Monkey King: A Story from China

EdVenture Children’s Museum will present special children’s programs in concert with the showing of the exhibit Monkey King: A Story from China. The traveling exhibit about Chinese culture will be on display from January 23 – May 9, 2010 at the Columbia museum, and  there will be special weekend programs featuring different aspects of Chinese history and culture monthly from February – May. SC Humanities supported these collateral programs through a Major Grant in September 2009.

EdVenture is the Southeast’s largest children’s museum, and Monkey King: A Story from China is an exciting traveling exhibit that allows children to explore and learn about Chinese history, culture, art, religion, and geography through fun, engaging activities.

The collateral monthly programming will start on February 13-14, 2010 with the “Celebrate Chinese New Year” program, at which children can participate in arts and crafts activities featuring paper lanterns and firecrackers, learn about traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, and enjoy traditional New Year’s treats. On March 13 – 14, 2010, “Experience the Rich Artistic Culture of China” will present artisans who demonstrate traditional art forms such as painting, puppetry, Chinese folk art, and music. “Discover Chinese Sports Through History” will take place on April 10 – 11, 2010, featuring interactive demonstrations of traditional games and sports like ping pong, badminton, and martial arts while children learn about the important role of sports in Chinese culture. Finally, on May 8-9, 2010, children can experience the amazing culture of storytelling through activities that focus on Chinese folktales, literature, and oral traditions during “Explore China’s Literature and Language.”

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