Museo de los Niños

MUSEO DE LOS NIÑOS

HORARIO MUSEO DE LOS NIÑOS:

De martes a viernes de 8:00 am a 4:30 pm.
Sábado y domingo de 9:30 am a 5:00 pm.
Lunes cerrado.

HORARIO DE VACACIONES Y DIAS FERIADOS:

De martes a viernes de 9:00 am a 5:00 pm.
Sábado y domingo de 9:30 am a 5:00 pm.
Los lunes abiertos en vacaciones, los pueden consultar en el Facebook Museo de los Niños CR (Oficial)

COSTO DE LA ENTRADA:

₡2000 colones niños y niñas, ₡2.200 mayores de 15 años.

HORARIO DE LA BOLETERIA DEL MUSEO DE LOS NIÑOS:

De martes a viernes de 8:00 am a 3:30 pm.
Sábado y domingo de 9:30 am a 4:00 pm.

Más información al correo info@museocr.org o al 2258 49 29.


INFORMACIÓN GENERAL

Es un área aproximada a los 3.804 m2, en donde se concentran múltiples actividades y exhibiciones dirigidas especialmente a la población infantil y sus familias. Si bien por su nombre se le definió como un museo, en la realidad no obedece a los principios museográficos tradicionales de ver y no tocar.  Al contrario, se sustenta en los conceptos de la experimentación o aprender - haciendo, la importancia del juego en el aprendizaje, la creatividad, la espontaneidad y libertad para expresarse, la interacción social y la curiosidad, entre otros.
 
Su objetivo principal es contribuir a la formación de seres humanos críticos, dinámicos, creativos y participativos, mediante la puesta en marcha de actividades complementarias a la educación formal. El eslogan es “La magia de aprender jugando”.
 
Está organizado en distintas unidades temáticas tales como “El Universo, la Tierra y los Seres Vivos”, “El Ser Humano”, “Las comunicaciones”, “Jugando en la ciudad”, “Ciencias físicas”, “Jugando con números y  formas”, “Centro de las Artes” y productos de exportación de relevancia en nuestro país como el café y el banano.
 

INFORMACIÓN EN INGLÉS


 The Children´s Museum in Costa Rica

 

A place to learn by playing and exploring

 

The Children´s Museum offers 40 entertaining rooms to learn by playing and exploring. Thousands of kids visit this place to learn through games, experiments and special events. The place opened in 1994 as the first interactive museum in Central America.

 

The Children´s Museum is located in a building that was a prison called Central Penitentiary. For 80 years the place housed stories of horror, crime and violence. It was closed in 1979. The place was abandoned for more than 12 years. That was the way a dark chapter of Human Rights violations ended.

 

The Children´s Museum was opened on April 27, 1994. This was an idea of the first Lady of the Republic of Costa Rica, Mrs. Gloria Bejarano de Calderón. She had the vision  of   developing   a   center   of   science,   knowledge,   entertainment  and  culture. Nowadays, it is an excellent place to play, laugh, learn and explore.

 

“The opening of the Museum is an example about how happiness won the fight against darkness. It has made history as the first interactive museum in Central America. Also, the jail cells were transformed in educational rooms for kids” said, Roberto Brenes, journalist from the Children´s Museum.

 

Around 296.000 people visit the Children´s Museum per year. All the family can learn and have fun in their 40 interactive rooms. Each of these areas develops a different topic. Kids and adults can learn about the universe, Costa Rica, the human body, nature, animals, ways of transportation, electricity, Egyptian culture, radio, archeology, recycling, television and others topics.

 

“Family also enjoys special activities to celebrate the Museum´s anniversary, Children´s Day, Christmas and other holidays. More than 50.000 people visit us during the mid-year vacation. They can enjoy of our summer camps and others surprises that we always prepare for this time of the year”, commented Brenes, who has worked in the Children´s Museum for 9 years.

 

All the activities mix entertainment with moral and ethical values like friendship, effort, happiness, perseverance, patience and wholeness. The Children´s Museum has recognized the benefits of learning by playing and exploring. The main objective is to help kids to be critical, dynamic and creative.

 

The Children´s Museum is one of the projects of the Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture (Centro Costarricense de Ciencia y Cultura). This institution houses others three important projects for Costa Rican culture. These are the National Gallery, the National Auditorium Theatre and a zone for young people. The center also has tour guides, a parking area and a cafeteria.

 

You can find more information on www.museocr.org or follow us on Facebook: Museo de los Niños Cr Oficial.