Museo del Niño (Children’s Museum)
# 150 Calle Cristo
San Juan PR 00902-2467
Located on Calle Cristo, the Museo del Niño (The Kids Museum) is designed to appeal to and inspire children. However, it is both fun and educational for the entire family. Plan on several hours to tour the entire facility. Located in the heart of Old San Juan, this museum offers interactive activities and presentations in both English and Spanish.
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
299 De Diego Ave
Santurce, PR 00907
The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico is the island’s newest addition, and the museum has quickly become one of San Juan’s most beautiful landmarks. While the exterior boasts 1920s neoclassical architecture, once inside visitors find a center of learning, a computer laboratory and a family gallery. The facility houses a grand collection of Puerto Rican-made paintings and sculptures.
UPR Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte
Museum of History, Anthropology & Art
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Ponce de León Ave.
Río Piedras, PR 00918
Located in a beautiful, spacious house constructed in the neoclassic-criollo style of Spanish masonry, pebbles, bricks and wood. The museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1992.
Museo de Arte de Ponce
2325 Americas Avenue
Ponce, PR 00717
Outside San Juan, the greatest art on the island is at the Museo de Arte de Ponce. The collection, donated by former governor Luís A. Ferré, ranges from Jan van Eyck’s Salvatore Mundi to Rossetti’s Daughters of King Lear. The museum building was designed by Edward Durell Stone, who also designed New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Works are displayed in a honeycomb of skylight hexagonal rooms. In addition to such European masters as Reubens, Van Dyck, and Murillo, the museum features works by Latin American artists, including Diego Rivera. Puerto Rican artists who are represented include José Campeche and Francisco Oller.