Hap­pen­ings: Get Out and Do Some­thing

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(Voy­age to Co­cos Is­land)

Since the 16th cen­tury, Co­cos Is­land (Isla del Coco) has been vis­ited by pirates, ex­plor­ers, whalers and traders. The first sci­en­tific ex­pe­di­tions took place in the 17th cen­tury, and the first Costa Ri­can ex­pe­di­tions were car­ried out by the In­sti­tuto Físico-Geográ­fico and the Na­tional Mu­seum of Costa Rica in 1898 and 1903. This marked the begin­ning of a se­ries of ex­plo­rations to study its bi­o­log­i­cal and ge­o­log­i­cal riches, as well as its at­mo­spheric phe­nom­ena.

Where: Na­tional Mu­seum of Costa Rica - San José

Calle 17, Avenidas Cen­tral y Se­gunda | An­tiguo Cuar­tel Bella Vista, San José, in front of the Plaza de la Democ­ra­cia

When: Nov 23, 2017, to Aug 19, 2018

Hours: Tues-Sat 8:30am-4:30pm. Sun 9am-4:30 pm Ad­mis­sion:

Free for kids un­der 12

2,000 colones - Costa Ri­cans

$9 - For­eign­ers

$4 - For­eign stu­dents

Free Sun­days for Costa Ri­cans and res­i­dents with ID

Con­tact: museo@ucr.ac.cr (tel. 2283-9705), cimar@ucr.ac.cr (tel. 2511-2200)

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