Virtual Roots Series

Throughout the year, we honor the artistic and scientific contributions of different cultures that comprise the unique community of San Diego County. Discover music, food, dance, and more as we partner with local community organizations to help your little ones learn more about the world around them.

Roots: Mexico

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Celebrate Mexican culture with FREE videos filled with fun for the entire family. View the videos on the Museum’s Facebook page and Youtube Channel to learn about the Mexican storytelling, the history of chocolate, tamale making, and ballet folklorico!

Thank you to our community partners:
Tamales Jovita
Ballet Folklorica en Aztlan
House of Mexico
The Escondido Public Library

Roots: India

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Celebrate Indian culture with FREE videos filled with fun for the entire family. View the videos on the Museum’s Facebook page and Youtube Channel to learn about the diverse cultures of India, yoga, and the cultivation of sugarcane!

Roots: Spain

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Celebrate Spanish culture with FREE videos filled with fun for the entire family. View the videos on the Museum’s Facebook page and Youtube Channel to learn about Spanish navigational techniques and music from the classical Spanish guitar!

Thank you to our community partners:
Jesus Benayas from House of Spain San Diego
David de Alva from the Center for World Music

Roots: China

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Celebrate Chinese culture with FREE videos filled with fun for the entire family. View the videos on the Museum’s Facebook page and Youtube Channel to learn about Chinese farming techniques and the importance of the compass!

Thank you to our community partners:
Josh Raser from Hidden Valley Farms
Ms. Dalton from San Diego Hua Xia Chinese School

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Celebrate Mexican culture with FREE videos filled with fun for the entire family. View the videos on the Museum’s Facebook page and Youtube Channel to enjoy learning about the importance of water infrastructure and a lesson on astronomy!

Thank you to our community partners:
San Diego County Water Authority
Dr. Breezy Ocana Flaquer from the SDSU Department of Astronomy

Roots: Portugal

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Celebrate Portuguese culture with a FREE virtual event filled with fun for the entire family. Rewatch the event on the Museum’s Facebook page to enjoy activities featuring a classic Portuguese folktale performance, a tour of the Portuguese Historical Center, cooking demonstration, language lesson, and more!

Thank you to our community partners:
Literature Comes to Life 
Portuguese Historical Center 
Amanda da Rosa

Roots: Thailand

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Celebrate Thai culture with a FREE virtual event filled with fun for the entire family. Rewatch the event on the Museum’s Facebook page to enjoy cultural activities featuring a Thai cooking demonstration, a musical performance, and Muay Thai lesson!

Thank you to our community partners:
True Taste of Thai
Seven Spears Martial Arts
Supeena Insee Adler

Roots: Egypt

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Celebrate Egyptian culture with a FREE virtual event filled with fun for the entire family. Rewatch the event on the Museum’s Facebook page to enjoy a traditional dance performance, bilingual storytime in Arabic and English, and other cultural activities!

Thank you to our community partners:
Academy of Egyptian Dance
Dina Elabd
Tahini

Roots: Japan

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Celebrate Japanese culture with a FREE virtual event filled with fun for the entire family. Rewatch the event on the Museum’s Facebook page to enjoy a taiko drumming performance, sushi making demonstration, and other cultural activities!

Thank you to our community partners:
La Jolla Taiko
Mikko Sushi
Japanese Academy of San Diego

Roots Series is sponsored by:

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