Philippines Day at KID Museum, Bethesda

KID Museum and the Embassy of the Philippines are proud to present Philippines Day and Ligligan Parul, the Filipino Festival of Light! 

Bring the entire family to build light-up projects, learn about textiles and woodworking, and enjoy Filipino food and performances.

All-day activities include:

--Make a Festival-Inspired Lantern: Ligligan Parul is traditionally celebrated with giant lanterns built more than 10 feet high with dancing lights that highlight intricate designs. Join us and make a lantern as you can learn about electricity and motors.

--Light-up Wooden Star: Help us illuminate our star-shaped wooden board. Learn how to use a power drill and build a simple circuit at the same time.

--Philippines Tarsier: Create a textile project that looks like the Philippines Tarsier, a small, furry mammal native to that region.

--LEGO WeDo Parol Carnival: Learn the basics of computer programming through LEGO WeDo, then program your motor to make your cardboard Carnival rides run.

--Construct a Wooden Boat: Paraws are traditional Filipino boats known for their double outriggers, crab-claw sails, and a small triangular foresail. Make your own Paraw boat and learn basics of woodworking like sanding and drilling.


Performance & Food Schedule

Food Tasting: Lumpiang Shanghai (while supply lasts)

11:00 AM: Food Making: Filipino Macaroni Salad

1:00 PM: Interactive Filipino Storytelling

3:00 PM: Interactive Filipino Dance: Tinikling Bamboo Dance

4:00 PM: Interactive Filipino Storytelling

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

KID Museum, Lower level, Davis Library 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Event Type

Educational, Festival


Kids, Family Friendly




$1 - $20

Weekend Event




0 members, $12 nonmembers (includes one child + two adults)



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