A massive attraction that’s both fun and informative, the Museo de Los Niños features interactive exhibits and educational displays describing everything from the rainforest to pre-Columbian village life to the interior of a spaceship (in honor of Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang). The simulated earthquake exhibit is always a favorite. It’s housed in a former prison, so if anyone in your family is acting out, you can actually lock them in an old prison cell to set them straight. The museum is also home to the National Auditorium, and often features temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours here but you’ll want to take a taxi for transportation, because the museum borders a rather seedy section of the city’s red-light district.
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica› Attraction
Museo de Los Niños (Children’s Museum)
Calle 4 and Av 9.
Our Rating Hours Tues–Fri 8am–4:30pm Sat–Sun 9:30am–5pm Phone 2258-4929 Prices Admission $4 adults, $3.50 for children 15 and under