Family Fun

Due to the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19, please note that the location and format of our Family Fun events are subject to change and/or cancellation.  By participating, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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.

Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Mother’s Day Nuigurumi
Nuigurumi is the Japanese word for stuffed toy or plushie. Make your own no-sew mini animal plushie using Japanese folding techniques on fabric. Perfect to keep for yourself, or give as a gift for Mom!
12:00PM, Sunday, May 9, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Father’s Day Koma
Learn with Dad about komas, a Japanese wooden spinning top, and about Japan’s rich history of this game and how these toys could be rigged to battle each other.
12:00PM, Sunday, June 20, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
FREE with paid museum admission.
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. (Please note this event is subject to change)
10:00AM, Thursday, July 1, 2021
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10:00AM, Friday, July 2, 2021
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10:00AM, Saturday, July 3, 2021
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10:00AM, Sunday, July 4, 2021
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10:00AM, Monday, July 5, 2021
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10:00AM, Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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10:00AM, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
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Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the 2021-2022 Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all programming coming up. For a specific program follow the links below: Class Workshop Cultural demonstration Lecture Film Special program The 2021-2022 season runs from October 2021 through the summer of 2022.  

10:00AM, Sunday, August 1, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Kakigori
In South Florida’s hottest month learn how to make your own play kakigori, a Japanese summer treat of finely shaved ice, which is popular at festivals. (Virtual activity)
12:00PM, Saturday, August 21, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Orizuru for Peace
Commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy, and make orizuru, Japanese paper cranes. Learn about Japan’s history of making these as a wish for peace.
12:00PM, Saturday, September 11, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions via Social Media
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