Family Event: Day of the Dead


Nov 01, 2015, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Day of the Dead Family Event. Photo by Roger Metcalf.

Mexican folk dance and live mariachi music encourage families to participate in this joyful event welcoming back the spirits of loved ones. Try a traditional snack in festive museum galleries. View contemporary carved and painted folk art from Oaxaca by Ventura and Norberto Fabian. Decorate a sugar skull, make papel picado (cut paper banners) or another work of art and design a message to place upon the Dia de los Muertos altar. Altars and papel picado paper banners will be on view by the end of the day Wednesday, October 28 and remain on view through November.

See the schedule of events.

No advance tickets required. 

Snack and activities free with museum admission. Skull decorating fee: $5 per skull.

Complimentary event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Good to know: Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday November 1 at 2:00 AM. Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night!