The book and toy area has been newly renovated into a Tree of Life theme. We have new toys that encourage imaginative play, as well as a wonderful selection of children's books.
The galleries have special appeal to children of all ages. Several cases in the Girard exhibition Multiple Visions:
A Common Bond have special appeal to children, and
are noted in the Gallery Guide. Families can also pick up
an Ipod touch and take a Multimedia tour of the Girard Wing.. Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico offers mask making as well as a station to listen to animal stories, Try your hand at puppet making and literature on a string in Brasil & Arte Popular. Parents, teachers and artists
are encouraged to use our all age hands-on
art making projects on-line» and programs are
offered seasonally, see Events below.
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Saturday November 1, 2014
Dia de Muertos
The public is cordially invited to join us in making the Community altar "Ofrenda" in the Outdoor classroom, enjoy music by Mariachi Buenaventura and refreshments. The FREE event is for all ages.
Sunday November 2, 2014
Dia de Los Muertos
Day of the Dead
1 to 4pm
Decorate Sugar skulls, make memory boxes/muertos nichos, enjoy live music and Aztec dance performance by Danza MeXiKa and sample pan de muerto. All by Museum admission, New Mexico residents FREE every Sunday.
Sunday December 7
Celebrate winter holidays with hands on art making for ages 3 to 103 refreshments and more! Make festival headresses and beaded animal ornaments. Program support provided by the International Folk Art Foundation. By Museum admission, New Mexico Residents with I.D. FREE on Sundays, youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members always free!
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