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Series: Family Festivals

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

Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Sunday, January 4, 2015
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

2015 Oshogatsu Family Festival - Year of the Sheep

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FREE* ALL DAY!

Oshogatsu is one of JANM’s biggest events of the year. Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with arts and crafts, food, cultural activities, and performances!

  • Sheep balloons by Balloon Monsoon
  • Candy art demonstration and raffle with Shan Ichiyanagi
  • Exciting performances by Taikoza and UniverSoul Hip Hop
  • Petting zoo with live sheep and goats, brought to you by Jessie’s Party Animals
  • Free sample bowls of lucky zaru soba (buckwheat noodles) to bring good health in the new year, courtesy of Kidding Around the Kitchen
  • Rice pounding, taiko drumming, and mochi sampling with Kodama Taiko
  • Special appearance by Hello Kitty
  • …and so much more!

    Visit janm.org/oshogatsufest for complete schedule.

    *Free admission does not include Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty.

    Saturday, February 14, 2015
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturdays: Hello Valentine!

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    FREE* ALL DAY!

    Will you be my valentine? Join Hello Kitty at JANM for a heart-filled day of family fun!

    *Admission to all activities and to Common Ground: The Heart of Community is FREE ALL DAY. Admission to the special exhibition, Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, requires a separate purchase. All Hello! Admissions are based on timed entry; obtaining tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

     

    ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Craft Table: Create a special Valentine’s Day card with a marshmallow candy surprise inside for someone special.

  • Ruthie’ Origami Corner: Make an origami apple in honor of Hello Kitty, who is the height of five apples and the weight of three!

  • Fun for Kids: Jump into the deluxe Hello Kitty bounce house, which features a slide, climbing wall, and basketball hoop!

  • Omikuji (Japanese-style fortune telling): Hello Kitty has a friendship message for everyone. What does yours say? Find out at our omikuji table!

  • Temporary Tattoo Station: Choose from several fun Hello Kitty tattoo designs.
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    12 p.m.–2 p.m.: Help yourself to festive cotton candy, served by Cotton Candy Girls.

    2 p.m.: Get ready to dance at this upbeat and family-friendly pop music performance by rising Los Angeles band Candyboy.

     

    Check back for updates!

     

    Sponsored by

    In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
    Saturday, March 14, 2015
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturdays: March into Spring

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    FREE* ALL DAY!

    Spring is here! Welcome the new season by recycling old things into new ones.

    *Admission to all activities and to Common Ground: The Heart of Community is FREE ALL DAY. Admission to the special exhibition, Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, requires a separate purchase. All Hello! Admissions are based on timed entry; obtaining tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

     

    Please check back for schedule.

     

    Sponsored by

    In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

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