Houston, TX 77005
10:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012
Museums | Sights
Children’s Museum of Houston celebrates Mexican holiday with piñatas, poinsettias and pulsating performance!
What:Las Posadas commemorates Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of "posada" or refuge. During the nine-day holiday, Mexican villagers set out luminaries and form a procession through the streets in their honor ending with a nightly celebration! Celebrate Las Posadas as part of Seasons of Sharing, Houston’s only multicultural holiday exhibit for children spotlighting seven cultural celebrations, now – Jan. 6, 2013. Special Event:Mariachi Hermosura Juvenil – Spotlight Performance: Enjoy the sounds of Mexico with a holiday twist. (Event Time: Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. during Free Family Night in the Brown Auditorium.) Ongoing Activities:Paper Buñuelos: Practice the time honored tradition of making Buñuelos de Viento by decorating snowflake patterns at the Alexander Art AcademyPoinsettias: Swing by Junktion where you can make your own beautiful flower to remember the legend of the Poinsettia. Cone Cup Piñata: Head over to Junktion to decorate your own piñata. La Navidad Collage: Instead of a Christmas tree, people in Mexico decorate nativity scenes. Make your own when you head over to Junktion.Santa-pults: Engineer your own catapult that will sling “Santa” into the “chimney!” Domino Trains: This traditional Mexican game requires you to think strategically to plan your play so that you don't get stuck! Stop by the ExxonMobil Math Cart to test yourself!Toma Todo: Come by the Math Cart to play a traditional Mexican game of chance.
***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.