Both culture and science will be highlighted during the Children’s World’s Fair from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., in New Orleans. Tickets are $16 for museum members until noon Friday, March 27, when the price will increase to $20. Tickets for Early Explorer patrons, who will be admitted at 10 a.m., are $30.
Sponsored by Dow, the Children’s World’s Fair will explore cultural diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Travelers will enjoy cultural performances and explore the games, music, literature, native attire, crafts and flavors of Canada, Denmark, Guatemala, Israel, Nigeria, Romania, Tibet and Venezuela.
Along the journey, travelers will learn about Inuit igloos and score hockey goals in Canada, don a Viking’s hat and weave jule hjerter (Christmas hearts) in Denmark and create worry dolls in Guatemala. Explorers will play Kugelach (Israeli jacks) in Israel, make African masks and sample crunchy chin chin snacks in Nigeria and then travel to Romania to decorate intricate Romanian Easter eggs and learn traditional folk dances. In Tibet, travelers will learn the craft of making authentic sand mandalas, and in Venezuela, they will taste pastelitos and boca dulce cakes.
Throughout the day, Dow STEM ambassadors will highlight the global importance of science, technology, engineering and math with interactive activities and science experiments.
Center Stage, sponsored by Pan American Life Insurance Group, will feature special cultural performances including Venezuelan dancing and drumming, Drepung Gomang monks chanting, Romanian folk dancing and storytelling with local author Whitney Stewart.
Proceeds from Children’s World’s Fair benefit the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s educational programs and exhibits. Tickets are available online at www.lcm.org or in person at the Louisiana Children’s Museum.