Celebrate Chuseok at the museum with K-pop dance, traditional ancestral rites, and plenty of family fun.
Chuseok, or “autumn eve” — often called the Korean Thanksgiving — is an annual three-day festival celebrating the end of summer and the autumn harvest, held on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar. Traditional elements of Chuseok include paying respect to familial ancestors via seongmyo (visiting ancestral graves), beolcho (tidying the gravesites), and charye (honoring ancestors with formal rituals); it is also an occasion for families to come together to cook and feast. The museum’s Chuseok celebration offers a chance for all to enjoy and take part in this Korean holiday: join us for a fun-filled event featuring K-pop dancers, traditional ancestral rites, and games and hands-on activities for younger visitors.
Family-friendly activities (offered while supplies last):
- Create customized “Rabbits in the Moon” badges
- Make Chuseok gift baskets
- Play matching games with ddeok (Korean rice cake)
11 AM–12 PM: Ancestral rites performance (Samsung Hall)
2–2:30 PM: Performance by K-pop dance team Imperium (East West Bank Art Terrace)
11:00 AM: Storytelling for Pre-K
1:00 PM: Storytelling for all ages
2:00 PM: Collection tour
Photo: Sacramento-based K-pop dance team Imperium
Cultural Celebrations are made possible by Bank of America.
Free admission on the first Sunday of every month is made possible by Northern California Kaiser Permanente. Additional support is provided by Target.