Museo de los Ninos, San Jose

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A fun and educational experience, Museo de los Ninos houses numerous interactive exhibits on a broad range of topics. Part of a larger science and cultural center, the museum caters to families with children, though all ages are welcome. View and interact with the quirky displays arranged in 39 rooms with different themes, ranging from astronomy and history to dinosaurs and geography. The hands-on layout has something to engage everyone's interests within the broad subject range. Add Museo de los Ninos and other attractions to your San Jose trip itinerary using our San Jose trip builder app .
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  • This museum is located in what was the Central Penitentiary of San José, place where those deprived of liberty vivian overcrowded and often in subhuman conditions. Thanks to the management of a first lady of the Republic in the last decade of the 20th century, the Centre which was already out of use became in this Museum, designed for enjoyment of Costa Rican children and also has a didactic nature for them.
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  • spent there 4 hours on our last day hoping to "kill" some time before our flight. Boy, were we pleasantly surprised... the kids had a blast, loved the costumes and dress up stations. highly recommende...  more »
  • Beautiful place where we enjoyed a great next to my son have interesting activities for them.
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  • Kids spend an entertaining day in this place. Some of the halls are worn out, but overall, it's worth the price
  • The place is very nice for children and to spend a day with your family. The attractions are informative but a bit damaged and some areas are not that well kept. The price is okay for the museum and the people who work there are generally nice but sometimes seems like they don't want to be there. It is nice or a visit if you have never been but I think once is more than enough.
  • Nice place to visit and for the kids to have fun , recommend traveling there by car or taxi because the area around the museum like some blocks away is dangerous
  • Exelent spot , very funny
  • Place has activities for toddlers and Young kids. Some areas are a bit unkempt.

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