Museums of Costa Rica

Although snakes, bats, and giant beetles occupy many of Costa Rica’s museums, one needn’t be afraid – the creatures are set safely behind enclosed glass viewing areas, and many of them are already dead. Such museums, which depict the fascinating existence of these tropical species, will easily provide visitors with a newfound appreciation for the native plants and animals of Costa Rica. Many of the natural museums can be found in Monteverde, while the more cultural exhibits can be encountered in San José. Here, visitors can tour the National Theater, La Plaza de la Democracía, and the Gold Museum.

Selvatura Insect Museum
Location: Monteverde     |     When: At 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

The Education Center is Selvatura's newest addition and is a must see for anyone interested in the natural history of the region. Costa Rica, despite its tiny size, is home to almost 5% of the world's diversity; the exhibits within this excellent educational center aim to illuminate and explain the incredibly diverse microcosms and rare tropical forest ecosystems that give the country its huge range of flora and fauna.You will see the biggest, rarest, strongest, the most beautiful.

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Monteverde Bat Jungle
Location: Monteverde     |     When: From 9am to 7:30pm

Spend some time to enjoy a world class exhibit that will provoke a new appreciation for the often misunderstood creatures of the night. The Bat Jungle exhibit is the culmination of 40 years of research conducted throughout the world by Dr. Richard LaVal a long time member of the Monteverde community. Rated 7.4/10 by visitors

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For visitors interesting in having a day of relaxation surrounded by the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde and all of the vibrant species within it then this is a great tour option. If you are interested in adding an adrenaline element to this tour we suggest the adding the Selvatura Canopy Tour. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors

Butterfly Garden   Museum   Nature Walks   Species Exhibits  

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