Taste of Cuba: Fiesta

Fiestas are more than a celebration

Johnny Conga

What better way to celebrate the opening of ¡Cuba! the exhibition, than with a traditional Cuban fiesta? Featured Cuban food, cocktails, music and dancing represent the fiesta's vital role in Cuban culture throughout time. Plus, check out performances by Johnny Conga, Rumbao and the Messina Dance Company. You'll also get a first-look at the exhibition and experience an evening you won't want to miss out on.

A salsa lesson, breathtaking musical performances and a range of Cuban foods and desserts are included with the purchase of a ticket. The evening's menu includes elena ruz, panque de jamaica, empanaditas de chorizo, pastelitos de guayaba, classic Cuban sandwiches and a plethora of Cuban desserts.

No fiesta would be complete without libations! The cash bar will feature cuba libras, mojitos and Cuban beer.

Taste of Cuba: Fiesta is one event in a four-part series. Purchase tickets to 2 or more of the Taste of Cuba series and enjoy $5 off each ticket with promo code TASTE2ORMORE. Check out the other Taste of Cuba events here.

Schedule of events:
6:15 p.m. | Doors open
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Johnny Conga and Rumbao
7:00 – 7:15 p.m. | Rumbao at The Stage
7:15 – 7:30 p.m. | Messina Dance Company in the exhibit
7:30 – 7:45 p.m. | Rumbao at The Stage
7:45 – 8:00 p.m. | Messina Dance Company in the exhibit
8:00 – 8:15 p.m. | Johnny Conga in the exhibit
8:15 – 8:30 | Messina Dance Company
8:30 – 8:45 | Johnny Conga in the exhibit
8:45 – 9:00 | Messina Dance Company in the exhibit
9:30 p.m. | Event ends

About ¡Cuba! the exhibition

Produced in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History and the Cuban National Museum of Natural History, the exhibition invites guests to take a trip to a colorful island full of vibrant culture and rich biodiversity. A fully bilingual experience in English and Spanish welcomes you to discover Cuban culture through music, games and a variety of interactive experiences that will paint a picture of Cuba like you’ve never seen before.


¡Cuba! the exhibition is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org) in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.


Must be 21 or older. All sales final. Activities subject to change. Photo ID required for Museum entry. All IDs will be checked at the door. Check-in will be at 6th St. Admissions. Cash/credit bars featuring beer, wine and liquor. Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is not included

Parking can be found in the Discovery Place Science parking garage off 6th street. Guests will exit the deck to the left, cross Church Street and enter the Museum at the 6th street entrance.

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  • Adults 21+
  • November 09
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • $45