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The National Maritime Centre is the place for children to enjoy some Lunar New Year activities in this Year of the Tiger in Darling Harbour. With a range of cultural performances, as well as an exhibition and tours, there's something of interest for the whole family.

Taking place over 3 weekends, you'll be captivated by amazing art installations and trails in a program presented in partnership with the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, the Korean Cultural Centre and the China Cultural Centre.

Here's the schedule:-

Weekend 1 - 28th-30th Jan, 10.30am-4pm

The People's Currency - an exhibition and performance by Eugenia Lim
Creative art workshops in the Lunar Maker space
K-POP performances and dance workshops from cover groups 9 Bit and Magic Circle
4A Kids Calisthenics workshop

Weekend 2 - 5th-6th Feb, 11am-3pm

4A Kids Artist Workshops
Chinese Cultural Centre art workshops, music and dance performances

Weekend 3 - 12th-13th Feb, 12pm-4.30pm

Big Cats, Small Cats, Ships Cats - Printmaking with Amy Ge
Lion, dragon and martial arts performances
4A Kids: Make Snacks tasty workshop

Every Weekend

Mandarin-language tours - these will have you experiencing the fascinating maritime history of Australia with your expert Mandarin-speaking guide
Lunar Seas Kids Activity Trail - sees you adventuring around the museum, being inspired by Lunar animals and constellations, with a lucky dip prize pack available when you complete the trail

Much of the above is free with museum entry. You will need to register or book some items due to Covid restrictions. You will also need to be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption to participate.

Be sure to bring along your NSW Discover vouchers if you have them, as they are accepted here. There are also a number of other events on at the museum that coincide with Lunar Sea, such as Sea of Light and Ocean Lab, that children and adults alike will enjoy. A 'See it All' ticket is available. One adult Discover voucher will get you into everything, whilst children 4-15yrs are $15 each (under 4's free).

Happy Lunar New Year!
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When: 10am-4pm
Phone: 02 9298 3777
Where: 2 Murray St, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Cost: Free - $
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