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

Memorial Day Flags & Flowers, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create poppies and American flags in honor of Memorial Day.

Jam Band, 10:30am

5 & younger

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

Free Fall Fun: Parachute Design , 10:30am

6 & older

Parachutes use air resistance to change the speed of an object as it falls. Learn more about gravity and air resistance by designing your own parachute model. Test out your parachute with our very own wind tunnel and watch your parachute fly and fall.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Uniform Evolution Design, 11:00am

6 & older

Explore how the styles of American uniforms have changed from the time of the American Revolution to today. Design your own uniform using different fabrics, zippers, and buttons.

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix Paint on the PlayworksTM Mural Wall

Uniform Evolution Design, 12:00pm

6 & older

Explore how the styles of American uniforms have changed from the time of the American Revolution to today. Design your own uniform using different fabrics, zippers, and buttons.

Dance Party, 12:30pm

5 & younger

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

Memorial Day Flags & Flowers, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Create poppies and American flags in honor of Memorial Day.

Free Fall Fun: Parachute Design , 2:00pm

6 & older

Parachutes use air resistance to change the speed of an object as it falls. Learn more about gravity and air resistance by designing your own parachute model. Test out your parachute with our very own wind tunnel and watch your parachute fly and fall.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

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