Families who visit the Museo de los Niños today will be surprised to find not just the normal exhibits, but a plethora of inflatables in the form of large water slides, bounce houses, basketball games, baseball games and a bungee run. There will also be go karts available for friendly family races.
In the past, these activities were only for children, but this year the museum expanded the event so everyone in the family can join the fun, said Catalina Hernández of the museum.
The theme behind the project is family unity, she said.
According to the museum, the water slides reach up to 6 meters in height. Some other games are Rockem, where two children stand on a platform and have to avoid falling before the other while they are trying to push each other off. Another is the Bungee run where a person wears a suit attached to a cable and tries to run as far as they can, stretching the cable as far as they can before it jerks them back.
The go karts at the museum are powered by foot pedals, and persons can race.
To enjoy these attractions, patrons must pay an additional fee to the admission. The regular museum cost is 800 colons for children and 1,100 colons for adults. The inflatables are an extra 500 colons per person, and the go karts are 1,000 colons per person.
These extras are available from today until Feb. 2 at the special museum hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
The end of the summer season, will be celebrated with a holiday closure called “Campeonato de Personajes 2013.” Puppet Characters Museíto and Museita will host the carnival style event which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Feb. 3.
“It has been a tradition for 10 years and this 2013 we want to celebrate 10 years of laughs and share the fun and colorful characters that always accompany us giving us the power to entertain so many children and adults,” said Ms. Hernández. “We will also have many prizes from our sponsors to give the day of the activity.”
Patrons will just have to pay the regular entrance price of the museum for this event.