Spring Break Events, Programs and Activities - March 17- March 26

Spring Break Events

A spring to remember

Visit while you are out of school and off work – there’s so much happening and something for the entire family! Included with museum admission, free for members, unless otherwise noted.

Two National Traveling Exhibits

Voyage to Vietnam
Delight and discover the beauty, sights and sounds of Vietnam’s most important celebration of the year, Tet. Details here. 

Discover the Ice Age
Travel back in time to a frigid world where woolly mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, massive bears and cave people roam. Details here.

Special Events, Programs and Activities

Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 26
1 - 4 p.m. daily, unless otherwise noted. All activities subject to change without notice.
Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with special dances, fashion shows, food, music and more.

Friday, March 17
Create a rubber band jump rope. Practice Vietnamese calligraphy, make ornaments, lion dance puppets and your own firework painting.

Saturday, March 18 - Museum Tet Festival
Enjoy fireworks and a performance by the St. Anthony Lion Dance Team. Then nibble on Vietnamese food samples at the Vendor Marketplace (11 a.m. - 2 p.m., special prices apply). Learn Vietnamese vocabulary, such as colors, numbers and food. Participate in traditional Vietnamese hands-on activities including calligraphy, ornament making and playing games. Plus encounter a special fruit carving demo    (1 to 3 p.m.).

Sunday, March 19
Talk with local Vietnamese volunteers wearing different clothes that represent the culture. Take a selfie with props including fans, dress, lanterns and more.

Monday, March 20
Assemble a rubber band jump rope. Listen to classical Vietnamese music. Write your favorite wish and add it to lucky trees.

Tuesday, March 21
Put on your dancing shoes and try a short routine with the Vietnamese Student Association. Enjoy classical Vietnamese music. Create a firework painting and make lion dance puppets.

Wednesday, March 22
Play Vietnamese games including Bầu Cua Cá Cọp, Tiên Len and Chơi Chuy_n. Learn Vietnamese calligraphy. Find out about the five fruits on the Tet celebration’s ancestral altar.

Senior Wednesday
March 22, 1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of eating at a Vietnamese restaurant. Make your own spring roll with the help of Vietnamese volunteers. Admission: $4 (plus tax).

Thursday, March 23
Put on your dancing shoes and try a short routine with the Vietnamese Student Association. Create lion dance puppets and your own firework painting.

Friday, March 24
Play Vietnamese games, including Bầu Cua Cá Cọp, Tiên Len, Chơi Chuy_n and more.

Saturday, March 25
Meet and take your picture with Miss Vietnam and the Vietnamese Pageant Court. Enjoy a showcase of Áo Dài, the national dress of Vietnam. Learn Vietnamese vocabulary, such as colors, numbers and food. Interact with the lion dance performed by Phap Hoa Temple Lion Dance Team and enjoy the Vietnamese Student Association as they perform a cultural dance while wearing traditional clothing.

Sunday, March 26
Meet and talk with Miss Vietnam and her Pageant Court. Create a firework painting and make lion dance puppets.

Ice age themed hands-on workshops! 

Spring Break Edventures: Discover the Ice Age
Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For grades K - 5
Explore the frozen tundra all week long (or choose just one day). Click here for details and to register. 

Thank You Voyage to Vietnam Community Partners

  • Miss Vietnam and her Pageant Court
  • Phap Hoa Temple and its Lion Dance Team
  • St. Anthony Catholic Church and its Lion Dance Team
  • Uncle 10
  • Vietnamese Student Association at Wichita State University

Thank You Spring Break Marketplace Vendors