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RESERVATIONS

Advance reservations are recommended for the craft activities indicated below. Free passes will also be available at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis.**

**Passes for morning sessions will be distributed starting at 10 AM.

**Passes for afternoon sessions will be distributed starting at 12:45 PM.

To make a reservation for a specific activity, email mexicofest@si.edu or call 202-633-5268.

In your email or phone call, indicate the following:

1. Your Name (First and Last).
2. The name of the activity that you or your child would like to participate in.
3. Your preferred time periods (provide 2-3 possibilities).

Deadline to make reservations: Friday, October 12, noon.

Reservations will be confirmed by email or phone.

You can pick-up your reserved free passes at the festival on October 13 starting at 10 AM. Look for the FREE PASSES station on the 2nd floor of the museum. Please be prompt! If you are late, you may risk loosing your reservation.

ACTIVITY SCHEDULES

Guajes/Vainas de Tabachin

Fantastic Fruit Animals (3 years and up)

30 Minute Sessions

 

SCHEDULE

10-10:30 AM
10:30-11:00 AM
11:00-11:30 AM
11:30-12:00 PM
12:00-12:30 PM
12:30-1:00 PM
1:00-1:30 PM
1:30-2:00 PM
2:00-2:30 PM
2:30-3:00 PM
3:00-3:30 PM
3:30-4:00 PM

 

Totomoxtle

Cornhusk Dolls (6 years and up)

45 Minute Sessions

 

SCHEDULE

10:00-10:45 AM
10:45-11:30 AM
11:30-12:15 PM
12:15-1:00 PM
1:00-1:45 PM
1:45-2:30 PM
2:30-3:15 PM
3:15-4:00 PM

 

Nochestli

Painting with Cochineal (6 years and up)

30 Minute Sessions

 

SCHEDULE

10-10:30 AM
10:30-11:00 AM
11:00-11:30 AM
11:30-12:00 PM
12:00-12:30 PM
12:30-1:00 PM
1:00-1:30 PM
1:30-2:00 PM
2:00-2:30 PM
2:30-3:00 PM
3:00-3:30 PM
3:30-4:00 PM

 

We thank the following sponsors for their generous support:

 

SLC
MAP
MCI
WH
EMB
OLA
This festival is part of the Mexico at the Smithsonian program series developed by the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Mexican Cultural Institute in collaboration with other organizations in Washington, D.C.

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