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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Saturday, November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 2: Dia de Los Muertos Celebration 

Hola Amigos! Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition that celebrates loved ones who have passed. At Pretend City, we are celebrating Dia de los Muertos with vibrant, educational activities for little ones. Bring a photo of your loved one to add to our special Altar and partake in the celebration! 

Purpose Behind the Play: Social-emotional development, number concept development, literacy and language development, and communication.  
  • Smart Art (Times Vary): Sugar Skulls > Colorful skulls are a symbol of Dia de Los Muertos. Stop by the Art Studio to create your own sugar skull using rainbow bright colors and different materials 
  • Dance Performance: (11:00 a.m.) Folklorico Echale Porras > Watch the colorful dance styles of this dance group
  • Sensational Storytime (11:30 am): Dia de Los Muertos > It’s time to remember loved ones who have passed on from this life. Join us for this short story that introduces the traditions of this celebration and how we can honor our deceased loved ones. After the story, children will make their very own marigold to take home. 
  • Language Lessons (3:00 pm): Spanish Lesson > Join us in Orange Plaza for a mini Spanish lesson

Play Partner: Consulate of Mexico de Santa AnaPortal Languages 

Grown-up Tip Anyone can celebrate the memory of departed loved ones on this special day. Visit this great LINK for more ideas for how to talk to your young children about death and dying. 

RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with admission
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About the Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Skeletons aren’t anything to fear on this special day! The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The festival is celebrated to remember loved ones who have passed. In celebration of those who have passed away, families decorate the graves of their relatives with flowers and the favorite food of the relatives. Many families build altars, called ofrendas, in their homes to honor their dead relatives.


Saturday, November 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum


Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.