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Traveling with Kids? Go See the Museo de los Niños in Costa Rica

Traveling with Kids? Go See the Museo de los Niños in Costa Rica
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My wife did a pretty awesome job selecting our hotels for the Costa Rica trip. Our final base in San Jose had its quirks – namely, allowing smokers to stink up the air in the courtyard of a nonsmoking hotel. But it had an awesome location that was close to the Museo de los Niños. Anneka loves museums, so we knew this would be a great way to while away the hours. Of course, we hit up a coffee establishment to fortify ourselves beforehand.

Rather than tell you EVERY exhaustive detail about the Museo de los Niños in San Jose, I’ll let these photos do most of the talking. I will say that the museum’s content was refreshingly frank – even delving into addiction and AIDS while also allowing anatomically correct mannequins. It was also super-cheap, as in less than $10 per person. Some of the exhibits were either well-worn or undergoing renovation, but it was still a great place to spend the morning and some of the afternoon. Oh, and it’s apparently built in an old prison that’s been remodeled. Super cool!

Just a word to the wise: The next post will be a roundup of the Costa Rican craft beer scene!

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I told Anneka that the pilot goofed up, and they just left his plane at the Museo de los Niños. This is arguably why I am barely qualified to be a parent.
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A cool view from the second floor. The dinosaurs are a great way to tie the museum together.
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The second I saw this, I was like “Who did the art in this museum, the dudes from The Family Guy?” #Giggity
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A cool old helicopter. Some of its maintenance doors are still operable, so I got right in there!
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Anneka wanted no part of this T-Rex at first. But she was proud of herself for getting brave and going up to it.
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“Who’s this little donkey and why is he photobombing me?” That look on her face is AMAZING.
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Another look at the dinosaurs.
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Another nifty little vintage flying machine at the Museo de los Niños. There’s also an old electric train and a double-decker bus.

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