Houston, TX 77005
10:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
Museums | Sights
Children’s Museum of Houston commemorates traditional Mexican holiday with ofrenda, activities and ballet folklórico November 1 - 2
SPECIAL EVENTS:Spotlight Performance: Las Américas Ballet Folklórico. This traditional Mexican dance will get you moving your own skeleton and delight you with its colorful traditional costumes. Event Time: Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. during Free Family Night.in the Brown Auditorium ONGOING ACTIVITIES:Traditional Ofrenda: Check out a traditional, decorated altar with pan de muerto, sugar skulls and more!Paper Cut Banners: Bright banners are a popular tradition in Mexico especially on this day. Design some at the Alexander Art Academy.Skeleton Puppet: Make it bad to the bone! Design a quirky puppet at Junktion.Calavera Mask: Masks have been used in Mexican rituals since pre-Hispanic times. Make a skull mask to wear during our event at Junktion.Tissue Flowers: Marigolds are the traditional flowers used to decorate altars and graves. Make flowers to honor your ancestors at Junktion. ***Activities, events and times subject to change.
MUSEUM HOURS: Tue. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun: Noon – 6 p.m.
Second Saturday of every month opens at 9 a.m. for members. General Museum admission: $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65+ and for military personnel. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
Free Family Night every Thursday 5 – 8 p.m.
For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.