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The Lunar New Year Celebration is FREE with General Garden Admission!

General Garden Admission is FREE for Members and up to $15 for non-members.

Come celebrate the Year of the Dragon

South Coast Botanic Garden is bringing back its Lunar New Year Celebration for a second year, with some new twists that will make it even bigger! Our winter blooms and green foliage are a picture-perfect backdrop to usher in the Year of the Dragon, complete with red lanterns and festive activities throughout the entire month of February. Every Saturday and Sunday, the Garden will host two 30-minute live performances – at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Both shows will feature the same types of performances including lion dancers, folk dancers and drummers. There will also be all-day activity stations taking place on the Lower Meadow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as classes that can be purchased for an additional fee. More information below!

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Schedule of Events

Activity Stations will be open on the Lower Meadow from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, including:

•  Crafting dragon puppets 
•  Lantern making
•  Chopstick race
•  Mahjong
•  Calligraphy
•  Go! Game
Mikhuna food truck will also be serving food

Live Performances will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Wushu Shaolin Entertainment will present:
    • Lion Dancers
    • Dragon Dancers
    • Martial Arts
    • Folk Dancers 
  • Palos Verdes High School will present:
    • Drum Performance
    • Folk Dancers

Please note, the organizations participating may vary week to week, however, each day will feature the same types of performances and activities.

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Want to take advantage of the FREE daily Garden Admission and discounted exhibit tickets year-round? Become a Member! 

Non-Member Garden Admission Tickets

Adults (Ages 18+) $15/person
Children (Ages 5-12) $5/person
Children (Ages 4 and under) FREE
Students and Seniors (62+) $11/person

Member Tickets


Note: Please remember to sign in to get your Member discount.

Additional Classes

A Clean Sweep: Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 3

Inspired by the Lunar New Year tradition of “Sweeping the Grounds,” we want to take your spring cleaning to the next level! Join us to learn how to make your own cleaning solution, and get tips on how to keep your home mess and pest free all year long.

Price: $20 for Members, $22 for non-members

Shadow Stories: A Shadow Puppetry Workshop

11 a.m. – Noon Saturday, February 10

In this fun workshop designed for families, you will learn to make your own unique dragon shadow puppet! Each family will use their interests, culture and creativity to create a dragon that reflects what matters to them. Come light up your family’s dragon through the art of shadow puppetry!

Price: $23.40 per family for Members, $26 per family for non-members

The Way of Tea: Ceremony Demonstration and Tea Service

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 18
2 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 18 – SOLD OUT

Join us in our beautiful Dorothy and John Bohannon Rose Garden as we partner with the Urasenke Tankokai Los Angeles Association to bring you an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony experience. Guests will observe a traditional tea ceremony, hosted and narrated by experts from the Urasenke Association, and will then enjoy a modified tea service, complete with a cup of tea and some sweet treats.

Price: $30 for Members, $33 for non-members

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