Children´s Museum, San José

Learn by playing at the Children's Museum - Costa Rica’s Science and Culture Centre together with your family

Children´s Museum, San José
Children´s Museum
© Museo de los Niños de Costa Rica

The Children's Museum is located inside Costa Rica’s Science and Culture Centre, in San José. There, you can discover three emblematic buildings at the same time: the National Auditorium, the National Gallery and the Children's Museum, a space dedicated to family enjoyment of science and culture. The Children's Museum is one of the most visited museums of the city.

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Children´s Museum, Costa Rica
Children´s Museum, Costa Rica
© Museo de los Niños de Costa Rica

This building is one of the most historical ones of San José, because it was a prison in the early nineties until it was renovated in order to create one of the funniest exhibitions, where you can enjoy the more than 3000 square metres and a wide range of activities together with your family.

The museum houses a great diversity of exhibitions like the Human Being Room and the Physical Sciences or Sciences of the Universe Rooms, where you can enjoy with your children in a pleasant and entertaining way.

The Children's Museum offers services and activities such as guided tours, a cafeteria, and dynamic events, like children's parties or educational workshops.

If you wish to have a good time with your family, feel free to visit the Children's Museum at Costa Rica’s Science and Culture Centre, in San José.

More information:


9th Avenue, 4th Street, San José.

Admission prices:  

Adults Admission (over 15) 2200 colones.

Children Admission 2000 colones.

Opening hours:

Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 to 16:30 and Saturday through Sunday from 9:30 to 17:00.

Telephone number:

+ (506) 2258 4929 ext (122)


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