We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
What happened to the museum?

We loved this place and always took our visitors there before going on any of the tours. It gave us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy L
Enjoyed visiting the museum

Very interesting museum with a very nice gift shop attached. Located right on the Malecon of La... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Jessica G
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Read all 275 reviews
All photos (99)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“guided tour”(18 reviews)
“whale museum”(10 reviews)
“great museum”(6 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Paseo Alvaro Obregon | 16 de Septiembre, La Paz 23000, Mexico
+52 612 129 6987
Improve This Listing
translated by Google
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around La Paz
from $210.00
More Info
from $75.00
More Info
from $110.00
More Info
from $200.00
More Info
Reviews (275)
Filter reviews
139 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guided tour whale museum great museum marine mammals blue whale skeleton ticket price minute tour english speaking guide on display personal guide young guide interesting displays sea turtles his knowledge great for kids information admission
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 139 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the Museo De La Ballena has been permanently closed, there are no expectations that it will ever re-open.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place and always took our visitors there before going on any of the tours. It gave us uneducated people some sense of the surroundings and of the sights that we were going to see when going out / in the water. Too...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum with a very nice gift shop attached. Located right on the Malecon of La Paz, in the center of everything, a few buildings down from Hotel Perla's restaurant. The museum is worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jessica G
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We went on a last night tour of this great museum. Unfortunately it's closing it's doors. This was a great educational experience on the Marine life of la Paz and baja in general

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This place had a lot more to offer than I thought. It is very big. Many marine ceatures to see and explore. It takes a good hour to enjoy everything. Worth the $5. I was surprised that things were out in the open. In the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheeto4242
Reviewed July 19, 2018

If you love the ocean and the animals that live in the sea then go here. Very interesting, and educational.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angela4691
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The museum is very small, I walked back and forth wondering if I missed something. For 160 pesos it is a total tourist trap, also cash only. Nobody offered me a tour, though my Spanish is not so good. If you have a lot of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Y3161XTfelipec
Reviewed June 13, 2018

This is an interesting little museum (3 big rooms) full of interesting displays on whales, sharks, porpoises and sea turtles. Lots of skeletons of these different creatures, and descriptive signs ... some in Spanish, some in English, some in French. It was very interesting to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Colibri124
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This museum is very small, only about 3 rooms, but it packs a lot of information in, and it is very thoughtfully laid out. My 5 year old loves whales and greatly enjoyed the museum. He blew threw the whole place in about 20 minutes,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Amanda D
Reviewed May 12, 2018

I'm kind of a museum junkie but hadn't visited this one on previous visits and was very glad I did this time. It's very educational and well worth spending some time exploring.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HeadingOut98229
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 40 nearby hotels
Hotel Perla
270 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel Miramar
45 reviews
.14 miles away
Hotel Arte y Museo Yeneka
70 reviews
.20 miles away
Hotel Catedral La Paz
313 reviews
.26 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 379 nearby restaurants
Rancho Viejo
405 reviews
.02 miles away
Giulietta e Romeo Heladeria Italiana
105 reviews
.13 miles away
Sitges Restaurante
62 reviews
.10 miles away
The BeerBox La Paz
47 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 147 nearby attractions
1,505 reviews
.16 miles away
La Paz Cathedral
274 reviews
.29 miles away
Shark Encounters
35 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museo de La Ballena staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines