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New Years Eve Kidseum Style!

kidseum-BowersBring in the New Year Kidseum style at Bowers! They have fun day of crafts and New Year’s themed projects planned.

In the Art Studio, kids will create hand-made reusable confetti poppers and colorful noisemakers that they can use at home during the real countdown. The kiddos will practice countdowns every hour on the hour, beginning at noon, to be ready for the New Year’s countdown. Kids can practice making as much noise as possible with their hand-crafted noise makers and practice shooting their confetti!

In the Glow Cave, kids will make glowing wish wands that will even glow in the dark when you take them home!

There will be a final countdown at 3:00 pm with a balloon drop in the center of Kidseum filled with colorful confetti!

  • When: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: Ages 2 and Up: $6, children under 2 and members are free, Adults receive free admission to Kidseum with current Bowers Museum ticket stub (Adults $13.00)
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Dia De Los Muertos at Bowers

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Image from Bowers Museum Facebook page

Día de los Muertos is one of the most celebrated holidays in Mexico. With the belief that on October 31 and November 1 the spirits of our beloved family members come to be with us once again, it is a time of remembrance and a celebration of life.

The Bowers and Bowers Kidseum will celebrate today, Sunday, November 1, 2015 with a free family festival and FREE museum admission. Festivities will include live music and dance performances, face painting, and sugar skull decorating.

At Bowers Kidseum, there will be a special exhibition of “Casa de las Calaveras.” Celebrate the nuptials of José and Gloria, the couple from the hereafter! Then join them on a multicultural adventure as they travel the world on Día de Los Muertos!

Schedule of Events:

John M. Lee Court
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Joel Aceves, classical guitarist, plays the romantic music of Latin America
Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Face painting and Sugar Skull decorating
12:00 PM Martin Espino
1:00 PM Ballet Folklorico, Las Estrellas of Orange County School of Arts
1:30 PM OC Mariachi with the Mariachi Kids, under the direction of Maestro Gabriel Zavala
2:45 PM Xipe Totec, Danza Azteca

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

This free festival and museum admission are generously sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation, the Nicholas Endowment, and Bank of America.

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Target First Sunday

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Image from bowers.org

This Sunday is Target’s FREE First Sunday. This program gives you and your family a chance to take in some art and experience some family festivities for FREE or at a reduced price.

Target believes in community events that everyone can enjoy. Whether it’s hosting a day of reading for parents and kids, or partnering with arts organizations to help budding artists create their next masterpiece. For a list of musuems near you click here.

Here in Orange County Bower’s Museum and Children’s Museum at La Habra participate in this program.

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Bower’s Museum

Bowers Museum

This Sunday, May 3, 2015 enjoy Bower’s May Day Festival from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Schedule of Events in the Margaret & Cleo Courtyard:

  • 11 AM – 3:30 PM Facepainting, Fresh Flower Art and Flower Wreath art projects. Food Treat Sampling (as supply lasts)
  • 12pm “All We Need is Love,” dance by the Dot Comm Dancers from O. C.
    School of the Arts. Director: Jim Kolb, Choreographer: Tawny Chapman
  • 12:20pm Poe Street Band
  • 12:45pm Slunicko, Traditional Children’s songs, poems and dances
  • 1:00pm Karicka, Women’s Folk Dance Group
  • 1:15pm Poe Street Band, Moravian folk songs
  • 1:45pm David Cousin, Internationally renown Juggler Extraordinaire
  • 2:30pm Antonin Dvorak, 16 year old Saxophonist performs the New World Symphony
  • 2:45pm Poe Street Band

Enjoy FREE admission to WHERE ENDS MEET: A Retrospective of Works by Nancy Ravenhall Johnson; QI BAISHI: CHINA’s MODERN MASTER and all permanent exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan; Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands; California Legacies: Missions and Ranchos; California: The Golden Years; Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy.

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KIDSEUM

Open from 10:00am – 4:00 pm, kids can enjoy Interactive & High-tech exhibits featuring Art & Archaeology, Face Painting, and art projects of May Flower Baskets and Spring kites, Join Master Storyteller and Miss Cynthia, for presentations at the following times:

  • 11:30 Why Fire Belongs to Man African Folktale
  • 12:30 The Lion’s whisker Namibian Folk Tale
  • 1:30 The Grumpy Tree Old USA Tale
  • 2:30 The Little Crooked House English Folk Tale
  • 3:30 Two Red Roses Korean Folk Tale

The Kidseum is located 2 blocks south of the Bowers Museum at 1802 N. Main Street

(corner of 18th and Main) For more information, contact 714.567.3600.

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Children’s Museum at La Habra

Art Escape is the theme of the month. Art is all around us! Get your hands dirty and let your imagination run wild as you dabble in a variety of mediums in this art inspired day.

A total of 500 people are admitted on Target FREE Sundays.Hand stamps for both sessions are distributed at 1pm and are on a first come first served basis. There is no museum admittance once all 500 slots are filled. (This does not apply to CMLH Members.) Session times are 1-2:45pm and 3:15-5pm.

Children’s Museum at La Habra is located at 301 South Euclid Street La Habra, CA 90631

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April Target First Sunday

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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

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Kidseum

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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Target First Sunday

Image from bowers.org
Image from bowers.org

This Sunday is Target’s FREE First Sunday. This program gives you and your family a chance to take in some art and experience some family festivities for FREE or at a reduced price.

Target believes in community events that everyone can enjoy. Whether it’s hosting a day of reading for parents and kids, or partnering with arts organizations to help budding artists create their next masterpiece. For a list of musuems near you click here.

Here in Orange County Bower’s Museum and Children’s Museum at La Habra participate in this progam.

Bower's Museum
Bower’s Museum

Bowers Museum

This Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Bowers Museum enjoy the Celtic Family Festival from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm as well as the special exhibit “China’s Lost Civilization” before it’s departure on March 15, 2015.

Schedule of events includes:

Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard

11 AM – 4 PM:     Face painting, art projects (foil Celtic cross, Irish water color landscape) Shamrock cookie sampling

12:00 PM:            Forrest Cormany, award winning bagpipe musician

12:30 PM:            Innisfree Irish Band, plays for your listening and dancing pleasure

1:30   PM:            Butler-Fearon-O’Connor School of Irish Dance, named the number one Irish dance school in the United States.

2:00 PM:              Innisfree Irish Band

Please note: Free admission to specially-ticketed exhibition China’s Lost Civilization is limited o the first 1,500 people on a first come, first served basis.

Each recipient must be present. Tickets can be picked up in the North Wing.

Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum 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.

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Kidseum:

In addition to Bower’s wonderful exhibit’s and festival, Target First Sunday at Bowers also includes the newly remodeled KIDSEUM.

Kidseum features High-tech & interactive focus on Art & Archaeology. Kidseum is FREE and OPEN  on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Schedule of events includes:

Art Projects:  Shamrock Headband, Rainbow Collage, and Face Painting

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

(corner of 18th and Main) For more information, contact 714.567.3600.

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Children’s Museum at La Habra

The theme for March’s Target First Sunday event here is Let’s Play!

What’s more fun than being the playing piece on a ginormous checker board, hula hoop until you can’t hula anymore, build giant outdoor structures, and run through a crazy obstacle course? We’re celebrating PLAY at the Museum and inviting you to join in the fun!

A total of 500 people are admitted on Target FREE Sundays.Hand stamps for both sessions are distributed at 1pm and are on a first come first served basis. There is no museum admittance once all 500 slots are filled. (This does not apply to CMLH Members.) Session times are 1-2:45pm and 3:15-5pm.

Children’s Museum at La Habra is located at 301 South Euclid Street La Habra, CA 90631

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Target First Sunday

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Bower’s Museum

This Sunday, February 1st is Target’s First Sunday, which means FREE admission to local museums!!! Here’s some local museum events, There are participating museums nationwide, click here to find a location near you.


Bowers Museum – FREE – Celebrate the Asian Lunar New Year Family Festival from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Schedule of Events:

  • Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard
    11 AM – 4 PM: Face painting, art projects (Dragon Puppets and Brush Painting) Fortune and Almond cookie tasting
    12:00 PM Lion Dance by JC Culture Troupe
    12:20 PM Sunshine Academy String Ensemble play “Jasmine” and “Joy of Spring,”
    under the guidance of Mr. Leonard Liu
    12:45 PM Traditional dances of Vietnam
    1:00 PM Pacific Symphony String Quartet plays classical Asian music
    1:40 PM Hoang Hac Khi Cong by Golden Crane Qi Gong. Based on 4 basic movements: press, circle, stress and release
    2:00 PM “Changing Faces,” by Master Zhong Wei Qi
    2:30 PM Dance Impressions Production performs Chinese Folk Dances
  • Norma Kershaw Auditorium
    11 AM Oliver Chin: A presentation on his children’s book, The Year of the Sheep
    (For Sale in the Gallery Store)
  • Free admission to specially-ticketed exhibition China’s Lost Civilization is limited to the first 1,500 people on a first come, first served basis. Each recipient must be present. Tickets can be picked up in the North Wing. Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum 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 and limited engagement exhibition Heavenly Horses, which closes February 22nd.

Kidseum  – FREE – High-Tech & Interactive Focus from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

1802 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

The newly renovated Kidseum will be high-tech and interactive with a focus on its new mission, “Igniting imagination through exploration,” stressing the excitement of art and archaeology. Be sure to check out the new “Glow Cave” with its fun art making activities, ride the magical Wells Fargo stagecoach through time in the “Green Screen Time Machine,” and explore archaeology like never before in our new Archaeology Lab. There will be a lot of visual stimulation and engaging education with new smart tables, smart boards and computers.

In celebration of the Lunar New Year – look forward to Art Projects: Mini Paper Lanterns, Year of the Ram Head Pieces, and Face Painting. Join Master Storyteller, Miss Cynthia, for presentations at:

  • 10:30 AM Mr. Seahorse Written by Eric Carl
  • 11:30 AM Coyote and the Colorado River (Native American)
  • 1:30 PM How the Tortoise Got Her Shell (The Greedy Farmer)
  • 3:30 PM The Big Turnip (Russian)

Children’s Museum at La Habra– FREE – African American Heritage

301 South Euclid Street, La Habra CA 90631

Oral traditions kept early African American history alive amongst its people. Master storytellers will continue the traditions and share tales of strength and inspiration. Enjoy lively music by Jazzy Ash and her band and learn the contribution jazz music made to the music world. Oral traditions kept early African American history alive amongst its people- visitors will have the opportunity to create story quilt squares and corn husk dolls.

A total of 500 people are admitted on Target FREE Sundays.Hand stamps for both sessions are distributed at 1pm and are on a first come first served basis. There is no museum admittance once all 500 slots are filled. (This does not apply to CMLH Members.) Session times are 1-2:45pm and 3:15-5pm.


MOLAA  – FREE every Sunday from 11:00 am -5:00 pm

628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Explore MOLAA through gallery tours! Docent Tours of the galleries meet in galleries at 1:00 pm..

 

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Explore Italian Culture and Arts at the Italian Family Festival & Columbus Celebration

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An annual Columbus Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Italian and Mediterranean Family Festival at the Target Free First Sunday event at Bowers Museum on Sunday, October 5, 2014An annual Columbus Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Italian and Mediterranean Family Festival at the Target Free First Sunday event at Bowers Museum on Sunday, October 5, 2014

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This year, the Italian Cultural Arts Council invites you to celebrate Italian Heritage Month with two honorees A.J. Tony Coco and Bernadine Liuzzi Neil. Tony is a Commissioned Intelligence Officer, Naval Reserve [Fleet Intelligence Center, Hawaii]. He is now retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander from the Navy. Tony has been an active member of the Sons of Italy over 40 years having been recruited by the founder of the Tustin Orange Lodge Vincent Licata. He is currently serving as the Orator of the Renaissance Lodge No. 2259 and has the distinct honor of having been a founder of the Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation. Bernadine has been an active member of Order Sons of Italy in America for over 10 years. She has been part of the organization through her grandfather since 1945, is an active member of the Orange County American Italian Renaissance Foundation and the Italian Arts Council, an affiliate of Bowers Museum, and is currently Recording Secretary of Renaissance Lodge No. 2259. We are honored to have Tony and Bernadine join us at the Bowers Museum.

Events will be held at the Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard from 10 AM – 4 PM

The Columbus Celebration event will begin at 10 a.m. featuring color guard, anthems, wreath ceremony at the Christopher Columbus Monument, special Italian treats and guest speakers, including Joseph Ferrucci, Esq, President, Orange County Italian Lawyers and other Italian dignitaries. The afternoon celebration will continue with live musical performances of romantic and uplifting traditional songs from Italy and modern tunes from around the world. Dance and sing along in the historic mission-style Key Courtyard beginning at noon. There will be a special marionette puppet show in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium beginning at 1 p.m. for children’s entertainment.

Free admission to special exhibition  HEAVENLY HORSES: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE EQUINE ART is offered on a first come, first served basis.

June 14, 2014 – February 22, 2015

Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum permanent exhibitions, Kidseum and limited engagement exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachand; 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, and Framed: Step into Art at Kidseum.

kidseum-BowersKids love Kidseum! They can write their names in ancient langues using rubbing techniques, explore other cultural’s being dressing up, exploring instruements from around the globe and put on mushs. There are fun Arts & Crafts, Archaeology Digs and Discovery.


The Bowers Museum is located at the corner of 20th & Main Streets in Santa Ana – one minute from the 5 freeway, (Main St. South exit) and just minutes from the 57, 55 and 22 freeways.

Kidseum is located on the corner of 18th and Main Streets – south of the main Bowers Museum. Parking is available in a well-lighted conveniently located area, adjacent to the Museum. Wheelchair accessible.

Parking: Lots are available directly north and south of the museum for a $6 fee. Nearby metered and timed street parking is also available. Bowers Museum Members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase an Annual Parking Pass for $20.

Museum Hours for both Bowers Museum and Kidseum: 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

For more information, contact 714.567.3600.

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It’s Target First Sunday at Bowers Museum & Kidseum

Bowers_logoToday, Sunday, September 7, 2014 is Target First Sunday. Bowers Museum is hosting the Caribbean Family Festival. 

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Today’s schedule of Events:

Margaret and Cleo Key Courtyard
11 AM – 4 PM
* Face painting, Jelly Fish and Wood Fan art projects

* Free frozen tropical fruit bars

12 PM
UPSTREAM Welcome to the Upstream experience as they spread the message of love and positivity through the exciting musical sounds of the Caribbean, namely, Reggae, Soca, and Calypso. The band was formed in the republic of Trinidad & Tobago in 1989 by Haille Blackman, son of the legendary Ras ShortyІ, the creator of Soca music. The Lineup also includes steel drum extraordinaire, ” Derek Brewstafari.”

2 PMCARIBBEAN JEMS will wow the audience with their vibrant costumes and unique high energy dances. They will perform to popular Caribbean music played by Upstream.

 Free admission to special exhibition  HEAVENLY HORSES: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE EQUINE ART is offered on a first come, first served basis.

June 14, 2014 – February 22, 2015

Free admission is also included to Bowers Museum permanent exhibitions, Kidseum and limited engagement exhibitions including: Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachand; 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, and Framed: Step into Art at Kidseum.

kidseum-BowersOur girls always enjoy Kidseum. You can look forward to such activities as Face Painting,  Crafts, Archaeology Dig and Discovering, International Dress-Up (they love dressing up in the multi-cultural clothes),  playing the Tribal Instruments from around the world, putting on the Ethnic Masks, and Language Exploration where they write their names using rubbing techniques.


The Bowers Museum is located at the corner of 20th & Main Streets in Santa Ana – one minute from the 5 freeway, (Main St. South exit) and just minutes from the 57, 55 and 22 freeways.

Kidseum is located on the corner of 18th and Main Streets – south of the main Bowers Museum. Parking is available in a well-lighted conveniently located area, adjacent to the Museum. Wheelchair accessible.

Parking: Lots are available directly north and south of the museum for a $6 fee. Nearby metered and timed street parking is also available. Bowers Museum Members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase an Annual Parking Pass for $20.

Museum Hours for both Bowers Museum and Kidseum: 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

For more information, contact 714.567.3600.

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Target Free Sundays

Every month Target hosts “Target Free Sundays”. This programs provides FREE admission to museum’s and events around the country normally held on Sundays but there are museum that hold these events on others days of the week. As an example: The Atlanta Children’s Museum’s free day is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

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We’ve used this program to visit The Children’s Museum of La Habra, Orange County Museum of Art, Bowers Kidseum and Bowers Museum, one of favorite exhibits was the Terra Cotta Warriors.

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In Los Angeles County you can visit museums like Los Angeles County Museum of Art and  The Museum of Latin American Art. In San Diego you can visit The New Children’s Museum (We had a blast at this museum).

This program has many  participating museums throughout the United States.

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pictures from molaa.com, bowers.org and thinkplaycreate.org

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