Enjoy zodiac arts and crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year’s traditions. Event includes performances, workshops, and more.
The museum hosts two identical sessions, one in the morning (10am-1pm) and one in the afternoon (2pm-5pm). Purchase tickets in advance.
10:15am & 10:45am (morning) or 2:30pm & 3pm (afternoon)
Whirling, Twirling Ribbons: A Ribbon Dance Workshop*
10:45am & 11:45am (morning) or 3pm & 4pm (afternoon)
The Great Race Gallery Hunt - Meet in Lobby
10:30am-12:30pm (morning) or 2:30pm-4:30pm (afternoon)
New Year Nibbles - Downstairs Reception
11:30am-12:30pm (morning) or 3:15pm-4:15pm (afternoon)
Zodiac Face Painting
10:15am & 11:15am (morning) or 2:30pm & 3:30pm (afternoon)
Legends Storytime - Under the Lion Costume
11:45am (morning) or 4pm (afternoon)
Sounds of the New Year* - Classroom
12:30pm (morning) or 2pm (afternoon)
The Mane Event: A Lion Dance Performance - Outside
*Performance tickets for Whirling, Twirling Ribbons and Sounds of the New Year are free with ticket purchase, but quantities are limited. Visitors who purchase tickets online, in advance, get first access to performance tickets until tickets run out. Entry to performances is not guaranteed, even with advance online purchase of tickets. Performance tickets are distributed upon entry to the Festival. Visitors who purchase tickets on the day of the festival will be put on the waitlist for performances.
Drop-In Arts & Crafts 10am-1pm (morning) or 2pm-5pm (afternoon)
- Ham it Up! Pig Accessories
- Nian Monster Mash-Up
- Let’s Get Loud! Firecrackers