The design of this museum instantly caught my eye! The museum houses a number of interesting sections including a collection of butterflies, prehistoric animal display and a description of the history of San Jose.
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While on a self-guided walking tour along Central Avenue (Avenida Central) pedestrian mall, I came across an interesting park with a yellow building at the other end. Approaching, I saw a sign designating this National Museum. What a delight to find a butterfly garden and...More
This great centrally located museum gave us a great overview of the history of Costa Rica. It has a lovely butterfly garden and various different rooms with interesting history and explanations. Worth a visit!
We only had a couple of hours in San Jose, but it was well spent in this lovely museum. It starts with a butterfly garden, then you go around the old fort seeing a variety of permanent & temporary exhibitions. It's not large, but 5...More
We had a day to explore San Jose and included the National museum for a brief visit. They have a wonderful section with live butterflies, in an open air two story atrium filled with flowers butterflies love and feeders. You can get close to the...More
The butterfly enclosure entrance was an unusual but pleasant feature. The museum is not too large and has very well presented exhibits giving an informative history of Costa Rica. Quite quiet whilst we were there. Pleasant garden with plenty of shade to sit in. Worth...More
A delight to enter this museum because you walk through a butterfly garden The museum has some good exhibits from pre historic times to the life of pre and post Colombian life. There are also temporary exhibits. The tower in the gardens outside still has...More
Access to this well laid out museum is via a butterfly 'farm' which really warms you up in readiness for a most interesting cultural tour. Hot outside, hot inside but the exhibits were truly amazing. I learned a lot but my favourite section had to...More
Took some time to walk through this old fortress which is. Ow a museum. My favorite part was walking through the butterfly sanctuary. On the top, there were some good views of the city and the cells were of interest. Had fun posing with the...More