Vibrant colors, rhythmic music, and the creation of beautiful crafts will have families immersed in fun and the cultures of Latin American countries when The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis hosts Fiesta de la Familia on Sunday, September 27, 2020 from
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE as the museum celebrates National Hispanic Heritage month.
Families and children will enjoy special music, art and culture including:
- Grupo Bembé- Take a journey across Latin America with a popular Puerto Rican band with music from several genres including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Rock. (Live streamed on The Children’s Museums’ Facebook page for those unable to enjoy it in person.) 11:30 a.m.-noon & 1:30 -2 p.m.
- Paper Flower Fiesta- Mexican paper flowers are considered pieces of folk art that represent the soul and culture of the artisans who make them. Watch a demonstration then take home an activity kit to create the flowers.
- Guatemalan Worry Dolls- Create your own worry doll at home after watching a demonstration and learning more about the Central American country. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to worry dolls, placing them under their pillows. When they awaken, the dolls have given them wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries.
- Panamanian Molas- Provided supplies and a demonstration help visitors design their own piece of colorful textile folk art created and worn by the Kuna Indians, the indigenous people on the small coral islands of San Blas Archipelago along the Atlantic coast of Panama and Columbia. Mola means elaborate embroidered panels that Kuna women wear on the front and back of their traditional blouses.
In addition, don’t forget to work off some of that pent up energy by visiting the one-and-a-half acre outdoor Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience®. Try out a dozen different sports and experiences.
Reservations are required for this free event. The museum is required to maintain a limited capacity of guests during COVID-19 and the museum does expect this event to sell out. Please visit https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets to reserve free tickets for all visitors or call 317-334-4000.
In collaboration with an advisory council of scientists, physicians, and public health officials, the museum has implemented new policies and procedures to ensure a safe visit for families. Those measures include cleaning and sanitizing the entire museum from top to bottom, adding more stations with hand sanitizer and wipes, implementing social distancing measures, and requiring visitors to bring their own face masks and wear them if they are two-years-old or older or have a medical exemption.