Try your hand at simple art and craft activities as you tour around DakshinaChitra.
Play traditional games too! Enjoy playing an array of board games, spin tops, break pots and even shake a leg...
Also take a peek at the contextual exhibitions in the houses that  explain some of the rich traditions of South India.

Weekend activities include

  • Traditional leather puppet show
  • Glass blowing demo
  • Traditional soothsayers (fortune – tellers)


June 2017

World Environment day

Theme for World Environment Day -" Connecting People with Nature- In the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator': Film screening on Environment and Nature walk for Children.

June 2017

Workshops for Adults

Ceramic Platter making for adults

Resource Person : Mr.Potrarasan

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A workshop on making Ceramic platter for adults

Pattachitra - Palm Leaf Engraving

Resource Person : Mr. Prakash Kumar Maharana

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Workshop on Pattachitra Palm Leaf Engraving for adults

June 2017

Workshops for Children

Paper Craft

Resource Person : Mr.Vignesh

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Workshop on Paper Craft for Children

June 2017


'Heavenly Bodies '

Exhibition of photographs by Sathyajit

'Science of Insight'

Exhibition of Paintings by Rajesh R.V.

'Hidden Faces of Venice'

Photography Exhibition by Melanie Chagneau

DakshinaChitra’s New Media features curated program


DKC New Media will feature a curated program of film and video based work by leading and emerging artists. The broad focus of the works will center on Heritage, Culture, Politics and Socio-Economic conversations.  The program will introduce the museum visitor to contemporary video, film and new media produced by artists whose work is focused on South India, South Asia and/or the Global South. 

Films will be screened every weekend alongside our ArtDoco program.