Asian Culture Fest is April 14 & 15 at Cincinnati Museum Center

CINCINNATI- Take that vacation to Asia you’ve always wanted! Cincinnati Museum Center’s Rotunda transforms into a vivid and lively Asian market and cultural place on April 14 and 15! Don’t miss this final cultural celebration with Asian Culture Fest, which concludes our Passport to the World series. Complete with TaeKwonDo, meditation, Taiwanese tea, origami and everything in between, experience all that Asia has to offer- no expensive plane tickets needed!

Enjoy special screenings of “Kung Fu Dunk,” a comic movie about a young man growing up in a kung fu school who is discovered on the street playing basketball. Showtimes are at Noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

New this year, the Nepali community shares its culture and traditional dances. Check out booths listed as Cultural Hot Spots to learn more about Asian cultures including India, Japan, Taiwan, the Cincinnati Go Club and Sahaja Meditation. All booths are run by representatives from organizations found right here in Cincinnati! Create elaborate Indian sand designs, learn about Japan’s special holiday for boys and girls, play “Go” – a 2,000-year-old easy, fast-paced and strategic game, and sip on Taiwanese tea while learning to write your name in Chinese! The fun doesn’t end with festivities; you can visit these organizations and vendors at their local locations year-round in Cincinnati!

Activities in the Rotunda are free while activities in Duke Energy Children’s Museum are included with an All Museums Pass for $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. Members always receive free admission to all three museums! Visit or call (513) 287-7000 for more information. Passport to the World is presented by Luxottica and Asian Culture Fest is presented by Ohio Virtual Academy powered by K12.

Schedule of activities!

Saturday, April 14

Rotunda Activities

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Asian Market and Cultural Place- Shop for authentic Asian goods and dive into Asia at the Cultural Hot Spots!


12:15 p.m. Master Kim’s TaeKwonDo

1 p.m. Taiwan Lion & Aboriginal Dance

1:30 p.m. Nepali Dance

2 p.m. NrityaArpana School of Performing Arts

3 p.m. Aikido demonstration

4 p.m. Yayoi Renfro: Japanese Umbrella Dance

Activities in Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Where in the World?: Lotus

What floats your boat? Create your very own lotus flower boat and watch it drift down the river in Water Works. 2 p.m.

Dances of India

Shake things up and watch beautiful Indian dances during this lively performance! 1 & 2:15 p.m.

Young at Art: Cherry Blossoms

Celebrate spring’s early arrival this year and learn about the significance of the Cherry Blossom in Japanese culture. 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 15

Rotunda Activities

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Asian Marketplace- Shop for authentic Asian goods and dive into Asia at the Cultural Hot Spots!


Noon Yosei Khan Karate School Karate Demonstration

1 p.m. Taiwan Lion & Aboriginal dance

2 p.m. Sakura Ladies Chorus

3 p.m. Cincinnati Dayton Taiko

4 p.m. Korean Fan Dance

4:30 p.m. Classical Indian Dance

Activities in Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Origami Game Show

This highly interactive game is fun your family won’t want to miss! 1 p.m.

Fun with Origami

Celebrate the art of paper folding with an origami expert! 2 to 5 p.m.

Where in the World?: Sumi-e

Practice the art of Sumi-e and master ancient brushstrokes as you create your own Sumi-e artwork! 2 p.m.

Young at Art: Kawaii Cuteness

Did you know there is a culture of cute? Learn more while creating your very own super cute sculpture. 3 p.m.

About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit

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