The Childrens Museum In Costa Rica - San Jose

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Museum is open from 08:30 am to 4:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    The Children´s Museum
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


The Childrens Museumoffers 40 entertaining rooms to learn by playing and exploring. Thousands of kids visit this place to learn through games, experiments and special events. The place opened in 1994 as the first interactive museum in Central America.

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    • Spectacular views of the The Childrens Museum
    • Enjoyall the activities mix entertainment with moral and ethical values like friendship, effort, happiness, perseverance, patience and wholeness.
    • Open from 08:30am to 4:30pm
    • Transportation is not inclued.

The Childrens Museum is located in a building that was a prison called Central Penitentiary. For 80 years the place housed stories of horror, crime and violence. It was closed in 1979. The place was abandoned for more than 12 years. That was the way a dark chapter of Human Rights violations ended.

The Childrens Museum was opened on April 27, 1994. This was an idea of the first Lady of the Republic of Costa Rica, Mrs. Gloria Bejarano de Caldern. She had the vision of developing a center of science, knowledge, entertainment and culture. Nowadays, it is an excellent place to play, laugh, learn and explore.

The opening of the Museum is an example about how happiness won the fight against darkness. It has made history as the first interactive museum in Central America. Also, the jail cells were transformed in educational rooms for kids said, Roberto Brenes, journalist from the Childrens Museum.

Around 296.000 people visit the Childrens Museum per year. All the family can learn and have fun in their 40 interactive rooms. Each of these areas develops a different topic. Kids and adults can learn about the universe, Costa Rica, the human body, nature, animals, ways of transportation, electricity, Egyptian culture, radio, archeology, recycling, television and others topics.

The Childrens Museum is one of the projects of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture (Centro Costarricense de Ciencia y Cultura). This institution houses others three important projects for Costa Rican culture. These are the National Gallery, the National Auditorium Theatre and a zone for young people. The center also has tour guides (aditional cost), a parking area and a cafeteria.


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  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is recommended that you bring light clothing, comfortable shoes, hat, suntan lotion, and a camera

Child until 02 years are free