DENVER – April 16, 2014 – The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver to host a Día del Niño celebration for its SCFD Free Day on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to free general admission for all visitors, the celebration will include music and dance performances by Los Chinelos, Mexico Mixto, Danza Guadalupana Matachina, and El Sistema, a children’s music ensemble; face painting; crafts; a visit from Dinger, the Colorado Rockies mascot; and a Museum-wide scavenger hunt. The Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, The Reading Rocket, will be parked in front of the Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. And as part of the celebration, children – 17 and under – get in free to enjoy the temporary exhibition Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed temporary exhibit with a paying adult through May 5.
“We are so grateful to the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver for their partnership,” said George Sparks, president and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. “Día del Niño is a wonderful opportunity to inspire our youngest guests’ scientific curiosity through a rich experience at the Museum with our own programs and the performing troupes brought in by the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Mexico.”
A press conference to kick off the Día del Niño celebration will be held at the Museum at 11:30 a.m. on April 26, and will include remarks from Carlo J. Bello, Consul General of Mexico in Denver; Romaine Pacheco, State Director of the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions on behalf of Governor John Hickenlooper; Mayor Michael B. Hancock; and Councilman Albus Brooks. Councilwoman Deborah Ortega and Denver Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Susana Cordova will also attend.
Maura O’Neal, [email protected]
About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, check dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
About the Mexican Cultural Center
The Mexican Cultural Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, established in April 1992.The Mexican Cultural Center’s mission is to promote the Mexican Culture in the State of Colorado. The Mexican Cultural Center is dedicated to conveying the richness of Mexican culture through arts and education and working in collaboration with other institutions in the State to enhance the effectiveness of its programs and have a greater impact within the community. The Mexican Cultural Center is located at 5350 Leetsdale Dr., Suite 200, Denver, CO, 80246. To learn more, call 303-331-0172. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter by visiting our website.
About the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver
The Consulate General of Mexico in Denver is located at 5350 Leetsdale Drive. For more information call 303-331-1110 or visit www.sre.gob.mx/denver. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.