Special exhibition will run through May 8.
January 15, 2016, Sausalito, CA – The Bay Area Discovery Museum will open Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius on Saturday, January 16, 2016. In this new interactive exhibition, families will be transported to China, a country where a quickly changing modern lifestyle intersects with ancient values.
Through six immersive environments, including a school, panda reserve, park, market, restaurant and home, Children’s China explores what life is like for children in China today and how it is informed by the teachings of Confucius that have been at the center of Chinese culture for over 2,500 years.
In the exhibition, ancient practices are explored in modern ways as computer interactives invite children to experience the art of paper cutting, discover their lunar calendar animal, play traditional musical instruments, and write in Chinese characters on a touchscreen notepad. Visitors will also have the opportunity participate in dragon parades lead by a traditional dragon headdress.
Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums. Created by The Magic House in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Character Plus, Children’s China is a nationally travelling exhibit designed to increase understanding of the Chinese culture.
Learn more at BayKidsMuseum.org/China.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
Located in Sausalito, CA, the Bay Area Discovery Museum annually welcomes 300,000 children, parents, and teachers to its early childhood education campus. The mission of the Museum is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. Our goal is to reach 1 million children a year – onsite at the Museum, in the community, and nationally through our research-based Center for Childhood Creativity – and give them a better start to life. For more information about the Bay Area Discovery Museum, please visit www.baykidsmuseum.org.