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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Celebrates Día de Muertos

November 1, 10 am5 pm.

Celebrate Día de Muertos at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan! Help build an Altar de Memorias art installation. Join in crafting flower crowns, sculpting Posada-inspired skeletons, and cherishing memories of loved ones. 

Altar de Memorias: Art Installation- Create paper cempasuchiles (marigolds) and learn about this ancestral tradition!

Wednesday & Thursday, November 1 & 2 | 10 :30 am – 4:30 pm

All ages| 1st Floor

José Guadalupe Posada: Sugar Skulls- Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada immortalized the iconic Día de Muertos skeleton character La Catrina in his most famous woodblock print. Join us as we draw inspiration from the late artist and sculpt our own sugar skulls!

Wednesday & Thursday, November 1 & 2 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

All ages| 1st Floor

Flower Crowns- Flowers adorn altars and crown heads during Día de Muertos. Their scent guides spirits home to their loved ones. Create a flower crown inspired by this tradition for your own cabeza!Wednesday & Thursday, November 1 & 2 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages 4 & younger | 3rd Floor

Cara Calaca: Sugar Skull Face Painting- Learn the significance of each color used in the tradition of decorating sugar skulls as you apply these colors to a unique design in your own face painting.

Wednesday & Thursday, November 1 & 2 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

All ages | 3rd Floor

*Programs subject to change

Public Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and The Nissan Foundation.


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