Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
Pacific Asia Museum provides tours and workshops to all schools at no cost. Students grades 3 through 12 enjoy a one hour docent-led tour of the museum’s art galleries and courtyard plus a one hour hands-on workshop taught by a local artist. Workshop activities include calligraphy, mandalas, brush painting, origami, story telling, fan making, and drawing. Student and youth groups must be chaperoned at all times. Chaperones are responsible for conduct and adherence to rules of proper behavior; a minimum of one chaperone per 10 children is required.
School tours are offered Wednesday-Friday. This is a popular program, so book early! For more information or to reserve a tour, please call extension 23 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific Asia Museum’s Research Library is available by appointment to researchers ages 12 and up. Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 24 or email email@example.com.
Available for loan to schools, libraries and other community events, our Cultural Trunks are a fun way to “travel” to a new country! Maps, books, videos, toys, household items, dolls, art objects and costumes are just some of the items you may discover. Now available: China, Japan and Pakistan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Exploring the Silk Road? Here are some our favorite resources. (Please note Pacific Asia Museum is not responsible for the content of other websites.)
A is for Asia, by Cynthis Chin-Lee. Illustrated by Yumi Heo.
Demi Buddha, by Henry Holt and Company.
Stories from the Silk Road, retold by Cherry Gilchrist. Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry.
Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia, by Sally Pomme Clayton and Sophie Herxheimer.
The Silk Road. Great Journeys, by Don Wells.
The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History, by John S. Major. Illustrated by Stephen Fieser.
The Three Princes: A Tale from the Middle East, retold by Eric A. Kimmel. Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher.
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354, by James Rumford.
We’re Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road, by Laurie Krebs and Helen Cann.