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Archaeological and Historical Museum

Terramar Museum takes the visitor on a journey through time to experience the history of Bonaire and the Caribbean in various ways. Through a combination of beautiful artifacts, fascinating stories, and fun interactive experiences, history comes to life at Terramar Museum.

Caribbean Timeline

The main exhibit provides a timeline for the Caribbean, detailing every important event for the region, looking back through millennia, and offers the visitor an easy-to-comprehend history. In the main exhibit’s center, an animated floor exhibit gives a visual snapshot focusing upon major changes through the centuries.


From the main exhibit, one can wander through the side exhibits, each one detailing an epoch part of Bonaire’s history. The use of interactive exhibits, sound, wall displays, and traditional displays, keeps one’s interest.

The museum hosts an exhibit about the coral reefs of Bonaire.  Starting with a brief history of how Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire was founded, the visitors are taken along a path that teaches them about the different steps of coral restoration, as well as why our reefs are important to Bonaire.

Gallery Exhibit

The upstairs gallery exhibit provides information about a bleak time for Bonaire, and for the Caribbean in general, when slavery was still in practice.

About the Museum

Bonaire’s Terramar Museum opened in August 2016 and it is located at Kaya J.N.E. Craane #24 in Kralendijk, just behind the Terramar Shopping Mall on the oceanfront promenade.

When visiting Bonaire's Terramar Museum, it's easy to wander from room to room to see the various galleries.
The history of the Caribbean is easily understood with visual exhibits coupled with actual tools from the past.
The Bonaire Terramar Museum has excellent visual displays which bring history to life.
Unique exhibits bring the history of the Caribbean to life!

Visit Terramar during their open hours.

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

Cost of Admission

Admission is $10.00 per person, $5.00 for Bonaire residents, and children under 12 are free. A guided tour of the museum is available for $20.00.

For additional information, contact the museum by telephone at +(599) 780-4327.

For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Telephone page.

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