There's one in almost every mall, and young kids can't walk by without tugging at their parent's hand to go in. Build-A-Bear first opened its doors in 1997, and has been pairing stuffed animals with loving owners ever since.

A trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop is an experience. When you walk in the door, you get to choose which type of bear (or other stuffed animal) you'd like to build from scratch in a process called "Choose Me." Then, you walk through the building process by visiting the following stations: Hear Me, Stuff Me, Stitch Me, Fluff Me, Dress Me, and Name Me. In the end, you leave with your very own, hand-made friend.

Build-A-Bear also offers a selection of accessories that you can purchase for your friend during subsequent visits.

Getting There

Build-A-Bear, found within Plaza Las Americas, is situated in Hato Rey, a neighborhood in San Juan; it's 2.4 miles to the south of Condado District.

What's Nearby

Build-A-Bear may be the only retailer of this type in this area.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Plaza Las Americas Shopping Center 0 mi. North
Plaza Caparra Shopping Center 1.8 mi. West-Southwest
Biaggi & Faure Art Gallery -- --
Stella Nolasco Boutique Atelier Boutique 1.8 mi. North
Valija Gitana Plaza las Americas Boutique 0 mi. North

Once you finish shopping, there are a good number of interesting attractions that you could have fun visiting while you are in Hato Rey. If a museum sounds fun, go ahead and linger at both Museum of History, Anthropology and Art and Ecourbano. Be sure to take advantage of some other interesting activities and restaurants within traveling distance.


This Build-A-Bear in the Plaza Las Americas Shopping Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Credit Cards Accepted

Build-A-Bear accepts all major credit cards.

Contact Information

Location: 525 FD Roosevelt Ave, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 766-1616

Secondary Phone: (787) 766-0385



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