Día de los Muertos Celebración Familiar / Day of the Dead Family Celebration


Nov 03, 2018, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Day of the Dead Family Event by Tony Rinaldo
Day of the Dead Family Event by Tony Rinaldo

Family Event

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.

See the full schedule.

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 UniversityFree event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.


Exhibit through November 2018: The Magic of Chiapas

Thursday, November 1 Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead  Evening Celebration and Museum Open House

Saturday, November 10 Adult Workshop: Taller de pintura de estilo Zapoteca  Zapotec-Style Painting Workshop

Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery.


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