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National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
05 553 6266
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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.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“aztec calendar” (133 reviews)
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Avenida Paseo de la Reforma | Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
Bosque de Chapultepec
05 553 6266
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Reviewed yesterday

A very deep and meaningful experience. Very thorough and full of exhibits. Cost is only 70 pesos. It has small rooms that provide videos.

Thank Keyless58
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there after a short city tour in the afternoon but realized that we did a mistake. The museum is giant and really nice, but if you want to see it and read all the stuff you need at least whole day and you need...More

2  Thank Jošt K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing place but I definitely suggest splitting it across 2 days. It's so huge you need time to absorb the information so I'd personally split my time (as entry is only 70 pesos) or if you're short on time just do the ground floor....More

1  Thank Ellen J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum offers general information about anthropology and an amazing number of exhibits detailing the history and anthropology of Mexico. Wow! I spent over three hours there and maybe saw half of the collection. (And I did not take the headset tour on purpose so...More

1  Thank Heminway
Reviewed 3 days ago

Must must visit. It is such a well curated museum. Follow the room map. Spend time. Take a break. Absorb it all in. It is amazing.

Thank 2013Travel_Companion
Reviewed 4 days ago

To be honest, i don't understand those high scores visitors giving to this museum. 70 pesos per person. The most impressive part of it Maya calendar. I am not sure that I will recommend this museum to my friends. But if you want to dive...More

Thank Cosmic1255
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this museum. The first floor starts with prehistoric history and navigates from room to room from the first Mexican nomads to the subsequent cultures. While the first floor focuses on archaeological findings, ceramic and artifacts and outside replicas of Mayan tombs or Oaxacan...More

Thank sulu215
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really interesting. If you don't know Spanish there are still boards you can read in English but naturally there aren't as many English boards. It's really interesting to see and read about the history of Mexico. I would definitely recommend.

1  Thank JadePeggyLou
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Learned a lot about mexico history so interesting and engaging even my kids, take like 4 hours and time flies.

1  Thank Nati M
Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing museum that is not to be missed. One should plan to spend an entire day here, if possible. It is in Chapultepec Park, which is a tourist attraction in and of itself as well.

Thank arodnick
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Karl H
Are backpacks allowed in the museum?
February 21, 2017|
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Response from wepineda | Reviewed this property |
You will be ask to check your backpacks by security personnel and you will pick it back on exiting, a little voucher is provided for free and it is secure service.
Karl H
Are backpacks allowed in the museum?
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Kitty B | Reviewed this property |
They must be checked prior to entering the museum. The check is located near the gift shop.
Kathleen M
We are planning to visit the museum on Dec. 23 and would like an English speaking interpreter. How can one arrange this beforehand? Gracias
December 6, 2016|
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Response from Drucila V | Reviewed this property |
At the entrance, there is a welcome booth and have available guide services.