Seasons of Sharing

Seasons of Sharing

'Tis the season to celebrate! Discover holidays from around the world in Houston's only multicultural holiday exhibit for children.

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Admission
Included with General Admission
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Energetic Explorers
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Location
Kids' Hall
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About the exhibit

Seasons of Sharing returns to Children's Museum Houston! With more than 100 languages spoken throughout the Houston area, many cultures from around the globe call Houston home. To celebrate our diversity, the block-long Seasons of Sharing houses include Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas in Norway, Kwanzaa and the Lunar New Year light the way through the holiday season.

Seasons of Sharing invites our visitors to have the unique opportunity to learn about other cultures’ celebrations, traditions, and practices while still celebrating their own. The exhibit highlights the contribution each culture makes to our community and allows guests to realize just how much more alike we are than different.

Each house represents a holiday many households around Houston and the world observe. Spot dipa lamps, menorahs, luminarias, kinaras, Christmas lights, and the crescent moon dazzling in the most diverse neighborhood in town! Step inside each home, get cozy and experience firsthand customs and traditions from other cultures.

Throughout the holiday season, the Museum will showcase different cultural organizations through hands-on activities, classical dance performances, storytelling, workshops and more!

Educators
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Virtual Exhibit
3D Field Trip Coming Soon
Ages
All
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Energetic Explorers
Creative Thinkers
Location
Kids' Hall
Accessibility
See Accessibility
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
TEKS
Social Studies
Mask Up and Play Safe
We are committed to the safety of children, visitors, and our staff and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines. All visitors ages 2+ must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while inside the Museum. Visitors who do not follow this requirement will be asked to leave. We will update our policies according to the CDC guidelines.
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Exhibit Features

There’s a lot to see and do in this exhibit—check out some of these unique activities!

Celebrate Houston's diversity.

Step inside (literally!) our neighborhood of houses representing various holidays from around the world and celebrated by many Houstonians, too!

Dig into the flavor.

The holidays are synonymous with good eats! Learn what special bites and treats are made for Lunar New Year, Las Posadas and more.

Discover art and traditions.

Language, art, music and games all contribute to cultural identity. Learn more about how each of these plays an important role in each celebration.

What Can My Family Do?

Here are activity suggestions for specific age groups in this exhibit.

Toddler Activities

  • Try drumming out the beat in the Kwanzaa House.

Preschooler Activities

  • Learn Dreidel, a fun top-spinning game in the Hanukkah House.
  • Create a Nativity Scene in the Las Posadas House.

Lower Elementary Activities

  • Play with Dominoes in the Chinese New Year House.
  • Build a Gingerbread Man ornament in the Christmas in Norway House.

Upper Elementary Activities

  • Learn to draw Rangoli Patterns in the Diwali House.
  • Create mosaic pictures in the Ramadan House.

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

Thank You to Our Exhibit Sponsors
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Thank You to Our Exhibit Sponsors

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