These are the best museums for children in Mexico City
Mexico City is the second capital of the world with more museums, below London. There are museums for almost all types of public, including children, who even have an institution designed for them, the Papalote Museo del Niño. But it is not the only one accessible to children, this list shows other options.
Papalote Children's Museum
Papalote Museo del Niño is the quintessential museum for children. Under the motto "I touch, I play and I learn", the institution is focused on children's knowledge, communication and living around science, technology, health, and art. It is interactive, a quality that facilitates free learning for visitors through play and experimentation, with which it tries to spread the idea that learning is not boring.
It has an IMAX screen with digital sound, where they show documentaries or films related to science and nature. The installations and themes of the exhibitions were renewed 3 years ago, including more than 100 new exhibitions. The Papalote is in the Second Section of the Bosque de Chapultepec.
Old Mexico Toy Museum
It is the largest toy exhibition in the world. Through their permanent exhibitions, younger generations will be able to learn about the history of objects to play and their bond with Mexican identity, as well as the country's popular culture.
This space dedicated to playful objects promotes dialogue and intergenerational interaction. It is ideal to come with family, grandparents, parents, and children. The pieces that compose this collection were obtained in tianguis, flea markets, and antiquarians throughout 55 years of search.
It is located at Doctor Olvera 15, Colonia Doctores, half a block from the Central Eje Lázaro Cárdenas. They offer guided tours from Monday to Friday. His current temporary exhibitions are "King Kong", "Barbara and Miss Lilí", two popular dolls in the sixties, "Girls of Lili Ledy" and "Snoopy".
Museum of Natural History
Thanks to the specimens that it protects and has on display, this site summarizes the history of the universe, the Earth and life as best as possible. The museum itself has a long history since it was born in 1790 as a natural history cabinet.
Among its most emblematic examples are the polar bear, who receives visitors at the entrance to the site. It is located in the Second Section of the Chapultepec Forest, on Avenida de los Compositores without a number.
The current temporary collections are "A la Martian, A Look at the Red Planet", where the public will learn the latest scientific research about Mars. It includes a reproduction of Rover Curiosity vehicle, launched in 2011, the largest that has stepped on that star. And the exhibition "Traces and Footprints. Life tracks in nature ", where tracking techniques, aspects of biology and animal life are known.
Interactive Museum of World Economy (MIDE)
The MIDE is famous for using games and other recreational activities to learn about a subject that many believe is boring but that everyone needs to know, economics. Its objective is for the general public to know about the role of this social science in their day up to today. The route can go from the local to the global or vice versa, depending on how the journey is made.
The theme of the fourth floor is "Ecological Footprint. Sustainable development: economy, society, and nature "; The third floor is about basic principles of economics, under the title "Ticket factory; the second floor is called "Your goals", where the finances in society are approached; finally, the first floor is called "And in Mexico, how are we?", which explores welfare issues.
Being interactive, it resembles the Papalote Museo del Niño, where infants learn in a fun and accessible way for them. The MIDE is in Tacuba 17, Historical Center.
National Museum of Watercolor
The MUNACUA, acronym with which it is known, was created by the painter and watercolorist Alfredo Guati Rojo Cárdenas (1918-2003). In this museum, you can learn the historical development of watercolor in Mexico and the world, which also seeks to generate interest in new generations about this technique
In addition to the exhibition, composed mostly of watercolor paintings, the MUNACUA carries out a large number of activities. They regularly have classes, courses, and specialized workshops, on weekends their agenda includes workshops for the whole family that change every month.
It is located in Salvador Novo 88, Colonia Santa Catarina neighborhood, near the Miguel Ángel de Quevedo metro.