Live music, dancers, and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee), make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork, and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.
No advance ticket required. Pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities free with regular museum admission. Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.
This event is co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston and the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery.