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Family Past Times

Lunar New Year

On February 27, the 6th annual Lunar New Year festival occurs in Redwood City. Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Monkey. On Courthouse Square, watch lion dances and acrobats, listen to taiko drums and observe martial arts demonstrations. Inside the History Museum, participate in kid's crafts and activities.

This event will occur rain or shine.

Activity stations based on the Chinese zodiac.
  • Station Monkey: Learn simple Chinese phrases for New Year's wishes.
  • Station Snake: Find your Chinese zodiac sign.
  • Station Rat: Learn how to use chopsticks.
  • Station Dragon: Make a chopstick rest.
  • Station Pig: Learn to make a lucky symbol in Chinese knotting.
  • Station Tiger: Make a paper lantern.
  • Station Dog: Make a paper banner for "double happiness."
  • Station Goat: Create a red envelope for the new year.
  • Station Rabbit: Use a Chinese writing brush to draw a lucky symbol.
  • Station Ox: Play mahjong.
  • Station Rooster: Try on Chinese costumes.
  • Station Horse: Use an abacus.

Activities subject to change.

Family Past Times

A Family Past Times is a fun-filled exploration of history featuring arts, crafts and hands-on demonstrations at the History Musem.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Last admission 3:45 p.m.
History Museum
Click here for a list of performances on Courthouse Square.
Contact Us
For more information, call 650.299.0104 or email us.