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 9am-5pm.
“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 México 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.
“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.”
Día del Niño guests will enjoy 50 percent off admission to the temporary exhibition “Dead Sea Scrolls” along with discounted rates on new 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.
Sunday, April 29 Performances: Mariachi Real del Oro, 10-10:30am, South East Atrium; Los Chinelos, 12:45-1:15 p.m., 2:15-2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-close, Various areas of the Museum; Life/Art Dance Ensemble, 1-4 p.m. at the Diorama Halls; and Grupo Folkorico: Studio Colombia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the South East Atrium.
Ongoing activities include: Petting Zoo, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Boettcher Plaza; Bounce House, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Boettcher Plaza; Nobel Energy, 9-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 3:30 p.m.-close at Leprino, Level 1; AllState Activities, 9-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2-3 p.m., 3:30 p.m.-close at Leprino, Level 1; Reading Rocket, 9 a.m.-close at the Main Entrance; Mr. Bones, 9 a.m.-close, roaming the Museum; and Face Painters, 9 a.m.-close at Leprino, Level 2.
The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205; there is limited free parking 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, 303-370-6000. For more info about the Mexican Cultural Center 303-331-0172.
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