On Nov. 2, the Dia de los Muertos Festival took place at the International Museum of Science. The day featured events and exhibits, including a Catrina contest and the lecture “Mexico, Bones, and Life” by Servando Hinojosa. Other activities included story times and Calavera rock art. Also available for a small fee was the sugar skull workshop and decorate your own sugar skull with icing.
Vendors and food trucks were also on hand with patrons taking part in games such as loteria, giant chess and bean bag tosses. To celebrate the day, there were several community alters for viewing, and the Mexican and Latin American Folk art exhibit to explore. To end the day, the UTRGV Folklorico performed for a large crowd to classic dances and a tribute to Dia de los Muertos.