MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
Interactive Museum Mirador
The main objective of the Interactive Museum Mirador (mim), is to approach the children, young people and adults, to everything about the science, art and technologies.
To fulfill this objective the museum count with more than 300 exhibitions, and they are in constant renovation, these rooms are distributed in 14 thematic rooms, in each room you can find guides and monitors, that work supporting the free route that the visitor makes.
The museum presents extra activities like, workshop, without no additional cost, some examples of the workshops are robotics, paleontology, computacional animation, cinema functions in 3D, among others.
And the educative project that the museum fulfills is the one to support to the professors with the present challenges.
Punta Arenas 6711, La Granja.
Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30 to 18.30 Hrs.
Monday: 9.30 to 13.30 Hrs.
The ticket office in Punta Arenas works from Monday to Sunday.
Children (bigger than two years) students and retireds: 2.000$ (pesos chilenos).
Adults: 3.000$ (pesos chilenos).
Days that it remains closed: May 1, December 25, January 1.
In the park of the museum also you can find the Aquarium Santiago, that it is a different company and so you must pay separately. However, you can find a convenient rate combined to know both places:
Value of the museum+ Aquarium+ Training of the marine wolf:
Children (bigger than two years) students and retireds: 3.500$ (pesos chilenos).
Adults: 4.500$ (pesos chilenos).
Subway: Take line 5 and arrived in the Station Mirador.
Buses: The buse line is the 9001, that is located inthe exit door of the Subway Station Mirador, and it leaves to the passenger in the access of Sebastopol.
Microbus: Take anyone that arrives in the stop 12 of the Av. Vicuña Mackenna and walk by the street Atahualpa to go by the access of Punta Arenas.
National Museum of Las Bellas Artes
The National Museum of Las Bellas Artes has like main mission to contributeto to the knowledge and the interpretation of the ideologies and the artistic practices contained in the traditional visual art and contemporary national according to the codes, the time and the context in which they have been possible being develop.
Parque Forestal s/n.
56-2 6334472 / 56- 26393297.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 19.00 Hrs.
Who to get there:
Subway Station Bellas Artes, Line 5.
Days that the museum in close:
January 1, New Year.
Viernes Santo, Semana Santa.
May 1, Day of Work.
18 of September, National Party.
November 1, Day of all the Saints.
25 of December, Christmas.
Adults: 600$ (pesos chilenos).
Reduced Prices: Students and retired, presenting identification: 300$ (pesos chilenos).
Previous reserve to the telephone: 56-2 6384060.
It is prohibited to enter the Museum with purses, backpacks and umbrellas, those can be left in the wardrobe.
It is prohibited to smoke in all the spaces of the museum.
It is prohibited the use of cameras and videos in the rooms of exhibitions.
San Francisco Museum of Colonial Art
The Museum of Colonial Art San Francisco, as much in the church as in the museum the San Franciscos collection is a synthesis of the Andean colonial art and it has the most valuable pieces that form the best group in colonial art in the country. This museum comes to be part of a big construction process, because first only the convent was built and later the cloister was part with the church. After this coalition, the museum was born of a part of the convent.
Londres Nº 4, center of Santiago.
How to get there:
Subway Station Universidad of Chile.
639 87 37.
Tuesday to Saturday : 10.00 at 13.00 hours and of 15.00 at 18.00 hours.
Sundays: 10.00 to 14.00 Hrs.
Days that the museum in close:
January 1º, May 1º, holy week, 11, 18 and 19 of September and December 25.
Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, was one of the pioneer initiatives of Sergio Larraín García-Moreno and the Municipal Ilustre of Santiago for Latin America since it created an institution that it guarded, studied and it disclosed the artistic legacy of all the Pre-Columbian towns of America, without taking into account the political borders that today divide the countries.
Bandera 361. Corner Compañia, Santiago, Chile.
The museum is located downtown Santiago, in the corner of the streets Bandera y Compañía, one blockof the Plaza de Armas.
Subway: Plaza de Armas.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 18.00 Hrs.
General: 2.000$ (pesos chilenos).
Students and children: Free.
(56) 2 6887348.
The museum counts with a service of free guided visits, this services can be asked by calling to the following phone number.
688 7348. - 2
Museum Park of the Sculptures
Due to the flood of the Mapocho River, in 1982, was destroyed, then the necessity was born to remodel the sector and to establish an urban space to be used with intentions of artistic recreation, so is this the reason why is created the Park of the Sculptures.
Due to the long extension of the park, it has been possible to make other artistic and fundamentally musical activities, since the surface of the park can lodge approximately 4.000 persons seated.
Until before year 2001, the Sculptures Park had 14 works that conformed and outdoors museum with sculptures of great size. The 2005 have settled three new sculptures of great size, coming from the competition "Costera Norte".
Address: Av. 11 of September, 1995.
Telephones: 56 (2) 223 2700 / 56 (2) 341 9841.
National Museum of the Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History has like objectives, to conserve, to investigate, to educate and to communicate the generated knowledge by its testimonial collections to promote the valuation and understanding of the biological and cultural diversity of Chile.
How to get there:
The museum id located inside the "Quinta Normal", to the west of Santiago.
Line 1, subway station "Central Station".
From all the sectors of the city they arrive at the Park Quinta Normal, so there are several lines of buses that can take it until there.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 to 17.30 Hrs.
Sunday and holidays: 12.00 to 17.30 Hrs. (April - August)
11.00 to 18.30 Hrs. (September- March)
For consultations of the schedules:
Telephone: 680 46 15.
Days that the museum remains closed:
18 and 19 of September.
Sundays and holidays:
Tuesday to Saturday:
Adults 600$ (pesos chilenos).
Children: (8-18 years old) and retired or older than 60 years: 300$ (pesos chilenos).
Smaller than eight years old, members of the Armed Forces, officers and Police of Investigations, foreign students with International Letter of Student.
To ask for a guided visit, or to consult you have to make previous consultation.
Telephone: 680 4631 680 4633.
Museum of Santiago, in the historic Casa Colorada
Merced 860, Centro Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Plaza de Armas
+56 2 6330723
Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
The old Royal Customs House harbors this abundant collection of Latin American artifacts and paintings.
Bandera 361,Santiago Centro
Tue. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sun. and holidays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Metro Plaza de Armas.
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
located inside the Quinta Normal Park, to the west of Santiagos center.
Tue. - Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 17:30 hours and Sun and holidays 12:00 - 17:30 For consultations on schedules Tel. 680 4615
National History Museum
It offers a chronology of Chile history from Pre-Columbian times to 1973.
Plaza de Armas 951
Tue. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. , Metro Station Plaza de Armas
Museum of Popular American Art
Compañía 2691,Santiago Centro
Tue. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Metro Station República
Museum of Decorative Arts in Casa Lo Matta
Avenida Presidente Kennedy 9350, Las Condes
Santiago Archaeological Museum
José Victorino Lastarria 307,Santiago Centro
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Metro Station Universidad Católica.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Hours: Tue. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ,Metro Station Bellas Artes.
National Fine Arts Museum
The museum offers temporary exhibits and a collection of Chiles best art.
(2) 633 0655
Hours: Tue. - Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. ,Metro Station Bellas Artes.
Museum of Religious Art
Plaza de Armas (Cathedral)
Hour: Mon. - Fri.10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ,Metro Station Plaza de Armas.
Merced Church and Museum
MacIver 341, Santiago Centro, Metro Station Plaza de Armas.
Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum
Virginia Opazo 38
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
San Cristobal Hill,Providencia, Metro Station Baquedano
Municipal Insect Museum
Pueblito del Parque OHiggins, Loc 12, Santiago Centro
Hours: Mon. - Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Metro Parque OHiggins
National Aeronautical Museum
Camino a Melipilla 5100
(2) 533-1424, Extension 172
Hours: Tue. - Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Museo Nacional Benjamin Vicuña Mackenna
Avenida Vicuña Mackenna 94, Providencia
Hours: Tue. - Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Palacio de la Alambra
Compañía 1340, Santiago Centro
Hours: Mon. -F 11-13&17-1930, Metro Station La Moneda
Museo Interactivo Mirador
Museo de Ciencia y Tecnología
La Chascona, Pablo Nerudas house, now a museum
Los Graneros del Alba in Los Dominicos in Las Condes
Museo Tajamares del Mapocho
Museo de Artes Visuales
Municipal Theater - Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro with its art galleries and antique stores.
Cultural Institute of Providencia in Providencia district
Cultural Institute of Las Condes - Cultural Institute of La Reina.