Experience the day-to-day life of people who live in Villa Hidalgo Yalálag—A Mountain Village in México!  Sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Greater Houston 
in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston

You’re invited to an exotic trip south of the border to learn about the cultural attributes that give the people of Yalálag a unique take on life!  Yalálag is a Zapotec village located in the Sierra Juárez. Mountains of Oaxaca, México.  The exhibit explores the customs, daily life and heritage of modern day people there. The realistic environments provide authentic opportunities for you to “step into” life in Yalálag and discover a culture that is unique but shares the same social values we do.  So, pack your bags and go on a journey “south of the border.”


  • Role-play as shopkeepers, consumers, craftsmen, artists, and children in authentically-recreated buildings iconic of the village of Yalálag.
  • Participate in hands-on celebrations that relate to traditions and holidays in Oaxaca.
  • Experience the importance of craftwork and art in Oaxaca by creating arts and crafts of your own.
  • Watch HD videos of important people, places, and things in Oaxaca telling the stories of their life.