Lunar New Year

Thank you for joining us for our Lunar New Year Celebration! Sign-up for our newsletters, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, to be the first to learn about our other upcoming events. 

Bring the whole family and join us to celebrate Lunar New Year and learn about the heritages of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. We are excited to have the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) join us for the event with adorable, adoptable pups - a perfect way to commemorate the year of the dog. JNA Institute of Culinary Arts will offer free food samples to attendees. 

Try your hand at calligraphy, test out martial arts moves, and captivate the whole family through Chinese storytelling. 

The day will be brimming with colorful activities from around the world while cultures are honored: 
Create your own dragon puppets, which have been a tradition in Vietnam for generations. 
It might be the year of the dog, but Japanese lucky cat figurines still bring good fortune for the year to come. 
Test your techniques in the Korean board game of Yut. 
Build your own Chinese lanterns. 
Bring in the New Year with a bang by crafting your own year of the dog drum. 

Lunar New Year takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Storytelling happens on Schooner Diligence at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 

The celebration is included with regular Museum admission. Museum Members receive free admission but a registration for Lunar New Year is appreciated in advance. Please check your emails or contact our Membership Department at 215-413-8626 or to receive the special promotional code for advanced tickets. 

Want to volunteer at Lunar New Year? Contact Elisabeth Zafiris, Assistant Director of Public Programs at or 215-413-8621.