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Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Part of Events for Adults

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Illustration of lateral view of a T. rex skeleton, flower pattern, and text that reads "Día De Muertos". © AMNH

Immerse yourself in the traditions of Día de Muertos in this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species, performances by Mexican folk musicians and dance troupes, hands-on artisanal and scientific workshops, and a craft marketplace. 

On the evening prior to the festival, the Museum will host a Día de Muertos Party for adults 21 and over.

The Museum’s Día de Muertos Festival is presented in collaboration with the Mexican State of Oaxaca, an invited cultural partner.

Support for Celebrate Culture! is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation; and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.