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Museo De Vida Silvestre

Museo De Vida Silvestre
November 12th, 2014

Also known as the Wildlife Museum in English, the Museo de Vida Silvestre is located in San Juan. It was opened on November 1, 2010 so it’s fairly new but it’s already very popular and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Essentially, the Museo de Vida Silvestre is a must-visit museum for people who are interested in wildlife. That’s because it displays hundreds of different kinds of wild animals from all over the world. What’s really nice about this museum is that it doesn’t just put these animals on display, but it also showcases their behavioral habits and origins.

Kids and adults will surely have a great time at the Museo de Vida Silvestre. It gives them an opportunity to learn more about wild animals without leaving the city.


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What You’ll Find Inside the Museum

As mentioned earlier, this museum houses animals from all around the globe. When you’re inside the main ground, you will see a huge Baobab Tree (which has been dubbed as the Tree of Life). Displayed on this tree are animals that rely on it for water and food, such as lions, an elephant, leopard and giraffe.

When you reach the second floor, you will see 12 different environments or biomes. There are different animals in each biome, and plant life is markedly different for each one as well.

They’ve even created artificial snow on the displays, and there’s water on some of them too. The animals are truly lifelike and visitors will be amazed at how real they look. If you have kids with you, bringing them to the Museo de Vida Silvestre is an excellent way to educate them about animals and their environments.

A Tour of the Museo de Vida Silvestre

You can take a guided tour of the museum or you can also opt to explore it on your own. There’s information on each area where you’ll learn about special adaptations and habitats which you can read and study at your own pace.

However, we recommend that you take the guided tour which lasts for 1 hour. The museum has 6 educators, and they have English and Spanish tours. They will explain to you the taxidermy and the creation of the animal mounts. They will then lead you to the exhibits and discuss each animal environment. There is also a short video (7 minutes) about Puerto Rico’s underwater world.

The Museo de Vida Silvestre has approximately 200 animals, most of which were donated. Admission is $7 for kids, $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. It is open from 10AM to 6PM from Tuesday through Sunday (closed on Monday). If you are thinking of including a visit to the Museo de Vida Silvestre in your itinerary, please allow at least 2-3 hours (including travel time) for this.

The Museo de Vida Silvestre is a place that will enable you to learn more about animals and their habitats in a fun way. If you’ll be going to San Juan, do drop by the Wildlife Museum.




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