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ZLC OH: Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

During ZLC OH on Saturday afternoons, visitors can create crafts inspired by special exhibits, cultural holidays, current events, and Spurlock’s feature gallery collections. Ideal for elementary age students through adults, ZLC OH aims to help visitors explore world cultures by making crafts and spending hands-on time with objects from the Museum’s Teaching Collection.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is Tuesday, November 1. ZLC visitors can learn about an important part of this holiday, the ofrenda (an “offering”, placed on an altar), and also make tissue paper cempazuchitl (marigolds), pipe icing onto calaveras (sugar skulls), decorate a paper mache skull, and more. Visitors are also invited to add items or remembrances to the ZLC altar, in honor of someone who has passed. The altar will be up until the end of 11/2/16. $3 per crafter; museum admission is free, and parking is free in non-metered, non-reserved parking spaces in lot D22 (behind the museum).

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