Tanabata Japanese Star Celebration

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

MAKE A WISH!  TANABATA JAPANESE STAR CELEBRATION

Celebrate the annual reunion of Japan’s iconic star-crossed lovers

with cultural activities!

Saturday, July 8, beginning at 10 a.m.

In partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston

 

WHAT:

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center and the Consulate General of Japan in Houston would like to invite you to celebrate the Make a Wish!  “Tanabata 七夕” Japanese Star Celebration.  As legend is told in Japanese culture, two star-crossed lovers, Vega and Altair, are separated by the Milky Way.  They are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.  This reunion marks the celebration of Tanabata (meaning the evening of the seventh).

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • Tanzaku: Write down a wish on a card and hang it on a bamboo tree at OcuSOFT® Art Academy.
  • Origami: Master the art of Japanese paper folding by making stars at OcuSOFT® Art Academy.
  • Tanabata Postcard: Decorate a postcard to mail to your friends at OcuSOFT® Art Academy.

ON-GOING “SCI-FI SUMMER” ACTIVITIES:

  • Lemon- Powered Clock: convert lemons into battery cells to design a clock at Science Station.
  • Sonic Screwdriver: Assemble your own handy dandy screwdriver like Doctor Who at Junktion.
  • Back in Time Watch: Design a watch which would help you travel through time at Junktion.
  • Steampunk Time Traveler: Design the perfect time travel accessory at Junktion.

WHEN:

Make a Wish!  “Tanabata 七夕” Japanese Star Celebration

 July 8, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon

***Activities, events and times subject to change.

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WHERE:

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, 198 Kemper St., Sugar Land, TX, 77498

 

HOURS/COST:

  • MUSEUM HOURS: – Sat.:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • General Museum admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65+.  Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
  • For more information, visit childrensdiscoveryfb.org or call (832) 742-2800.

 

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