Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 AM
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This 19th-century building contains a well-organized exhibits on Costa Rica's history and culture.
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  • gingcong s
    Antwerp, Belgium187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice museum
    Very nice Museum and like very much. The collection is beautiful and education. The butterfly garden is new and creative. The design of show room is modern and nice. It is in the centrum and easy to reach.The price of entrance is 11 $ for foreigners.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 20, 2023
  • RogerDR26
    Tallahassee, Florida92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    OK: to clarify: this museum experience is FIVE stars FOR COSTA RICA. It’s NOT the Louvre, NOT the Smithsonian. BUT for
    Costa Rica, it is an excellent experience, ASSUMING you have some interest in the history and evolution of its peoples (beginning with the native peoples who settled this land thousands of years before Columbus/Colón first sighted it around 1500) and the evolving culture and economy of this small country. There is far more material here than can be absorbed in a 3-4 hour visit. If I were to go again, I’d ask if they would permit a lunch break, and return later the same day.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 15, 2023
  • The_Wanderer1992
    Columbia, Maryland1,830 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational
    While in Costa Rice, my husband and I stopped at this museum. This museum goes through the history of Costa Rica up until the present. This museum also has a small butterfly garden.We were not very knowledgeable about Costa Rica's history prior to visiting this museum, but left here, feeling like we learned a lot. My husband liked the fact that the descriptions were bright and easy to read. This museum is also neat as it was used as barracks during the Costa Rica Civil War in 1948. If you're ever in San Jose, I'd highly recommend visiting here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 24, 2023
  • vcinmd
    Columbia, Maryland57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Costa Rica history, butterflies and more!
    My husband and I had one day in San Jose before our tour started and we are so glad we picked this museum from all the others in the area. We knew very little of Costa Rica history and learned so much. The exhibits were so interesting and there were many helpful details and videos to explain the exhibits. The outdoor courtyard was very pleasant. The butterfly garden was so beautiful and peaceful.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 3, 2023
  • MarkO
    Naperville, Illinois40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent way to learn about Costa Rica
    We really enjoyed the museum and felt like we were able to see everything in about 2 hours (and we tend to read most of the descriptions). We particularly enjoyed the history of Costa Rica portion, which was exhaustive and educational. The temporary exhibit of documentary photographs of a unique celebration was also eye opening.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 21, 2023
  • Alicia
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learning about the history of Costa Rica and walking amongst butterflies
    I definitely recommend visiting this place. Aside from learning about the history of Costa Rica, you also get to walk through a garden of butterflies. At the time of my visit, there was also an "art" exhibition room of canvases and stones. Entry for an adult was CRC 5,750 or $11 where you'll spend roughly 2 hours (I made sure to check out every room and read all descriptions).
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Nonny
    York, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best attractions in San Jose.
    We spent a very enjoyable 3 hours wandering around the museum & butterfly garden learning about the history & development of Costa Rica. The building itself is historically interesting & there is plenty of seating in the shady courtyard area. Well worth the visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 21, 2024
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Nonny
York, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We spent a very enjoyable 3 hours wandering around the museum & butterfly garden learning about the history & development of Costa Rica. The building itself is historically interesting & there is plenty of seating in the shady courtyard area. Well worth the visit.
Written March 21, 2024
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Alicia
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I definitely recommend visiting this place. Aside from learning about the history of Costa Rica, you also get to walk through a garden of butterflies. At the time of my visit, there was also an "art" exhibition room of canvases and stones.

Entry for an adult was CRC 5,750 or $11 where you'll spend roughly 2 hours (I made sure to check out every room and read all descriptions).
Written February 11, 2024
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MarkO
Naperville, IL40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed the museum and felt like we were able to see everything in about 2 hours (and we tend to read most of the descriptions). We particularly enjoyed the history of Costa Rica portion, which was exhaustive and educational. The temporary exhibit of documentary photographs of a unique celebration was also eye opening.
Written December 21, 2023
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Maddy L
Chandler, AZ32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
the museum itself was beautiful and the pre-colonization artifacts were my favorite part ! it was definitely a HISTORY museum and not a NATURAL history museum, but that was to be expected. i recommend for sure !!
Written December 6, 2023
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vcinmd
Columbia, MD57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My husband and I had one day in San Jose before our tour started and we are so glad we picked this museum from all the others in the area. We knew very little of Costa Rica history and learned so much. The exhibits were so interesting and there were many helpful details and videos to explain the exhibits. The outdoor courtyard was very pleasant. The butterfly garden was so beautiful and peaceful.
Written December 3, 2023
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
While in Costa Rice, my husband and I stopped at this museum. This museum goes through the history of Costa Rica up until the present. This museum also has a small butterfly garden.We were not very knowledgeable about Costa Rica's history prior to visiting this museum, but left here, feeling like we learned a lot. My husband liked the fact that the descriptions were bright and easy to read. This museum is also neat as it was used as barracks during the Costa Rica Civil War in 1948. If you're ever in San Jose, I'd highly recommend visiting here.
Written November 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RogerDR26
Tallahassee, FL92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Costa Rica, it is an excellent experience, ASSUMING you have some interest in the history and evolution of its peoples (beginning with the native peoples who settled this land thousands of years before Columbus/Colón first sighted it around 1500) and the evolving culture and economy of this small country. There is far more material here than can be absorbed in a 3-4 hour visit. If I were to go again, I’d ask if they would permit a lunch break, and return later the same day.
Written October 15, 2023
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,078 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I wouldn't say there is an awful lot to do in San Jose, so this museum helped pass the time for a couple of hours during my final day in Costa Rica. I went solo, so it was quite pleasant wandering around the butterfly house, and learning about the country's colonial history and recent economic growth.
Written August 28, 2023
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Ted B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful building with a good history of the country. When you first enter, you’re suddenly in a beautiful butterfly atrium - worth the ticket!
Written July 31, 2023
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gingcong s
Antwerp, Belgium187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Very nice Museum and like very much. The collection is beautiful and education. The butterfly garden is new and creative. The design of show room is modern and nice. It is in the centrum and easy to reach.The price of entrance is 11 $ for foreigners.
Written July 20, 2023
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