Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us! During your visit, stop by the Science Bar, Art Studio, Innovation Station, and the CMA Stage where we're highlighting Asian American leaders in science, art, and innovation! We'll have interactive storytimes, hands-on activities, and exciting experiments all month long.

AAPI Heritage Month at the Science Bar


Isabella Aiona Abbott was an educator, phycologist, and ethnobotanist from Hawaii. The first native Hawai’ian woman to receive a PhD in science, she became a leading expert on Pacific marine algae. At the Science Bar, we’ll be painting with leaves to learn about chlorophyll.

AAPI Heritage Month in the Art Studio


Let your creativity flow in our Art Studio as you create your own collage! Draw your inspiration from Korean American Jean Shin. Ms. Shin is known for creating elaborate sculptures and site-specific installations using many different materials.

AAPI Heritage Month at Innovation Station


Bangladeshi-American Fazlur Rahman Khan was a structural engineer and architect whose innovations are still used today to design skyscrapers. Mr. Khan was the designer of the Sears Tower and the 100-story John Hancock Tower. Upstairs in our Innovation Station, young inventors will use the design thinking process to design their own skyscrapers.

AAPI Heritage Month at the CMA Stage


Blast-off! We're learning about combustion and astronauts Sunita Williams and Raja Chari. At storytime, we're reading "Where's Halmoni?' in which a search for their missing grandmother leads two young children into a world inspired by Korean folklore, complete with mischievous goblins (dokkebi), a greedy tiger, a clever rabbit, and a wily fox. Written and illustrated by Julie J. Kim.


Visit our Program Schedule to learn more about where and when
these hands-on activities take place. 

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