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Family Day

Family Day: Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

May 01, 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Great Hall

Ticket Price: Free for HISD, Judson ISD, East Central ISD , or with museum admission

Ticket Price Members: Free


Enjoy family-friendly art-making experiences, food vendors, and performances from our local AAPI community at the Museum where all are welcome!

Registration is not required but encouraged.

Free admission for HISD, Poteet ISD, Judson ISD, East Central ISD students and families. 

Schedule of Performances  

  • Great Hall | 11:00 a.m. | Opening Ceremony  
  • Great Hall | 11:20 a.m. | Miao Dance
  • Great Hall | 11:40 a.m. | Vietnamese Association Dancers  
  • West Courtyard | 12:00 p.m. | Lion Dancers    
  • West Courtyard | 12:30 p.m. | Dragon Dancers  
  • Great Hall | 1:00 pm | Chinese Fan Dancers
  • West Courtyard | 1:30 p.m. | Dragon Dancers  
  • West Courtyard | 2:00 p.m. | Lion Dancers  
  • Great Hall | 2:30 p.m. | Hawaiian Dancers

On-Going Art Activities I 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

  • Outdoor Toys  
  • Mock Porcelain Painting
  • Expressive Masks
  • Community Drawing
  • Calligraphy Demonstrations
  • Student Art Showcase
  • Japanese, Chinese and Oceania Gallery Games & Scavenger Hunts

Food Trucks

  • Sari-Sari Filipino Restaurant and Bakery
  • Aloha Kitchen 

Family Programs have been generously underwritten by the Faye L. and William L. Cowden Charitable Foundation.  

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