• Learn how to play Mahjong at Station Ox.

Lunar New Year

On Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the History Museum will participate in Redwood City's 8th annual celebration of the Lunar New Year.  Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Dog. 

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian heritage, often celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, the eating of symbolic foods, and displays of festive decorations--all focused on bringing good luck for the New Year and celebrating the imminent arrival of spring. 

Courthouse Square Activities

The free event includes performances on Courthouse Square.  Among the entertainers will be lion dancers, Red Panda acrobats, martial artists and taiko drummers.

Inside the Museum

Inside the History Museum, kids can participate in activity stations based on the Chinese Zodiac:

Station Dog: Language Center

Station Snake: Zodiac

Station Dragon: Chopstick Rest

Station Tiger: Lantern Festival

Station Goat: Red Envelope

Station Ox: Mahjong Demonstration

Station Horse: Abacus Demonstration

Station Monkey: Costumes

Station Rat: Chopsticks

Station Rabbit: Calligraphy

Station Rooster: Paper Cutting

Station Pig: Chinese Knotting

Also, on Courthouse Square the Crouching Tiger Restaurant will host the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" station, where people can learn how to make dumplings.