Spring Break: Journey through Japan
Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 – Friday, Mar. 15, 2019
12:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Celebrate Spring Break by learning about Japan and its beautiful spring season!
Each day during the week, join us in welcoming spring by participating in a different come-and-go, kid-friendly activity. Learn about the different sakura (Japanese cherry blossoms), create spring-inspired origami, and enjoy daily screenings of fun Japanese anime movies, plus take advantage of FREE admission to our exhibition New Cartographies in its final week.
Admission is free for all activities; Activities begin daily at 12 p.m. Film screenings begin at 2 p.m. Each day's programming concludes when the film screenings end.
Please check back for updates about the film screenings!
Monday, March 11
Origami Spring Flowers
Learn about and create many different types of origami flowers, including a special technique for Mother's Day.
Tuesday, March 12
Japanese Spring Characters
Learn about and draw spring-related, written Japanese characters.
Wednesday, March 13
Onigiri and Bento
Create and eat Onigiri (rice balls) and Bento lunch boxes for the Ohanami season (cherry blossom viewing). Please note that Bento and Onigiri are samples of Japanese food, not full meals. All children must be accompanied by adults. Not recommended for people with food allergies or food sensitivities.
Bento Workshop #1 (12–12:30 p.m.) — Free tickets available at the front desk on a first come, first serve basis. Limited to 20 participants.
Onigiri Workshop (ongoing while supplies last) — Limited to 50 participants.
Dream Craft Bento (12–2 p.m.)
Bento Workshop #2 (1–1:30 p.m.) — Free tickets available at the front desk on a first come, first serve basis. Limited to 20 participants.
Thursday, March 14
Learn about this traditional Japanese festival while building your own craft Japanese dolls.
Friday, March 15
Learn about this traditional Japanese festival while building your own carp (fish) decoration and samurai helmet.
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 dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston.
Japan Outreach Sponsor
HOURS & ADMISSION
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
Events at Asia Society Texas Center
Oct. 24 – Oct. 24, 2019
What Makes An American?: A Story of Global Migration and Its Impact on Houston
Oct. 30 – Oct. 30, 2019
American Success Stories: Houston’s Self-Made Asian Entrepreneurs
Nov. 5 – Nov. 5, 2019
Artist Talk: Xiaoze Xie on “Amber of History: Reinventing the Library Cave in Dunhuang”
Nov. 12 – Nov. 12, 2019
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