Make a Tanabata Wish 2020
Activity for kids of all ages

Make a wish for the Star Festival, Tanabata! Write your wish on a strip of colored paper, or tanzaku, and tie it to a branch of our Tanabata bamboo to celebrate.

Tanabata traces its origins to a legend about the Cowherd Star (Altair) and the Weaver Star (Vega), lovers separated by the Milky Way that are allowed to meet just once a year – on the seventh day of the seventh month. In Japan, children and adults write wishes on narrow strips of colored paper known as tanzaku, and hang them along with other paper ornaments on bamboo branches placed in the backyards or entrances of their homes. Mirroring that tradition, visitors can write their own special wishes for the future and place them on the Tanabata bamboo in the museum lobby.

DATES:  Wednesday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 7, 2020

TIME: All Day (10:00am – 5:00pm)

LOCATION: Museum Lobby

Family Fun days are FREE with paid museum admission.

Pre-registration is not required.

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