Museums In Costa Rica

Costa Rica Loves to Educate Through Museums

On December 1, 1948, the Costa Rica government disbanded their military and diverted the money from supporting the military into the high education of its people. This amounted to the building of over thirty museums in Costa Rica. Preserving history and sharing the national artifacts, instead of hiding them away, locked up somewhere collecting dust. Most of these museums can be found in and around San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Below is a sample of what you can find…

  • Animal History (Museo de Zoologia – Escuela de Biologia, University of Costa Rica, San José)
  • Art (Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Museo Regional de Arte Costarricense, San José, Hidden Garden Art Gallery, Liberia)
  • Insects (Museo de Insectos de la Universidad de Costa Rica (MIUCR), San José, Museo de Insectos de la Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Insect Museum, Poás Volcano National Park, Jewels of the Rainforest Bio-Art Exhibition, Monteverde)
  • Natural History (Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, San José, Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, San José)
  • Pre-Columbian Gold Artifacts (Museo de Oro Pre-Colombiano, San José)
  • Religión (Orosi Church & Religious Museum, Orosi)
  • Sports (Museo del Deporte, San José)
  • Women’s Education and History (Museo del Colegio Superior de Señoritas, San José)