The National Museum of Costa Rica (MNCR) is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. at 4:30 p.m .; Sundays from 9 a.m. at 4:30 p.m. It will close its doors only on December 25, 2020 and January 1, 2021. Admission is temporarily free for all visitors and does not require prior reservation. As an essential requirement, visitors are asked to wear the mask correctly throughout the tour.
Within the MNCR offer are the following samples:
-Butterfly Garden: It is a living exhibition with about 14 species of butterflies. The ascending ramp, at the entrance to the MNCR, takes the public through a tour that will show them topics such as the life cycle of these insects, reproduction, feeding, natural predators, tips of plants that attract butterflies, among other topics. In addition, you can see the feeders and a space with chrysalis where the butterflies in the garden are born. Video about this expo at: https://youtu.be/61alVQ5LO1I
-History of Costa Rica, XIV-XXI centuries: A journey through the history of Costa Rica from the period of contact with Europeans, to the present day. Through the nearly 900 objects and recreations, the visitor will be able to discover different passages in the history of the country, many of them linked to the struggles of social groups with important achievements that have shaped the Costa Rica of today. This exhibition is divided into three main thematic areas: Contact and conquest, colonial times and recent history. Video of this expo at: https://youtu.be/QvHr5f1gLRI
- “Nests and eggs”: It is the most recent exhibition of the MNCR, located in the Houses of the Commanders of the National Museum. In it, some of the adaptations that national bird species show to survive are shown and that are reflected in the nests and eggs of the birds that are presented. The exhibition is complemented by a sample of eggs of various colors, shapes and sizes. Video about this expo at: https://youtu.be/Y_-scdHIBWo
- “Masters of the night”: Visitors will learn about that fauna that inhabits Costa Rica and that, due to being active at night, many of them developed fantastic senses; In addition, they are the protagonists of negative, dangerous, evil stories and connotations and relate them to beliefs that sometimes put them in danger. Video about this expo at: https://youtu.be/bHZmBBAmeWM
- “Barreras Blandas” by Federico Herrero: This exhibition closes on January 3. In it, the artist presents an installation where he explores painting in relation to natural landscapes and urban structures in particular. The contemporary art show aims to offer the visitor an immersive experience; where he can “navigate” the pieces and with which he seeks to create a sensory experience.
In the case of the Finca 6 site-museum, located in Palmar Sur, Osa, it will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. at 2 p.m .; It only closes its doors to the public on December 25, 2020 and January 1, 2021.