Sunday, August 10, 2014

Survival Guide to Alive Museum with Young Children

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Recently we were invited to Alive Museum, a 3D visual illusion museum located at Suntec City Mall.

Bringing young children along? Here are our survival tips! 

1. Visit during non-peak hours.
You may consider visiting the place on weekdays during day time, or weekend mornings, so as to avoid the crowd. We reached there at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, it was not crowded.

2. Mummies and little girls, please do not wear skirt.
Because there is a room with mirrors all around, and you have to lie on the floor at times.

3. Be sporting and creative.
Do not be shy in posing. No need to follow the suggested poses, just be creative! Instead of telling the children to pose this way or that way, let them decide their own poses.

4. Be considerate.
It is impossible to stop the children from running and climbing. But when they obstruct other visitors, remind them to make way for others.

That was how Marilyn Monroe's shot was taken

5. Some children may be afraid of some images, assure them that those are not real.
Ok, not trying to be a spoiler, there is an exhibit called Powder Room that is located near the exit. Fortunately we sent DaDi to check it out first, he was shocked by it.

6. If the children refuse to be in the photo, don't force them.
It is supposed to be a fun family outing, why turn it into a disappointment?

Our children like some exhibits, especially the one with trampoline, but they don't like some which they called "the scary ones".

I think it is quite a refreshing idea to visit Alive Museum as family outing, especially for families with children who know how to pose, and I feel that the experience would be more wonderful if the lighting is improved. 

Alive Museum
Address: Suntec City Mall #03-372 (between Tower 3 & 4)
Opening Hour: Daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last admission at 9 p.m.)
Ticket Price:
Adult (13 years & above) S$25
Child (3 to 12 years) S$20
Package (2 adults + 1 child) S$60, every additional child (up to 3 children) S$10 each

Promotion alert!
Promotion 1: From now until 31 August 2014, enjoy 20% off by purchasing tickets online and use promotion code aliveopen at checkout!
Promotion 2: From now until 30 September 2014, you can get a free Burger King meal (worth S$7.85) for each ticket purchased when you like their Facebook page and purchase the ticket at full price. The meal includes one Fish'N Crisp or Chick'N Crisp burger + one small fries + one small coke.

Disclaimer: We received two complimentary tickets, and we paid for two tickets at a discounted price. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and wacky photos are ours. 

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  1. Um...I COMPLETELY WANT TO GO HERE. How fun! My kids would dig this a lot. I LOVE your gentle suggestions on making the experience uber positive. Now...where the heck is this? Anywhere close to me? (Canada) :)

    1. Nourish, currently Alive Museum has branches in South Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Turkey.

  2. Great family photos! Looks like a lot of fun.

  3. Good tips! Very practical! Although I think my girl will be scared and the hubby doesnt like to take photos.. ah well.

    1. Madeline, same here, my hubby is the official photographer of the day.

  4. Agree that these are handy tips when we go this week. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of what to expect :)

    1. Susan, hope you and your girl enjoy the outing!

  5. Thanks for sharing! We are going this week, hope to take nice nice pics too! :)

    1. Summer, looking forward to see your nice nice pics!


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