Museums and zoo will celebrate their international day this Saturday

Saturday is the international day of the museums, called here Día de los Museos, and local institutions are joining in the fun.

Among these is the Parque Zoológico y Jardín Botánico Nacional Simón Bolívar in north San José. The zoo is offering a free evening walk through the park starting at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to walk the trails of the zoo at that time because the animals are more active then, said an announcement. The event ends at 8:30 p.m.

Although the event is free, the zoo officials are asking for reservations at 2256-0012.

Two musical groups also have been invited to play for the evening, said the zoo announcement.

At the Museos del Banco Central under the Plaza de la Cultura from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday there will be guided tours of the pre-Columbian gold museum for adults and youngsters 15 and older, the museums said.

Reservations can be obtained by calling 2243-4208 or 2243-4224, an announcement said.

There also will be discussions about the pre-Columbian objects in stone and ceramic. In addition there is a workshop in creating modern pieces inspired by the past.

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