- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert tip:
During the week there are always groups of schoolchildren visiting and on the weekends it is a favorite family activity so prepare yourself for the crowds. it's well worth it anyway.
- The Papalote Museo del Nino opened it's dors in 1993 in Chapultepec park. If you are travelling with children, this is one place they will absolutely enjoy visiting. It is privately funded and is continuously expanding having added an IMAX theatre, a digital dome and galleries with exhibits chosen with the idea of teaching children about the world they live in.
Children will have an opportunity to learn about science, art, sports, technology, the environment, history, etc. through interactive and fun expertly designed exhibits. You can easily spend three or four hours or more if you go and see one of the films at the theatre, sometimes 3D but always fun and informative. I have seen films about underwater exploration, butterflies, Arabia and the history of Mexico.
One of my favorite times was a temporary exhibit that allowed you to experience what it means to be blind and depend on your other senses to live a normal life. The emphasis of this museum is on having children interact so that they learn by doing. I have been to many children's museums in different parts of the world and this is without a doubt one of the best I've seen.
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- tel: +52 5 237 1714
- fax: +52 5 273 0774
- Av. de los Constituyentes 268
- Bosque de Chapultepec
- Mexico City, D.F. 11560
- Mon-Wed and Fri 9am-6pm; Thurs 9am-11pm; Sat-Sun and holidays 10am-7pm