Museum of Texas Tech Hosts Day of the Dead Celebration

There will be food, music and other activities for people of all ages.

WHAT: The 6th annual El Día de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) celebration at the Museum of Texas Tech University. El Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that allows people to celebrate their relatives who have died.

The celebration will include live mariachi music, face painting, papel picado, skeleton masks, paper flowers and Mexican poetry, as well as a chance to learn more about the holiday. Mexican pastries, chips and salsa and other refreshments will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 1)      

WHERE: Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court, Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th St. 

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CONTACT: Jill Hoffman, Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Education, Museum of Texas Tech University (806) 742-2442 or

Museum of Texas Tech

The Museum of Texas Tech University was established in 1929.

It consists of the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site.

The museum also offers masters degrees in Museum Science and Heritage Management and a wide variety of educational programs for the general public.

Learn More

The museum is located at Fourth Street and Indiana Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Monday.

To request special assistance, contact the Museum Education office at or call (806) 742-2432.