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.

All programs are VIRTUAL, unless stated otherwise. No reservations needed.
Mori Stories: Kamishibai Folktales
Bring the whole family and delve into the world of Japanese folklore or stories through kamishibai, Paper Theater. Join us for a reading of these classic stories. Reading starts on the hour with a short related activity to follow.
1:00PM, Thursday, October 7, 2021
Virtual
Virtual Program
1:00PM, Thursday, January 6, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
FREE with paid museum admission
1:00PM, Thursday, April 7, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
FREE with paid museum admission
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Fall Lantern (Virtual)
Virtual Activity
Join us and learn how to make your own andon, a traditional Japanese lantern. Celebrate fall by decorating it with momiji, maple leaves, and ichou no ha, ginkgo leaves, both of which are common sights in Japan during the fall season.
12:00PM, Saturday, October 9, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
Families Reading Together Kick-Off Event
In partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System

Reading with your family is an important bonding experience. Children and their families are encouraged to celebrate Families Reading Together this year at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Give the gift of a Morikami Membership! During this one-day-only,  renewal and new members can get an extra month on their annual membership! Special is only available …

10:00AM, Saturday, October 30, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
FREE with paid museum admission or Children presenting a valid library card from any Palm Beach County library will receive free admission along with one accompanying adult.
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Momiji Fan (Virtual)
Virtual Activity
Momijigari is a Japanese custom where people go out to look at autumn leaves. Learn how to make a momiji-shaped, maple leaf, fan with materials that can be found at home.
1:00PM, Saturday, November 13, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun: Nengajo: New Year’s Cards (Virtual)
Virtual Activity
Create a nengajō—Japanese New Year’s card—to share with friends and family during the holiday season.
10:00AM, Saturday, December 18, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Sunday, December 19, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Monday, December 20, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Thursday, December 23, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Friday, December 24, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Saturday, December 25, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Sunday, December 26, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Monday, December 27, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Virtual
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10:00AM, Thursday, December 30, 2021
Virtual
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Setsubun
Held every February, Setsubun welcomes the arrival of spring and brings good luck for the New Year. Families in Japan throw roasted soybeans outside of their house or at someone dressed up like an oni, a naughty ogre-like creature. Make your own oni to chase away and bring in good luck to your life!
12:00PM, Saturday, February 5, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Kumihimo
Kumihimo is the traditional technique of making braids and cords in Japan. Join us in making a kumihimo bracelet for yourself or a loved one.
12:00PM, Saturday, March 5, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Mother’s Day Origami Flower Pot Card
Join us and make your own origami tulip in a flower pot card, just in time to celebrate a blooming woman in your life!
12:00PM, Sunday, May 8, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Father’s Day Tie Card
Join us and learn how to make an original card in the shape of a shirt with an origami tie for an inspirational man in your life.
12:00PM, Sunday, June 19, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tanabata
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.
10:00AM, Friday, July 1, 2022
Lobby
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
10:00AM, Saturday, July 2, 2022
Lobby
10:00AM, Sunday, July 3, 2022
Lobby
10:00AM, Monday, July 4, 2022
Lobby
10:00AM, Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Lobby
10:00AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Lobby
10:00AM, Thursday, July 7, 2022
Lobby
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all upcoming programming. 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, Monday, August 1, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
10:00AM, Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Mountain Day Chigiri-e
Chigiri-e is when torn paper is used to make an image. Celebrate Mountain Day, a Japanese holiday to remind us of the importance of the mountains, by making a mountain out of chigiri-e.
12:00PM, Saturday, August 20, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Tsukimi
Tsukimi literally means moon-viewing. Learn about the different elements involved in Tsukimi Festivals by making your own hanging decoration.
12:00PM, Saturday, September 10, 2022
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Craft templates & instructions posted the day of the event.
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In accordance with the Palm Beach County directive, as of August 2nd, 2021, facial coverings for all people will be mandatory indoors while visiting the Morikami Museum.
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