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Day of the Dead Celebration

Learn more about this joyful holiday, a national symbol of Mexico, on Thursday, Oct. 26. Enjoy craft activities for the young and young at heart. Personalize a sugar skull (for an extra fee), learn about the natural history of Mexico, watch live folk dance and mariachi performances plus purchase traditional pan de muerto, hot chocolate or specialty cocktails. Contribute a message of love to honor and celebrate the lives of the departed at the museum’s altars. See HMSC's website website for full details and schedule. Admission is free and activities are free except where noted. Free event parking is available at 52 Oxford Street Garage. Space is limited; please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 12pm and check in on arrival.

This event is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA). It is presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Museum of Natural History and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.


11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Thu Oct 26, 2023-Fri Oct 27, 2023

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am


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