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Warsaw’s Real Night at the Museums

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Warsaw’s Night “of” the Museums on May 14th and 15th is a cultural event even more sensational than the Ben Stiller motion picture about fantasy museum subjects coming to life. No, dinosaurs will not rumble in the streets, but special activities will thrill visitors nevertheless.

The organizers promise concerts, special meals, workshops, and a lot more for this, the 12th rendition of the popular events. Art galleries, community centers, libraries, churches, pubs can cafes will all join in presenting the best Warsaw has to offer with events tailored to suit this amazing city’s locals and its guests.

From the event’s humble beginnings early on, the current iteration will welcome some 16,000 plus guests, and more than a quarter of a million visitors to some 250 plus participating establishments around the city: galleries, 52 museums, theaters and government buildings have signed up, and will open through the night to welcome all the guests of the free festival.

This is the largest event of its kind in the country, a celebration of art and culture, the experience of a lifetime. Many tourists plan their trips around this, for the chance to see as much as possible from Warsaw’s best. The program will include many activities for children too, including educational workshops, art workshops, fairy-tales readings, field games, face painting, competitions and much, much more.

There will also be an unusual City Game called “Do not sleep, explore, play,” on Saturday night, so download their free HUNTLY app to join the fun. At the end of the game you have the chance to win attractive gifts for you and for your friends and family.

The complete list of the venues participating at the Night of the Museums this year is available in English here. There is no important cultural institution that will keep its doors closed on this occasion. Each venue has prepared unique entertainment for guests, ranging from temporary exhibitions, to film screenings, and cocktail parties. Public transportation will be free.

Mihaela Lica-Butler is travel writer and travel public relations consultant by profession, lover of cultures and cuisine. She has built a fun career while chiming in on many topics, from relating the trials and tribulations of the people of Kosovo, to experiencing, first hand, the heroics of the Romanian soldiers serving for the UN. But she thrives in conveying her love for travel and places in written word, and she is happy to be a constant contributor for some of the world's best travel sites.

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