Cultural learning made fun through series of displays

November 26, 2012 by  

The Festivals of Light is an annual series of exhibitions that explore the holiday season as it is enjoyed by various cultures around the world. It is a great learning experience for the whole family, as there will be food, decoration, games, and much more.

During this series, families will learn about traditional holiday foods served around the world, while also being treated to decorations, activities, and games, as well as traditional music associated with each holiday.

Each week presents a different ‘dwelling’ – a kid-size space for the family and children to enter and see the change in winter celebration, as a new festival décor that includes the living room, kitchen, reading space, and craft table becomes available for learning about that cultural holiday event. The idea of this Festival of Light is to explore, not celebrate, and to learn more about other cultures, beliefs, and holidays. Once inside each holiday space, families can touch, explore, participate, and learn more about a winter holiday celebration.

Within the local area, poster printing, brochure printing, flyer printing, and other printing services may have acted as promotional materials for this family learning experience. Admission is $7.50 per adult and child, and $6.50 per grandparent that attends each session.

The Festivals of Light start at 10:00 am every morning up until January 7 at the Seattle Children’s Museum. To find out more, please visit the Seattle Children’s Museum website or call 206-576-2322 during business hours.