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Celebrate Latin American Culture at Fiesta de la Familia 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Celebrate Latin American Culture at Fiesta de la Familia 
Visitors will Receive Free Admission plus COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters & Flu Shots

INDIANAPOLIS (September 21, 2022) – Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in Latin American culture at the third annual Fiesta de la Familia celebration at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is FREE as the museum honors National Hispanic Heritage month. 

Families and children can expect to experience exciting LIVE performances, activities highlighting folk art from different Latin American countries, participate in a workshop by visiting artist Beatrix, connect with community partners and receive a FREE COVID-19 vaccination, booster and/or flu shot. 

Program Schedule:

  • Folk Art Activities – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Mexican Paper Flower Fiesta
      Celebrate by folding your own traditional paper flower.
    • Mexican Metal Art
      Use soft metal to create a beautiful piece of raised Mexican art.
    • Guatemalan Worry Dolls
      Create your own worry doll. According to folklore, it will remove worries when placed under a pillow.
    • Panamanian Molas
      Learn about the Kuna people on the San Blas Islands and their colorful textile folk art. Then design your own.
  • Live Music
    • Zelaya Mariachi Band – 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    • El Marimbaso – 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Wearable Art Workshop with Visiting Artist Beatriz Vasquez – 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
  • Community Partners – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Global Preparatory Academy, Familia Dental, Christchurch Cathedral and more.
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Spanish Student Interest Group – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plans is back! - Adults 18 and older can scan a QR code on CollegeChoice 529 signs placed throughout the building for a chance to win a $250 account deposit into a new or existing CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan account. Paper entries will also be available on-site, and winners will be contacted the following week. 

Free COVID-19, Booster & Flu Shots Available during Fiesta de la Familia Day

Riley Children’s Health medical professionals will be on hand to administer vaccinations to healthy children, 6 months and up, and adults who confirm they do not have any signs of illness or other medical conditions. Adults will be required to sign vaccine consent forms for anyone under 18 years of age. Everyone is encouraged to consult with their personal physician before receiving vaccinations. Shots will be administered from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. while supplies last.

Those who receive COVID-19 vaccinations will be required to wait 15 minutes afterward in the unlikely event there is a reaction. 

Important Information: 

  • Reservations are required for this free event. Please visit https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets to reserve free tickets for all visitors or call 317-334-4000.

Fiesta de la Familia is presented by Corteva Agriscience and supported by GEICO Philanthropic Foundation.

About The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about The Children's Museum, visit www.childrensmuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy, Instagram@childrensmuseum, YouTube.com/IndyTCM, and Facebook.