7 reasons to visit the new family-friendly Maritime Experiential Museum

By Felicia Wong   — December 27, 2017
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    After undergoing nine months of extensive overhaul, Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa will reopen its doors on Friday, Dec 29, 2017.

    Featuring five brand new galleries with never-before-seen content and installations, your little ones will love the increase in interactive elements and activities in the museum.

    Here are seven things you can look forward to at the Maritime Experiential Musuem.

    (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)

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  • Learn to navigate the seas
    2 / 9 Learn to navigate the seas

    Learn the art and science of navigation in the museum’s first brand new gallery. The immersive area is designed to look like the lower deck of a ship and features a collection of informative and interactive exhibits.

    Your little ones can try their hands at reading nautical charts, tying knots and navigating a mariner’s compass.

    Check out the interactive photo corner, as well. You and your kids can “dress up” as a mariner by superimposing a variety of outfits from the past onto yourselves. E-mail these fun photos to yourself as keepsakes.

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  • Survive a pirate encounter
    3 / 9 Survive a pirate encounter

    Visitors are thrown into the thick of the action in the museum’s second new gallery. Using multi-level decks and state-of-the-art projection technology, you’ll relive the perilous journeys of seafarers and have to make it out of the pirate attack alive.

    Your little ones will be thrilled by the intense drama of being onboard a burning ship invaded by pirates.

    (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)

    Related: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival: What you can expect from this family-friendly attraction

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  • Discover Maritime coin history
    4 / 9 Discover Maritime coin history

    In the museum’s third new gallery, you learn about the history of money in maritime history. Discover the currencies used in the Maritime Silk Route and learn about the evolutionary timeline of money in maritime history.

    While the content may be too heavy for your younger kids, they’ll be intrigued by the interesting process of coin-making.

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  • Experience five imaginative ports of call
    5 / 9 Experience five imaginative ports of call

    Immerse yourself in an imaginative journey through five major ports of call along the Maritime Silk Road.

    Walk through the bustling ports of Quanzhou, Oman, Calicut, Malacca and Singapore and discover their rich heritage.

    The exhibits are brought to life through multi-sensory and interactive elements and displays. For example, Quanzhou boasted one of the busiest ports along China’s coast. Ships that sailed from there carried Chinese goods, such as silk, tea and porcelain.

    The exhibit showcases a teahouse with an extensive collection of teas that were traded at the port in Quanzhou.

    (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)

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  • Witness Singapore’s maritime legacy
    6 / 9 Witness Singapore’s maritime legacy

    Before you leave the museum, be sure to check out this video of Singapore’s maritime legacy. Learn about how Singapore became a thriving port metropolis and played a significant role in developing the country.

    Your little ones will be enthralled by the rich history through beautifully preserved archive images and videos.

    Related: Top 5 kid-friendly museums in Singapore

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  • A unique 4D experience
    7 / 9 A unique 4D experience

    Set sail onboard a vessel that soon encounters a terrifying storm! This multi-sensory simulation at the Typhoon Theatre is enhanced with special effects to give you and your little ones the ultimate 4D experience.

    Experience the drama as the ship is buffetted by the waves before sinking to the bottom of the sea. Beware – things will get loud and a little wet!

    Enjoy the Typhoon Theatre experience at an additional fee of $3 per person.

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  • You won’t burn a hole in your wallet
    8 / 9 You won’t burn a hole in your wallet

    Singapore residents enjoy special opening admission rates at Resorts World Sentosa!

    Special opening admission tickets for the Maritime Experiential Museum are $9 per adult and $6 per child from age 4 to 12 (usual $12 per adult, $8 per child and $5 per senior citizen).

    There’s also a bundle for both the Maritime Experiential Museum and S.E.A. Aquarium.

    Special opening admission rates for the bundle are $39 per adult and $25 per child (usual prices $45 per adult, $33 per child and $40 per senior citizen).

    The special opening admission rates are available until further notice. All you need to do is show documentation that you live in Singapore (expats are also included).

    (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)

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    Be sure to head on down to the Maritime Experiential Museum with your little ones soon.

    Where: Resorts World Sentosa
    Opening hours: 10am – 7pm daily
    General admission: $12 per adult, $8 per child from age 4 to 12, $5 per senior citizen
    Visit www.rwsentosa.com

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