The holidays are right around the corner – time to close the school chapter and focus on quality time with the family. Now that more local events are resuming safely (with mask-wearing and safe distancing measures in place), choosing activities to engage the whole family will be a lot easier!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities are all the rage these days! From now till 29 Nov 2020, the Singapore Science Centre is offering a multi-dimensional and immersive STEM learning experience that is open to all ages. Round up your family members and participate in more than 30 virtual quests, watch entertaining science performances by international and local performers, and engage in a conversation with STEM heroes through a virtual platform.
Get free online access to the Beyond Boundaries experience when you sign up for an account or purchase premium passes to their on-site workshops for hands-on STEM DIYS, Build Alongs and exciting challenges! These workshops will be held between 21 and 29 Nov 2020.
For more information, you can download the UNTAME Beyond Boundaries Festival Guideor follow the UNTAME Facebook page for the latest updates.
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If you have children aged between 9 and 12, and are worried about how bullying can affect them, Scribble Town is an interactive exhibition on bullying that may be of interest to you. Learn more about the different types of bullying and the negative impact it can have on all parties involved. You can also pick up tips on how you can do your part to promote a bully-free culture in Singapore.
A joint collaboration between the National Heritage Board and the Singapore Children’s Society, visitors can expect to view 80 comic frames that follow the story of three central characters – Sam, Dan and Lydia, as they set aside their personal differences to save Scribble Town.
This free exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm and will end on 31 Jan 2021.
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Re-opening its final show here from 20 Nov 2020 to 3 Jan 2021, this edutainment exhibition is perfect for children of all ages to learn about the interdependent relationship between animals and the environment they live in.
Expect a thoroughly immersive experience as you explore life-sized environments, snap photos with animals in the augmented-reality photobooth and take on a challenging canopy walk as you make your way through the exhibits!
Tickets are priced from $12 and must be purchased online as onsite ticketing counters remain closed due to safety measures.
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4. Bike Nature & Wildlife Tours Along Coney Island, Pasir Ris Park and Lorong Halus
If you are looking to keep your health in check and conquer the great outdoors at the same time, then a scenic bike tour to some of Singapore’s natural landmarks may just be what the doctor ordered.
Cycle your way to better health as you take in the beautiful scenery along Pasir Ris Beach Park, learn more about the roles of wetlands in Lorong Halus or look out for mudskippers at the Mangrove Boardwalk. If you are lucky, you may find yourself up close and personal with some interesting wildlife that are native to these areas; like the otters, macaques, monitor lizards, hornbills and Kingfishers!
These bike tours are priced from $19 and bookings can be made online.
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Who isn’t a fan of dinosaurs? Changi Jurassic Mile, Singapore’s latest and newest attraction, is a visual treat for dinosaur lovers! Home to the largest outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs, you can expect to find over 20 prehistoric creatures from nine different species displayed along this one-kilometre cycling and jogging path that is open 24 hours daily.
Whether you choose to walk or cycle along this new park connector, don’t forget to stop and snap pictures with your favourite herbivores, carnivores or omnivore along the way. With additional netting put up along the path to ensure safety of its patrons, Jurassic Mile is now an ideal weekend destination for the whole family!
As of 2 Nov 2020, visitors will not be required to make a prior booking to enter the path.
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