Information & Facts
1549 El Prado
Entrance to the park itself is free, as is the Botanical
Building and most of the gardens.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The visitor centre is open daily 9:30am-4:30pm (5pm
in summer). Some museums are closed on Mondays, but the zoo,
science centre and Spanish Village Art Centre are open