Long Night of Museums 12-8-2012

La cuarta edición en República Dominicana de La Noche Larga de los Museos./

The fourth edition of The Long Night of the Museums in Dominican Republic.

This fun family event will be held on Saturday the 8th December,2012. 20 of the country museums and spaces will be open from 9AM until 12 midnight to celebrate in style The Long Night of Museums.

The museums, cultural centers and spaces participating in this event along with the Dirección General de Museo a la cabeza/ Directorate General of Museum in the lead have worked to create a program that captures the interest of the visitors. The program will also include live performances and tasting of the traditional Dominican foods.

The objective of this event is for the public to get to know their museums, open spaces and culture in a fun way and to learn the importance and function of the historical centers.

Casa de Reales and the Sun Dial in Colonial Zone

Some of the participating museums and cultural centers, this year, are in the Ciudad Colonial, Museo de la Familia Dominicana del Siglo XIX/ Museum of the Dominican Family nineteenth century, Fortaleza de Santo Domingo (Fortaleza Ozama)/ Santo Domingo Fortress (Fortaleza Ozama), Museo Infantil Trampolín (Children’s Museum), Museo de Las Casas Reales, Museo Alcázar de Don Diego Colón, Palacio Consistorial, Museo Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones/ Dominican Telecommunications Museum, Centro de la Imagen y el Centro de Inventario/ Center for Imaging and Inventory Center, Museo Bellapart,.

The Plaza de la Cultura/ Plaza de la Cultura will open all its museums to the public for free including the Museo de Arte Moderno/ Museum of Modern Art, Museo del Hombre Dominicano y Museo de Historia Natural/ Museum of the Dominican Man and the Natural History Museum. In Santo Domingo East is the Faro a Colón/ Columbus Lighthouse will be open. In Santiago the Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jiménes/ Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes. In Puerto Plata la Fortaleza Colonial San Felipe/ San Felipe Fortress Colonial. In Altos de Chavon, La Romana the Museo Arqueológico/ Archaeological Museum will be free to the public.

Get out there and learn about Dominican Republics’ culture and history for free!