Día del Niño Celebration 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:00am2:00pm
Throughout the museum complex and neighboring institutions
Free admission.

Enjoy free admission and family-friendly programming that celebrates children from around the world at the Denver Art Museum, Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Byers-Evans House Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, and the McNichols Civic Center Building. Take part in a variety of activities for toda la familia and hands-on crafts, live performances, and more.

Free admission; no reservations required.

The DAM celebration will be from 11 am–2 pm; other venues will be hosting activities from noon–4 pm.

For information, e-mail Clara Ricciardi at cricciardi@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0072.

Sponsored by DAM’s Latino Outreach Committee, the Mexican Consulate General of Mexico, and the Mexican Cultural Center.



Ponti Hall - North Building (indoor)

12:05     Comparsa Morelos (Chinelos)

12:15     Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico

12:30     EL Sistema Colorado

12:40     The Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir Summit Singers

12:50     Colorado Ballet Academy

1:00       TREE OF HOPE

2:00       Danza Matachina Guadalupana


On Acoma Plaza - between the Denver Public Library and the DAM

11:00     Grupo Tláloc Danza Azteca

11:15     Danza Matachina

11:30     Comparsa Morelos

11:45     Opening Ceremony

12:00     Fiesta Colorado

12:30     HOPE's Got Talent Winners

1:00       Academia Netzahualcoyotl

1:30       Lisa Trujillo Dance Academy

2:00       Grupo Folklórico México Mixto

2:20       Ritmos de mi Perú

2:45       Ballet Folklórico México Alegre

3:00       Reina de la Paz Ballet Folklórico

3:15       Colorado Mestizo Dancers


Family programs throughout the day

10:30-3:00           Just For Fun Family Center, Level 2, North Building

  • Dress Up: Become an Inca king or queen
  • Wear: Decorate your own Maori mask and transform into a clever magician


10:30 am-4:00    Kids Corner, Level 1, North Building

Make and wear your own "Lace Ruff."


10:30-4:00           Lower Level, Classroom, North Building

Create your own Mesoamerican-style book out of recycled materials.


10:30-4:00           Create’n’Takes

  • Purses and Pouches: Discover how people carried small treasures long ago and sew your own pouch. - Level 6, North Building
  • Boxed In: Make your personally designed box to hold keepsakes, mysteries, and special things. - Level 4, Hamilton Building


10:30-4:00            Check it out: Choose a Family Backpack or Art Tube at the Family Activity Cart - Level 1, Hamilton Building