National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 12, 2023

Children’s Museum Houston celebrates contributions of Hispanic community with interactive activities and live performances!

Dr. Dorothy Caram to be honored with “Hispanic Heritage Hero” Award

Saturday, Sept. 23, ceremony begins at noon

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

Funded in part by City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance

Presented by Univision Houston

Join Children’s Museum Houston as it commemorates the contributions of the Hispanic community with interactive activities, presentations, and live performances during its National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.  The event will kick off a series of spotlight performances during Free Family Night Thursdays, and Saturday story times with community leaders who will read books by Latino authors through Oct.15.  



Latin Rhythms:  Learn the origins of the “Tumbadora,” better known as the conga drum.

Event Time:  At 11 a.m. in Kid’s Hall Alcove.


Hispanic Heritage Hero Award: Latino icon Dr. Dorothy Caram will receive the Museum’s highest honor.

Event Time:  Ceremony at noon in Kid’s Hall Alcove.


Danza Azteca Splendor: Experience the world of ancient Mexico through traditional Aztec dancing.

Event Time:  1 p.m. in Kid’s Hall Alcove.


Bilingual Story Time: Join Univision 45 for charming children’s stories written by Latino authors.

Event Times:  11:15 a.m., 1:15and 3:15 p.m. in Parent Resource Library



  • Dr. Dorothy Caram
  • Gilbert Andrew Garcia, mayoral candidate and Museum board member.
  • Cónsul Herbert Espinoza, Consulado General de Costa Rica en Houston.
  • Cónsul Alexander Garcia, Consulado General de El Salvador en Houston.
  • Cónsul María Elenas Orantes, Consulado General de Mexico en Houston.


***Activities, events and timessubject to change.