DROP-IN ARTS & CRAFTS, 10 AM – 12 PM
Awaken the Dragon Collaborative Mural | Outside (Centre St.)
Add your own special touch to our collaborative, sidewalk dragon boat mural. At the end of each session, we’ll dot the dragon’s eyes to bring it to life!
Fragrant Fortune | Lobby
Stuff your own good luck charm! Fill a festive fabric sachet (香包 xiāng bāo) with fragrant dried flowers and aromatic herbs that are sure to please the senses.
Whatever Floats Your Boat Design Challenge | Cheng Gallery
Design a floatable mini dragon boat from bamboo, foam, or cork. Will your boat be seaworthy? Try our buoyancy challenge to find out!
Drumroll, Please! | CPC
Learn the significance of drumming in a dragon boat race and then create and embellish a simple drum to practice your drumming skills.
Lizard & Toad Fly Catchers | CPC
Lizards and toads are two of the five poisonous pests that come out around the time of the Dragon Boat Festival. Using a cardboard tube, rubber band, and lots of color, create your own fly-catching lizard or toad to protect you all year round.
GALLERY ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS, & MORE!
Paddles Up! with the United East Athletics Association | Classroom | 11:30 AM**
Discover the origins of dragon boat racing and learn what it takes to be part of a dragon boat team with members from the United East Athletics Association. Meet experienced dragon boat racers, explore authentic equipment, and learn about the roles of dragon boat crew members and how dragon boat racing has evolved over time during this interactive session.
MOCAKIDS Storytime: Row, Row, Row Your Boat! Storytime | Learning Center | 10:30 AM
Time to row and go, go, go! Learn about the legends, foods, and traditions that make up the Dragon Boat Festival during our Dragon Boat Storytime. Bring your cameras for a special photo opportunity.
Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt | Meets in Lobby | Ongoing, 10-10:30 AM & 11 AM-12 PM
Some people consider the Dragon Boat Festival (also called the Double Fifth Festival) to be one of the unluckiest days of the year. Join MOCA on a gallery hunt to drive away the five poisonous pests and protect the museum from bad luck. Be sure to bring your xiāng bāo for good luck!—and a flyswatter!