Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Family Festivals

All programs are free for JANM members and free with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, November 12, 2016
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

JANM Free Family Days: Incredible Inks



In conjunction with our current exhibition Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, join us for a day of crafts and performances that celebrate Polynesian culture and the art of tattoos.

  • Get a cool custom JANM temporary tattoo

  • Keep the party going at our face-painting station

  • Try designing your own tattoos and motifs using traditional Samoan techniques

  • Learn to fold origami sharks with patterned paper at Ruthie’s Origami Corner

  • Enjoy Polynesian cultural performances throughout the day

  • …and so much more!

    Plus, free admission all day to see Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II, and Common Ground: The Heart of Community.

    Please check back for updates.

    In conjunction with the exhibition Tatau: Marks of Polynesia
    Sunday, January 8, 2017
    11:00 AM—5:00 PM

    2017 Oshogatsu Family Festival - Year of the Rooster



    Ring in the Year of the Rooster with food, crafts, cultural activities, and performances! Please check back for more information.

    Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

    View past events >>



    Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum

    Copyright © 1998-2016 Japanese American National Museum
    100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: (213) 625-0414