Mid-Autumn Fest at Children's Museum Houston

September 28, 2023

Children’s Museum Houston spotlights Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival with lion dancers, lanterns, stories, and traditional costumes!

Saturday, Sept. 30 beginning at 10 a.m.

Funded in part by City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance

In partnership with VCSA

Revel in the majesty of the moon and the joys of the harvest as we celebrate the Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Fest at Children’s Museum Houston.  Explore this holiday with a variety of Asian traditions!



Áo Dài Fashion Show:  Learn about Vietnam’s national garment during a “runway” show.  

Event time:  At 11 a.m. in Brown Auditorium.


Lavang Lion Dance Team:  This athletic troupe takes over to perform a traditional lion dance.   

Event Times:  At noon and 2 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.


Vietnamese Story Time:  Experience “The Grain of Rice That Made a Difference” by Vietnamese American author Loan Nguyen.  Story time sponsored by Phillips 66

Event Time:  At 1 and 2:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.


Lantern Making:  Design and show off lanterns used traditionally in parades.

Event time:  All day in Kids’ Hall.



  • Jade Rabbit Banner:  Learn the legend of the rabbit in the moon at Junktion.
  • Moon Festival Fan: Design a unique fan inspired by the moon at Junktion.
  • Sky Lantern Collage:  Make a scene of floating lanterns in Alexander Art Academy.
  • Constellation Art:  Use found items to create common constellations in Science Station.


***Activities, events and times subject to change.