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Cinco de Mayo: The Kid Version

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If taking your kids out for virgin margaritas on May 5 isn't quite what you had in mind, consider attending the second annual Cinco de Mayo event at the Mississippi Children's Museum.

Throughout the year, the museum offers a variety of special programming that emphasizes holidays and cultural awareness. Some recent cultural events have included a French festival and a celebration of the similarities between Africa and Mississippi.

The May 5 event will include activities such as making festive papel picado (perforated paper) flags from red, white and green paper; listening to popular Mexican music throughout the museum; and participating in an indoor Spanish-language scavenger hunt. Elementary-age kids are most likely to appreciate the scavenger hunt, whereas the art projects and music offer fun for all ages, including younger kids.

The museum's Cinco de Mayo activities on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., are free with the standard $8 admission charge. For more information, call 601-981-5469, or visit http://www.mississippichildrensmuseum.com.

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