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

Primary Painting - Mixing Colors, 10:00am

5 & younger

Get messy as you learn how to mix colors!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

NYC Souvenir Design Studio Start time, 11:00am

6 & older

Design amazing memorable souvenirs using real NYC MTA Subway maps and MetroCards, or turn hilarious “only in NY” moments into plush stuffed animal keychains.

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.

Jam Band, 11:30am

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Perfect Portion Placemat, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Create a placemat to display your favorite well-balanced meal as a creative and fun reminder for portion control!

Perfect Portion Play, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Learn the importance of portion control and a healthy balanced meal through dramatic play!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar