If you’ve never taken your kids to visit The Artground – A Curious Place to Be, now’s a good time to do so. The three-year-old venue is the first multi-disciplinary arts centre and free play space dedicated to kids aged 12 and below, and its latest installation is a great way to play and learn.
Conceptualised by Singapore artist Ng Fong Yee, The Curious Sky teaches kids all about different elements of the sky and weather while engaging all their senses at The Artground.
For instance, at the Thunder Tunnel, your kids will love running through it while trying to outrun the “lightning” overhead. They can also shake the specially created boxes inside to feel “thunder” rumbling through them. During the media preview, we also saw how little ones loved drawing on the outside walls of the tunnel.
In the Cube of Colours, a three-sided box space, your kids can dance or strike a pose as different colours are projected onto the wall.
The Water Cycle teaches little ones about the journey of water droplets from rain into the river and underground, while The Molecular World allows little hands to spin three different wheels that show how water can exist as a solid, liquid and gas.
Babies aren’t left out, either. There’s a gated sensory space for the littlest ones, with comfy cushions, fluffy “clouds” to look at, and books to read.
Try to time your visit during weekends as that’s when The Artground holds ticketed programmes that are definitely worth the $10 parent-and-child pair price. These include dance performances that weave in craft activities, learning about plants and animals in the outdoor garden.
The Artground sometimes holds special performances that cost $20, like Beam, a fascinating multi-sensory performance by Tiny Feat that you should catch if it’s available. During the performance that we caught, the kids were completely engaged and enjoyed making the post-performance craft activity, too.
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