AdventureAsia: Family Days at the Crow - Day of the Dragon
February 4, 2012
to 2 PM
2010 Flora Street , Dallas, TX
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with your family! Grab your family and feed the dancing lion a red envelope, have your face painted to look like a dragon, and try new yoga moves with Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® family yoga inspired by the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Decorate Red Envelopes - 10AM – 2 PM | Flora Street. Decorate traditional Chinese New Year envelopes. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. Give the envelope to those you wish happiness and luck to in the Year of the Rabbit.
Complimentary Chinese Candies - 10AM – 2PM | Front Lobby. Enjoy a sampling of delicious Chinese candies. Supplies limited
Dancing Dragon Puppets - 10AM – 2PM | Arbor Walk. Create your own dancing festival dragon. Supplies limited.
Artist Demonstration: Chinese Calligraphy - 11AM – 2PM | Link Asia Gallery. Meet artist Thomas Yu as he demonstrates the art of Chinese calligraphy.
Kid’s Chinese Calligraphy - 10AM – 2PM | Flora Street. Learn how to write variations of the word “dragon” in traditional Chinese calligraphy.
Flip Books with PicFlips - 10:30AM – 1:30PM | Jade Room. Take seven seconds and create your own stop motion flip book. First come, first served.
Family Tour: Dragons! - 10:30 AM | Meet in the Lobby. Travel across Asia on a tour that reveals the dragons found in the Crow Collection.
Figuring out Fireworks - Presented by the Museum of Nature & Science. 11AM -1 PM | Flora Street The burning of firecrackers signifies a joyful time of year and has become an integral aspect of Chinese New Year celebrations. Join educators from the Museum of Nature & Science and take a look at the explosive science behind fireworks and firecrackers.
Yogiños: Yoga for Youth - 11 AM | Grand Gallery. Learn about the Animals of the Zodiac through story and yoga. Yogiños is an OHMazing™ yoga for kids program in English, Spanish, and Sanskrit that aligns bodies, hearts, and minds.
Chinese New Year Storytelling - 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM | Link Asia Gallery. Join us for a special reading of The Year of the Dragon: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin.
Family Tour: Animals of the Zodiac - 1PM | Meet in the Lobby. Travel across Asia on a tour that reveals the animals of the zodiac that can be found in the Crow Collection.
Year of the Dragon Face Painting for Children - Noon – 2 PM | Arbor Walk. Be transformed into a tiger in honor of The Year of the Rabbit by artists from Your Enchanted Face. Face painting will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Lion Dance - 1PM | Flora Street. The Lion Dance embraces the beauty, art, culture, traditions, and history of China. Watch performers from the J.K. Wong Kung Fu Tai Chi Academy as they present this traditional dance. Don’t forget your red envelope to feed the lion for good luck all year long.
Tour of the Collection - 1 PM | Meet in the Front Lobby. Join Crow Collection docents for enlightened conversations in the galleries and take a tour of the different works of art found in the museum.
In the case of inclement weather, some activities may move indoors or be cancelled. AdventureAsia: Family Days at the Crow is supported in part by the generosity of the Friends of the Crow. AdventureAsia: Family Days at the Crow are presented in partnership with DallasChild. Due to the anticipated increase in attendance for this event, strollers will not be allowed inside the Museum.
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