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“Disappointing but has potential...”

Museum of Science and Technology
Ranked #15 of 47 things to do in Merida
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Owner description: Standing at the site of an old sugar mill, the Merida Museum of Science and Technology offers exhibits on subjects that range from prehistory to computers.
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Looking for something to do with the kids we decided on a trip to the "science" and "technology" museum. If by science you mean motorized (inaccurate) representations of bears (an "Oso Frontino does not roar) and dinosaurs and by technology you mean a few flat screen TVs, a couple inoperable tablet computers and 6 empty tables with a few $15 electrical lamps then this is the place for you. Bored by the guided tour and used to the Fort Lauderdale science museum, where exhibits are hands on and engaging, my son at one point turned to me and said "this isn't a science museum".

There were at least 4 exhibits that we're not completed, while I counted at least 6 employees sitting around and chatting. One cannot help but ask oneself, don't they have some exhibits to finish somewhere?

The bathrooms were clean but had no toilet paper...sort of par for the course in venezuela right now but not conducive to the needs of young children.

This place does have some things going for it....the grounds of this converted sugar cane processing plant are truly beautiful...and it is a nice relaxing place to watch the ducks once you finish the tour. The woman at the font entrance was very nice and the employees giving the tours were also very nice. For a foreigner the 60bs price tag is quite affordable, yet for the average Venezuelan the price seemed high for what you receive.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

The museum was aimed at kids, so although I found it interesting, we didn't spend a lot of time there. They received an extra star because the staff was really nice and knowledgeable and we got our own personal tour of everything.

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