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'Octavia Butler: Seeding Futures'

Writer Octavia Butler is shown in an undated photo.
Mark Hanauer / New Children's Museum
Writer Octavia Butler is shown in an undated photo.
Every week from March 9, 2024 until December 31, 2025.
Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Monday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
The New Children's Museum
All Ages
Members and children under 1: free; Children 1+: $20; Adults 18+: $24; Seniors 65+, military, educators: $20; Museums for All/EBT/SNAP/WIC: $2

"Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures" is a room-sized installation that imaginatively embodies writer Octavia E. Butler’s story through a speculative rendering that explores Butler’s childhood inspirations and influences. While interacting with the exhibit, youth and multi-generational audiences will be able to engage in worldmaking to imagine fantastical ways to adapt to and shape change in the future.Leading up to the exhibit, we’ve collaborated with a network of advisors, community partners and artists to envision and plan this exhibit.

In August 2023, the New Children's Museum hosted the Seed-to-Tree workshop! Community members attended the gathering for a weekend of art making through different mediums, creative writing, and sharing their ideas for the upcoming exhibit. Thank you to the Seed-to-Tree community who joined us for an imaginative and inspiring weekend!  Join us on March 9 at The New Children’s Museum to experience Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures!

Advising curator: Dr. Ayana Jamieson, founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.
Seeding Futures Collective: Mithsuca Berry, Cecilia Caballero, Ph.D, Megan Dickerson, Ellamaria Foley-Ray, Ph.D, Lynell George, Ayana Jamieson, Ph.D, Denali Jöel, Shelley Streeby, Ph.D.

Related events:
2-3 p.m. March 9 at UC San Diego Park & Market: As part of the opening weekend, guests are invited to a free panel on March 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. Moderated by Dr. Ayana Jamieson (she/her) and including Pasadena-born visual artist American Artist (they/them) and journalist Lynell George (she/her), the conversation will explore the life and legacy of Octavia E. Butler and her far-reaching impact on thought leaders and creatives across disciplines. The event, free and open to the public, will be held at UC San Diego Park & Market. Those interested in attending must RSVP in advance.

Related links:
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The New Children's Museum

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San Diego, California 92101

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.