‘Children of Hangzhou’ new exhibit open at the La Habra Children’s Museum

By Amanda Gonzalez
La Habra Journal

Just in time for Chinese New Year, Children’s Museum at La Habra celebrates Chinese culture and tradition with an interactive exhibit. The “Children of Hangzhou,” begins Jan. 23 and runs through May 27 and follows four real-life children from the Hangzhou area of China in their daily lives to show how life in China is both similar and different through the eyes of a child.

At the Children of Hangzhou, visitors can experience everyday Chinese activities, such as, writing in Chinese, cooking dumplings, planting rice, and traditional Chinese performances.

“I am so pleased that the Children’s Museum at La Habra is able to provide a unique learning opportunity to children in Southern California through the Freeman Foundation and Association of Children’s Museum,” said Museum Director Lovely Qureshi. “By bringing the Children of Hangzhou exhibit to our visitors we are able to build cross cultural learning and understanding and be a bridge to learning about the beautiful country of China.”

Every month, during the run of the exhibit the Children’s Museum at La Habra will feature new, family fun activities designed to connect children to Chinese culture.

Plan your visit to the Children’s Museum at La Habra on Feb. 11, March 24, April 21 and May 19 to participate in unique activities in celebration of the year of the dog, the lantern festival, the art of paper, as well as Chinese music and opera.

The La Habra Children’s Museum is 1 of 10 museums to host the exhibit. “Children of Hangzhou,” was developed by Boston’s Children’s Museum, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums.

The Children’s Museum at La Habra
301 South Euclid Street
La Habra, CA 90631
Museum Website


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