What’s on this weekend: 8 – 9 April 2017

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It’s a super busy weekend with planet gazing at the Science Centre, an exhibition about the mysteries of the universe, a flower parade, and more.

Catch Jupiter at its fullest and brightest
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is expected to be at its brightest as it comes the closest to earth it’s ever been, and the Science Centre has lined up fun activities to mark the occasion. Break out the picnic mat and settle down for an evening of yummy grub and movie screenings under the stars!

7 – 9 April 2017, 7pm – 11.30pm, Science Centre Singapore. Click here for more details.

Ponder the mysteries of the universe and life
Journey through space and time at the ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition ‘The Universe and Art’. Through religious and historic artefacts, scientific pursuits, and Renaissance and contemporary art, learn about mankind’s fascination with the mysteries of the universe and life, and the place of humans in the world. Highlights include a 17th century Japanese scroll titled ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’ that depicts a moon princess visiting earth.

1 April – 30 July 2017, 10am – 7pm daily, ArtScience Museum. Visit the ArtScience Museum website for more information.

Pretend to be a pilot at an aeroplane-themed playground
If your child is an aviation buff, they’ll definitely love the newly-opened aeroplane-themed playground at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park. Nestled within a quiet estate in the northeast and overlooking the Seletar Airport, the area has large, open spaces for your child to run free. The greenery and colonial bungalows give it an added charm and. Some of the bungalows have been converted into restaurants and cafes – bicycle-themed eatery Wheeler’s Estate, restaurant and café The Summerhouse, and Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant are some of the tenants – so you need not worry about going hungry!

Check The Oval’s Facebook page for updates and events, and click here for a list of dining establishments.

Let your child’s creative juices flow at an art fair
The Affordable Art Fair returns this weekend! Besides being the place to check out up-and-coming and established artists, the organisers have put together a great line-up of family activities. Look out for free gallery tours and children’s workshops to get their creative juices flowing.

7 – 9 April 2017, various timings, F1 Pit Building. $15 for adults, free for children aged 16 and under. Click here for more information and programme.

Admire spring blooms at Gardens by the Bay
What better way to herald the arrival of spring than with a visit to Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay? Inspired by Dutch painter Van Gogh, this year’s edition sees the Flower Dome transformed into a floral gallery depicting his works. Feast your eyes on over 100 types of tulips and hyacinths before they disappear!

1 April – 7 May 2017, 9am – 9pm, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Admission charges apply. Find out more here.

Celebrate all things French
Head down to Gardens by the Bay for the opening weekend of Voilah! French Festival, which kicks off with a free outdoor screening of The Artist and performances by the Red Hearts theatre group and Siong Leng Musical Association. There are over 40 events spanning art, theatre, music and technology for the young and old. Children can look forward to Ciné-Kids screenings at the Alliance Francaise and charming animated films. And this being a French event, you can look forward to delicious French cuisine, with hundreds of food and beverage promotions around Singapore.

8 April – 21 May 2017, various locations and timings. For programme and updates, visit the Voilah! website or Facebook page.

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