Chinese New Year Festival
Take a trip to China without leaving your own backyard… Experience the sights and sounds of the most celebrated traditional festival and holiday in China, the New Year or “Spring Festival” as it is also known. This year the Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16th. According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the “Year of the Dog”. Each year in a twelve year cycle, a new animal is chosen to represent that year.
Explore traditional Chinese culture, music, a dragon dance, dress, writing and language, cultural objects, math and science as the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater showcases ancient and modern Chinese history and culture at the Chinese New Year Festival. This *free event will be held in the lobby of the museum and OMNI Theater on Saturday, Feb. 17th from 1:00 to 4:00pm in association with the Texas Tech Chinese Students Association and Chinese Language Club.
Through hands-on activities, children’s crafts and experiments, encounter the creative inventions and unique methods of discovery led by the ancient Chinese in science and technology, as well as many other areas. See how these discoveries have affected technology today! This free event is being held in conjunction with the large format film, Mysteries of China, currently being shown at the OMNI Theater.