Día de los Muertos

Join us for this joyful family celebration that honors the lives of departed ancestors and loved ones!


Día de los Muertos

Saturday, November 5
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for this joyful program where we honor the lives of departed ancestors and loved ones. Translated “The Day of the Dead” is a holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2. It largely originated in Mexico, where it is observed, but it is also celebrated in other areas and especially by people of Mexican heritage. Let’s learn more about this holiday together.


Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:

This program was made possible, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose.

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

This celebration is created in partnership with the Museum’s Latino Cultural Advisors


The museum is committed to promoting the region’s diversity through the Cultural Celebration Series so that families of all backgrounds can explore the many cultures and traditions in Silicon Valley. Cultural celebrations offer opportunities for building global awareness for people to explore and understand their cultural differences and similarities.

The series includes: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival,  Diwali Festival, Dia de los Muertos, Menorahs & Miracles, El Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos, Lunar New Year, Children of the Dragon, Proud of My Family, and Juneteenth.