Calm Morning: Raya and the Last Dragon—Design a Dragon Workshop 

Calm Morning: Raya and the Last Dragon—Design a Dragon Workshop 

Join us for sensory-friendly gallery exploration and a family workshop inspired by the accommodative screening of Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). 

Calm Morning is a free program with the purchase of general admission. Museum admission for children ages 17 and under is always free. 

We invite visitors to our Calm Morning program on Saturday, September 23, from 9am to 1pm, when families can design a dragon inspired by the film Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). ASL interpretation will be provided. 

9–10am | Early Gallery Access 
Explore the Inventing Worlds and Characters: Animation and Effects galleries in our Stories of Cinema exhibition, on Level 3, where sound and lighting adjustments will be made for a more sensory-friendly viewing experience. 
10–11am | Family Workshop 
Visit the Shirley Temple Education Studio on the museum’s Lower Level for a family workshop inspired by Southeast Asian art and the dragons from Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). The film opens with a sequence influenced by traditional Southeast Asian art and introduces us to the importance of the dragons in Raya’s world. In this workshop, families will design their own dragon with its own unique powers!  

We will be joined by the film's director Carlos López Estrada. Estrada will also be giving the film's introduction at the 11am accommodative screening.

In addition to the Calm Morning program, we encourage visitors to attend our accommodative, open-caption screening of Raya and the Last Dragon at 11am in the Ted Mann Theater. The screening is part of our weekly Family Matinees film series. A separate admission ticket is required. 

Carlos López Estrada is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker from Mexico City. Carlos’s debut film, Blindspotting, premiered opening night at Sundance 2018 and was subsequently released by Lionsgate Entertainment. Carlos was nominated by the DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film. His second film, Summertime, premiered opening night of Sundance 2020 and was released theatrically the following year. Carlos’s third film, Raya and the Last Dragon was released by Disney in March of 2021 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
The Shirley Temple Education Studio will remain open during the screening as a space for relaxation and continued art making until 1pm. 

If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email  

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