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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.

 

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.

 

ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Create your own biodegradable planter, and then plant a seed and take it home to watch it grow. Special Hello Kitty seed labels will be provided to remind you what you planted.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Inspired by Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, JANM volunteer Ruthie Kitagawa will teach you how to make a small gift box out of recycled gift wrap.

  • Design and make your own eco-friendly fashion and accessories using recycled materials. At 3:30 p.m., you’ll have a chance to show off your creations at JANM’s own red carpet runway fashion show!
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    SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

    11:30 a.m. • 12:30 p.m.: Los Angeles–based nonprofit organization reDiscover Center will lead a workshop about the environmental dangers of plastic waste and the importance of recycling plastic wherever possible. There will also be a craft activity to create a fish art piece from a used CD.

    12 p.m. • 2 p.m.: Join in on a rockin’ drum circle with Drumtime! All instruments provided, along with brief drumming lessons. Fun for ages 1 to 101!

    1 p.m.–2 p.m.: Versatile magician Johnny Wu uses everyday objects to perform innovative and interactive magic tricks. Watch his act and prepare to be surprised and delighted.

    3:30 p.m.: Check out the eco-friendly fashions that Target Free Family Saturday attendees have created at our own red carpet fashion show.

     

    Sponsored by

    In conjunction with the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturdays: Meaningful May

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    FREE* ALL DAY!

    May is a month of many celebrations. Join us as we honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mother’s Day.

    *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

    Saturday, June 13, 2015
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturdays: Uniquely You

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    FREE ALL DAY!

    In conjunction with the Mixed Remixed Festival, JANM’s day of family fun will celebrate everything that’s special about YOU!

    Please check back for schedule.

     

    Sponsored by

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