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 Slime!, 10:00am

5 & younger

Make a rubbery bubble solution from scratch with CMOM educators.  Then watch as they create reusable bubbles!

My Five Senses Yoga, 10:30am

5 & younger

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

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.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Piano Music & Melodies, 12:30pm

5 & younger

Explore keyboard pianos while identifying animals, singing songs, and moving together!

Urban Gardening , 1:00pm

5 & younger

Create your own herb garden to take home as you learn about how plants grow your own food!

Shape Sorter, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Learn how to short fuzzy felt shapes with our unique puzzle!  

Farmer's Market Counting, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Sing-a-long with us and get excited about the fabulous rainbow of fruits!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar