Fiestas Patrias at the Children’s Museum of Houston on Saturday, September 10, 2016


Sep. 10, 2016

Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz
Houston, TX 77004

WHAT: Fiestas Patrias at the Children’s Museum of Houston

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016

WHERE: Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz
Houston, Texas 77004


On September 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo climbed atop a church and encouraged people to fight for Mexico’s independence.  This “cry” for liberty marks the anniversary of Mexico’s “Grito de Dolores” and it’s celebrated with music, fireworks and parades.  Join the Children’s Museum of Houston and the as we commemorate Mexico’s fight for freedom.


  • Spotlight Performance – Mariachi:  Enjoy the dynamic sounds of a Mexican celebration! Event Time: 3 p.m. at Yalálag.
  • Grito Reenactment:  Watch as we reenact the “Grito de Dolores”— the cry for Mexico’s independence. Event Time: 3:15 p.m. at Yalálag.
  • Spotlight Performance – Ballet Folklórico Las Américas:  Take delight with this vibrant dance of Mexico! Event Time: 3:30 p.m. at Yalálag.


  • Sand Art Landscapes: Create a colorful textured landscape of adobe houses using glue and colored sand at Alexander Art Academy.
  • Insect Impressions: Come make an impression of an insect to take home with you at EcoStation.
  • Grasshopper Lifecycle: Learn about the lifecycle of a grasshopper, the national arthropod of Mexico, at Ecostation.
  • Papel Picado Flag: Design your own independence flag using the Mexican folk-art form of Papel Picado at Junktion.
  • Beat of the Balloon Drum: Create your very own drum to celebrate the independence of many Latin countries by following the rhythmic beat at Junktion.
  • Fiestas Patrias Flags: Make a Mexican flag in Yalálag:  A Mountain Village in Mexico.
  • Mola Making: Learn about traditional Panamanian folk art by making your very own Mola Design at Junktion.
  • Colored Shadows: See how red, green, and blue cone cells function to cause you to perceive “colored shadows” at Science Station
  • Kooky Kazoo: Use energy to produce sound from your homemade kazoo at Science Station!
  • Popscicle Stick Chain Reaction: Watch in amazement as potential energy stored in our popsicle stick pattern, is converted to kinetic energy at Science Station!

***Activities, events and times are subject to change.

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Tags: Children's Museum of Houston, HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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