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Make The Most Of Your September With These Exciting Events

School break, Mid-Autumn Festival, and a whole lot of other things to celebrate—there’s no reason for the family to stay indoors and not have fun this month. From children’s festival to a watercolour workshop, your September will be brighter with occasions guaranteed to bring joy to your day.

We’ve rounded them all up for you so you can have more reasons to spend time with the family and create new memories.

DinoQuest Exhibition

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Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

If you and your child haven’t seen the blockbuster DinoQuest Exhibition at Science Centre Singapore yet, now is your chance to do so as the immersive multimedia experience is extended until 29 September. This travelling exhibition has caught the interest of many and is now set to surprise more families and kids as they discover more about dinosaurs.

The exhibition is curated by the world’s leading palaeontologist, Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, and features seven thematic zones: Explorer’s Hut, Dinosaur of Darkness, Extinction Theatre, Dig Site, Laboratory, Dinosaur Dreaming, and Activity Zone. It gives spectators a multi-sensory experience made possible by the latest multimedia technology—from holographic mapping to augmented virtual reality. You can even get a chance to win limited edition DinoQuest merchandise when you arrive in dinosaur-themed clothing!

Date: 1 to 29 September
Recommended duration: 1.5 hours
Venue: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Fee: S$18 per adult and S$15 per child 
Click here for more information.

Sentosa Sandsation: Star Wars Edition

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Photo credit: Sentosa

Check out your favourite Star Wars characters at this largest and grandest sand sculpture festival. Watch as Siloso beach turns into a galaxy far, far away with 20 Star Wars-themed sand sculpture, including iconic characters such as Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren. Other activities include sand sculpting workshops, competitions, and free Star Wars movie screenings. For fanatics and collectors, exclusive merchandises are up for grabs such as glow-in-the-dark T-shirts and customisable tote bags.

Date: Until 15 September
Time: 10am to 8:30pm
Venue: Siloso Beach
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

The Quest for the River Gem

Want to see animals transform into tokidoki characters? The Quest for the River Gem will take you to a new world filled with cute underwater creatures. Traverse the River Gem Trail and get a chance to win limited-edition tokidoki x River Safari pins. Be mesmerised by mermaid performances as they treat the family to their graceful moves or join the Manatee Mania tour and meet manatees in person! 

Date: Starting 1 September
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd
Fee: S$20.70 per child / S$30.60 per adult. To book, click here.
Click here for more information.

My Family Fiesta

It’s a fiesta and a bazaar in one: My Family Fiesta @ Safra Punggol is the perfect venue to spend quality time with all members of the family. Cheer for your favourite toddler as they crawl to win the SAFRA Diaper Dash 2019 or shop ‘til you drop at the family bazaar featuring household products that mums will surely love. You might even score discounts too! Kids who want to learn something new can sign up for Big Little Boss classes where they can train as little news anchors, firemen, builders, golfers, engineers, pizza chefs, and palaeontologists.

Date: 8 September
Time: 9am to 6pm
Venue: SAFRA Punggol
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2019

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Photo credit: Singapore Book Council

If your child loves books, the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2019 may just be a heaven for him or her. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, AFCC is an annual event that brings together the best speakers and creators in the world of children’s literature, including award-winning translator Helen Wang, Random House Books for Young Readers editor Sara Sargent, and educator/publisher Mary George. Enlightening topics will be tackled in talks like “Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love” by children’s literature scholar Philip Nel.

This year, the festival will also feature workshops, the Book Illustrators Gallery—an exhibition showcasing picture book illustrations by illustrators from Southeast Asia, and a showcase of the best GIF creations from a recently held GIF Challenge.

Date: 5 to 8 September
Time: Varies per activity. For schedule, click here.
Venue: National Library, 100 Victoria St.
Fee: Varies depending on access. For more information on ticket prices, click here.
Click here for more information.

Orchid Watercolour Workshop

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Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay

Here’s another way to spend some quality time with the whole family. Get your paintbrush and imagination ready with Gardens by the Bay’s Orchid Colour Watercolour Workshop, another instalment from the workshop series Colours in Bloom. Joining this will allow you and your kids to draw, paint, and colour beautiful floral masterpieces while learning more about botany.

Date: 14 September
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Cannonball Room, SuperTree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Fee: S$30 per participant
Click here for more information.

Singapore Science Festival

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Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

Catch more than 50 shows, exhibitions, workshops, and activities that bring science to life at the Singapore Science Festival 2019! Themed “This is Science,” the festival showcases how science is embedded in our everyday lives. Here, your child gets to be a scientist for a day with shows like The Impossible Science Show by famed American magician Jason Latimer, X-Periment! that will let participants experience hands-on lab activities, and The Inflatable Lungs Experience, which will showcase how lungs work.

Date: Until 14 September
Time: Varies per activity. For schedule, click here.
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

POSB PAssion Run for Kids 2019

If you missed the registration for the run, you can still join in on the fun by attending the half-day carnival filled with exciting activities—whether you’re a runner or not! It’s a perfect stopover to your moon viewing party for the Mid-Autumn Festival too. If you still want to help make a difference, you can do so by donating to the POSB PAssion Kids Fund, which will benefit children served by the organisation.

Date: 15 September
Time: 7am
Venue: Marina Promontory
Fee: Registration for the run has already closed, but carnival is open to all.
Click here for more information.

Island Jamboree

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Photo credit: Sentosa

Sentosa is celebrating its 47th birthday and you’re invited to its birthday bash, Island Jamboree! Kids will have a lot of activities to choose from, including performances by roving percussions and a Latin band. Watch jaw-dropping carnival acts by Jay Che as he performs his signature crystal ball and handcuff escape acts, as well as juggle multiple knives while riding his Rolla Bolla tower. A puppet show also awaits the kiddos, featuring Chinese singers and Peranakan and Bollywood dancers. End the day on a magical note with the special showcase of Merlion Magic Lights.

Date: 1 to 15 September
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: Merlion Plaza
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

Kiztopia Roadshow

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Got kids who never seem to run out of energy? Bring them to Marina Square Central Atrium for the Kiztopia Roadshow, where they get to enjoy an exhilarating experience at the laser tag zone, at the driving range, and at the ball pit. The Kiztopia annual pass and 15 times admission pass will be available for sale at the roadshow with exclusive promotions.

Date: 6 to 25 September
Venue: Central Atrium @ Marina Square
Fee: Prices for the laser tag zone and ball pit and driving range start at S$15 and $10 per person respectively. Customers that purchase the roadshow game zone tickets can redeem a single entrance (1 hour) pass into the Kiztopia playground at a promotional rate of S$18. Each single entrance pass admits one child and one adult.
Click here for more information.

Featured photo credit: Sentosa

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