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Located in downtown San Jose near the Parque La Sabana, the La Salle Natural Sciences Museum was founded in 1960 by Brother Eduardo Fernandez Barcena, a professor at the former Colegio High School. The museum collections include exhibitions on paleontology, zoology, mineralogy, and other related fields. The museum has more than 65,000 exhibits, with 55,000 on permanent display. These include birds, fish, reptiles, insects, shells, corals, mammalian fossils, dinosaur skeletons, and much more. The collection of stuffed animals includes grouper fish and a huge leatherback turtle. One of the most significant collections is an exhibition of blue morpho butterflies. The museum is surrounded by a beautiful garden with exquisite, lush tropical plants and live turtles that wander freely around.
Av. 12, San José, Costa Rica, Phone: +5-06-22-32-13-06
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