Learn a different culture

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, dress and food of Vietnamese culture and traditions.

  • Try your hand at the popular game Bau cua ca cop.
  • Dance with a lion mask.
  • Pose for an interactive family photo.
  • Program your own fireworks show.

A week full of special events and programs related to this exhibit are planned during USD 259’s Spring Break.  .

The events are included in general museum admission, free for members.

Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 26
1 – 4 p.m. daily, unless otherwise noted. All activities subject to change without notice.
Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with special dances, fashion shows, food, music and more.


·         Friday, March 17
Create a rubber band jump rope. Practice Vietnamese calligraphy, make ornaments, lion dance puppets and your own firework painting.

·         SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, March 18 – Museum Tet Festival
Enjoy fireworks and a performance by the St. Anthony Lion Dance Team. Then nibble on Vietnamese food samples at the Vendor Marketplace (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Learn Vietnamese vocabulary, such as colors, numbers and food. Participate in several hands-on traditional Vietnamese activities including calligraphy, fruit carving, games, and more.

·         Sunday, March 19
Talk with local Vietnamese volunteers wearing different clothes that represent the culture. Take a selfie with props including fans, dress, lanterns and more.

·         Monday, March 20
Assemble a rubber band jump rope. Listen to classical Vietnamese music. Write your favorite wish and add it to lucky trees.

·         Tuesday, March 21
Put on your dancing shoes and try a short routine with the Vietnamese Student Association. Enjoy classical Vietnamese music. Create a firework painting and make lion dance puppets.

·         Wednesday, March 22
Play Vietnamese games including Bầu Cua Cá Cọp, Tiên Len and Chơi Chuy_n. Learn Vietnamese calligraphy. Find out about the five fruits on the Tet celebration’s ancestral altar.

·         SPECIAL Senior Wednesday session!
March 22, 1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of eating at a Vietnamese restaurant. Make your own spring roll with the help of Vietnamese volunteers. Admission: $4 (plus tax). For ages 55 and older.

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