Sat Apr 05 2014 10:00 am thru Sat Apr 05 2014 2:00 pm

Free Family Day | Adventure AsiaYouth & Family Programs

Nature and Wellness

Sat Apr 05 2014 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Photo by Billy Tseng, in Taipei, Taiwan.

Photo by Billy Tseng, in Taipei, Taiwan.

This spring celebrate nature and wellness at the Crow Collection.  Still your mind with yoga and meditation with Lotus Kids classes and the meditative practice of traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn how to create your own tea ceremony at home, and learn about “back to nature” experiences rich in Asian tradition, such as the racing of a human-powered watercraft-the dragon boat.


Young Dragons: Move Like a Ninja!

11AM-11:45AM Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor

Experience ninja games and activities that teach kids and adults how to think and move like a real ninja. Participate in safe and engaging introductory lessons on shuriken (throwing stars), katana (sword), bully proofing, and ninja balance.  Taught by Randle Charles of Better Humans LLC.

Origami with the Keiki Club

10AM-11AM|Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor

Join Isabell, Katherine and other members of the Keiki Club and learn the techniques of folding paper and creating origami ornaments.  These talented elementary aged girls use proceeds from their creations to raise funds for Living Water International (, a Houston-based charity that drills wells in developing countries.

Family Yoga and Yoginos: Yoga for Youth

10:00-10:45AM | Klyde Warren Park

Noon-12:45PM| Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor

Learn about the eight limbs of yoga in this fun and energy packed family yoga class. Yoginos: Yoga for Youth is an OHMazing trilingual, interdisciplinary yoga for kids. The program teaches strength, flexibility, balance, respect, and awareness of self, others, and the environment both on and off the yoga mat!

Face Painting for Children


Have your face painted by the artists from Your Enchanted Face.  Face painting will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Family Writing Workshop

Noon-1:00PM|Jade Room, 2nd Floor

Join instructors from the Writer’s Garret for family writing workshop.

Tour of the Collection

1PM|Meet in the Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor Entrance

Join a Crow Collection docent for enlightened conversations in the galleries, and take a tour of the different works of art found in the museum.

Art Activity: Dragon Boat

10AM-2PM | Arbor Walk, 2nd Floor

Originating from traditional Chinese history, dragon boats are long, canoe-like vessels that hold teams of paddlers, drummers, and a steersman who compete in exciting races. Held in memory of the ancient Chinese official Qu Yuan, during this time of year people eat special foods, recount traditional stories, and most importantly, race dragon boats. Come learn about their history and cultural meaning and try your hand at making your own model replica to participate against others in dragon boat races. You might even catch a glimpse of a real dragon boat!

Art Activity: Leaf Rubbing

10AM-2PM | Arbor Walk, 2nd Floor

Create a leaf rubbing from a variety of leaves indigenous to Asia and create a beautiful array of leaves to display at home!

Dragon Boat Races

10AM-2PM| Plaza Fountain

Become captain of a Dragon Boat and compete against your friends and family in a timed race across the fountain to win a prize!

Story Time in the Sculpture Garden

11AM, 12PM, 1PM | Sculpture Garden

Chinese civilization spans thousands of years of history and over the course of its development it has spawned a rich and fascinating array of folktales and myths. These stories have been used to explain everything from the origin of writing to why people celebrate certain festivals. Come and relax in our beautiful sculpture garden as you learn of the tale of “Er-lang and the Seven Suns” and how he helped to separate our days into nights.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

11AM, 12PM, 1PM | Grand Gallery, 2nd Floor

In Japan, a special tradition was developed to create a calm and wonderful atmosphere for drinking tea. This tradition is called the tea ceremony.  It is based not just on sharing a cup of tea with a friend, but on experiencing a special moment in a very relaxing kind of place. Join us for a Japanese tea tasting and relax with your family and friends.