• Learn how to play Mahjong at Station Ox.

Lunar New Year

On Saturday, February 24 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., the History Museum will join in Redwood City's annual celebration of the Lunar New Year.  Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Dog.  The free event includes performances on Courthouse Square.

Last Admission to the museum is at 3:45 p.m.

Hands-On Activities

Inside the History Museum, kids can participate in activity stations based on the Chinese Zodiac:

  • Station Dog: Language Center
  • Station Snake: Zodiac
  • Station Dragon: Chopstick Rest
  • Station Tiger: Lantern Festival
  • Station Goat: Red Envelope
  • Station Ox: Mahjong Demonstration
  • Station Horse: Abacus Demonstration
  • Station Monkey: Costumes
  • Station Rat: Chopsticks
  • Station Rabbit: Calligraphy
  • Station Rooster: Paper Cutting
  • Station Pig: Chinese Knotting

Also, on Courthouse Square the Crouching Tiger Restaurant will host the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" station, where people can learn how to make dumplings.


Family Past Times

A Family Past Times is a fun-filled exploration of history featuring arts, crafts and hands-on demonstrations at the History Museum.