Lunar New Year at the EcoTarium! 2/10!

Lunar New Year
February 10, 2024
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The EcoTarium invites you to its Lunar New Year celebration, featuring a live Lion Dance performance by the Imperial Lion Dance Team! Join them to experience special educator-led programs, planetarium shows, and tabletop activities where you’ll discover cycles in nature and movement in space! The Ecotarium will also be unveiling its very own “Symbolic Dragon,” created with specimens from their collection, as part of our Natural History Showcase exhibit in celebration of the Year of the Dragon!


11:00 am – Science Discovery: Cycles in Nature
11:45 am – Astronomy Live: Creative Calendars! (Educator-led program in the Planetarium)*
12:00 pm – Otter Encounter*
12:30 pm – Lion Dance Performance
1:00 pm – Keeper Chat: Damascus, the Bearded Dragon
1:15 pm – Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure*
2:00 pm – Astronomy Live: Sky Over the Limit! (Educator-led program in the Planetarium)*
2:45 pm – Science Discovery: Gravitational Dances
3:45 pm – Planetarium Show: CAPCOM Go! The Apollo Story*
4:15 pm – Afternoon Astronomy
*Requires a ticket and limited seats available; not included with admission.

Ongoing Activities, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm:
  • Dragon Dissection
  • Pocket Solar System
  • Solar Scope (weather dependent)


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    2 Responses

      1. Fran Cournoyer

        Hi Rob, You are all set. The Lion Dance does NOT require a ticket. It is included with admission. Only the events with an * require a separate ticket. Like the planetarium shows and Otter Encounters. Have fun! WCKC

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