PHOTOS: International Museum Day in Costa Rica

May 21, 2018

May 18 is International Museum Day, and Costa Rica celebrated with 31 mini-museums all in one at the Casa del Cuño behind the Antigua Aduana building in east-central San José. The idea was to show off all the cultural and education opportunities offered at the many museums here. Some of the museums on display are small, such as the boyero (oxcart driver) museum in Sarapiquí, and others are well known and popular. About 2,500 children attended with their teachers. What’s more, all the museums were free on Museum Day.

Take a look:

The Fundzoo. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
The Entomology Museum from the University of Costa Rica (UCR). Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
The Boyero Museum. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
The Children's Museum. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
The Jewish Museum of Costa Rica. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
A miniature version of the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
Kids at the Juan Santamaría Museum display enjoying some of the interactive exhibits. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
The La Salle Museum display. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
Working math puzzles at the Museum of Science and Math from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC). Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times
Part of the exhibition from the La Salle Museum. Mitzi Stark / The Tico Times

 

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