El Dia de los Ninos

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3000 N. Meridian St., P.O. Box 3000, Indianapolis, IN 46206
Venue Phone: 317-334-4000
Event Phone: 317-334-3322
Tickets Phone: 317-334-4000



April 30

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.

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