In this hands-on craft workshop students will learn about the importance, myths, and origins of the Chinese dragon. Students will make their own dragon stick puppet to take home 

Recommended Year Levels: Primary School Levels 1-6 & Secondary School Levels Year 7/8

Subjects:History / Chinese Language/ Intercultural Understanding/ Visual Art

Cost:$11.00 per student 

Duration:1 hour 


Minimum 15, maximum 42 students per session.

Accompanying teachers, support staff and parents are free.

Optional Extras:  

Combine your Dragon Puppet Workshop with a one-hour fully guided Chinese Museum School Tour experience, where students can explore the permanent collection of The Chinese Museum, view how dragons are depicted in Chinese cultural objects, as well as have the opportunity to view and walk alongside the Millennium Dragon that comes out for the Chinese New Year parade.  


Accompanying teachers, support staff and parents are free.

The Chinese Museum Education programs support the Victorian Curriculum in the studies of:

Visual Arts Levels 3-10; History Levels 3-10; Intercultural Capability Levels 3-10; Languages (Chinese) Levels 3-10; Specifically: History / Levels 3 and 4 / Historical Knowledge / Community, remembrance, and celebrations.  

The Chinese Museum is a child-safe organisation. View or download our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety Standards.

Here is the Education Booking Policy

Due to popular demand, our Dragon Puppet Workshop is now available as a Travelling Museum Program as well as an excursion program.

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