Children’s Museum Houston

MID-AUTUMN FEST – Lion Dancers & More!

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016


Revel in the majesty of the moon and the joys of the harvest and celebrate the Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival. Explore Vietnamese and Asian culture!


  • Vietnamese Fashion Show:  Kids will strut their stuff in traditional Viet garb and compete to win prizes! Event Time:  11 am in Brown Auditorium. ​There will be three different age groups; 2 to 6 years old, 7 to 13 years old, and 14 to 18 years old. The judged criteria will be outfit, personality, and stage presence! Also, questions from the emcee will consist of name, age, and a simple fun question!
  • Vietnamese Story Time:  Listen to traditional Vietnamese folktales, like The Man in the MoonEvent Times:  11:15 am and 1:15 pm in Parent Resource Library.
  • Spotlight Performance – Lion Dancers:   Lion dancers express joy and happiness.  Watch them live! Event Times:  noon and 3 pm in Brown Auditorium.
  • Lantern Parade:  Carry your lantern in a traditional parade with your friends and family. Event Time: 1:30 and 3:30 pm in Brown Auditorium.
  • Mooncake Tasting:  Mooncakes are offered between friends and family.  Sample some mooncake! Event Time:  2 pm in New Kid’s Hall (While supplies last)
  • Face Painting: Get your face painted in celebration of the festival at Junktion!
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns: Crease, pleat and fold yourself a traditional lantern at Junktion!
  • Photo Booth: Capture a timeless keepsake at the photo booth near Junktion!

About the Programs & Activities


  • Sky Lanterns: Create a scene of floating lanterns from colorful wrapping paper at Alexander Art Academy.
  • How Rabbits Keep Their Cool: Rabbit ears aren't just for hearing - they help them stay cool! Make your own rabbit ears to help you "stay cool" at EcoStation.
  • Phases of the Moon Flip Book: Flip through your own homemade book to see how the movement of the moon changes how it appears in the sky at EcoStation.
  • 3-D Lunar Phase Model: Construct a 3-D Model to view the many phases of the lunar cycle at Science Station.

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    Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Open Monday during Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Summer: Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  
  • General Admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65 years and older. FREE for children under one and Museum Members. Free Hours: FREE FAMILY NIGHT: Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm.

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The Children's Museum Houston's spacious eatery, Fresh Café, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with savory salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily – fresh off the grill!

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