We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A nice change of pace for our youngest.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo del Nino

Museo del Nino
Ranked #81 of 194 things to do in San Juan
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This highly interactive museum encourages the inquisitive spirit to question what makes things happen and then to find out.
Deer Park, New York
Level Contributor
148 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A nice change of pace for our youngest.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stopped in to the museum for a couple of hours to appease our youngest (5 year old) who was a trooper all week doing all of our site seeing etc. We were pleasantly surprised at what a cute museum was right in the heart of Old San Juan on a beautiful street we walked a couple of times before. He had fun exploring there 3 floors of exhibits, making a craft, shopping in a pretend store, climbing on a small rock wall, etc. I would say you can do the whole museum in about 2 hours and it is good for kids 7 and under. For kids older than that I would suggest driving out to the Children's Museum in Carolina Puerto Rico (which is about 8 minutes past the airport).

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
5 Thank Dan D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    30
    23
    10
    3
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good stop for a family with younger kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We swung by this museum at the suggestion of our concierge and were glad that we did. Amusingly enough, adults cost less than the kids. They must have switched the prices since some of the other reviewers visited. There was a craft that was $1 extra. It was not a super large museum, but it had many areas and our 5 yr old enjoyed an activity that was just for her. We didn't have any trouble with the staff not being able to communicate with us. Most were bilingual. They were very nice and very friendly and interacted well with the families and kids. We enjoyed playing with a water table, going through a cave, learning about plants, the senses, money and several other stations.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank RavenShade
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
California
Level Contributor
103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“There is more than the eye can meet.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

We went on a weekday to the Museo del Niño in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The entrance fees are: 10 for adults and 7 dollars for children. They have plenty of scientific stations for kids to explore. Some of the stations were too complicated for kids to understand. All of the stations had Spanish and English labels and were clearly identified. Plenty of activities for the kids to do. I must say that the kids needed to be supervised and be with their parents/caregivers. The building has two floors. Once you pay for your ticket the person at the front door will give a map of the place and tells at what station you should start. One of the most striking attractions of the museum is a plane donated by American Airlines. From time to time there are tours to teach about the operation of a plane and for the children to come in and have the experience inside an airplane. However, I did not quite understand what was the objective of going inside the airplane and watching a video for 10 minutes about an airplane taking off and landing. The brochure has a picture of kid going inside the cockpit however once inside the plane they would not let you go in. They should have someone who could draw-up some lesson plans with meaningful objectives about the significance and use of this aircraft. For the more adventurous there are go karts, but they have an additional cost of $ 5. It was worth taking my grand-kids to this place.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Rekon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Acworth, Georgia
Level Contributor
118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My 5-year-old had a great time, although only a short time to see all exhibits.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

We walked from the Cruise Ship Port to the Museo del Nino on a friend's recommendation. The prices were very fair ($7/adult and $5/child). We walked through the museum quickly, then went back to the exhibits that interested my 5-year-old daughter the most. She thoroughly enjoyed many of the exhibits and there was much to do for all ages. I think 5-7 years old would be the ideal ages. She was entertained for just over 90 minutes and I had hoped for longer, but it was very clean, educational, and fun.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank AcworthNurse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lilburn, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We love children's museums, and this was better than most”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

We've been to the children's museums in Atlanta, Tampa, New York and now San Juan. This was:
-Physically second only to the new museum in Tampa, which is AMAZING physically (and costs 250% as much to get in)
-Best service of any of them
-Not terribly crowded
-Great location
-BILINGUAL STAFF (for those with monolingual children).

All in all, I completely recommend. Though you should not plan for this to take the whole morning or afternoon. Its relatively small, so a couple of hours tops.

From my 7 year old:
pretty good OK great.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Natalie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Museo del Nino also viewed

Carolina, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Museo del Nino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing