Masks Required (updated 13 Jan 2022)
😷 Indoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public indoor spaces 😷 Outdoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public outdoor spaces where you cannot socially distance, or where there are 50 or more people
Busness Closure & Dry Law (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🛒 All businesses that serve the public must remain closed from midnight until 5am. Exceptions to closure include supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, health facilities, hospitals, among others. Restaurants, clubs, bars, etc ARE closed midnight to 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
🍺 Dry Law (no sale nor public consumption of alcohol) is in effect from midnight until 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🍔 ALL CUSTOMERS (2 years old and older) must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results - In order to be admitted to food establishments you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival at the restaurant, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per executive order EO-2021-081.
👪 The capacity of "any place that serves (and people consume) drinks or prepared food" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to restaurants, bars, theaters, food courts, etc. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Stores, Offices & similar places that serve the public indoors (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🛒 The capacity in all facilities that "serve the public indoors" will be limited to 75%. This applies to stores, malls, offices, etc. Effective 17 Jan 2022 through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2022-002.
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party (5 years old and older) are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older. If you are unvaccinated and staying more than a week, you are required to show new negative test results weekly. Per executive order EO-2021-062 and EO-2021-075.
Tours & Excursions (updated 13 Jan 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of less than 250 people at facilities that encourage crowding, indoor or outdoor, must show proof of vaccination OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. This applies to everyone 5 years old and older. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted to attend these events at all. Effective 22 December 2021, per EO-2021-080, and modified by EO-2022-002
👪 The capacity of "event or activity venues" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to stadiums, coliseums, convention centers, theaters, etc. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 30 Dec 2021)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, and must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 20 Dec 2021)
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 27 Dec 2021, per EO-2021-081)
All DOMESTIC travelers (2 years old and older) arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show BOTH
  1. negative COVID test results from test administerd by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in PR AND
  2. either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery.
  • If you do not have your test results upon arrival, you have 48 hours to produce those results, or you will be fined $300 per person.
  • If you are un-vaccinated, you are required to quarantine for 7 days, even if you have negative test results.
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.
📄 ALL TRAVELERS arriving in Puerto Rico are required to submit a travel declaration upon arrival via the PR Government Travel Safe website. This is where you will upload your COVID vaccination card and/or negative COVID test results.

Discover the World Inside Your Head

Update: As of early May 2011, this exhibit has closed. It is no longer in Puerto Rico.

Brain: The World Inside Your Head

For a limited time, there is an exhibit in Caguas about the human brain that will educate and entertain you and your kids. This exhibit, that first premiered in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, is now available here in Puerto Rico.

BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head is a hands-on educational mini-museum all about our brains, how they work and what can go wrong. Though it is geared toward kids, it is still educational for people of all ages.

What to Expect

All written information in the entire exhibit is bilingual (English & Spanish). The videos are only in Spanish … and, unfortunately, this includes the 3D movies at the end of the exhibit (though everyone may still enjoy the 3D images).

Brain: The World Inside Your Head

It is a 2-floor exhibit. The first floor is dedicated to how the brain works — neurons, development of our brains and how scientists first learned about the brain. There are a number of hands-on tests you can try to test your brain and experience its workings.

There are samples of real brains of animals and one human brain that you can see. There is a lot to read, but if you take the time, it is really interesting.

The second floor has information and explanations about what can go wrong with the brain … from mental illness to drug addiction. It also has a cool section of optical illusions you can try … with explanations about why you see what you do (or don’t see!).

The exhibition concludes with about 40 minutes of 3D movies about the brain, neurons and your senses. These 3D movies are offered in Spanish only.

Our Visit & Tips on Visiting

It seems that lots of school kids attend this exhibit mid-week during the morning. We went on a Friday afternoon and it was empty — there was a total of maybe 10 people in the whole place — we loved it! There is only one hands-on exhibit at each area. So, if there were lots of kids, it would take a long time to get your chance to try the experiments. It took us about 2 hours total to do the exhibits and see the 3D movies.

Details

Admission: adults $15, kids (ages 4-15) $15, seniors (60-74) $10.69, people over the age of 75 $2.19, others (students with ID, veterans, and handicapped) $15. Tickets are available (for these prices) at the door. You can also purchase tickets online at TicketCenter, but those will cost you more. There is limited free parking at the science center.

The exhibit is open Monday – Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday – Sunday 9am to 6pm.

This exhibit will be open until the end of April 2011.

Allow at least 2 hours.

You can call 787-653-5170, 787-792-5000 or 939-475-9697 for more information.

This exhibition is in the C3TEC (Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Technologia del Caribe) at 65 Calle Betances in Caguas. For people that are familiar with the area, it’s in Antigua tienda Sears de Caguas.

Here are some GPS coordinates that should help: [gps data=”C3TEC parking lot:18.228612:-66.035654″]

PuertoRicoDayTrips.com assumes no responsibility regarding your safety when participating in the activities described in this article. Please use common sense! If your mother or that little voice in your head tells you that you are about to do something stupid … then don't do it! Read more about Safety →

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