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05 Mar 2008
IOC News , museum-news-articles

At The Olymic Museum, it’s party time again…

After the Chinese New Year festivities in early February, it’s now time for PÂKOMUZé, which offers youngsters a whole series of activities to find out about Chinese culture during their Easter holidays.
A glimpse of the programme…

16 to 30 March: PÂKOMUZé - China for children
Every day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Traditional Chinese puzzles and sports
Ever day from 2 to 5 p.m.: Stories and making things
Tuesday 18 & 25 and Wednesday 19 & 26 March at 2.30 p.m.: Discover the Beijing 2008 exhibition
Tuesday 18 & 25 and Thursday 20 & 27 March at 2.30 and 4 p.m.: Calligraphy and introduction to Chinese
Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March at 2.30 p.m.: Show: shadow theatre
Sunday 23 March at 2p.m.: Chinese Easter Bunny
Munch on Grandfather Rabbit, a character well known by the Chinese for his healing gifts, transformed for this occasion into a chocolate treat! Free entry
Yet more…

Friday 28 March: Lighting of the flame
The Olympic Museum celebrates the lighting of the Olympic flame giving a nod to the Lantern Festival which ends the New Year festivities. It’s the chance to link a traditional Chinese celebration with a specific event on the Olympic calendar.
From 2.30 p.m.: Screening and guided tours
From 6.30 p.m.: Chinese specialities at the Museum restaurant
At 8.30 p.m.: Sound and light show with Beijing DJs and VJs and fireworks
Sunday 30 March at 11 a.m.: Guided tour of the Beijing 2008 exhibition accompanied by Gérald Béroud, Director of SinOptic (services and studies of the Chinese world)

Please call +41 21 621 65 11 if you require additional information.
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