Family Fun Day: Chinese New Year 

Sunday 2 February 2014,  11am - 3pm
Wellington Foyer, Level 2
Performance; Family 

Welcome the Dragon by kennymatic:

Te Papa’s all about family activities on the first Sunday of each month. Join us in celebrating Chinese New Year with a brilliant day of crafts and other activities. Numbers are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy New Year!


Make your own lucky Chinese dragon. Take it with you as you go dancing through the Museum.

11am–12 noon & 2pm–3pm

Which animal are you in the Chinese zodiac? Find out and make your own animal shadow puppet. Then you can go behind our back-lit screen and show off your puppetry skills. This activity is recommended for children aged 7 years and older.


Join Peter Yu to hear wonderful stories of Chinese legend. How did the animals get the years named after them? And how was the order decided? How did Chinese villagers scare away the monster Nian?

China at Te Papa

Te Papa opens two extraordinary new exhibitions from the National Museum of China on Saturday 22 March 2014.

China at Te Papa – find out more