- Making Diya Lamps. The lighting of Diya lamps kick off the festival Diwali, the most widely celebrated festival for Hindus. Learn more about the festival by joining us for a Diwali story time and activity of Diya Lamp making.
- Making Kheer Rice Pudding. Kheer Rice Pudding is a traditional dessert served during a family's celebration of Diwali. Join us as we mix up this tasty treat of coconut milk, rice and raisins.
- Performance by the Urvasi Dance Ensemble. Urvasi Dance Ensemble, Junior Company, trains to preserve one of the oldest styles of Classical Odissi Dance from India, the heritage of Guru Pankaj Charan Das, in the women's tradition of Odissi. Artistic Director, Dr. Ratna Roy, is the seniormost dancer in this tradition.
- Performance by the Leela Kathak Dancers. Kathak Dance of North India - 17 years ago we invited a great teacher from India to come to the NW to teach 13 Kathak students. The original teacher, Prabha Rustagi had passed away. Guru Urmila Nagar accepted our invitation and each year has loyally returned to continue the training opportunities for local students. A number of our students first saw Kathak Dance performed at the Children's Museum and decided to join us!
This activities happen throughout our week of exploration, not every day! Be sure to check our calendar for daily details. The exhibit is open for play all day, every day.