Travelers to The Louisiana Children’s Museum were treated to a daylong journey around the globe at the 19th annual “Children’s World Fair.” The full itinerary included lively, cultural performances and an exploration of games, music, literature, native attire, crafts and flavors of destinations.
Globetrotters ventured around the museum’s dynamic country exhibits and received a passport/activity book stamp as they entered each territory. The exhibits also highlighted the global importance of science, technology, engineering and math with interactive activities and hands-on science experiments.
The intergenerational journey began with an Early Explorer Party in the morning, where guests received a treat bag and a first look at the country exhibits before the main event. Families could also pose for a postcard photo as world travelers.
This year’s explorers could climb to the top of the Matterhorn for storytelling in Switzerland, decorate for an Indian wedding and receive a traditional henna drawing, get a face painting as a Mayan of Copan and dance to native music in Honduras and make sipa to use in a traditional Filipino game in the Philippines. STEM activities around the world included learning about fluorescent light bulbs and plasma in an experiment inspired by Nikola Tesla, assembling a replica of the first automobile by German pioneers, making crystals like those found in South Ghana and practicing baseball pitches, inspired by Puerto Rico’s most popular sport.
Lauren Brown served as Event Chair, and Marlene Friis was the Global Ambassador. More than 1,300 explorers attended the event.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: 19th annual “Children’s World Fair,” benefiting Louisiana Children’s Museum
When: Saturday, March 25
Where: Louisiana Children’s Museum