Day of the Dead Celebration at Children's Museum Houston

October 26, 2021
Children's Museum Houston celebrates the Day of the Dead


Children’s Museum Houston celebrates Day of the Dead with Mariachi, marigold garlands and sugar skull art workshops!

Join Hector and Mamá Imelda in a Coco-inspired event!

Saturday, Nov.6, beginning at 10 a.m.

Children’s Museum Houston will be magically transformed into a colorful, beautiful and bountiful Land of the Dead, bursting with incredible offerings of Mariachi, “sugar skulls” and marigolds in celebration of El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  El Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life!  It’s a time when families keep the memory of loved ones alive by remembering their essence in a beautifully decorated “ofrenda.” This offering, replete of bread, fruit, and flowers, is believed to be enjoyed by the departed as they pay a holiday visit home!  



Loco for “Coco”: Join Imelda and Hector during a “Coco”-inspired Day of the Dead celebration.

Event Time:  From 10 a.m. to4 pm in Kids’ Hall Alcove.


La Calavera Workshops:  Artist Christian Navarrete has a bone to pick with you!  Learn how to make a sugar skull masterpiece.

Event Time:  From 11 a.m. to4 p.m. in Alexander Art Academy.


Intempo Dance Ensemble: Honor the dearly departed with a choreography inspired by el Día de los Muertos.

Event Time:  At 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.


Mariachi Luna Llena:  Join he Rice University Mariachi band for an unforgettable performance.

Event Time:  Noon in Museum entrance.


Sugar Skull Masks and Marigold Garlands: Revel in the majesty of the flowers and skulls used for the Day of the Dead celebration.

Event Time:  All day in Junktion.

Sponsored by ConocoPhillips