Monday, October 23, 2017

Golisano Children’s Museum debuts new China exhibit Monday

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The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples will be reopening Monday with a new exhibit.

Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character, and Confucius opens Monday with a focus on China, it’s history, and its rapid development in the late 20th and 21st century.

The exhibit is designed for children from ages 3-12, and shows what life is like as a child in the country, with immersive environments meant to replicate school, markets, and the home. Kids learn about Chinese New Year while participating in a daily parade, how to create a Chinese meal using traditional ingredients, traditional Chinese instruments, and the art of paper cutting.

C’mon is one of just 10 locations in the country to host the exhibit, and the only one in Florida.

“In 2014, C’mon began the application process for the opportunity to host one of five Asian culture traveling exhibits from the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums. All children’s museums interested in hosting an exhibit had to submit a grant application and be sure they fell within the eligibility requirements,” said Carolina Diaz, marketing coordinator for C’mon.

One of the centerpieces of the exhibit is the story of Confucius, the philosopher who has a major influence on Chinese culture even today. Confucius’ teachings on family, education and tradition are the foundations for the exhibit.

The exhibit opens Monday to the public, with a special opening on Sunday for museum members.

Image Courtesy Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

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