What’s on this weekend: 18 – 19 March 2017

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With cherry blossoms in bloom, a futuristic art exhibition, live storytelling sessions of Aesop’s Fables and more, this weekend looks set to be another busy affair. Read on to find out what’s in store.

Celebrate spring with cherry blossoms at Gardens by the Bay
If you haven’t been to the ‘Blossom Bliss’ display at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, now’s the time to go before it ends next weekend. Experience the ephemeral beauty of these delicate flowers at this yearly affair. Look out for new varieties and returning blossoms like the Prunus Accolade, a pale pink flower. Check the Gardens by the Bay Facebook page for updates on the flowering status, and their Twitter account for weekend updates.

3 – 24 March 2017, 9am – 9pm. Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. For more information, click here.

Find the right enrichment class for your child
Looking to enrol your child in an enrichment class? Why not head down to Smart Kids Asia at Singapore Expo Hall 6 this weekend and check out the Flying Cape-GoGuru booth? Learn about the range of enrichment classes available, find the right class for your child, and check out other fun activities.

Bonus: we’re giving away Singapore Zoo and Night Safari tickets to the first 25 booth visitors who purchase a minimum of three All-You-Can-Learn (ALB) class credits this Saturday!

17 – 19 March 2017, 10am – 9pm, Singapore Expo Hall 6. Find out more about the classes on Flying Cape-GoGuru here.

Rediscover ‘Future World’ at ArtScience Museum
Even if you’ve already been to the ‘Future World’ exhibition at ArtScience Museum, we think you should make another trip there. The exhibition has just unveiled three new installations for its first year anniversary. To celebrate, ArtScience Museum is extending their opening hours until 10pm, and offering a 1-for-1 ticket promotion on all exhibitions from 16 to 18 March between 7 to 10pm. There’ll be DJ performances, space-themed film screenings, and a colouring workshop for kids. Go on, immerse yourself in art this weekend!

16 – 18 March 2017, 7pm – 10pm, ArtScience Museum. Learn more about ‘Future World’ here.

Relive your favourite Disney moments on ice
Experience the magic and relive your favourite Disney moments at ‘The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice’! Swim with beloved characters like Nemo, Dory and Marlin from Finding Dory as they discover the true meaning of family, and be heartened by how the sisterly bond between Frozen’s Elsa and Anna can unfreeze the most powerful of spells. Together with Walt Disney’s first animated film Snow White, the friendly rivalry between Woody and Buzz, and your favourite Disney Princesses skating, they make this a spectacular extravaganza you and your kids can’t miss.

15 – 19 March 2017, various timings, Singapore Indoor Stadium. For more show times and tickets, click here.

Discover the diversity of Singapore’s butterflies and moths
We’ve leapfrogged one day ahead, but seeing as it’s the March school holidays we can be forgiven. Discover the diversity of the butterfly and moth population in Singapore at this workshop at the Botany Centre at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Learn about the life cycle of these delicate insects, the differences between them, as well as their habitats, feeding habits and predators.

17 March 2017, 9am – 1pm, Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Find out more about the workshop here.

Enter the ‘Fable-lous’ world of Aesop
Experience classic Aesop’s Fables come to life at Centrepoint Mall’s ‘Fable-lous Stage Show’. Participate in storytelling sessions by award-winning storyteller Roger Jenkins, craft and photo booth activities, and with an interactive story wall – the last one sounds like it’ll be a hit with the little ones!

10 March – 2 April 2017. Click here for the programme line-up.

Have a ‘Tsum-sational’ time
Get up close and personal with the adorable Disney Tsum Tsum characters at the month-long Tsum Tsum carnival! Participate in a Ninja Castle Challenge, learn how to make your own Tsum Tsum characters from PlayDoh, go on a treasure hunt, and check out the many exciting events at CapitaLand malls islandwide. You can also play Mission Bingo in the CapitaStar app to earn stars to redeem rewards.

3 March – 2 April 2017 at various CapitaLand malls. Click here for more information.

Learn why the world needs sharks
Sharks are one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet, and this exhibition aims to dispel prejudices and stereotypes associated with these predators of the sea. Titled ‘On Sharks & Humanity’, the exhibition comprises 33 artworks that comment on the impact of shark finning and the role of sharks in the oceanic ecosystem. Bring your child down to learn more about the importance of sharks!

Courtyard and Level 3, Parkview Museum, Parkview Square. 11am – 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Find out more here.

Find out how dinosaurs developed the ability to fly
Journey through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous geological periods in the fascinating planetarium show ‘Dinosaurs At Dusk: The Origins Of Flight’ by Omni Theatre. This 30-minute film follows a girl named Lucy and her father in their search to discover winged dinosaurs, or the ancestors of modern-day birds. Great for kids aged seven and above.

9 – 19 March 2017, various timings, Omni Theatre. Click here for more information and get tickets at Sistic.

Check out Singapore’s largest balloon sculpture
Head down to Marina Square for ‘A Sea of Wonder’, an exhibit made from approximately 100,000 balloons. Into its seventh edition, the highlight of the attraction is a giant octopus sculpture suspended from Level 3. It’s so huge, it’s listed in the Singapore Book of Records for being the largest single sculpture made of balloons. You can also admire the balloon fishes, crabs, dolphins, and other sea creatures – just be sure not to burst them!

10 – 19 March 2017, 11am – 10pm daily, Marina Square central atrium. Find out more here.

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