Lunar New Year at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

By: Susan Love Fitts
| Published 01/29/2019

The Woodlands Children’s Museum will offer a day packed with games, art and entertainment, including performances by traditional lion dancers, during the Lunar New Year celebration Saturday, Feb. 2.
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas - It will be a day of art, dancing, music and games when The Woodlands Children’s Museum presents a Lunar New Year celebration Saturday, Feb. 2.

The celebration, which takes place a few days before the actual Asian New Year, is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 2. Some of the art projects and games will continue to be offered until 5 p.m. that day and throughout regular hours (noon-5p.m.) on Sunday, Feb. 3. The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381.

“This celebration is a wonderful opportunity to help little ones gain an appreciation for other cultures,” said Angela Colton, executive director of the museum. “Through songs, dance performances and art projects, children can experience the wealth of rich traditions associated with the Asian New Year.”

Entertainment at the celebration will include traditional lion dancing by the Houston Lion Kings at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m., along with a children’s dance at 11:10 a.m., a children’s song by The Woodlands Chinese Cultural Center at 11:30 a.m. and a special dance by The Woodlands College Park High School National Chinese Honor Society at 12:30 p.m.

Also planned are calligraphy demonstrations by the Conroe High School Chinese Club; chopstick races and paper lantern art projects with The Woodlands College Park High School National Chinese Honor Society; and a Chinese Culture Center presented by Texas Phoenix International School.

Children are invited to create coin envelopes, zodiac prints and mini lanterns during the celebration, too.

The Lunar New Year Celebration is included in the museum’s regular $7 admission for visitors age 1 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

To ensure a fun, safe experience for visitors, museum admissions will be limited.

For more information, visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955.

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