Mini Monsters Bash and Dia de Los Muertos

Wow, October just flew by and we hope yours was as fun and busy as ours! On October 30th we had our annual Mini Monsters Bash and it was a graveyard smash! Visitors enjoyed a costume parade, special crafts and activities, and animal presentations. Our art room was transformed into a spooky maze and our friends from PizzaRev showed up with a game to add to the excitement. Museum staff got into the Halloween spirit with our costumes, too. Thanks to all who attended!

The fun didn’t stop there! November 1st was our Target Free Sunday with a Dia de los Muertos theme. Students from Lynwood High School volunteered their time to paint faces and work our crafts booths and sugar skull decorating class. Our staff set up a special altar, or ofrenda, honoring family and loved ones. Day of the Dead altars are built to honor the lives of those who have passed. They are often quite beautiful creations, constructed with love and care. Creating these altars is one of the most important traditions during Day of the Dead in Mexico and in Mexican-American communities around the globe. On top of the altar, offerings are laid out for the dead. These are items that the spirits will enjoy when they come back to earth to visit their living families and friends.

Here are some some pictures from our events, and hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!

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