Chinese New Year Celebration - Rain or Shine! - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Chinese New Year Celebration – Rain or Shine!

Monday, February 20, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Rain or Shine

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with your family at BADM! Enjoy lion dance performances, taste delicious Chinese food, observe professional calligraphers, and more. This event is presented in partnership with the Marin Chinese Cultural Association. The event takes place rain or shine, and is included with general museum admission and free for members.

Event Schedule

Chinese New Year Celebration activities and performances will occur rain or shine.
Event is free for Bay Area Discovery Museum members or included in the price of admission to the museum.
In the event of rain, performances will be relocated to Discovery Theater (limited capacity).
Performace tickets are required for Discovery Theater performances (*).
Performace Tickets are:

  • free of charge
  • first come, first serve
  • only available on-site the day of
  • picked up in the Research Lab at Bay Area Discovery Museum

Chinese New Year Celebration Agenda

  • 10 – 10:30 a.m Lion Dance Team performance by Marin Chinese Cultural Association (weather permitting Festival Plaza, if rain Discovery Theater*)
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. Bay Area Discovery Museum Chinese New Year Story Time (Bridge Room)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chinese food for sale, including fried rice, chow mein, egg rolls, steamed buns, and more! While supplies last (Playhouse)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m. Calligraphy demonstration and take-home name keepsake (Art Studio A)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chinese games and activities (Fab Lab A)
  • 11 – 11:30 a.m. Chinese Dance Theater performance (Discovery Theater)*
  • 11 – 11:30 a.m. Bay Area Discovery Museum Chinese New Year Story Time (Bridge Room)
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Martial arts demonstration by 10,000 Victories Kung Fu School (weather permitting Festival Plaza, if rain Discovery Theater*)
  • 11 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Lion Dance Costume Petting Zoo (Entry Pavilion)
  • 12 – 12:30 p.m. Asian Art Museum Storyteller (Bridge Room)
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m. Lion Dance Team performance by Marin Chinese Cultural Association (weather permitting Festival Plaza, if rain Discovery Theater*)
  • 1 – 1:30 p.m. Bay Area Discovery Museum Chinese New Year Story time (Bridge Room)
  • 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Chinese Dance Theater performance (Discovery Theater)*
  • 2– 2:30 p.m. Chinese Dance Theater performance (Discovery Theater)*
  • 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Asian Art Museum Storyteller (Bridge Room)
  • 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Chinese Dance TheaterMeet-and-Greet (Discovery Theater Lobby)
  • 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Martial arts demonstration by 10,000 Victories Kung Fu School (weather permitting Festival Plaza, if rain Discovery Theater*)
  • 3 – 3:30 p.m. Bay Area Discovery Museum Chinese New Year Story time (Bridge Room)

All Day Drop-in Programs (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.):      

  • Wish Wall (Art Studio A)
  • Collaborative Dragon Sculpture (Art Studio B)
  • Lantern Making (Fab Lab B)
  • Gu Zheng Musicians

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