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Celebrate Museums Day in Mexico City

Five options to join the international celebration!
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In order to recognize the role of these cultural institutions within society, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established on May 18, 1977, the International Museum Day.

Mexico City holds one of the largest numbers of museums in the world, only behind London. According to the local Secretary of Tourism, there are 170 museums and 43 galleries in the capital.

So today, when there is a global celebration of the International Museum Day, some institutions will carry out special activities. In addition to this, some will hold Night of Museums, so you can join the festivity without looking at the time.

1. Laboratorio Arte Alameda. The “Asombrosas Criaturas” (Awesome Creatures) from Dutch artist and physicist Theo Jansen will be open until today at 17:00 (Mexico Central Time) free of charge. Tomorrow, Friday 19, this museum will also show videos about the project “Primer Movimiento. Prácticas performativas sobre el cuidado y la percepción” (First Movement. Performative practices on care and perception) at 20:00 hrs (Dr. Mora 7, historic center of Mexico City)

2. Museo Nacional de la Revolución. At 18:00 hrs there will be a guided tour. Then, from 18:50 hrs you can listen to bands like Tlazolteótl Orkestra and Grupo Interdisciplinario CIRCOLO, which prepared a concert. (Plaza de la República s/n, basement of the Monument to the Revolution, Col. Tabacalera, Cuauhtémoc borough)

3. Learn about some oddities of the Universe's origin, life and the human species in the Museo de Historia Natural, in “De fábula” (“wonderful”), a recreational and literary activity. There are three functions this Thursday at 17, 18, and 19:00 hrs. Besides, this museum has a night tour scheduled on May 31. Save your place at [email protected]. (2nd section of Bosque de Chapultepec, Circuito Correr es Salud s/n, Miguel Hidalgo borough)

4. If you are brave enough, we advise you to go to “Brujas de la Inquisición” (“Witches from the Inquisition”) in the Museo de la Tortura. At 18:45 hrs a tram tour awaits you. (Tacuba 15, historic center, 06000 Cuauhtémoc)

5. Juan Escutia threw himself with the national flag? The Pípila existed? These and other controversies of history will be cleared in Galería de Historia, Museo del Caracol. They await you at 19:00 hrs (1st section of Bosque de Chapultepec)



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