Hello from Japan!

Hello from Japan!

January 20 – May 14, 2017
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, immersive environment. Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit in the Museum’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.

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 fun and educational programs for the public, free with admission.

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 the Museum 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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Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger
Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger
Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 
 

Game Changers , 11:00am

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Ball Pool Swap & Drop, 11:30am

5 & younger
Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Drop & Swap. Get ready to count down as we let loose new balls into the pool! 
 

Mural Wall Paining, 12:00pm

5 & younger
Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
 

Game Changers , 12:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Dance Party , 12:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Kamishibai Storytelling, 12:30pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.

Game Changers , 2:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

S.T.E.A.M Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger
Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
 

Game Changers , 3:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger
Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 
 

Game Changers , 4:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Dance Party , 4:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Karaoke Superstars , 4:30pm

All ages

Pop in for some karaoke fun when Children’s Museum Educators take over the Hello From Japan! exhibit. Join in and sing along with familiar songs and pop favorites!

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