The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Mexican Cultural Center in partnership with Telemundo Denver to host the fifth annual “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children,” an SCFD Community Free Day event, on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“This day is a very important festivity in our community, as we celebrate diversity, imagination, creativity, science and the arts that transcend boundaries and languages.” said Ana Valles, Interim Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center.
New this year, the Museum will lead art activities related to the exhibit “El Alebrije: Una historia en común,” which is on display through August in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City. In addition, the day will include multicultural music and dance performances, face painting, crafts, Colorado sports mascots, Mr. Bones the Paleo Puppeteer, the Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, and free admission to the “Creatures of Light” temporary exhibition.
Día del Niño guests will enjoy 50 percent off admission to the temporary exhibition “Dead Sea Scrolls” along with discounted rates on Museum memberships. The Walt Disney film “Coco” will also be shown at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the IMAX Theater. Special tickets are required for “Dead Sea Scrolls” and the theater shows.
Transportation and Parking
Limited free parking is available at the Museum, so alternative transportation is highly encouraged. Additional free parking will be available at East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade. Free shuttle buses will run throughout the day between the Museum and the high school.
Lyft ridesharing service is offering $5 off the first three rides for new users with the code DMNSNEW.
For more information about the Museum’s Día del Niño celebration, visit dmns.org.
Several cultural venues throughout Denver will be hosting Día del Niño celebrations. For more information, visit http://www.dmns.org/learn/
About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging exhibitions, programs, activities and scientific research to inspire public appreciation and understanding of the wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. Information: dmns.org or 303.370.6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About the Mexican Cultural Center
The Mexican Cultural Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, established in April 1992.The Mexican Cultural Center’s mission is to promote the Mexican Culture in the State of Colorado. The Mexican Cultural Center is dedicated to conveying the richness of Mexican culture through arts and education and working in collaboration with other institutions in the State to enhance the effectiveness of its programs and have a greater impact within the community. The Mexican Cultural Center is located at 5350 Leetsdale Dr., Suite 200 W, Denver, CO, 80246. To learn more, call 303-331-0172. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter by visiting our website.