Open today 10 am – 5 pm

¡Viva Mexico!

Penn Museum

Saturday, Sep. 2, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET

Included with Museum Admission

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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day and Guelaguetza, a celebration of Oaxaca’s Indigenous culture, with activities for all ages. Learn about Mexican Independence Day and other holidays and traditions, make a traditional pinwheel, and go on a gallery treasure hunt. Explore the Penn Museum’s incredible collection in the Mexico and Central America Gallery, where you can join in on pop-up presentations offered in Spanish and in English. The day culminates with vibrant folkloric dance performances, in Harrison Auditorium.

1:00-4:00 pm Hands-on artmaking (pinwheels), Spanish-speaking station guides Mexico & Central America Gallery
2:30-3:00 pm Mexican Independence Day presentation Widener Auditorium
3:30-5:30 pm Guelaguetza folkloric dance performances Harrison Auditorium
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¡Viva Mexico! Is co-created in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center.

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