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The activity is free and will take place on the third Sunday of every month.

A few months ago, the Palacio Cantón Regional Museum of Anthropology made its gardens available to those who want to spend a different Sunday.

On the lawn, visitors spread colorful tablecloths and enjoyed their food before or after visiting its facilities.

“The picnic activity began in November last year in the gardens of the Canton Palace Museum”, explained Gabriela Vega, head of the Educational Communication Department.

In the first stage of the project, this initiative was open to the public on Sundays in November and the first two Sundays of December. It was from this year onwards that the Museum’s board of directors reached the agreement that the meetings would be held once a month, specifically on the third Sunday of each month.

“It is aimed at all people. They have to register to attend the picnic and we accept groups of a maximum of eight people,” said the cultural center employee.

Every Sunday, between 10 and 13 groups of families, friends, and couples attend the picnic. In addition, she added, this project has the objective of promoting the exhibitions that populate the halls of the Museum, since Sunday is free to access for the national public: “Visitors only need to show their identification” said Gabriela Vega.

“The response has been very good. We started in November and according to us it was only going to be done that month, but because people kept asking for other dates is that we decided to establish it in a -so far- permanent way”.

Throughout these Picnic Sundays, the gardens of the Canton Palace Museum have received 70 to 80 people, informed Gabriela Vega.

The April picnic, was held on the second Sunday of the month because of the Holy Week vacations, but normally it will be the third Sunday of each month, Gabriela Vega reiterated.

“Many people are grateful that the Museum is open to this type of activities, they like it very much because it is a space to enjoy with their families and friends. Some people even celebrate birthdays here,” she noted.

Another of the activities offered on Sundays in April at the Canton Palace Museum is the Báaxal Tuukul workshop, during which visitors make a mask with the help of a mold, similar to those made by the Maya.

To attend the picnic at the Museo Regional de Antropología Palacio Cantón it is necessary to visit their social networks, where days before the event a link to register will be published. The schedule for the event is from 8 to 11 am.

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