Museo de Los Niños - San Jose, Costa Rica
N 09° 56.424 W 084° 04.800
16P E 820208 N 1100232
Quick Description: The Museo de Los Ninos (Museum of Children) is located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Location: Costa Rica
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 7:06:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM2MA2
From Frommers Review: "A former barracks and then a prison, this museum houses an extensive collection of exhibits designed to edify and entertain children of all ages. Experience a simulated earthquake or make music by dancing across the floor. Many of the exhibits encourage hands-on play. If you're traveling with children, you'll definitely want to come here, and you might want to visit even if you don't. This museum sometimes features limited shows of "serious" art and is also the home of the National Auditorium. You can spend anywhere from 1 to 4 hours here, depending on how much time your children linger at each exhibit. Be careful, though: The museum is large and spread out, and it's easy to lose track of a family member or friend. This museum is located a few blocks north of downtown, on Calle 4. It's within easy walking distance, but you might want to take a cab because you'll have to walk right through the worst part of the red-light district."
This museum offers exhibits about children's culture and rights in Costa Rica, and also has exhibitions about science, music, and geography, all planned for the younger visitor. This museum is recommended for those travelers with children up to 12 years of age.