Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Museo Nacional de Antropologia
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Natural History MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Considered one of the world's most comprehensive natural history museums, this famous institution houses four square kilometers of exhibits in 23 exhibition halls.
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  • Orla N
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overwhelming building and exhibits!
    This is a great museum to visit although it can be a bit overwhelming due to its scale and vast quantity of exhibits, so bring as much energy with you as you can! The star exhibits are mostly in the pavilion at the end of the courtyard so don't leave without visiting that. The building itself is quite beautiful and the courtyard is wonderful. Don't miss out on the traditional dances and music happening out front amid the chaos, it all adds to the experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 19, 2023
  • Maryann L
    Fair Oaks, California1,353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST SEE in Mexico City
    This very large museum has an amazing collection of artifacts and priceless archaeological treasures. The exhibits are well organized. Much of the written details are in English. This is our second visit and there is always so much to see. We found the Aztec and Mayan sections most interesting especially the immense Aztec Calendar Stone. The gift shop is very nice and we thought a bit expensive.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 24, 2023
  • JoAnn B
    El Calafate, Argentina29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take an emotional walk back in time.
    This is more than history. Its a walk through culture. The external elements help you to understand the different people of Mexico. For me it was an emotional journey and one I did not expect. A true highlight in my life. Job well done by the curators
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written May 5, 2023
  • william h
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Archeology museum done right.
    A must see this places is amazing the relics and descriptions are amazingly displayed. There are a number of diagrams that help illustrate the time and conditions. The staff is unbelievably helpful and seem to be happy to be there.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 8, 2023
  • Maria Vassbotn Sætre
    Orsta, Norway69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must be one of the worlds greatest museums.
    If you find yourself in Mexico City you must visit this museum to understand their history and heritage. It was immense but truly educational and interesting. You can easily get by without a guide, but I was lucky to travel with a local history geek.
    Visited December 2022
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Alastair D
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's great but needs a makeover and updating
    I am not going to repeat all the good things about the Museum. I have been there each time I've been in CDMX and love it, especially the prehistory and Aztec rooms. But there is some things that I feel need to be said. The curation and signage is dated - 1970's male-oriented and academic. The use of modern AV and virtual reality is absent. Considering the money that pours into the place surely some of it could be used to update the AV. The non Spanish signage is sparse. While lots of little cards with writing on it would spoil the aesthetic, surely each of the thousands of items could have a small QR code so you can look up the details in Spanish and English and potentially many other languages. You can only look at so many ceramic pots.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 8, 2023
  • SNM
    Manila, Philippines328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Site!
    Wild! It was a feast for the eyes and a true learning experience. The architecture was out of this world and the huge cantilever and waterfall made a great impact on me. One of my highlights of our trip to Mexico. Anyone headed to Mexico city should not miss this!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2023
  • zümi
    Houston, Texas330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing collection
    Amazing historical artifacts and explanations by epoch and various peoples of mezoamerica. Great cultural heritage on display. A must visit but it takes many hours to walk around all the exhibitions.
    Visited November 2022
    Written June 21, 2023
  • MargaretNicole
    San Francisco, California365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best museums in the world
    I have been to this museum several times, and it is always worthwhile. There are so many famous sculptures and items that you will recognise from seeing them in books. amazing to see them in real life. and I really love the quirky faces on all the small sculptures. I would allow at least 3 hours for this place. After that, you might be worn out anyway! Best to come back another time. There is a lovely cafe for a break. Also, don't forget to walk across the road to where the voladores do their act- an extra bonus!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Mary G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed!
    One of my favorite places in all of Mexico City. The museum is a "do not miss" for history buffs, who will want to plan for at least half a day. Even better, plan for lunch at their restaurant, which offers excellent dishes from all over Mexico, and go back for more history once you are refueled.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
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Adrian S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is probably one of the most emblematic museums in Mexico City, the architecture of the building itself its a mind challenge, located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Mexico City this museum will present the greatness of natural history and Mexican as well as Latin America cultures. Definitely should be in your must list to visit. Fantastic for kids also.
The museum is huge, so I highly recommend to plan ahead you visit or take a couple of days to walk through its exhibits if you have enough time.
Hope you enjoy it, as much as I did.
Written March 7, 2020
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Travel Magic
Honolulu, HI60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I would highly recommend visiting the Museo Nacional de Antropologia. But see about going with a private guide or an organized tour. This museum is massive! So much history and things to see and learn. I was alone and I was overwhelmed and did not maximize my time as I didn't know where to really focus or the best way to navigate the space.

I was impressed with what I did see - especially central courtyard umbrella with the water feature. There were many school children visiting which was great to see as well as tourists like me.

One nice surprise was they have a nice quiet restaurant tucked away behind the museum - Sala Gastronomica. They have lovely indoor and outdoor seating and is a refreshing spot to regroup after a busy day of sight seeing. The restaurant manager Alejandro was most welcoming.

On my next trip to Mexico City, I will be definitely revisiting the Museo Nacional de Antropologia with a guide and a visit to the restaurant.
Written January 12, 2020
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Fernando
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The museum was awesome, I like the they have many rooms for different periods of history and they are ordered, so as you walk through the museum you can understand better how the history in the region evolved and transformed.
However, many information plaques are only in Spanish, so it may be good to bring some book or something to get some additional information.
I don't know if I would recommend a tour guide since some that I saw would stop on small status, wheres on big and more important pieces they would not give much information. However, we saw a school tour and we eavesdropped the school professor explaining some of the most important things and it was amazing! She gave many interesting details. We learned a lot from the few minutes we followed the school guide
Written March 7, 2020
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becklambert
Brighton150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Wow - this is a great museum really packed with interesting things. There are 21 rooms (and some of these are really large) and additional places outside with replica ruins. It can feel a bit overwhelming - a bit like the Metropolitan in New York. Heard many people selecting the rooms they wanted to see before going in (may be a good idea). On the downstairs there are rooms taking you through the history and then 5 rooms covering different areas of Mexico. Upstairs (Ethonography Halls) are rooms dedicated to the history of the people, farming methods, costumes, way of life, cultural traditions. Personally found this more interesting and should have alllowed more time for this floor and less for downstairs. Most people seem to spend a few hours here (I did everything in about 3 hrs but it was a rush at points). On Christmas Eve there was a queue for about 20 mins to purchase tickets but there was only 1 ticket booth open and lots of people as all other museums had closed early for the holiday.
Written January 11, 2020
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Michael L
Eugene, OR22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This best of class museum is home to the largest trove of Mexican artifacts on the planet.
Spanning a timeline from the Neolithic age to the conquest, you will not find more artifacts under one roof, anywhere. A maze of dioramas, multi visual displays, and the artifacts themselves, there is no better way to immerse yourself in Mexican history than to spend a half day at this striking, beautiful museum. Be sure to check out the great food at the museum restaurant, that offers regional dishes at great value.
Written January 26, 2020
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Mike G
Providence, RI4,904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
When I asked at the information desk how long we should allocate for our visit he said “2-3”. I said “hours?” He said “No, days”. And you could. For a more reasonable stay he recommended galleries 4, 6,8 and 9- about 3 hours.
We were there on Sunday when the museum was free to Mexican citizens (80 pesos for foreigns) and it was nice to see families enjoying themselves.

Written February 16, 2020
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calta523
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We visited this wonderful museum on our first trip to Mexico City and we highly recommend it to visitors who want a better understanding of the history of this wonderful country over the past 8000 years. We only had time for a 2 hour visit but we were astonished by the volume of archeological material spanning many civilizations over thousands of years. We will visit again when we return to Mexico City - there is so much interesting information and we needed more time.
Written February 20, 2020
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1aroundtheworld2000
Cologne, Germany203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice museum with different rooms and two levels...
It’s good for an overview of the Mexican history and culture!
We recommend going there early in the morning.
And we highly recommend avoiding Sundays...it’s free for residents and very crowded!!!
Written February 11, 2020
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KarenfromMI
White Lake, Michigan, United States5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This museum has an extensive, all encompassing collection of rtifacts from the entire country and over thousands of years. Becasue of the volumn of items, well curated, I would recommend visitng a few times to prevent becoming overhwelmed. OR break up your visit with a lunch break at the onsite restausrant.
Written February 26, 2020
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SteveBasha
Pattaya, Thailand32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A most amazing museum, both architecturally and culturally. I highly recommend a tour guide for first time visitors, as the exhibitions often need some interpretation and occasionally lack English translations. We used Lic. Alma Garcia, who sometimes waits near the entrance to the museum, and she was amazing during a two-hour tour for $35. I highly recommend her. She can be reached at +55.1332.4321, or almacecilia_dhl@yahoo.com.mx.
Written May 21, 2022
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