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Address: Calle 4, al norte de la Avenida 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 258 4929
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

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visit with kids

It is a small museum, but it has several and very entertaining activities for kids of all ages. It is crowded on the weekends, but it is worth the visit, just the fact that this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a small museum, but it has several and very entertaining activities for kids of all ages. It is crowded on the weekends, but it is worth the visit, just the fact that this was a prision and ended up being a place for kids to learn makes it a memorable visit.

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Sweden
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is huge. We kept wondering if it would ever end. Our kids (5 and 3 years) loved it. There are a lot of different exhibitions for the kids and they can interact at a lot of them. For example they can dress up like firefighters or police officer and play in a fire truck and police car. There are... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This museum needs about three hours and they provide your own university student as a guide. The low cost of admission and amazing service made this a highlight.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to give our daughter a treat and went straight to this museum in oir first day in San Jose. She spent a great time wondering around. It has a great variety of activities, including a real helicopter, plane, fire truck and train cars. It occupies a former penitentiary so it has added value for the addults. The staff... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is not like the usual kids place u would find in some other countries , is more like a 1 day place for them to have fun it has some interesting things but nothing out of this world

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After visiting the zoo, we had a little time to kill and decided to check out this museum with our 4 and 6 year old. What a great surprise! They had such a great time. Just when you thought you had seen everything, you would go into another room and a whole new world would open up! So much to... More 

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Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been several times as an adult to art exhibitions, music concerts, etc., but I have also gone with my two grandchildren aged 4 and 8 and the loved it. It is a museum where thy can learn, play and be active. They always want to go back again!

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Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place caters to youngsters but adults will have fun as well. The cost was about 6 for adults and 4 for youngsters,

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Totally a perfect place for kids. My daughter and I including my wife had a great time. Spent just $9 for 3 of us. Please stop by the gravity room!

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Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My son and I had a 5 hour layover in San Jose, so I decided to take him here on a whim to avoid the torture of being at the airport for 5 hours with an active child! We were both so glad we went! It is about 20 minutes from the airport and tons of things for kids of... More 

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