Seoul Grand Park will have the ‘Art Museum in the Zoo’ from October 9-21 under the theme of ‘Folk Painting Meets the Zoo’ that will include an animal illustration exhibit in folk painting and an animal mask ball performance and other events.
Ninety-six animal-themed folk paintings will unfold at the Entrance Plaza and the Carnivore Enclosure. In front of the Carnivore Enclosure, where a Siberian tiger was born in May 2018; visitors will encounter 22 tiger-themed paintings.
Animal Mask Ball
(Centennial Square → Zoo Entrance Plaza, 2 sessions/day (1st session 14:00, 2nd session 16:00 / Each session: 40 min.))
Put on your animal masks and come enjoy the exciting swing dance performances. Thirty swing dance experts will parade from the Centennial Square to the Zoo Entrance Plaza twice a day to show off their swing dance moves.
A variety of fun experiential programs (Zoo Entrance Plaza)
There will be various experiential programs such as making animal masks, wood-printing, etc. for visitors to fully enjoy ‘Art Museum in the Zoo’. Families are welcome to color and better understand folk paintings, and add more fun being at the zoo. Families can color folk paintings to better understand and enjoy attractions at the zoo.
Making animal masks (500 people daily on a first come, first served basis)
Put on your own animal mask and tour the zoo for a memorable experience. Participants can paint their animal masks with folk painting paint to create stylish masks.
Folk painting woodprint experience (200 people daily on a first come, first served basis)
Participants can paint ink and use hanji (Korean traditional paper) to decorate woodprints engraved with animals and plants in folk paintings.
Zoo in a handkerchief (300 people daily on a first come, first served basis)
Participants can use animal pattern stencils and stamps to decorate their very own handkerchiefs. Take part in the experience to make beautiful handkerchiefs decorated with happy animals.
○ Build birdhouses and make wishes (100 people daily on a first come, first served basis)
A program painting birdhouses will be available to accomplish the goal of helping birds that live in the rich nature of Seoul Grand Park get through the winter. Participants will paint completed birdhouses and hang messages of hope which will then be dried and hung on trees around Seoul Grand Park Lake Promenade. This will be a meaningful experience for participants to take part in an activity supporting animals.