• Learn how to play Mahjong at Station Ox.

Lunar New Year

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the History Museum will participate in Redwood City's 10th annual celebration of the Lunar New Year.  Join us for this Asian celebration of change and the Year of the Rat. 

The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian heritage, often celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, the eating of symbolic foods, and displays of festive decorations--all focused on bringing good luck for the New Year and celebrating the imminent arrival of spring. 

Courthouse Square Activities

The free event includes performances on Courthouse Square, including lion dancers, martial artists, taiko drummers, and other live performances TBA.

Inside the Museum

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

Station Rat: Language Center

Station Snake: Zodiac

Station Dragon: Chopstick Rest

Station Tiger: Lantern Festival

Station Ox: Mahjong Demonstration

Station Goat: Red Envelope

Station Horse: Abacus Demonstration

Station Monkey: Try on Chinese Costumes

Station Pigs: Chopsticks

Station Rabbit: Calligraphy Center

Station Rooster: Paper Cutting

Station Dog: 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.