Día de los Muertos Celebration

October 16, 2023

Children’s Museum Houston celebrates Day of the Dead with live performances and sugar skull art workshops

Imelda and Hector spotlight Coco-inspired event!

Saturday, Nov. 4

Sponsored by Gilbert Andrew Garcia/Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P.

Funded in part by City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance


Children’s Museum Houston will be magically transformed into a colorful, beautiful, and bountiful Land of the Dead, bursting with incredible offerings 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 p.m. in Kid’s Hall Alcove.


Calavera Face: Artist Christian Navarette has a bone to pick with you! Paint a sugar skull masterpiece.

Event Time: At 11:30 a.m. in Alexander Art Academy.


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

Event Time: At noon and 2 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.


Yalálag –A Mountain Village in Mexico:  Visit our Day of the Dead ofrenda in our authentic village exhibit.  

Event Time:  On-going.



Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023

***Activities, events, and times subject to change.