Lion Dancers and More at Chinese New Year Family Celebration


Enjoy music, lion dance performances, Chinese food and cultural demonstrations with your family at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with your family at the Bay Area Discovery Museum on Monday, February 16. Free with Museum admission, visitors will be moved by the many cultural demonstrations throughout the day, with help from the Marin Chinese Cultural Association and event sponsors RESO and Shuddle.

Children can feast their eyes on the spectacular lion dance parade through Festival Plaza and enjoy a stunning performance by the Chinese Performing Arts of America Youth Group in the Museum’s theatre. Delicious dim sum will be on sale and kids can even try their hand at wonton making. As a take home treat, guests can have their name written in beautiful Chinese calligraphy and make a Chinese lantern in the Art Studios.

The Chinese New Year celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

About the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Creative thinking begins early in every child’s life. It enables original thought and the ability to see solutions where others don’t. It unlocks possibilities and fosters innovation. It provides the fundamental building blocks for success in school and beyond.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. The 7.5 acres of natural beauty inspires families to engage in a world of possibilities. Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Every curated detail of our exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills. Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity. Imagine new worlds by transforming into a spider, a ship captain, or a bridge builder. At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.

Now we are taking these experiences beyond our physical location. We launched the Center for Childhood Creativity in 2011 to pioneer new research, thought-leadership, and teacher training programs that advance creative thinking in all children—extending our impact beyond the Museum.

Our mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

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