The Vietnamese Culture and Science Association has partnered with Children's Museum Houston to bring this amazing event to life. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a yearly festival celebrated in Chinese culture. Similar holidays are celebrated in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian countries. Take part in this elegant and culturally rich WonderWeek with various Mid-Autumn Festival activities around the museum, all leading up to Saturday, September 10 celebrations!
Full Moon Silhouettes
Alexander Art Academy
Combine chalk pastel, black tempera paint, and your own imagination to create a unique silhouette against a full moon background.
Learn the anatomy of the leaves by making rubbings from leaves around this neighborhood!
Create your own paper lantern in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Guests will create their own mask in celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival.
Jade Rabbit Banner
Learn the legend of the rabbit in the moon as you assemble a banner made from traditional mid-autumn festival symbols.
Roll the Red Carpet
Play this challenging counting game of dice and red carpet with a friend.
Satellite Design Build and Test
Design, build, and test your satellite before shipping it to space! Various foam pieces hook together to build a specific satellite. Kids will pick which pieces will connect to the satellite to record wavelengths, collect samples from deep space, etc.
DIY Density Columns/Pipe Cleaner Neurons
Power Science Lab
Learn about density by making a small liquid column in a test tube you take home with you!
Inventor's Workshop and Maker Annex
Use common materials to create noise-makers of all different sorts, from mini-washtub basses to harmonicas. Then, let the jamboree commence as you make crazy music!