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“Good stop for a family with younger kids”
Review of Museo del Nino

Museo del Nino
Ranked #84 of 203 things to do in San Juan
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Owner description: This highly interactive museum encourages the inquisitive spirit to question what makes things happen and then to find out.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good stop for a family with younger kids”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

We swung by this museum at the suggestion of our concierge and were glad that we did. Amusingly enough, adults cost less than the kids. They must have switched the prices since some of the other reviewers visited. There was a craft that was $1 extra. It was not a super large museum, but it had many areas and our 5 yr old enjoyed an activity that was just for her. We didn't have any trouble with the staff not being able to communicate with us. Most were bilingual. They were very nice and very friendly and interacted well with the families and kids. We enjoyed playing with a water table, going through a cave, learning about plants, the senses, money and several other stations.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
California
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“There is more than the eye can meet.”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went on a weekday to the Museo del Niño in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The entrance fees are: 10 for adults and 7 dollars for children. They have plenty of scientific stations for kids to explore. Some of the stations were too complicated for kids to understand. All of the stations had Spanish and English labels and were clearly identified. Plenty of activities for the kids to do. I must say that the kids needed to be supervised and be with their parents/caregivers. The building has two floors. Once you pay for your ticket the person at the front door will give a map of the place and tells at what station you should start. One of the most striking attractions of the museum is a plane donated by American Airlines. From time to time there are tours to teach about the operation of a plane and for the children to come in and have the experience inside an airplane. However, I did not quite understand what was the objective of going inside the airplane and watching a video for 10 minutes about an airplane taking off and landing. The brochure has a picture of kid going inside the cockpit however once inside the plane they would not let you go in. They should have someone who could draw-up some lesson plans with meaningful objectives about the significance and use of this aircraft. For the more adventurous there are go karts, but they have an additional cost of $ 5. It was worth taking my grand-kids to this place.

Visited March 2014
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Acworth, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My 5-year-old had a great time, although only a short time to see all exhibits.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We walked from the Cruise Ship Port to the Museo del Nino on a friend's recommendation. The prices were very fair ($7/adult and $5/child). We walked through the museum quickly, then went back to the exhibits that interested my 5-year-old daughter the most. She thoroughly enjoyed many of the exhibits and there was much to do for all ages. I think 5-7 years old would be the ideal ages. She was entertained for just over 90 minutes and I had hoped for longer, but it was very clean, educational, and fun.

Visited August 2013
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Lilburn, Georgia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We love children's museums, and this was better than most”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We've been to the children's museums in Atlanta, Tampa, New York and now San Juan. This was:
-Physically second only to the new museum in Tampa, which is AMAZING physically (and costs 250% as much to get in)
-Best service of any of them
-Not terribly crowded
-Great location
-BILINGUAL STAFF (for those with monolingual children).

All in all, I completely recommend. Though you should not plan for this to take the whole morning or afternoon. Its relatively small, so a couple of hours tops.

From my 7 year old:
pretty good OK great.

Visited June 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Difficult if you have 2 kids of different age”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The museum is small and cozy, but because of that does not offer lots of activities. If you have two kids in different age groups, as I do, it is going to be difficult as they do not allow your bigger kid in the same area even is there is no body else in the museum. They are not very friendly. It wasn't an option for me and my 2 kids. They felt really disappointed.

Visited June 2012
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