Science & Visitor Center

The newly refurbished and extended Science & Visitor Center, modernized exhibition space, and state-of-the-art auditorium welcome nearly 100,000 visitors a year and support Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education at all levels throughout Puerto Rico and beyond.

We are back!!!!

The Science and Visitor Center will open its door to the public starting on Thursday, March 10th, 2022.

Click the link below to book your visit and read the safety measures that we are taking to ensure a great experience during these hard times.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Entrance tickets will be verified and will no longer be available for purchase on-site. Following latest Executive Order from the Governor of Puerto Rico (OE 2022-019), there will be no requirement of evidence of vaccination. Also, following same order, there will be no restriction in the number of people allowed at the museum - only the established by the Firefighters applicable law. Following the site's safety policy, face masks will be required only indoors.


Adults: $15, Children $12 (5-12 years), Seniors: $12

Summer Season

Period: Jun 1 - Jul 31
Operating Hours: Mondays - Sundays & Holidays 9:00AM - 3:00PM (You should buy your tickets online)

Contact Information:

787-878-2612 Ext. 346
Email: info@naic.edu

Stay tuned to our Facebook's Fan Page and Twitter for more updates.

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You can also submit your reservation using our new request form.

Reservations are required for school groups, college campuses or summer camp groups. For this type of groups special price is offered. No reservation is required for family visits.

Generous Supporters

With your online contribution, you can support the continuous development of the Angel Ramos Foundation - Science & Visitor Center.

Public Outreach & Education programs and the operation of Angel Ramos Foundation Science & Visitor Center (ARFSVC).

Research & Equipment: Restoration of the facilities

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Learning Experience


The bilingual educational program, reflects the general idea that we can study the universe with tools which extend our direct sensory experience. The program explores the unseen sky and, in particular, the objects that fall under the scrutiny of our radio telescope. Specifically, the program offer a framework of basic astronomy and atmospheric science, and provides understanding of the function and operation of the radio telescope. Some of the most exciting new discoveries in the fields of radio astronomy, solar system radar astronomy and the earth's atmosphere are presented.

Venue for Public Gatherings


Visitors can learn about the planets, asteroids and comets, and how research is conducted on the atmosphere, the Solar System and the Universe in general. Visitors will also enjoy the movie "The Arecibo Observatory: Beyond the big dreams" which presents an overview of the science done in the Arecibo Observatory and will also be able to enjoy the view of the telescope from the observation deck located 367 feet above the 1,000-foot reflector dish located in a natural sinkhole in the northern area of Puerto Rico.

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