Amazing sunny day at Children´s Museum
Amazing sunny day at Children´s Museum

Taking a vacation in Costa Rica with your children can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. The capital of San Jose has much to see and do, but perhaps the most exciting place for the little ones to visit is The Children's Museum, located just north of downtown San Jose. Filled with fun and educational exhibits, a trip to this enchanting museum is sure to be an unforgettable day out for parents and kids alike!

Discovery and exploration at the Children's Museum

The Children's Museum has a wide range of interactive exhibits designed to teach kids about the environment, science, biology and space in a fun and memorable way. Children can marvel at the wonders of the galaxy in a display about the planets of the Solar System, and learn more about the development of the technology that led to modern space exploration programs. This exhibit also focuses on the life and work of Franklin Chang, a renowned Costa Rican astrophysicist, whose research has helped various space missions at NASA.

Main entrance at the Children´s Museum
Main entrance at the Children´s Museum

Getting back to Nature

For an educational adventure that's a little more down-to-earth, kids can explore the Ecosystems exhibit. This interactive display teaches visitors about the complexity of Costa Rica's environment and how rainforests are instrumental in preserving the delicate balance of nature. This showcase also goes into great depth about Costa Rica's various national parks and wildlife refuges - the perfect primer for kids who want to head out and explore the real thing!

After learning about the natural world, kids visiting the Children's Museum can take an exciting journey through the human body in an exhibit focusing on anatomy and biology. This fun display takes guests on an adventure through the circulatory system before showing kids how the digestive system works, how their brains control vital bodily functions, and how humans learn and develop over time.

Beautiful front view of Children´s Museum
Beautiful front view of Children´s Museum

Mad Scientists

The next step on kids adventure through the Children's Museum is the science wing. Here, curious young minds can learn about how modern communication technology like television and radio works, before discovering the principles of electricity and magnetism through several fun and interactive displays. Another highlight of the science wing is the exhibit focusing on matter, where kids can learn more about carbon and the building blocks of life.

San Jose view from the inside of Children´s Museum
San Jose view from the inside of Children´s Museum