Children's Museum Houston will be bustling with color and life during this WonderWeek! Celebrate the popular Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, with worldly activities that's sure to entertain. You'll be crafting all sorts of Latin American projects, and the best part is you can take a little bit of this holiday home with you!
At Alexander Art Academy
Learn how to make a DIY shadowbox that can be used as part of an ofrenda(altar) to remember and honor the deceased in celebration of the Day of the Dead.
Monarch Butterfly ID
Color and label the different parts of the butterfly, while learning how they function!
Make your own Marigold garland to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
Monarch Butterfly Puppet
The monarch migration to Mexico coincides with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Celebrate these beautiful butterflies with your own movable puppet!
Sugar Skull Mask
Design your own sugar skull mask in honor of Dia de los Muertos.
at Science Station
Explore propulsion with a chemical reaction and learn how to build a straw rocket!
Wheat Germ DNA Extraction
at Power Science Lab
You’ve heard of DNA, but most of us have never seen DNA – until now! Using scientific methods and tools extract DNA from wheatgerm, and take some home with you!
Nuts and Bolts: Catapults
at Inventor's Workshop
Build all sorts of machines and other creations using different shapes of wood put together with actual nuts and bolts. This time we’ll be focused on medieval constructions, with special instructions on how to build catapults and trebuchets.
at Maker Annex
Design and laser-cut pre-film animation devices that make simple animations when spun. Our version of the phenakistiscope are spun by a DC motor and are under-lit by LEDs