Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival

vietnam logoNow at: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA)

Through the interactive experiences and programming of Voyage to Vietnam, children soak up the essence of Tết—its sights, sounds, stories, textures and experiences. Providing multiple entry points for visitors of all ages to engage personally in authentic Vietnamese culture, Voyage to Vietnam will be scalable from 924 sq.ft. to1,500 sq.ft. to accommodate venues with varying capacity. The exhibit will incorporate Vietnamese-inspired materials, color palette, and an immersive marketplace experience with elements such as bamboo, fabric, umbrellas, plank bed and scripts and fonts that evoke modern Vietnamese calligraphy. Fabrication strategies include using banners rather than painted walls; video backdrops as set-pieces, digital narratives demonstrating cultural practices, and collapsible steel “carts” for shipping the exhibit, reducing the crate storage for the exhibit’s square footage.


  • FireworksProgramming
  • Kitchen
  • LionDancing
  • LionDancing2
  • Market
  • Musical_Instruments
  • Shrine
  • VtVarch
  • ZodiacWheelwithChildren



Date Host Museum
February 28, 2015–August 15, 2015 Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA)
October 17, 2015–January 17, 2016 Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (PA)
January 30, 2016–May 7, 2016 Miami Children’s Museum (FL)
May 21, 2016–September 11, 2016 Louisiana Children’s Museum (New Orleans)
September 24, 2016–January 2, 2017 Family Museum (Bettendorf, IA)
January 14, 2017–April 12, 2017 Exploration Place (Wichita, KS)
June 10, 2017–September 9, 2017 Providence Children’s Museum (RI)
September 20, 2017–January 14, 2018 Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine (Portland)
January 31, 2018–May 13, 2018 Portland Children’s Museum (OR)
May 16, 2018-August 23, 2018 Bowers Museum of Cultural Art/Kidseum (Santa Ana, CA)


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