Live music, Oaxacan wood carving, and festive decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee); sip spicy hot chocolate; make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers and other artwork; and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar. The community altar art will be created by students at the Rafael Hernández Dual Language School in Boston.
Family event. Regular museum admission rates apply. No advance registration is required. Admission includes pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities. Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage
Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston, the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery.