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Day of the Dead Party 2016

California Museum

Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Day of the Dead Party 2016

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pre-Sale Ticket   more info Sold Out Ended $5.00 $1.12
Advance Ticket   more info 870 Tickets Oct 12, 2016 $10.00 $1.24

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Event Details

Join us for the grand opening of the all-new exhibit “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos 2016” on Friday, Oct. 14 from 6:00-10:00 pm! Highlights include:

Pre-sale tickets $5.00 per person limited to a maximum of 500 and sold out as of Sept. 14, 2016. Advance tickets $10.00 per person on sale through 5:00 pm on Oct. 12, 2016, or until remaining 1,000 tickets are sold out. If available, on day of event door tickets $20.00 each. Event limited to a maximum capacity limited to 1,500 attendees. 

To purchase tickets, advance food and drink tickets and the Sugar Skull workshop, please use the webform below. Advance food and drink tickets and Sugar Skull workshop will be listed on the next screen in the "Additional Items" section under registration name and email address fields. 

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please see list below.

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Below are answers to frequently asked questions for your convenience. Please review before contacting us with your questions. Thank you!



  • On sale at 10:00 am on Sept. 1, 2016 .
  • Limited to 1,000 for sale in Museum Store or online at or
  • Purchases limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per email address.
  • Tickets are paperless and sent to purchaser’s email address.
  • Attendees may provide either printed paper ticket or digital ticket displayed on a mobile device (cell phone or tablet) at time of entry.


  • On sale at 6:00 pm on Oct. 14, 2016 if available.
  • Cash or major credit cards accepted.
  • Event limited to a maximum of 1,500 attendees.


  • If $10.00 advance tickets sell out, a waitlist will be enabled to notify you in case of a cancellation.
  • If a ticket becomes available, you will be sent an automatic email notification and have 8 hours to purchase your ticket.
  • After 8 hours, the tickets will be offered to next waitlist person and your link to buy a ticket disabled. 


  • Doors open at 6:00 pm. Attendees arriving early will be asked to wait outside.
  • Please bring either a) printed copy of your ticket OR b) digital ticket to display on a mobile device (cell phone or tablet) to expedite event entry.
  • Attendees without printed or digital ticket may experience delay in entry and be asked to wait in separate line as purchase is verified.
  • Please keep your digital or printed ticket with you throughout event if you need to leave for any reason.
  • Large bags subject to security check and must be stored in basement lockers.
  • Guests purchasing alcoholic beverages must be 21 years of age or older and show proof of age with valid ID.
  • No outside food or drinks may be brought into the facility during the event. 


  • All ages welcome but all guests must have a ticket for this after-hours, special fundraising event.
  • Children ages 5 or under receive free admission during regular business hours only. For more information, visit
  • Strollers permitted but subject to security check.
  • Free hands-on activities for kids 3+ will be available and posted when confirmed.



  • Maximum event capacity limited to 1,500 attendees due to fire marshal regulations. 


  • Held in 2 sessions (7:00-8:00 pm or 8:00-9:00 pm) in courtyard
  • Workshop tickets provided to registrants upon event check in on Oct. 14
  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up
  • Requires $20.00 per person materials fee paid with event ticket sale and limited to a maximum of 40 participants per session.
  • Additional workshops held on Oct. 29 & 30, visit for listings.


  • Choose from:
    • Entrée Ticket: Plate of 3 tacos, rice & beans by Mayahuel $10.00 each 
    • Cocktail Ticket: Custom alcoholic beverages 21+ w/ID by Mayahuel $8.00 each
    • Non-Alcoholic Beverage Ticket: Agua frescas by Mayahuel $3.00 each
    • Advance purchases strongly recommended to avoid long lines at event.
  • May be added to ticket purchases prior to checking out and are accessible under “Additional Items” section following name and email address fields on registration page.
  • Once event tickets are purchased, additional food & drink tickets may be bought at through 5:00 pm on Oct. 12, 2016.
  • Pre-order food, drink & workshop tickets will be provided to buyers upon check in on Oct. 14.
  • Food/drink ticket purchases at event will be cash or major credit card only.
  • Sodas, bottled water and snack items (including chips, candy and jerky) available for purchase in Museum Store by cash or credit card.
  • Sorry, no food/beverage ticket refunds provided after 5:00 pm on Oct. 13, 2016. 


  • Refund requests must be made by 5:00 pm on Oct. 13, 2016 via email to only.


  • The surface street lot directly across the street from the Museum on the corner of 10th & O Streets will be available for car parking starting at 5:45 pm and is free to event attendees but limited to 150 spaces.
  • Metered street parking is available on the streets surrounding the Museum and is free beginning at 6:00 pm.
  • Paid parking garages near the Museum close at 7:00 pm and are not advised for this event ending at 10:00 pm.
  • Bike parking is limited to the racks provided on the premises and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For more information, visit


  • The Museum is located at the Archives Plaza stop of Regional Transit’s Light Rail and a convenient transportation option for the event. For more information on routes, schedules and fares, visit:


  • ATM will be available in lobby for attendees on night of event.
  • An additional Golden 1 Credit Union ATM also located on O Street between 11 & 12th.

Thank you once again for your interest in the event, and we hope to see you on Oct. 14!


Have questions about Day of the Dead Party 2016? Contact California Museum

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California Museum
Archives Plaza
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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