The exhibit that has the gold artifacts also has presentations that explain what is known of Pre-Columbian indigenous cultures in Costa Rica. There are village displays and a full-sized model of a warrior with a sword and his peculiar ear lobe ornamentation.
The cost of entrance for non-Costa Ricans is 5,500 colones ($11) for adults and it is half-price for students with identification. It is open all week from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are several security guards in this museum and there are lockers to store your backpacks while viewing. You can take photos, but you can't use a flash.
More Examples of Pre-Columbian Artifacts from Costa Rica:
|Tripod vessel with lizard figures.|