By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Día del Niño is an annual celebration of children. This year the Mexican Cultural Center is partnering with many museums and arts organizations for online educational programming.

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This Sunday, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is one of several museums to be offering free admission and special programming for children. The free admission includes the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

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“This day recognizes the children. It pays respect to their importance in our society as well as endorses their well-being as children,” said Ericka Hernandez with the Mexican Cultural Center.

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This Sunday, families can get in free to museums and cultural centers with a timed ticket.

LINKS: Denver Museum of Nature and Science | Denver Art Museum | Clyfford Still Museum | History Colorado | Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

There are also virtual events that will be available to families until April 30th.

–The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be hosting a Dance through the Seasons Virtual Program on April 21st.

At 4 p.m. in English, or at 4:30 p.m. in Spanish and learn through dance.
Dance Through the Seasons- Dia Del Nino : Denver Museum of Nature & Science (dmns.org)

–Bilingual Zoom Family Playwriting with Iliana Lucero on April 24 at 1:00 p.m.  Buy Tickets (denvercenter.org)

–The Denver Center for the Performing Arts will host a Bilingual Zoom Family Story Time with Iliana Lucero Barron
on April 24th at 10:00 a.m. (Saturday by Oge Mora)   Buy Tickets (denvercenter.org)

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–The Denver Public Library will host a Virtual Dia del Niño Fiesta at 2:00 p.m. on April 24th   Dia del Nino Fiesta / Fiesta del Día del Niño | Denver Public Library (denverlibrary.org)

–April 25th:

As part of the in-person celebration, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be offering a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt for guests throughout the museum

The Denver Zoo will offer Bilingual Interpretation across campus on April 25 for pop-up animal encounters and other on-site programming in English and Spanish.

Clyfford Still Museum will have a scavenger hunt onsite (tickets available one week before, must be reserved in advance, quantities are limited), All these activities will be taking place following all the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.

–Colorado Symphony- Petite Musique 4/26-4/30

Petite Musique is an interactive concert program designed to introduce very young children to the instruments of the orchestra through a musical telling of a children’s story. This year’s virtual bilingual program, The Three Pigs, will feature a 16-piece orchestra, delightful illustrations, and a bilingual narrator who will incorporate storytelling, singing, and dance in both English and Spanish. Additionally, access to the Petite Musique virtual concert will also include:

–A digital storybook of The Three Pigs along with fun activity pages for young children;

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–And an added bonus concert performance featuring The Story of Paul Bunyan, the famous giant lumberjack and his bull who take on North America’s lumber country in this larger than life tall tale.  To learn more go to: www.coloradosymphony.org/education

Jennifer McRae