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Bigger is better: more is definitely merrier at Children's Season 2017

Not sure what to do this weekend? Here are five larger-than-life installations at National Museum's Children's Season that are definitely not just for kids.

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Bouncy Ride
Bouncy castles too mainstream for you? How about a bumboat instead? Located right smack in the centre of National Museum's Front Lawn, the bumboat was a common sight in the Singapore River used for transporting goods until the 1980s.



The Soft Dome by Atelier YokYok
Occupying almost the entire rotunda in the museum's lobby, The Soft Dome allows visitors young and old alike to lie on its soft netting and view the rotunda from another perspective. Be forewarned though - wearing shoes to the museum might be a good idea as visitors are required to wear socks in order to enter the dome.


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The Giant by Jean Jullien
Known for his eclectic style and cartoonish satire, Jean Jullien is the artist responsible for this giant (pun intended) piece of work. Visitors are invited to let their creativity and imagination run wild on the canvas that is The Giant's 8m long, 3 dimensional body. And no, you're not hearing things - The Giant is actually snoring! Be sure to be on your tippy toes or who knows what he might do if he gets woken up.


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Our Favourite Places - Bumboat Trails and Trolley Bus & Trishaw Trails
Actually two separate installations, Our Favourite Places was co-developed by students from SOTA (Bumboat Trails) and NTU (Trolley Bus & Trishaw Trails). Visitors can "hop on" their favourite mode of transport of Singapore's past and go on a trail that appeals to not one, not two but as many as four of your senses.


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Other Programmes
Not to be overshadowed by the looming installations, the programmes under Children's Season at the National Museum ranges from story-telling sessions to free movie screenings and even getting the opportunity to create your very own stop-movie animation.

It's time to reignite that child-like wonder and get ready to be transported to a wonderland of discovery and play at the National Museum this Children's Season.

Children Season at the National Museum will be running from now until 30th July 2017.

For more information on programmes, timings and tickets, check out the museum's website here.
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When: 27 May 2017 - 30 Jul 2017, 10am 6pm daily
Where: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore
Cost: Free
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