On our first adventure we headed to the City of San José. Instead of joining a city tour, we simply took a walk, hopped on a Tuasa bus, and then grabbed a taxi to the plaza. I have to thank the security guard at our condo for giving me instructions on how to get there and back.
Once at the plaza, we visited la Iglesia de la Merced. Big Sister walked to the front of the church to see the altar by herself.
After paying $2 on a taxi, we were at the entrance of the museo de los niños.
The museum had a robotics dinosaur exhibit we truly enjoyed. All of the dinosaurs moved and made noises.
The museums was huge! We were not able to see it all even after spending a whole day there. We followed several exhibits inside and outside. In the gardens we saw the plane above, a helicopter, a firetruck, etc.
The tilted house was a hit. The guide at the museum was eager to answer any questions or explain the exhibit to us. Above, Big Sister had volunteered to try to get out of a tilted bed.
This picture was taken indoors. They had dinosaurs all over the museum.
We found the pretend supermarket. Once you walk in, you get a shopping list and $5,000 colones. The list shows you healthy eating choices.
There is also an exhibit with community workers. Big Sister got her uniform on, and jumped on her bike to pretend to be a police officer.
The next exhibit was about the volcanoes in Costa Rica. The kids were able to experience an earthquake on a platform. They were shown what to do, and how to remain calm.
We visited an exhibit showing the evolution of Costarican's homes.
Then, we were off to to learn about animals and insects from the different ecosystems. Little Guy loved being able to see like a fly.
Sorry, I can't flip my image, but this was a very neat underwater area. The kids were digging for shells.
The digging area was to show kids how to find artifacts from indigenous burial sites.
While it rained, we played outside building obstacle courses under a nice roof surrounded by gardens.
Closer to were we are staying, we visited the gardens of the Double Tree hotel. It was lightly raining, but still they had a blast.