Celebrate El Día de los Niños -- the Day of the Children -- with free admission! The festivities will honor children and celebrate Latino culture. Every child in attendance between 2-5 pm will take home a free bicycle helmet!
El Día de los Niños originated in Mexico in 1925. It recognizes children, pays tribute to their importance in society and endorses their well-being. It is now observed in many places around the world. Families and children who visit the museum will enjoy special music, art and culture including:
- Zelaya Mariachi Band - Enjoy being serenaded by an authentic mariachi band.
- Make Musical Maracas – Come to the InfoZone to make maracas and receive a free book. (1-3 pm)
- Bilingual Storytelling – Participate in classic stories told in both English and Spanish.
- Paper Flower Fiesta - Celebrate by folding your own traditional paper flower.
- Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos - Enjoy exciting and energetic traditional Mexican dance.
- Mexican Metal Art - Learn about the Mexican folk art of repujado, and create your own unique piece of metal art.
- Consulate of Mexico - local resource information will be provided for Spanish-speaking visitors including free story books and resource books written in Spanish (while supplies last).
- Paula Monsalve Quintet – Enjoy Traditional Latin Folk and Latin Pop music from a singer songwriter who hails from Linares, Chile.