Educational and Fun Places for Kids

We love bringing the kids out. But all fun and not so much learning sometimes just makes us feel a little bit guilty. some times.  Thankfully, there are many many fun places that offers plenty of learning opportunities here in Singapore. Here is our finds of those awesome places.

The Good

They are all good, really. This mum and kid both learn a lot on our trips there. Most of these places can be covered in less than half a day. Most of them are free or really worth the small fee getting in.

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Learn about plants, photosynthesis and have lots of fun playing with musical instruments made from plants and exploring the garden. There is a tree house with slides, suspension bridge and many interesting plants to see. Check out our trip to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Interesting information on the Coconut tree

Where: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
$$$: Free

Philatelic Museum

Philatelic Museum is a museum with lots of fun and interesting exhibits for kids. There are the history and interesting facts about stamps. There are also many thematic exhibition such as The Spice is Nice Exhibition that helps us learn about the world around us.

The Spice is Nice exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum.

Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
$$$: Free for Singaporeans and PRs and on open house days. Adult $6 , Child (3-12 years) $4

The Best

Don’t just take our word for it. These places are declared to be the best by some of the content authorities out there. We agree wholeheartedly. These places were great to spent the entire day if you want to.

Asian Civilization Museum

Asian Civilisation Museum is the best museum in Singapore, according to Frommer’s. There is certainly lots to explore and see here. Almost every gallery has an area dedicated just for kids. We learn about legends, culture and history of Asian countries and have some fun playing pretend and exploring the fun zones like “Mughal Palace in India”, “An Old Chinese Teahouse” and “Torajan house”.

 

Interesting information hidden behind a flap

 

Where: 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555
$$$: Free for Singaporeans and PRs, kids below 6 years old and on open house days. Adult $5 , Students and Seniors $4.

Singapore Zoo

The best Rain Forest Zoo in the world and winner of many many awards. The Singapore Zoo wins hands down for the best educational and fun place in Singapore. Get close to and learn about animals in a beautifully laid out forest. Its great fun exploring the zoo and the animals and the fauna and flora. It’s on the pricey side though but it is worth it for a whole day of fun.

Get close to the animals at the Zoo

Where: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
$$$: $22.00 for Adults $14 per Child (3-12)

Simply Out of this World Awesome

This is our personal favorites. We will go back again and again because there is so much to see and learn and and play.

SEA Aquarium and Maritime Museum

The SEA Aquarium and the Maritime Museum is so education and fun and we just wish that we can go back more often. The Marine creatures is fascinating and intriguing on their own.  Combine that with the Maritime history with interactive pirate hide out maps and interactive games, kids have lots of fun while learning.

Learn about Sea Creatures and Singapore Maritime History

Where: S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
$$$: $29 for Adults, $20 for kids (4 to 12 years old) and  $20 for Senior Citizens (60 years old & above)

Science Center

Science Center in Singapore is really a gem when it comes to being both educational and fun. Lean about math, human body, genetics, diseases and how it spreads, global warming,  sound, robots, eco-system, visual illusion and all things science. Does it sounds geeky? Its lots of awesome fun for the kids who get to explore thousands of interactive exhibits  Experience typhoon and earth quake, climb a tree house, watch little chicks hatch, learn about science while playing with water. Going there just once is not enough.

Interesting information on the Coconut tree

Where: 15 Science Centre Road Singapore 609081
$$$: $9 for Adults and $6 for Kids

Haw Paw Villa

Haw Paw Villa is sure a out of this world place and we like it. It is where we can learn about lots of Chinese mythology, legends, history and  sages. It’s intriguing looking at the many statues and structures, going through caves, crossing bridges and reading stories.

The Spice is Nice exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum.

Where: 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118628, Singapore (Besides Circle Line Haw Paw Villa)
$$$: Free

The Rest

Still Educational and fun. We all learn something and have a good time. A good time to spent and hour or two learning and playing.

The City Gallery

This Gallery by URA is an eye opener for us. We never knew there is so many consideration when it comes to planning a city. There are lots of interactive exhibits including more than 1000 stories, videos and pictures. Our favorite is an interactive city planning game up to 8 people can play at the same time and the giant model of Singapore city area with almost every building we know. Check out Our visit to this interesting Gallery

Learn about Urban planning City Gallery by URA

Where: 45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118
$$$: Free

The Civil Defense Gallery

This is where to take kids to learn about fire safety, fire disasters that had made its mark in Singapore’s history and other cool things that the Civil Defense people do when disaster strike. We get to climb on fire engines, check out the insides of an ambulance and complete a mission to stop a water leak while in a protective suit. We have much more fun than we thought we would at the Civil Defense Gallery.

Fire engines you can play with at Civil Defense Gallery

Where: Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, 62 Hill Street, Singapore 179367
$$$: Free

Peranakan Museum

Peranakan Museum is a a small museum about culture and heritage of Straits Chinese. There are lots of interactive exhibits so kids can have fun stamping, touching and playing with interactive games and Peranakan artifacts.

Learn about the Peranakan culture

Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
$$$: Free for Singaporeans and PRs and on open house days. Adult $6 , Concession $3 Free for kids below 6

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