April Vacation Series: The Arts of Japan

Peabody Essex Museum North Shore Family Events and Activities for Kids

Celebrate hanami, the Japanese custom of enjoying flowers and explore Japanese art and culture. Taiko drumming and lion dances. There are different ongoing activities each day during vacation week, including collaborative art, demonstrations, performances, and a family gallery tour. 

Some programs require reservations.

  • Drop-in Art Activities

Cherry Blossoms | 11 am–4 pm | Atrium
Transform the Atrium into a beautiful space with flowers.

  • Demonstration

Kimonos | Noon - 3:30 | Atrium
See various types of kimonos and learn the correct way to wear one. Try one on!.

  • Drop-in Art Activity

Design a Paper Kimono | Noon–3:30 pm | Atrium
Learn about Kimono styles and traditions and design your own.

  • Family Gallery Tour

    Rare Objects | 1–1:30 pm | Meet at information desk
    Explore special objects on view in the Japanese Art Gallery. For families with children ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 11am - 4pm