Asia Society Texas

Asia Society Lunar New Year at the Galleria

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 – Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

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Join Asia Society Texas Center in celebrating the Year of the Rat with special Lunar New Year festivities at The Galleria!

We'll bring free arts and crafts activities, games, and exciting performances for the whole family to enjoy, free and open to the public.

Please check back for updates and the performance schedule!


Saturday, January 25
Time TBD

Sunday, January 26
12–5 p.m.

Saturday, February 1
12–5 p.m.

Sunday, February 2
12–5 p.m.


All ages welcome!

Year of the Rat Masks
Celebrate the Year of the Rat by coloring and designing your own Rat mask.

Chinese Zodiac Game
Play a matching game to learn about the Chinese Zodiac and the Year of the Rat. Make a postcard featuring the zodiac animal according to your birth year!

Lotus Flowers
Design a colorful lotus flower to bring peace and tranquility for the New Year.

Lion Dance Game
Try on part of a Lion Dance costume, or play a traditional Chinese drum. Dance to the beat and win a prize!

Red Envelopes
Make a red envelope, traditionally used to give small gifts to family and friends during the Lunar New Year.

Japanese Ogre Masks
Create a traditional Japanese mask, worn to bring good luck and good fortune for the New Year.

Year of the Rat Gift Bags
Welcome the Year of the Rat by making a personalized gift bag celebrating the cleverness of the Rat.

Major support for Education & Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and The Houston Endowment. Additional funding also provided by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, as well as through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.

Presenting Partner



  • Wednesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday and major holidays.
  • Admission to the building and Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members and children ages 12 and under, $5 for seniors (65+ with ID) and students (with ID), and $8 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • The Galleria | 5085 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas 77056

Special Offers / Dining

Java Lava Cafe
Serving 100 percent premium Kona coffee from KarmaSu Coffee Farm in Hawaii, plus breakfast, lunch, and sweet treats, Java Lava Cafe is open for extended breakfast hours Wednesday–Sunday.

Wednesday – Friday, 7:30 am – 3 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm


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