Cinco de Mayo Children's Celebration

April 30, 2008 8:29:18 AM PDT
May 1 - 7, 2008
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004
Website: cmhouston.org

WHAT: The Children's Museum of Houston will celebrate Mexico's victory at the Battle of Puebla during our Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Learn about this historic event through fun, hands-on activities, like creating pretend fireworks and patriotic mobiles, playing a traditional game of Loter?a, then, shake-shake-shaking it up while making a traditional Mexican maraca!

  • Patriotic Mobile: The Eagle, Serpent, and Cactus in the Mexican flag tell the story of an Aztec legend. Hear about it while creating this colorful decoration.
  • Patriotic Fireworks: Light up the celebration as you create these from scratch.
  • Play Loter?a: Win the loter?a! It's a traditional board game families in Mexico play.
  • Mexican Legends Informance: Create an artistic interpretation of Lucia Zenteno, a beautiful but odd woman who was the fascination of Francisco Olivera, renowned painter and illustrator from Oaxaca, M?xico.
  • Thursday, May 1: 4 p.m.
    Saturday, May 3: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
  • Maraca Making: Shake, shake, shake! Get down designing this traditional Mexican percussion instrument!
  • Thursday, May 1: 6 ? 7:45 p.m.
    Saturday, May 3: 10 a.m. ? 4 p.m.
    Sunday, May 4: 1 ? 4 p.m.
  • Spotlight Performance: Las Am?ricas Ballet Folkl?rico. Director Gustavo Gallardo leads this vibrant dance company, complete with colorful traditional costumes.
  • Thursday, May 1: 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 3: 2 p.m.

    WHEN: Cinco de Mayo WonderWeek
    May 1 - 7

    WHERE: Children's Museum of Houston
    1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004

    Included with general Museum admission: $5 per person and $4 for seniors 65+. Children under two and Museum Members receive free admission. Twilight fees $3 daily after 3 p.m. Free Family Night every Thursday 5 ? 8 p.m.

    For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.


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