Tanabata Japanese Star Fest at Children's Museum Houston

July 29, 2021
Make a Wish! Tanabata Japanese Star Festival at Children's Museum Houston


Celebrate the annual reunion of Japan’s iconic star-crossed lovers with storytelling and cultural activities!

Saturday, Aug. 7, beginning at 10 a.m.

In partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston


Children’s Museum Houston and the Consulate General of Japan in Houston would like to invite you to celebrate the Make a Wish!  “Tanabata 七夕” Japanese Star Festival.  As legend is told in Japanese culture, two star-crossed lovers, Vega and Altair, are separated by the Milky Way.  They are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.  This reunion marks the celebration of Tanabata (meaning the evening of the seventh). However, the Museum will celebrate this in August.



Kamishibai:  Enjoy an interactive Japanese storytelling experience.

Event Time: At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Good Vibes stage.


Tanzaku: Make a wish, write it down on a wish card, and hang it on a bamboo tree in Kids’ Hall.

Event Time:  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Origami: Master the art of Japanese paper folding by making stars in Kids’ Hall.

Event Time:  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sponsored by Gilbert Andrew Garcia and Garcia Hamilton & Associates.