Today's Lobby Hours: 10:00am - 7:00pm All Hours

Join Us For a Día de Muertos Celebration!

Jump is excited host Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead for the 5th year, on November 2nd from 5:00–7:30PM!

Día de Muertos honors the lives of friends and family who have died, with food, drink, parties, and activities the deceased enjoyed in life. This ancient tradition is based on the unity of life and death, and the belief that the dead would be insulted by sadness. The Día de Muertos holiday is celebrated with a burst of color and life-affirming joy as those who have passed are kept alive in memory and spirit.

To honor a friend or family member who has passed, please email a photo to JUMP Play Studio, before October 30. A rolling photo exhibit will be featured on the outdoor JUMPotron during the Día de Muertos celebration.
For more information on Día de Muertos at JUMP, including participatory activities, entertainment, panel discussions and more, please visit

Costumes and Altars

The centerpiece of Día de Muertos is the Altar which welcomes spirits with offerings that include photographs, food, marigold flowers, and candles. Altars created by students and local organizations will be on display throughout the lobby windows for easy (outdoor) viewing beginning on November 2 and continuing through the month.

To learn the meaning of Día de Muertos, join us for a FREE mini altar workshop on October 16th at 11:00AM in the JUMP Lobby. Iliana Sandoval will share the historical tradition of celebrating our loved ones who have passed by creating altars. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo, or small item that symbolizes the person to be remembered. There are a limited number of mini altars available on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a mini altar please email

Monarch Butterflies and Marigolds are a symbol of Día de Muertos. Visit the JUMP lobby and create your own butterfly or marigold through the end of November. See a video about Monarch butterflies and how they are meaningful to the traditions of Día de Muertos here.

Community Panel:

Day of the Dead, a Traditional Altar | La Tradición de un-Altar en Día de Muertos, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 6 –7PM in the Pioneer Ballroom

Juan Saldana from the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs will be moderating a panel discussion and audience Q&A with various Hispanic and Anglo community members regarding the tradition of the altar during the Día de Muertos holiday. Panelists Dr. Sonia Galaviz, Patty Canto, Steven Hatcher and Ismael Mendoza come together for a lively discussion of culture, symbolism, and history. 
Juan Saldana, Moderator - Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Dr. Sonia Galaviz - Educator at Garfield Elementary School
Ismael Mendoza - Bilingual/Bicultural Coordinator, Idaho Commission for Libraries
Patty Canto - Community Leader
Steven Hatcher - Director, Folk and Traditions Art, Idaho Commissions on the Arts
Each panelist provided a brief video biography. Click here to learn more about the panel.


Entertainers of all ages will perform on an outdoor stage, many dressed in colorful costumes and painted faces. Don’t miss the performance by legendary Soprano/Pianist, Cecilia Violetta Lopez, (sponsored by CAPED), and many more between 5:00-7:30 on Tuesday, November 2. See full list of entertainers below:


*subject to change

Children's Mariachi


Catrin & Catrina Contest

Ballet Folklorico Yareth

Katie Ponozzo

Ballet Folklorico Yareth

Off Center Dance Project "Mariposas Choreography"

Oyamel Folkloric Dancers

Soprano/Pianist Ceclillia Violetta Lopez

brought to you by CapEd

Mariachi Tleyotlzin

Mariachi Tleyotlzin and Oyamel Folkloric Dancers