The Children’s Museum in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country with a very varied tourism and in which you can find not only excellent beaches but also very interesting and curious buildings, monuments and museums. San José , the capital, is where you can find the most cultural tourism offers, with a multitude of museums and a very rich and varied multicultural heritage. Today I would like to write about one of those museums, but a museum that is unconventional.

It is the Children’s Museum , a building that until the 1980s was a penitentiary that contained unpleasant stories. Since its reopening in 1991, the building has been the Centro Cuestraricense de Ciencia y Cultura or the Fundación Ayúdanos para Ayudar. The current museum opened its doors in April 1994, and many projects that have to do with the education and training of children are carried out in it.

A wide space

Almost 4,000 m2 of space in which there are not only several exhibitions but also various activities aimed not only at children but some are also for the whole family. It is not a traditional museum since it is more dedicated to promoting play, creativity, social interaction, curiosity, freedom and spontaneity of the little ones.

Much to learn

Among the areas in which it is divided are "The Universe, the Earth and Living Beings", "Playing in the city", "Communications", "The Human Being", "Physical Sciences", "Playing with numbers and shapes »And« Center for the Arts ». In each of these areas, children can learn about various topics while having fun. In each of the exhibitions and activities that take place here, the objective is to promote solidarity, friendship, love, tolerance, justice, loyalty and respect among the little ones.