Events @ Mods

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration

May 18 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

Dive into the diverse arts specific to Asian-Pacific American cultures at our special event, including a Butterfly Release, presented by Truly Nolen Pest Control. Be dazzled by captivating performances by Polynesian Proud Productions and demonstrations by Joe Keit Martial Arts.

  • Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Explore a variety of art forms that represent the vibrant cultures across Asia and the Pacific Islands, such as crafting your very own butterfly through origami or learning how to write Japanese calligraphy! Then, flutter over to MODS’ Food Forest for the enchanting Butterfly Release to celebrate the beauty of these creatures and the Asian-Pacific traditions that honor them.
  • Animal Encounters: Meet our resident animals and learn about their origins in the Pacific.
  • Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Extend your experience with a special screening of the film Pandas, featuring a discussion with Zoologist Jay Pratte, director of the Miller Park Zoo and president of the Bear Care Group.
  • Career Connections:  Meet our community partners to learn about their organizations and their roles in educating the community about Asian-Pacific cultures.

Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Engage your little ones in celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage with activities tailored for them, including dancing, movement and storytime. Create a Damaru and a Tibetan Flag to commemorate these rich cultures!

Included with Museum admission.