• USC Pacific Asia Museum
  • 46 North Los Robles Avenue
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • United States
  • Sunday, February 03, 2019
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Lunar New Year Festival

    Join the museum for their annual Lunar New Year festival celebrating the “Year of the Pig.” Visiting guests will gain free admission to the galleries, performances, artmaking workshops and more. The main stage performances include a Lion Dance and martial arts presentation from the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association, classical musicians from the Pasadena Symphony, and a special delegation from the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music performing a variety of traditional and contemporary music and dance pieces. Plus art activities, food trucks and a musical petting zoo. For more information, visit

    About Lunar New Year

    Lunar New Year is an Asian festival celebrated at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar. Traditionally, celebrations run from the eve to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month.  It is celebrated in countries and territories with sizable Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines

    USC Pacific Asia Museum

    Southern California’s only museum and U.S. university dedicated to the Pacific and arts of Asia. Since 1971, USC Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults and scholars through its education and outreach programs. The museum has a collection of more than 15,000 items from across Asia and the Pacific Islands, spanning more than 5,000 years.  The historic building was constructed in 1924 by collector and entrepreneur Grace Nicholson as her residence, gallery, and treasure house.  The building was also once the Pasadena Art Museum known for its exhibitions of contemporary art.  In 2013, the University of Southern California partnered with the museum and became USC Pacific Asia Museum.  This expanded the interest in the art, history, and culture that the museum has to offer.

    Plan Your Visit

    The Lunar New Year Festival  will take place on February 3, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Admission: $10 for general admission, $7 for students with a valid ID and senior 6o+, free for children 12 and under, free for museum members USC faculty, staff, and students with current ID

    Parking at the USC Pacific Asia Museum is free and convenient. It is located on the corner of Los Robles Avenue and Union Street.

    You can also take public transportation via the Metro Gold Line to the Memorial Park Station.  From there it’s about a half mile walk to the museum.

  • Cost: $10
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