ExploreAsia Culture Camps
ExploreAsia camps seek to advance young learners' understanding of the world through fun, interactive, and meaningful activities. Camps are designed to engage students with Asian art, culture, and history.
For additional questions, please email Jennifer Kapral, Director of Education and Outreach, at JKapral@asiasociety.org.
In Asia Society Texas' 10th year of ExploreAsia Culture Camp for Kids, students embark on hands-on programs delving into Asian traditions, arts, and culture.
Rising Artists: The Arts and Crafts of Asia
Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 2022・9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Daily
Dive into artistic traditions of Asia! Meet local Asian and Asian American artists and create your own pieces inspired by traditional and contemporary practices, from Cambodia to Japan.
Recommended for students ages 9–12.
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1, 2022・9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Daily
Become an eco-superhero! Learn about the rich ecologies of Asia and how we can take care of our Earth through hands-on fun with recycled crafts, local flora, and a community garden.
Recommended for students ages 6–9.
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2022・9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Daily
Attention, artists and manga fanatics! Create your own comics inspired by the Japanese manga style, with opportunities for Beginner and Advanced students alike to learn how to bring comics to life on paper and on the web.
Recommended for students ages 9–14.
Mindful Design Animation
Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5, 2022・9 am. – 3 p.m. Daily
Mindfulness meets technology! With a Puranik Foundation coach, learn techniques for both mindfulness and stop-motion animation, and create a short film for your portfolio.
Recommended for students ages 14–17.
Puppetry of Asia
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 2022・9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Daily
Discover the magic of puppet theater! Learn about puppetry traditions from Indonesia, Taiwan, and Japan, then design and build your own puppets for an exciting performance on our stage.
Recommended for students ages 6–10.
Register for ExploreAsia Now!
Registration is open for all sessions of ExploreAsia Culture Camps.
Asia Society Texas Center's Virtual Field Trips, created and facilitated by Asia Society education staff and content experts, provide educationally rich, interactive opportunities for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions.
All virtual field trips are FREE and tethered to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Virtual field trips include three components:
- A pre-lesson for teachers to facilitate in their classrooms (virtual or in-person), including:
- An "Introduction to Asia" interactive presentation highlighting essential information about Asian art, culture, geography, history, and politics
- Fun, engaging activities to spark student curiosity and interest
- An hour-long, live virtual lesson consisting of:
- A docent-led tour of our current exhibition, highlighting four items from the collection
- Educator-facilitated activities connecting the culture of the exhibition to the students' own cultures
- Hands-on learning experiences that can be easily completed from home or in the classroom
- A post-workshop lesson for teachers to facilitate in the classroom, featuring interactive projects based on the tour content.
Teachers can choose from the following workshops:
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Virtual field trips are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. At least two weeks' notice is required for virtual field trips. Teachers will receive all supplementary curriculum materials once they sign up. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kapral, Director of Education and Outreach at JKapral@asiasociety.org.
Education and Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by Margie and Joe Blommaert, Cathay Bank Foundation, Chevron, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, and H-E-B. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibitions and public programming to Houston.