Have you ever celebrated Dia de los Muertos?

As part of their Family Days program, the Wyoming State Museum will be celebrating the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos on Saturday, November 7.

The Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave., will have activities and craft projects for kids and their families to celebrate the Mexican holiday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, inside the Barret Building. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all the activities are free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the activities and craft projects offered include:

  • Decorating Sugar Skulls
  • Making Tissue Paper Marigolds and Papel Picado
  • Helping to Create a Community Alter
  • Sugar Skull Face Painting
  • Traditional Dance Demonstrations by Las Angelitas Unidas y Los Rayos Del Sol

The Curator of Education at the Wyoming State Museum, Nathan Doerr, says Dia de los Muertos is a way to remember those who have departed with cultural traditions and colorful folk art. He says celebrating those traditions and arts is a way for us to explore the cultures that are part of Wyoming's past and present.

Family Days is a free program at the Wyoming State Museum offered on the first Saturday of each month from September to May.