Spring opens the programming season. Historically, Día del Niño is the day when children are honored in Mexico. Children’s Day in Mexico started in 1925 looking after the wellness of the vulnerable children who were affected by war.
Mexican Cultural Center continues that celebration in honor of children. MCC has worked with schools within Denver Public School system. We extend an open invitation to all schools, parents and families to participate and experience the culture first hand. Our philosophy to incorporate the arts and science provides a platform for extended learning. Children as well as their families are introduced to the many ways art can be incorporated into the sciences that are fun, exhilarating and educational.
The event offers children’s workshops throughout the day, as well as dance performances, storytelling and arts and crafts with academic content that can be transferred to the classroom and life. Our long-standing collaborators and partners on this day include:
- Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Public Library, Denver Art Museum
- Colorado History Museum
- Byers-Evens House Museum.
In 2016, we had attendance of over 19,000 participants