Jaime Torres Bodet 176, Col. Santa María La Ribera
Colonia Santa María La Ribera
06400 Mexico City, Mexico
tel: +52 55 547 3900
fax: +52 55 5541 0116
Mexico's national Geology Museum, a part of UNAM, is an interesting educational facility with displays that include a reconstructed mammoth skeleton. The Sala de Paleontologia houses vertebrate and invertebrate fossils – mostly of marine origin – from a collection amassed over 150 years. El Museo de Geologia also presents workshops, free lectures, and other events that are open to the public.
The building itself is worth a visit for its architectural beauty. The museum, which dates from 1890, is housed in a French-style building in Santa Maria la Ribera, a neighborhood within walking distance north of Paseo de la Reforma. A German Art Nouveau staircase and French parquet floors decorate the vestibule.
Guided tours are available in Spanish by appointment. Ticket sales and entrance to museum until 4:30 pm. No video cameras allowed.
Visit the museum when you are in the neighborhood to see the Kiosko Morisco or Museo del Chopo.
Hours of Operation: Open Daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm