From Bollywood to the Taj Mahal, and from riding a tuk tuk to enjoying the unique scents of popular Indian spices, visitors at CMON will soon have the opportunity to experience the wonders of India, a country rich in colorful traditions with a focus on the future. The Museum’s newest cultural exhibit, Namaste India, will be open to visitors for a limited time from January 21 to May 14.
While encouraging global awareness and cultural appreciation, Namaste India features the vibrant art, food and traditions of the timeless Indian culture. With the goal to inspire visitors to compare the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children in the country of India, the exhibit features a variety of immersive environments including a dhaba (restaurant), marketplace, tuk tuk (or motorized rickshaw), home and school as well as iconic spaces like the Taj Mahal and Bollywood.
Namaste India was created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum and made possible by Daugherty Business Solutions, Linda and Jesse Hunter, Mastercard, Tim and Elizabeth Swank, and additional community support.