Buenos Aires' famous Noche de los Museos ("Night of the Museums") returns for its 19th edition this Saturday, September 23, with a series of special exhibitions and events.
A cultural staple for porteños almost two decades, the annual attraction invites locals and visitors alike to visit more than 290 participating locations in the city, all free of charge, from 7pm until 2am the next morning.
Last year, more than 900,000 people attended events and establishments on Night of the Museums, turning the city into one big nighttime cultural celebration.
”More than 290 public and private museums and cultural spaces in the city will open their doors for neighbours and tourists to enjoy a unique experience for free," said Buenos Aires City Culture Minister Enrique Avogadro.
"We invite you to come and get to know the special programming of each space. We hope it will be a moment of cultural encounter, a different type of night to go out, discover and enjoy the cultural heritage of the city," he added.
Saturday's highlights include the Oriental Museum's offering of Asian karaoke alongside K-pop School, K-pop Revolution, and K-style, while the National Museum of Decorative Art will host a youth rap workshop led by producer and hip hop cultural activist AesUno.
The Museum of Costumes will house Teleteca in Action, a design workshop with designers Araceli Pourcel and Emelia Boscacci, as well as textile creative Pablo Insaurraldi.
Night of the Museums transforms the traditional museum experience into an immersive, social event that has something for everyone – be sure to check out the listings via the City government's website.
As if you need another reason to venture out on Saturday night, public transportation will also be free throughout the evening, allowing for easy mobility throughout Buenos Aires. Make sure to download the 'Pase libre' on Boti through WhatsApp 11-5050-0147 to get free access to the capital's many Subte and bus lines.
Though all of the activities offered are free, some have limited availability or require sign-ups in advance.