreations that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. These programmes include ACM’s virtual trails and videos that promise fun for everyone. Every month, you can look forward to different trails that are catered to different age groups.

These trails include a wide range of topics, bite-size fun facts, interactive quizzes, puzzles, videos, and sharing from the museum folks at ACM to help you and your child have fun while learning more about our objects.

Besides these various trails, you can also enjoy informative short videos about the ACM collection, with insights from their director, curators, and conservators. You can experience the behind-the-scenes of their special exhibitions and permanent galleries, or delve into traditional art forms such as calligraphy and batik-making.

If you are still exploring your options on what to do in Singapore today, look no further. For a fun and informative experience, feel free to check out the interesting nature of history and various artforms at the The Asian Civilisations Museum!

Click HERE for more information about their various activities and virtual offerings!

Address: 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555

Opening Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm (Monday to Sunday)

Telephone: +65 6332 7798

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