Calling itself a "park of the imagination," this museum offers children and adults the chance to play and learn at the same ... More
Mirador Interactive Museum
Calling itself a "park of the imagination," this museum offers children and adults the chance to play and learn at the same time. There are guided tours led by staff members, whose mission is to engage visitors in learning by doing. Each visitor is encouraged to take part in the interactive exhibits instead of just looking at them from a removed distance. The museum originated with an idea by former First Lady Marta Larraechea de Frei, and it was one of her last achievements while involved with the government. It is now the most visited museum in the country.
This was a lot of fun for our three year old. There are tons of interesting exhibits that you can try. It would be very educational for an older child. The best part was definitely the number of exhibits. The downside was definitely the number of kids. I don't know if the day we went was a special occasion, but there were a TON of kids there and our younger kids got pushed out of the way a lot. Remember, too, that it is a Latin culture, so their idea of "personal space" is practically non-existent. If it hadn't been for way too many unsupervised kids, I would have given it five stars because it was really neat. We bought the package deal to get to go to the acquarium, too, but for us that wasn't as good. There are about 10 acquariums of small fish. The sea lion show lasts about 15 minutes and all but about 5 minutes is the emcee joking around with the audience and select members. Plus it was EXTREMELY hot. It was okay, though. I would definitely recommend the museum!
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