Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle Museum, San José

Explore the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica in the La Salle Natural Sciences Museum, in San José, Costa Rica

Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle Museum, San José
Ciencias Naturales La Salle Museum
© Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle

The Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle (La Salle Natural Sciences Museum) has become a reference icon for researchers and nature lovers as it was declared museum of cultural interest. This museum houses the widest and richest biodiversity exhibition of Costa Rica, thus creating one of the largest natural heritage museums in the world with about 55000 displays in its collections.

Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, Costa Rica
Ciencias Naturales La Salle Museum, Costa Rica
© Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle

La Salle Natural Sciences Museum is located in front of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Livestock´s building, in the area of La Mata Redonda, in San José. Its facilities cover an area of 2280 square metres and there you can enjoy exhibitions as interesting as the minerals and rocks, the invertebrates, the insects, the ornithology and the mammalian ones.

Without any doubt, one of the characteristics that define the La Salle Natural Sciences Museum is their use of taxidermy. There, you can observe a large exhibition of stuffed animals in its display cabinets with the sole object of studying and preserving them for future research. Nor must we forget that the museum exhibits an important collection on paleontology.

The museum also has an auditorium, a library and a large space where you can sit and eat.

More information:

Location:

Within the vicinity of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Livestock´s building, in the south area of La Sabana, San José.

Opening hours:

Monday through Saturday from 8h00 a.m to 4h00 p.m.

Sunday and holidays 9h00 a.m a 5h00 p.m.

Telephone number:

+(506) 2232 1306

Email:

museo@lasalle.ed.cr/ lasalle@lasalle.ed.cr

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