SATURDAY at 12 noon a procession led by the three kings and a live camel and donkey will kick off the festivities in the museum’s outdoor space, Bill’s Backyard. Visitors can get up close to Freddie, the camel, and Beverly, the mini-donkey, and learn about these incredible animals on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors from all backgrounds are invited to join in the following festivities:
• enjoying lively traditional and contemporary song and dance performances
• making time-honored Mexican arts and crafts such as papel picado, corn husk dolls, and crowns• becoming a quick study in tortilla-making and trying a bite of this culinary staple
• sampling the traditional Three Kings pastry, Rosca de Reyes
Adding to the joyful atmosphere, actors in Three Kings costumes will be mingling with visitors in the museum offering delightful photo opportunities with children and families.
The 21st annual El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos is part of the Cultural Celebration series that includes Dia de los Muertos, Diwali Festival, Menorah and Miracles, Lunar New Year, Children of the Dragon, Proud of My Family, Lantern Festival, and Family Lunadas. As part of the museum’s Inclusion and Cultural Competence strategic commitment, the museum is committed to promoting the region’s diversity so that families of all backgrounds can explore the many cultures and traditions in Silicon Valley.
Cost of admission: adults: $15; children: $15; seniors: $14; infants and members are free. Festivities are included in the price of admission.