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National Museum Celebrates First Day of Summer

In celebration of the first day of summer, the National Museum of Iceland will dedicate today’s program to children and puppets. The highlight of the program are performances by the Walking Puppet Theater, scheduled for 2 pm and 4 pm.

The creators of the puppet theater are Konstantin Shcherbak and María Björk Steinarsdóttir. The theater is based on the traditional Russian Petrushka puppet theater, which is part of carnival celebrations in Russia.

The star of the show is namely a carnival puppet named Petrushka and Shcherbak and Steinarsdóttir also recreate the atmosphere of a traditional Russian puppet theater by playing public folk songs during the performances.

Other events that will take place in the National Museum today include the opening of an exhibition of old dolls from the museum’s collection, and children can sing and play in groups and create art work in a special workshop.

Parents and children can also participate together in the museum’s games and puzzles, including the popular “Where are the animals?,” “Where are the women?,” “Where are the bones and teeth?” and “Where are the magical creatures?”

Special presents for the First Day of Summer can be bought in the museum’s souvenir store.

The museum is open between 11 am and 5 pm and the program begins at 2 pm. Admission is free.

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