Treasures of Veracruz
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This Easter Sunday also happens to be Target’s FREE First Sunday. This fantastic program gives you and your family access to art and family festivals for FREE or at a reduced price.

Here in Orange County both Bower’s Museum and Kidseum will be open. For a list of museums near you click here.

Bower's Museum
Bower’s Museum

Bowers Museum

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Schedule of Events:

Huang Sculpture Garden

  • 11:00 am – 3:30 pm Face painting, Fish Prints and Cherry Blossom Water Color painting art projects
  • 11:00 am -3:30 pm Bonsai Display by Kofu Bonsai Kai Club

John M. Lee Court

  • 12:00 pm Nihon Buyo: the classical dance of Japan performed by Hanaygi Rokufumi
  • 12:30 pm Koto: (13-string zither) Performed by Saeko Kujiraoka
  • 1:30 pm Intermission
  • 1:45 pm Shamisen: (percussive lute) performed by Mike Penny
  • 2:30 pm Taiko: (folk drumming) performed by Taiko Center of Los Angeles
  • 3:00 pm Japanese folk dance performed by Hanaygi Rokufumi

Free admission to WHERE ENDS MEET: A Retrospective of Works by Nancy Ravenhall Johnson; TREASURES OF VERA CRUZ and to permanent exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan; Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands; California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos; Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest; California: The Golden Years; Ancient Arts of China.

Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706



Kidseum features High-tech & interactive focus on Art & Archaeology. Kidseum is FREE and open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Kids will enjoy Face Painting, Cherry Blossom Scrolls and Koi Fish Kites art projects

Join Master Storyteller, Miss Cynthia, for presentations at:

  • 10:30 AM The Rhino who Swallowed a Storm Written by LeVar Burton
  • 11:30 AM The Coyote and the Colorado River (Native American)
  • 1:30 PM Tikki Tikki Tembo (China) Written by Arlene Mosel
  • 2:30 PM How the Tortoise Got Her Shell (The Greedy Farmer)
  • 3:30 PM The Empty Pot (China)

The Kidseum is located 2 blocks south of the Bowers Museum at 1802 N. Main Street, Santa Ana (corner of 18th and Main)


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