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Take Me There: China

  • Calligraphy
    The Classic Art of Calligraphy
    Uncover the grace and beauty behind Chinese art forms.
  • Take Me There: China Opera
    Vibrant Traditions and Grand Celebrations
    Dive into a culture that's as awe-inspiring as it is colorful. Discover ancient traditions like the opera, and festivities like the Dragon Dance, Kung Fu, and Spring Festival.
  • Panda Keeper
    Explore China's Pandas, the Rarest Kind of Bear
    Pretend you're a panda keeper on mission to save these beautiful endangered animals.
  • Get to Know Jackie and His Family
    Step into the shoes of a modern-day Chinese family. Explore their home and experience the ins and outs of their daily lives.

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Take Me There:® China“Fly” over the Great Wall of China, “land” in Beijing, and embark on a journey through contemporary China. Explore the lifestyles of modern-day Chinese families and experience ancient traditions and modern activities through art, music, food, tea culture, and ancient Chinese medicine.

  • Board a modern Chinese airplane and fly over the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and other iconic Chinese sites.
  • Find out your zodiac sign.
  • Try your hand at using chopsticks.
  • Discover the challenges China’s conservationists face as they try to save the panda.
  • Listen to traditional and contemporary music, then try playing real Chinese instruments.

Located on Level 2.


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Take Me There: China is made possible by lead gifts from Lilly Endowment, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, The Lilly Family, Mrs. Yvonne Shaheen, Sarah and John Lechleiter, the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services, Jane and Steve Marmon, Susan and Jim Naus, and Polly Hix.