Hello from Japan!

Hello from Japan!

January 16 – May 17, 2015
All ages

Experience Tokyo’s vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit!

Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, highly immersive environment. Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit in CMOM’s Lower Level Gallery. It will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words.

Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops and cuter than cute kawaii* styles, (pronounced like Hawai’i). Kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, and design adorable mascots for their families.

The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree.

Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture.

Learn more about contemporary Japan through our programs for the public, free with admission. View the program schedule »

There is also a fun app and game for your family to play: The League of Extraordinary Bloggers. It is a game developed for the Asian Culture Series to explore the Asian cultures featured in the five children’s museums traveling exhibits.

This is exhibit was created by CMOM and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums.

 

 

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Schedule of Programs

Bubble Painting, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create a work of art using water colors, bubble solution, paintbrushes and bubble wands!

Parachute Play, 10:30am

5 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

 

Dynamic H2O Science Labs, 11:00am

6 & older

Engineer a miniature aqueduct system, clean water through natural filtration, search for pollutants and other chemicals in water or create prints to explore the diverse sea life found in New York City’s rivers.

11am-4pm

My Five Senses Yoga, 11:30am

5 & younger

Learn the importance of using all five senses through a mini yoga workshop!

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Move to The Beat Drum Circle, 1:00pm

5 & younger

The whole family gets physical as they play in our heartbeat drum circle.

Move to The Beat Drum Making, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Design your own drum from various collage materials; connect the drum beats to healthy heartbeats in your body.

Shaving Cream Exploration, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Create three-dimensional puffy paint with shaving cream!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

 

Full Calendar