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Museo de los Ninos

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Address: Calle 4, al norte de la Avenida 9, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Really fun and a great value!

We are in Costa Rica for 9 months and we will definitely be visiting this museum a couple mor times. We spent 3 hours at Museo de los Ninos on the day before Dia de los Ninos. I... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2012
Spokane, WA
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Spokane, WA
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We are in Costa Rica for 9 months and we will definitely be visiting this museum a couple mor times. We spent 3 hours at Museo de los Ninos on the day before Dia de los Ninos. I think it was more crowded than usual because they were having special events going on. They gave each child a bag, and... More 

Thank SpokaneMom
Panama City, Panama
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11 reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

if you what to get there walking, never in your life do it please. you have to get pass a very ugly and dangerous place. i dint enter the museum but seen nice to go with kids

Thank alexander l
Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

I take my kids here at least twice a year (usually during the school vacations). It's a fun day once in a while. They have actually made some improvements of late and we haven't had the chance to see it all recently. My kids love it but they were born in CR and have only been to one children's museum... More 

1 Thank Caroline G
Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We went here expecting to see some art and instead walked into a kids fun zone. There was only 1/2 a floor of this converted prison dedicated to a musuem. The rest is nothing but screaming brats and pushy parents. A headache.

1 Thank Tony G
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed July 17, 2012

My son held his 6th birthday party there and they did a great job. Super spot for a rainy day when the kids are bored.

Thank AjijicDrron
Sacramento, CA
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2012

We have been to children's museums throughout the world. I won't say this one is world class but it is very nice. It is very big with lots of variety. Our son is 9 and daughter 8 and they enjoyed it very much. You could easily spend a half day there. Nice cafe with variety of foods on site. The... More 

Thank DodgerJohn
Missoula, Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2012

The Children's Museum used to be a jail and that gives the place a weird feeling as you explore the labyrinth of rooms filled with games, bright colors and toys. It's a blast for kids and for adults there are photography galleries for the exceptional work done by the national Photographer's Club members.

2 Thank HannahJeanRyan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

My daughter loved the Castle which used to a fort converted, her best experience was the Walmart Shopping Center where was given 5Mil Colon and a miniature shopping cart and could shop til you drop then had to check out with a real clerk! The kids will love this and the cost is less then $3 US dollars. Enjoy!

Thank H0tsauce
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65 reviews
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Lots of wonderful displays and hands on exhibits. My 4yr old like lots of the things, and some of the staff was on hand to explain the concepts of various areas. Better for those even just a little bit older, however.

Thank rlsmith11
San Jose, Costa Rica
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

This an inexpensive fun activity to do with your kids. I don't have kids, but I enjoyed it. If you're into architectural stuff, this is a very cool building.

Thank Yep2Happy

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