The main audience of Educational Department includes elementary, middle and high-school students, as well as university students and teachers of all levels. Educational Programs, which include educational tours of the permanent and temporary exhibits, are offered on a daily basis. These are adapted to each groups’ age and objectives.
Tour of the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum: This tour allows visitors to discover the gold, ceramic, and stone objects made by pre-Columbian indigenous societies. They focus on the goldsmithing techniques, the purpose of these objects, and their users. Visitors also learn how indigenous people lived in the past and their development until present day in Costa Rica.
Tour of the Numismatic Museum: A tour of this exhibition gallery will allow students to know more about the evolution of currency from Colonial times up to the present, while at the same time discovering turning points in Costa Rican history depicted on the coin, banknote, and coffee token collections. This exhibition also addresses key concepts in personal finance management.
Tour of the temporary exhibitions: A tour of the various temporary archaeological, numismatic, and visual arts exhibitions allow the participants to appreciate these collections from different thematic approaches. Each new exhibit throughout the year is an opportunity to make one of these tours.
This service is provided free of charge to public schools in Costa Rica. Private school attendees and staff pay ¢1500,oo per participant. Tours have a limit of 40 students and last one hour.
Bear in mind:
- We ask that school students not bring back-packs on the day of their visit to the Museum.
- Chaperons pay the general admission fee (¢2000,00).
- If the guided tour was not booked through the Education Department, general admission fees apply.