January 04, 2017
On Jan. 21, Penn Museum will host its 36th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. There will be tours, demonstrations, crafts and other family-friendly activities leading up to the Lion Dance finale.
There are also a few new components to the day.
Attendees will have an opportunity to go on a zodiac tour of the galleries in search of artifacts featuring the 12 animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. 2017 marks the Year of the Rooster.
Contemporary Asian and Asian-American media and arts will be featured at the celebration, too. The Philadelphia Asian Film Festival and the Asian Arts Initiative partnered with the event.
Here is the full schedule of activities:
|11 a.m.||Chinese For Families Program|
|11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Drop in Calligraphy Class|
|Noon||Family Zodiac Tour of the Penn Museum|
|Noon||Lecture on Traditional Chinese Culture and Shen Yun Performance|
|12:30 p.m.||Chinese Music Demonstration and Performance|
|1:30 p.m.||Tai Chi Workshop|
|2-3:15 p.m.||Tangram Workshop|
|2 p.m.||Chinese Music Demonstration and Performance|
|2 p.m.||Performance by Chinese Arts Center Program|
|2 p.m.||Philadelphia Asian Film Festival Short Films|
|2:30 p.m.||Falun Gong Demonstration|
|3 p.m.||Family Zodiac Tour of the Penn Museum|
|3:15 p.m.||Kung Fu Demonstration|
|4 p.m.||Lion Dance Finale|
All activities in the Chinese New Year Celebration are free with museum admission, which is $10-$15 per person.
Saturday, Jan. 21
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free with museum admission
3260 South St.