National Archaeological Museum of Aruba
Type: Family Friendly, Free Attractions, History Museums, Museums, Sightseeing
This recently reopened museum, which moved in 2009 into one of the island's most historic landmarks downtown, offers a fascinating glimpse at the life of Aruba's first inhabitants. The permanent... Read More
This recently reopened museum, which moved in 2009 into one of the island's most historic landmarks downtown, offers a fascinating glimpse at the life of Aruba's first inhabitants. The permanent exhibition provides an interactive experience for both, locals and tourists alike, and includes an exciting collection of farm tools, Indian artifacts, pottery, glass and art â" as well as a few skeletons! Visitors will be delighted by the reconstructed environments, multimedia, and hands-on activities while being amazed by Aruba's many archaeological treasures. The staff (a team of professional archeologists) is conducting the research for the collections, leading excavations, and preserving key heritage sites, including the amazing cave paintings located in National Park Arikok.
- Mon: 10am-5pm
- Tue-Fri: 9am-5pm
- Best Attractions & Activities: "The museum offers a special interactive program for kids."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The National Archaeological Museum of Aruba preserves the island's most representative archeological finds.