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Museo de Vida Silvestre

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Address: 1075 Marginal Jf Kennedy, San Juan 00920-1734, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-480-5440
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Museo de Vida Silvestre (or Wildlife Museum) in San Juan allows people...

The Museo de Vida Silvestre (or Wildlife Museum) in San Juan allows people to see what wild animals from around the world look like. It is filled with a variety of mounted animals in displays that depict their natural origin and behavioral habits. It is a great way to learn about animals from far and wide without ever leaving the metro area.

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Gaining knowledge

Small place and a little expensive. There is a gift shop, a kind of cinema and the area for the tour. But you do gain knowledge if you aren't too familiar with the subject about... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
meralycd
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Vermontville, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a smaller museum, but there are a lot of animals on exhibit. Exhibits are broken down by biome with descriptions of each and a map is provided to help identify animals. There is a 2-part video about Puerto Rico's environment and modern conservation. Our 12-year-old daughter was very engaged and loved it.

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Thank Penny C
Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Small place and a little expensive. There is a gift shop, a kind of cinema and the area for the tour. But you do gain knowledge if you aren't too familiar with the subject about animals in general.

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Thank meralycd
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We just visited with a group of 10 year olds Girl Scouts. It was a wonderful time, the staff was informative and very accommodating. The girls had a lovely time while learning about the different ecosystems and the animals that live in them. It is a small museum but if you take advantage of the knowledgeable staff, it can be... More 

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Thank Cristina F
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I think is a bit expensive for such a small place and animals to see. You can only take pictures on the first floor. There are people available to explain what you are seeing but they don't stay with you. When you go up to the second floor, it's impressive and beautiful, all the animals. But then again, not much... More 

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Thank vroqueg
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This place is a rip off... Avoid the $10 entrance fee. The place is really small. I guess its meant for small kids only. I think it's not worth more than $5. Most animals are made of rubber.

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3 Thank George R
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2015

this place you can go with your family, girlfriend, boyfriend, or friends, here u will find any kind of aniamls, from biggest to smallest, a person will be walking with you and that person , that person will explain evrerything to you!!!! you can ahve an amazing time there and is a pretty big place and is new too!!!! go... More 

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Thank marie a
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Great for all the family members.It's good to learn about the bahavors of all animals and things they do for survived.I liked very much.

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Thank Kermit C
Tallahassee, Florida
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

It covers large and some small animals from all of the continents. You can only photograph on the first floor; photography on the second floor is forbidden, yet you'll see people breaking the rule left and right. The museum lacks [although it has space on the first floor] an exhibition of native fauna.

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Thank Pedro M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Although it openned its doors in 2010 the museum looks and feels like it is not finished yet. In fact just now they are putting up their gift shop and snack bar. The museum was a great thought but it has not been presented well, animals are not placed in an specific order they have just been mounted in an... More 

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2 Thank SophiePR
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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123 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This place has a good intention but it's not well done. It looks nice, the staff was friendly and it's a large space but the information is very basic and not too informative. It is also not well organized since the animals are all kind of mixed together, not giving a good explanation about the behavior of the animals, where... More 

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