Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, November 3
Join Brooklyn Children’s Museum and friends on Saturday, November 3 for Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday that brings family and friends together to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed away. Now celebrated all over the world, families mark the festival by making and decorating colorful altars to honor family and friends.
This year, we invite families to decorate our own museum altar and celebrate through stories, art and dance! Join us in exploring Mexican art in our ColorLab art studio; learn to make dough and practice molding it into pan de muerto; go on a Spanish language adventure with our partner Espáñate; and much more!!
Feliz Día de los Muertos: Altar Decoration featuring Canticos
11:00am-5:00pm | All Ages | Lobby
Join us as we learn about the Día de los Muertos altar by exploring objects from our collection. Create paper flowers and design your own pictures to decorate our BCM altar and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away. Drop by and make a decoration for our altar all day long!
ColorLab: Celebrating Día de los Muertos
11:00am-5:00pm | All Ages | ColorLab
Explore Mexican art and artists as we create Día de los Muertos masterpieces through hands-on collage and sculpture projects!
Dance, Dance, Dance for Día de los Muertos!
11:30am-12:00pm & 12:15pm-12:45pm | All Ages | Commons Theater
Come along for a dance workshop extravaganza with Dancewave! Experience Día de los Muertos through music and movement as we learn new steps and dance all afternoon!
Spanish Language Adventure Featuring Espáñate
12:45pm-1:15pm & 2:15pm-2:45pm | All Ages | Commons Theater
Join Espáñate and journey to Mexico on a Spanish language adventure! Learn to speak Spanish as we celebrate Día de los Muertos.
Pan de Muertos Baker’s Kitchen
3:00pm-5:00pm | All Ages | Classroom
Did you know that Pan de Muertos is a special bread baked and eaten to celebrate Día de los Muertos? Join us as we make dough and mold it into different shapes. Delicious!
Dia de los Muertos Story Time Featuring Canticos
3:30pm-4:00pm | All Ages | Commons Theater
Join Canticos for an interactive reading of Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight and learn how skeletons prepare themselves for Día de los Muertos. Read, sing, and clap along to this musical tale of magic and fun!