Asia Society Texas Center

Spring (Break) into Asia

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 – Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM


This year, celebrate Spring Break at Asia Society!

Each day during the week will be devoted to a different Asian spring holiday or festival. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about each holiday through storytelling and unique activities, while also attending daily screenings of DisneyNature’s Born in China and enjoying FREE admission to our new exhibition FotoFest 2018 Biennial: INDIA | Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art.

Recommended for ages 5-12.

About DisneyNature’s Born in China

Film screenings start at 12:00 pm. (1 hr., 19 min)

Journey into the wilds of China! Born In China follows the adventures of three animal families — the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey, and the elusive snow leopard. Featuring stunning imagery, the film navigates the vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of a red-crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever.

Daily Activities

Art activities run from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Monday, March 12
India: Holi
Celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, by drawing traditional rangoli patterned artwork with bright chalk.

Tuesday, March 13
Japan: Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing)
Paint and construct your own cherry blossom tree.

Wednesday, March 14
China: Qingming Festival
Learn about this traditional Chinese festival while building your own kite.

Thursday, March 15
Iran: Nowruz
Decorate egg ornaments to celebrate the Persian New Year.

Friday, March 16
Thailand: Songkran
Commemorate the Thai New Year by making paper flowers and water gun paintings! (weather permitting)

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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