Inside Look At Children's China
An inside look at the special exhibit Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character & Confucius, now at the museum through Aug. 19, 2018.
The special exhibit Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character & Confucius is a unique opportunity for families to learn about China this summer. We had a chance to chat with Abby, the 26-year-old from Northern China who has been involved with the touring exhibit for more than a year.
What's this exhibit about?
"This exhibit is more about tradition and how it influences modern China," said Abby.
Designed for children 3 to 12 years, Children's China explores what life is like for children in China today through six different immersive environments. There are a lot of signs explaining each environment, and Abby enjoys the opportunity to further explain the meaning behind some of the traditions or practices mentioned on signs.
What area do kids like the best?
Abby was definitive: Kids loved the panda reserve.
What area do you like the best?
"I like doing the hands-on activities with kids," said Abby.
There are several hands-on activities in the exhibit, including the opportunity to make a paper lantern, to write in Chinese script, or to make a wish.
Why travel for more than a year with Children's China?
Omaha is the final stop in Abby's 18-month tour with the exhibit. We asked about it.
"I love my country," said Abby. "I'm so proud to be Chinese. I love to share things about China. I love that kids can play here, they can touch, and they can learn something about China from the exhibit and me."
More things to know about Children's China
Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character & Confucius is open through Aug. 19, 2018 in the small exhibits space of Omaha Children's Museum. Visiting the exhibit is included with regular museum admission.
The Spring Dragon Festival Parade occurs Mondays through Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Children and families are encouraged to take part in the parade! The parade is subject to change without notice, so we encourage you to check the museum television screens to confirm the time during your visit.