FECI programming and free schedules announced at MIM

The Minister of Science presented the bulletin board for the upcoming Festival of Science (FECI) to be held across Chile from October 20-24 and announced free admission to the Interactive Mirador Museum (MIM) Every afternoon from Tuesday to Friday until the end of the year.

From the mobile truck MIM Móvil traveling across the country bringing science to rural locations in different regions, the Minister of Science, Andres Cove, with the Executive Director of the Mirador Interactive Museum (MIM), Dalia Heymann, announced the activities offered by the Ministry and the Museum. To bring scientific expertise closer to citizens.

Every year, the first Sunday in October, National Science Day is celebrated to promote activities that bring local scientific work and development closer to society at large. To strengthen this link, the Ministry of Science, through its General Science Program, Invitation for a new edition of the Festival of Science (FECI) to be held from 20 to 24 October.

“Bringing science and innovation closer to the citizens of today prepares us as a society for the challenges that Chile will face tomorrow. We want science to be part of our conversations and we want to be proud of the knowledge we generate in our country and that we share with the world.” To foster curiosity and interest in scientific discoveries, this year FECI is taking on some face-to-face activities with interventions in public spaces and conversations in different parts of the country.Minister Kofi said: “Pay attention to health procedures and preserve the option of following some of them remotely.”

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With an invitation to review the site www.festivaldelaciencia.cl, chair of science and society at MinScience, Rodrigo TapiaProvides part of the programming for the new version of the festival that cIt will include digital resources such as an augmented reality app with 12 prehistoric species discovered in Chile and FECI TV that will broadcast a cooking and science program and a late show. In addition, activities will be carried out in all regions of the country along with the regional collaborative projects Explora (PAR) and Science Seremis such as a science play in the Chilean skies, concerts, landscape mapping and a bus tour of Prehistoric Chile and Chile Sustantable.

MIM will be open for free in the afternoon from Tuesday to Friday

As a means of facilitating citizens’ access to the country’s unique scientific experiences, in a fun, surprising and entertaining way, The authorities also announced free access to the Mirador Interactive Museum (MIM) every afternoon from Tuesday to Friday until the end of the year.

“With this announcement we want to make it easier for citizens, especially the most vulnerable, to access science experiences that are interactive, playful and in the amazing style of the museum”, pointed out Dalia Hyman, CEO of MIM.

Thanks to this initiative called “Zero Spring”, thousands of people will be able to visit the museum, Plaza Solar and Tenel Universo, without paying admission fees.

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To take advantage of this feature, it is also necessary to reserve the ticketSubject to availability through Virtual Ticket Office at www.mim.clIn order to control capacity.

As part of the Science Day celebrations, MIM also presents the Solar Observation Course, on Saturday 9, 16, 23 and 30 October.

To this is added an astronomical event on Saturday 16, in the framework of world lunar observing day, In honor of the 2021 National Exact Sciences Award, Mónica Rubio, on October 22nd; Matemagia takes place between 20 and 24 October, and the Theremin party is on Saturday 23 October.

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