“Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children.” Is Back! FREE! In Person & Virtually, April 1 to April 30th

Dia del Nino 2017 Denver Art Museum Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

FREE ANNUAL DÍA DEL NIÑO CELEBRATION APRIL 25th. FREE admission to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art   

Mexican dance group performs at 2017 Dia de los Ninos at the Denver Art Museum. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

 A VIRTUAL DÍA DEL NIÑO CELEBRATION 

Starting April 1 to April 30 Telemundo Denver will highlight and promote the activities from our cultural partners: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Botanic Gardens, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Public Library, History Colorado and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 

The Mexican Cultural Center in collaboration with Telemundo Denver announces the 1st Annual Virtual Celebration of “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children.”

Starting on April 1st until April 30th, 2021 through Acceso Total on Telemundo Denver, Telemundo Denver Landing Page and the Mexican Cultural Center’s Facebook Event Page.

There will be a wide variety of educational videos and activities from our cultural partners: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Botanic Gardens, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Public Library, History Colorado, and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for children and families to access at no cost.  

2017 Dia de los Ninos at the Denver Art Museum. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

“Telemundo Denver is thrilled to partner with The Mexican Cultural Center to honor the youngest members of our community in their special month.

El Día del Niño month-long celebration will highlight the joy, laughter, imagination, and innocence of the children in our community while simultaneously providing information and safe access to resources that kids can use to develop their academic abilities and express their creativity through arts and crafts.” Said Tatiana Arguello, President and General Manager of Telemundo Denver “Siempre Contigo, Telemundo Denver is grateful to provide Coloradans of all ages, even the little ones, with the information they need and the support they deserve.” 

2017 Dia de los Ninos at the Denver Art Museum. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

 “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children.” Is part of the SCFD Community Free Days and this year, it will be taking place on April 25th at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Denver Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clyfford Still Museum from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., History Colorado 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to Covid-19 regulations, all guests are required to have a timed ticket for free entrance to any of the Museums and these can be reserved online. Denver Zoo will also have a special limited ticket link for people to purchase tickets for their entrance to the Zoo on April 25th

2017 Dia de los Ninos at the Denver Art Museum. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

“We are overjoyed to have the opportunity to once again bring Children’s Day Celebration to our community this year as unfortunately, we had to cancel the celebration due to the pandemic in 2020.” said Ericka Hernandez, Program Director of the Mexican Cultural Center. “The Mexican Cultural Center is honored to be able to count with the colossal support of our cultural partners to bring this celebration virtually this year. We love the idea to be able to innovate and reinvent ourselves to make sure we continue to celebrate our youth and children.”  

Some of the virtual content that the cultural organizations will be sharing with the community throughout the month include: 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts  

  • Bilingual Zoom Family Playwriting with Iliana Lucero on April 10 and April 24 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Bilingual Zoom Family Story Times with Iliana Lucero Barron 
    • April 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena 
    • April 10th at 10:00 a.m. We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio 
    • April 17th at 10:00 a.m. Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera 
    • April 24th at 10:00 a.m. Saturday by Oge Mora 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science 

DMNS will be offering virtual content throughout of April. With content that goes from how to create your own lemon volcano, dissect an apple or create your own bubbles through a Home Science Video Playlist on their YouTube channel. In addition to this, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be hosting a Dance through the Seasons Virtual Program on April 21 (Virtual, live). 

The Denver Botanic Gardens  

The Denver Botanic Gardens School Programs will present a Garden Salad educational video. 

Denver Zoo

  • Virtual bilingual educational videos on April 1 – April 25 
    • Aquatic habitats with Mr. Garcia 
    • Bilingual Animal demo videos 
  • A bilingual (English/Spanish) Facebook Live event on Sat. April 10. Access to the event will be available via Denver Zoo’s Facebook page 
  • Denver Zoo will provide take-home English/Spanish nature play guides for guests visiting the Zofnass-Barclay Family Nature Play Trail during the month of April 
    • A Spanish-speaking staff member will host the Nature Play area on April 25 to engage in play and learning in Spanish with all visitors 
    • In addition, digital content in Spanish will be available via the Denver Zoo website 

Denver Public Library 

The Denver Public Library in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum will offer a Virtual Little University session at 3:30 p.m. on April 1 and April 22. The Denver Public Library will also be having a Shadow Puppets Storytime, a piñata decorating party, and a dance performance on Saturday, April 24 starting at 2:00 p.m. (Piñata Making Kits will be available for pickup at your local branch during the month of April. Limited supplies available.) 

Clyfford Still Museum  

  • Will offer a bilingual pre-recorded, 10-minute activity to explore lines all around us with Steven Aguiló-Arbues, Clyfford Still Museum Educator 
    • Stream the video online on or after April 15 
    • This activity is designed for families with children ages 4-8 
  • A workshop with Javier Flores, Denver-based Artist & Educator, live on Zoom and YouTube from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on April 25 
    • This program is designed for children and teens ages 9 and up 
    • Register on Zoom 
  • Visit Clyfford Still Museum event page and social media channels to find fun line-inspired activities to do from home using materials people already have throughout April 

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will be offering take and make papel picado kits starting April 15 until supplies lasts, available at four different locations: 

  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 
  • Firehouse Art Center 
  • Broomfield Library 
  • Anythink Huron Street 

These kits will include the tissue paper, string, and a template for different cutting shapes. This activity is ideal for elementary kids. 

“Denver Zoo’s mission—Inspiring Communities to Save Wildlife for Future Generations— relies on our ability to connect with, engage, and foster discovery of the natural world with as many people in our community as possible.” Said Bert Vescolani, Denver Zoo President and CEO. “We’re proud to join our friends at the Mexican Cultural Center and many of our SCFD colleagues to make the Zoo even more accessible during this important celebration.” 

The Mexican Cultural Center will also be collaborating with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and EDUCA from Denver Public Schools to create a virtual and interactive contest for children to send pictures of their drawings to EDUCA Facebook Page to have the opportunity to win tickets to attend to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on April 25. 

“The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is pleased to continue our partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center through virtual and in person celebrations in April. In 2021, Día Del Niño will take on a new virtual presence, bringing the celebration to your home. Said Nancy Walsh, Vice President of Experiences and Partnerships.  “You’ll learn the science (and fun) behind bubble-making, dance through the seasons and so much more! We invite you to join us for our limited capacity SCFD Community Free Day on April 25. 

As part of the in-person celebration, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be offering a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt for guests throughout the museum; The Denver Zoo will offer Bilingual Interpretation across campus on April 25 for pop-up animal encounters and other on-site programming in English and Spanish. Clyfford Still Museum will have a scavenger hunt onsite (tickets available one week before, must be reserved in advance, quantities are limited), All these activities will be taking place following all the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.  

“The Denver Art Museum is happy to continue its annual collaboration to celebrate Día del Niño,” said Clara Ricciardi, Sr. Spanish Language and Community Engagement Liaison at the Denver Art Museum. “This partnership began nearly 20 years ago, thanks to the support of the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Mexico, with the purpose of honoring a distinctly Mexican tradition with universal reach. Día del Niño is an opportunity to bring together children, families, art and culture from around the world and we are thrilled to join cultural organizations in the celebration of our most valuable treasures: our children.” 

The Mexican Cultural Center would like to thank all of our cultural partners for making this event possible: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Botanic Gardens, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Public Library, History Colorado and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

For more information about the Virtual Día del Niño celebration, visit Telemundodenver.com/comunidad 

About the Mexican Cultural Center 

2017 Dia de los Ninos at the Denver Art Museum. Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

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, www.mccdenver.org.  

About Telemundo Denver 

Telemundo Denver / KDEN is Telemundo’s local television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout Denver and the state of Colorado. Owned by NBC Universal, the station is committed to delivering viewers local breaking news, in-depth journalism, updated weather forecasts, sports and entertainment headlines across a variety of platforms, including on-air, online at TelemundoDenver.com, via its mobile app and social media channels. The station is deeply rooted in the communities it serves and fosters partnerships with local organizations all throughout Colorado to help meet viewers interests and needs.