WHAT: FREE ADMISSION to celebrate Latino cultures.
WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St.
WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
DETAILS: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis proudly celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with free admission on Sunday, September 29, 2019. National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the Independence anniversaries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile and Belize.
Families and children will enjoy special music, art and culture including:
- Grupo Bembé- Take a journey across Latin America with a popular Latin band that will get the audience moving with music from several genres including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Rock.
- Zekaya Mariachi Band- Enjoy your visit while being serenaded by an authentic mariachi band.
- Paper Flower Fiesta- Celebrate by folding your own traditional paper flower. Mexican paper flowers are considered pieces of folk art that represent the soul and culture of the artisans who make them.
- Mexican Metal Art- Learn about the folk art of Repujado, and create your own unique piece of metal art.
- Guatemalan Worry Dolls- Create your own worry doll. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the worry dolls, placing them under their pillows. When they awaken, the dolls have given them wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries.
- Panamanian Molas- Design a piece of colorful textile folk art created and worn by the Kuna Indians, the indigenous people on the small coral islands of San Blas Archipelago along the Atlantic coast of Panama and Columbia. Mola means elaborate embroidered panels that Kuna women wear on the front and back of their traditional blouses.
During your visit, learn more about the culture of another area of the world. Treasures of Ancient Greece explores the rich history and tradition that laid the foundation for today’s world as we know it. Take Me There:® Greece introduces families and children to modern life in Greece from food and fishing, to dance and music.
Also, don’t forget to visit the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience to try out a dozen different sports and experiences.
Fiesta Familia: A Celebration of Latino Cultures is presented by Metro by T-Mobile. It issupported by IUPUI.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Board of Directors would like to thank our official partners—Riley Children’s at Indiana University Health, Old National Bank and Ice Miller LLP.
About The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about the tourist attraction and museum, please visit www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy, Facebook.com/childrensmuseum and YouTube.com/IndyTCM.