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Museo de Vida Silvestre

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Address: 1075 Marginal Ave. Kennedy, San Juan 00926, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-480-5440
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Museo de Vida Silvestre (or Wildlife Museum) in San Juan allows people...
The Museo de Vida Silvestre (or Wildlife Museum) in San Juan allows people to see what wild animals from around the world look like. It is filled with a variety of mounted animals in displays that depict their natural origin and behavioral habits. It is a great way to learn about animals from far and wide without ever leaving the metro area.
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A short visit

I went to the ‘Museo de Vida Silvestre’ in San Juan recently. The experience was regular. I mean it was not bad, but it was not good either. The good things about this place are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2014
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San German, Puerto Rico
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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place has a good intention but it's not well done. It looks nice, the staff was friendly and it's a large space but the information is very basic and not too informative. It is also not well organized since the animals are all kind of mixed together, not giving a good explanation about the behavior of the animals, where... More 

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San German, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I went to the ‘Museo de Vida Silvestre’ in San Juan recently. The experience was regular. I mean it was not bad, but it was not good either. The good things about this place are that it was a little bit interesting and they give you information about the animals and the environment they live in. At the end of... More 

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Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Me and my family decided to go at last minute and it turned out to be a fine idea. There are two floors of animal statues, most of them realistic, in their respective habitats. There is brief information about each of the different habitats worldwide and their seasons. It is nice if you want to learn little facts about animals... More 

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Hamilton, null, Bermuda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The brochure gives the impression that you are going on a "safari style" excursion. Simply put - there is NOTHING alive at the museum except the staff and the guests and there is no safari experience. It is two floors of exhibits of animals. Would not recommend at all. Wasted my families time and money!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was here for a seminar in their meeting room. Very strange, no one visiting the place except an occasional school field trip. Granted it was the low season and middle of the week. Very quiet inside. The exhibits are okay. I got the feeling this was some politician's pork project that limps along. House of Horrors was set up for... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Museo de vida Silvestre features stunning paper mâché and plastic animals in their simulated environments. Situated on a city dump, this museum mimics all the ambiance of visiting a zoo, from the smell of poo, to the signs reading "do not touch the animals." In addition, this thing they call a museum is very small and visitors are only allowed... More 

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Rio Grande
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Too small and too expensive. Saw the whole museum in 20 mins and paid $10 for adults and 7 for children, it's not interactive, and no guides around. Not worth it

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Close to Condado and Old San Juan Area, very good for young children, they have a movie and few wild animal exhibits.

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California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A very fun and educational place to take a family short outing. Many species of wildlife not found in the business of San Juan. Although we did expect a small cafe, they was none, only vending machines.

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Puerto Rico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I went to the museum with my wife and my niece of 7 years one year ago. For my niece, the place was excellent. She loved the exhibits and the tour guide did a good job (although sometimes the background noise did not allowed us to hear her completely). For me and my wife the experience was okay. We have... More 

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