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A Day to Celebrate Children in Denver

The special day in which we honor children is almost here! Worldwide, each country celebrates children on a designated day of their choice. Historically, the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1925 proclaimed the celebration in an effort to promote the welfare of children globally. Children are the future of our societies, and as such, adults have the responsibility to create a positive and healthy environment for them to thrive. In order to do so, they need to provide them with the respect, protection, and care as well as the means for material and spiritual development.

April 1: Virtual program for little ones

Let’s celebrate Día del Niño in April with performance art! On April 1 (3:30–4 pm) the Denver Art Museum will collaborate with the Denver Public Library’s program Little University. An educator from the museum will lead a free virtual activity for kids up to age 5 and their grownups. We will focus on artist Senga Nengudi and her current exhibition at the DAM called Topologies. Sign up on the Denver Public Library’s website.

April 25: Free Day at the museum

Día del Niño at the Denver Art Museum, which has been celebrated since 2002, provides an opportunity to have fun learning about the different cultures around the world and throughout different periods in time. Before COVID, the celebration at the DAM included live music and dance performances. The majority of performers throughout the years have been children and the annual event highlights the many talents of generations of young people in Colorado. While this year, on Sunday, April 25, there will not be live performances, the DAM will offer free general admission to people of all ages. Timed-entry tickets are required, and will be available April 11.

Visit us online

In order to keep families and local communities safe, Denver Art Museum and other cultural organizations celebrating Día del Niño are operating with limited capacity. Remember, we all are always open online. Enjoy a virtual visit to our sites and our exhibitions, tours, and programs that are always ready for the entire family to explore.

Get creative with your family and enjoy free artmaking activities.

We look forward to the next time we celebrate together again, in the meantime, visit us online and enjoy all the fun activities we have prepared for the entire family. Stay tuned for information regarding the variety of programs Denver’s cultural organizations have planned to celebrate children throughout the month of April.

Learn about diverse art & traditions

This Día del Niño celebration will be different from past years, as there will not be any live performances. I encourage you to virtually visit the following past participants of the festival and learn about the beauty of their art and traditions.

Make the month of April a time to celebrate your children at the DAM!

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico

ARCINDA (Arts & Culture from Indonesia)

Colorado Mestizo Dancers

Denver Children’s Choir

Comparsa Morelos En Denver (Chinelos)

Danza Matachina Guadalupana de José Flores

Celtic Steps Irish Dance

Montbello Drumline

Ballet Sol de Mi Tierra

Mariachi Corazon de Oro and Colorado Youth Mariachi Program

Norberto Mojardín

Adolfo Romero

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