USC PAM offers a variety of family-friendly programs and events throughout the year, such as our Free 2nd Sunday, storytime, library programs, and workshops!

Check the event calendar for all upcoming programs!

Free 2nd Sunday@PAM

Offering free admission, this lively, intergenerational event is a celebration of cultures and themes presented in our collection and special exhibitions. Each program is unique, featuring activities such as artmaking workshops, storytime, tours, performances, screenings, and more. Collaboration with local artists and cultural partners enhance this community program. Museum admission is free on the second Sunday of each month. Interactive programming occurs on the second Sunday of select months. Check the Public Programs page for upcoming events. 

Crossroads: Exploring the Silk Road Gallery

Join us on a journey through Dunhuang, an ancient oasis connecting peoples and cultures, where the sights and sounds come to life through stories, music, tactile objects, an interactive discovery map, intergenerational reading area, and highlights from the museum’s collection. With enhanced accessibility and innovative design features, Crossroads aims to inspire curiosity, build empathy, and catalyze connection by immersing visitors in the stories of intercultural exchange along the Silk Road.

Visit the Crossroads@PAM for more information.

Kids@PAM Activity Kits

Stop by our Visitor Services desk to receive a free kit filled with engaging activities to enhance your visit to the museum. Items include family guides, stickers, crayons, and more, to ensure your visit with kids is engaging, educational, and fun!

PAM@the Library

Join educators from the USC Pacific Asia Museum at one of Pasadena’s many libraries as we explore Asian cultures, arts, and practices through storytelling and hands-on art making! Discover stories told through the eyes of children and engage in creating a work of art inspired by one of the many cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Program dates and locations vary. Please check the calendar for upcoming events. 

PAM@Home (activities to try at home)

Use the USC Pacific Asia Museum and its collection as inspiration for creating your own work of art at home!