Strike a pose at Singapore’s new Alive Museum

by admin on July 9, 2014

Last week I took the kids (aged 6 and 3) to the newly opened Alive Museum at Suntec City (ticking off one of the things on my list of 60 activities for these long summer holidays).

The concept: A 3D trick art attraction from Korea featuring 70 artworks that use optical illusions to make visitors seem part of the exhibit. See flat classical paintings transform into 3D artworks. Visitors are encouraged to take photos and arrows are placed on the floor for your to stand on to get the maximum effect.

So, immerse yourself in fantasy, unleash your kids’ (and your own inner) creativity and strike a pose!

The results are often amazing as you can see in these photos.

The verdict: 9/10

Alive Museum is unique, incredibly clever and fun. It’s fascinating for both adults and children and for once, as it’s so hands on, kids are free to touch almost everything. Initially we thought it was just one room, but the rooms kept going and going, and we spent over one and a half hours there.

My six year old absolutely loved it and got really stuck in to the poses. I explained each painting too her and what you were meant to be able to see. My three year old enjoyed it too but got a bit bored after a while and some of it was way over her head. There were a couple of really interactive exhibits that she stood at for a while.

Alive Museum is worth the money but I think it should be free for children up to 4. The children were also a bit short to get the full effect of some of the paintings.

Warning: Watch out for the PG13 rated installation near the end. It wasn’t clearly signposted (other than with a sticker on the exhibit) and my 6 year old got a pretty horrible fright. Some parents may also think a few of the paintings are on the scary side or possibly a little crude (the panda pooping one springs to mind) – but they are only paintings.

Cost: Adults $25, kids aged 3+ $20

Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-372, Suntec City Mall

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily (last admission 9pm)

For more info on the Alive Museum go to www.alivemuseum.sg (Currently offering 20% discount when you prebook).

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