For Kids & Families

Discover fun for the whole family! Morikami offers activities and workshops, cultural demonstrations,  and tours that allow the whole family to enjoy and learn about Japanese culture together.

Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales

At 11AM and 1PM every second Thursday of the month, October through May, bring the whole family and delve into the world of Japanese folklore through kamishibai paper theater. Join us for a reading of these classic stories.

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Families Reading Together Kickoff Event

This year’s book for the Families Reading Together Kick-off Event.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

In partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will be hosting the 15th annual “Families Reading Together” kick-off event! Join us for a day to promote children’s literacy. Reading with your family is an important bonding experience. Children in preschool through first grade and their families are encouraged to read this year’s book, Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn, available at any Palm Beach County Library System location. Children presenting a valid library card from any Palm Beach County library will receive free admission along with one accompanying adult. Enjoy a day filled with crafts and fun for all ages.

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Midori no Hi – Greenery Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Celebrate Greenery Day, Midori no Hi, at Morikami and turn recycled objects into beautiful crafts. Learn about the different ways that Japan and America are working towards a greener society and what part you and your family can play in creating a healthier planet.

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Kite Flying Fun for Everyone at Morikami Museum and Gardens

Father’s Day Weekend”

Saturday, June 15, 2019 & Sunday, June 16, 2019

There are hundreds of kinds of kites in Japan, with each region of the country having their own, specific style of traditional kites. Join us in the tradition by flying your own kite or making your own in one of our workshops to fly.

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Mini Workshops




A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: The Classics

© 1988 Studio Ghibli

The critically acclaimed works of Studio Ghibli has won numerous awards and recognition all over the world. This summer at the Morikami, journey into the fantastic and imaginative world of seven Studio Ghibli classics with stories that touch the heart, inspire, and make us smile.

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The whole family can take part in this new, groundbreaking Japanese Traditional Music Program led by program coordinator Dr. Joseph Gashō Amato. Program content includes practical instruction on the Japanese shakuhachi and the 13-string koto for both children (grades 3-12) and adults. In addition, the program will feature special classes on Japanese music theory and history, culture, and an introduction to Japanese traditional performing arts.

Traditional Music Program 


Experience Japanese culture in our live demonstrations on select Saturdays throughout the season. Each demonstration offers our visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Enjoy sado (tea ceremony), koto (a traditional stringed instrument) and kitsuke (kimono culture).

Cultural Demonstrations

Discover Japanese culture with our Family Fun programs! These activities and workshops allow the whole family to enjoy and learn Japanese arts and crafts together, while learning about Japanese culture and customs.

Family Fun Activities


Take your students on a captivating discovery of Japanese culture, art, gardens, food and more. Each tour option can be docent-led or self-guided, but must have a reservation. Reserve today at 561-233-1330, or click below for details!

Children’s Tours

The More Opportunities to Reach Youth, or MORY, program features fun Japanese cultural activities for groups of students from non-profit organizations. Learn more about our Summer Tour Plus! program and how your group can experience Morikami by clicking below. 

MORY Program