Children's China


Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius

January 20 – April 24

Children’s China portrays the present-day activities that Chinese families practice, as well as their roots in Confucius’ teachings. Read Confucius’ quotes, explore hands-on activities, and immerse yourself in innovative technology and authentic artifacts to gain an understanding of Confucius' impact on modern Chinese life.

Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums. Created by The Magic House in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Webster University and Character Plus.


Good to Know: 
Ask Yourself: What things do you do that children in China also do? Are there different things that Chinese children do that you’ve never tried?

Things to do:

• Learn to write “Thank you, teacher” in Chinese characters.
• Be a researcher at the panda reserve.
• Get physically active using playful fitness equipment.
• Shop for fish, fruits and vegetables in a traditional neighborhood market.
• Celebrate the Chinese New Year by participating in a dragon parade led by a traditional dragon headdress at the Great Achievement Hall.
• Discover your lunar calendar animal.