Asia Society Texas

‘Explore Asia’ Grand Opening Weekend

Friday, Jul. 21, 2023 – Sunday, Jul. 23, 2023

Celebrate the grand opening of Asia Society Texas' new permanent exhibition Explore Asia! Highlighting five Asian countries across six unique experiences, Explore Asia is the only interactive learning exhibition in Texas focused specifically on Asia.

About the Exhibition

Enjoy free admission and be among the first to join an immersive journey to China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam! Travel across time and space on a virtual bullet train, learn about delicious meals and treats (and where to find them in Houston), take our stage by participating in a drumming performance, and more.

Each day in our three-day Grand Opening begins with a lively lion dance and features all-ages fun, food, and activities in celebration of the exhibition. Learn more deeply about the highlighted countries and their arts, cultures, and traditions through hands-on activities and demonstrations, and enjoy storytimes and locally-owned food trucks as part of the fun!

Admission to the Grand Opening is free; registration (online or walk-up) is required. Timed tickets are available for two-hour time slots each day. Admission to the interactive Performances Across Asia Drumming Experience is separate of general admission; tickets are limited-quantity and cost $6 per guest.


  • Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, Opens at 12 pm on Friday; 10 am on Saturday/Sunday - Closes at 7 pm on Friday; 5 pm on Saturday/Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday and major holidays.
  • Free timed entry; advance or walk-up registration is required. 'Performances Across Asia' Drumming Experience timed tickets: $6

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Paid parking is available in Asia Society Texas' lot across Southmore Boulevard from the building. Entrances are located on Caroline and Austin Streets. Bicycle racks are available in their parking lot for no cost. Street parking is also available. The Center is a five-minute walk from the Museum District METRO Rail Station.

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 Tuesday–Saturday.

Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 am – 3 pm


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