WAKE UP YOUR SPIRIT • CELEBRATE Dia De Los Muertos

Popular Latin American Art With A Touch of Muertos

Open Hours

Monday - Saturday
10:15 AM - 4:30PM

Ticket Pricing

Regular: $5 / Person (Children Under 3: Free)
OR
Regular + Live Performance: $9 / Person (Children Under 3: Free)
(Please call for next Live Performance Schedule)

All tickets must be purchased inside our Fiesta At North Star Store before entering second floor.

What is Dia De Los Muertos?

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a jubilant and festive celebration which unites the family and establishes a sense of common identity. Among other activities, families create and decorate altars or "ofrendas" to commemorate multiple or one deceased family member(s). Creating an altar is a ritual to welcome, connect with, and joyfully remember our deceased loved ones and ancestors. The ofrenda is usually placed weeks in advance in the main room of the house, usually the living room. A table is centrally placed and decorated with personal items, food, and other traditional decorations. Dia de Muertos begins every year on the 1st of November (All Saints Day) which all deceased children and saints are commemorated (or October 31st at midnight). On November 2nd all adults are remembered. The spirits are said to descend to earth to enjoy the gifts their earth-bound family members offered. After Day of the Dead we are left with a strong appreciation for life and a stronger bond to our ancestors. We have molded the museum to commemorate, admire, and highlight the love and talent that Mexican and Latin American artisans put into their hand made creations, their rich culture, and to enhance our visitor's understanding of what Dia de Muertos is.

Our Museum & Exhibit

The Museum is the culmination of our company's and family's work and service for the past 30+ years. We wanted to share a little bit of our experiences and unique art to all of San Antonio and the World.

All of the decorations and hand made art pieces are from our own private collection which we have spent more than 26 years collecting and curating.

Our "Dia De Muertos Exhibit" is a 40 - 60 minute sensory experience with light effects and pre-columbian music.

The permanent exhibit includes an explanation of the tradition's complex history. Access to our History Rooms and our Main Gallery where you can visit 12 unique and detailed ofrendas (altars) dedicated to different people.

Catrina, our virtual guide, will explain Dia de Muertos' complex history and how it is celebrated today through her own personal experience. If you catch the live performance (check for availability for the day), you will get an emotional interpretation of "La Llorona" song and an a brief explanation of how this famous folktale relates to Dia De Muertos. Finally, you will have an option of watching a "Discover Mexico" video that portrays Mexico's beautiful heritage beyond Dia de Muertos.

Contact US

Dia De Los Muertos Museum®• 102 W. Rector St. (Second Floor, East Wing) San Antonio, Texas 78216 • (210) 738-1189

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