Lunar New Year Celebration

The Walters’ celebration of Lunar New Year returns to the museum in 2023. This year we recognize the rabbit, which represents the fourth year of the 12-year cycle in the Lunar calendar.

On Sunday, January 22, we welcome visitors to join us in making art, enjoying performances by Baltimore Chinese School, Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe, taking a photo at the photo booth, and more.

Registration requested, not required.


Schedule of Events

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Art Activity: Collaborative Art Inspired by Dumplings
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Art Activity: Dumpling Sculptures led by Mary Song
  • 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Listen to children’s stories
  • 2:30 p.m.: Performances by Baltimore Chinese School
  • 3:00 p.m.: Lion Dance by Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
  • 3:40 p.m.: Q&A with Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe

All-Day Activities (11 a.m.–4 p.m.)

  • Art Activity: How I See Me
  • Scavenger Hunt: Find all the animals in the zodiac and win a prize.
  • Photo Booth: Take home a memento from the event.
  • Reading Nooks: Cozy up with a book to learn about Lunar New Year.
  • Sensory Break Areas: Take a break in quieter, less stimulating environments.