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Mexico City: Polanco / Chapultepec / Lomas Zones

 

Museums in Polanco / Chapultepec / Lomas

Casa del Lago
Paseo de las Reforma y Gandhi, Bosque de Chapultepec; 5553 6318; 5553 6362
National Autonomous University of Mexico's Cultural Center, located in old 19th-century mansion. Stages, concerts, exhibitions, movies, theatrical and dance performances.

Museo del Caracol (Galleria de Historia)
Rampa de acceso al Castillo de Chapultepec, 1 Section Bosque de Chapultepec; 
5553 6391; 5553 6285
Mon-Sun 9-17:30

Mexican People's struggle for freedom: Features audiovisual presentations in 12 rooms. Exhibited are 60 dioramas with more than 2000 figures from 30 to 80 high representing pivotal episodes in the history of Mexico between 1808 and 1917.

Museo de Arte Moderno
Paseo de las Reforma y Gandhi, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec; 5553 6233; 5211 8331
Tue-Sun 10-17:30

Mexican School of Painting and Sculpture: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, Kahlo, Dr. Atl, Castellanos, Revueltas, Tamayo y Rodriguez.

Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Paseo de las Reforma y Gandhi, Col. Polanco; 5553 6266; 5553 6554
Tue-Sat 9-19

Museum of Anthropology houses the country's most extensive and valuable archeological collection.

Museo Nacional de Hiostoria
Castillo de Chapultepec, 1 Section del Bosque de Chapultepec; 5286 0700; 5286 9920
Tue-Sun 10-17

Since 1944, National Museum of History has displayed pieces ranging from murals by Orozco, Siqueiros and O'Gorman, to ancient apparel and furniture, and oil painting that depict Mexico's History.

Museo de Hiostoria Natural
2 Section, Bosque de Chapultepec; 5515 2222; 5515 6304
Tue-Sun 10-17
Natural History Museum exhibits different stages of the universe and human evolution since its origins.

Museo Rufino Tamayo
Paseo de la Reforma esq. Gandhi, Col. Polanco; 5286 6518; 5286 6599
Tue-Sun 10-18
Rufino Tamaya Museum exhibits collection of international art donated by Tamayo himself: Picasso, Motherwell, Magritte, Takahashi, Tapies, Ernst, Toledo, Miro, Tamayo, Rothko, Botero, Bacon, Cuevas y Warhol,...

Papalote, Museo del Nino (Children Museum)
Av. Constituyentes 268, 2 Section del Bosque de Chapultepec; 5237 1700
Mon-Fri 9-13 and 14-18; Sat, Sun and holidays 10-14 and 15-19


Museo Tecnologico de la Comision Federal de Electricidad
2 Section Bosque de Chapultepec; 5516 0964; 5516 0965
Mon-Sun 9-17
Models and drawings demonstrate science and technology's basic principles.

Sala de Arte Punlico Siqueiros
Tres Picos 29, Col. Polanco; 5203 5888
Tue-Sun 10-18

In 1973, the artist Siqueiros donated this building, which was his house and studio, to the people of Mexico. It contains collection of paintings, drawings, graphics and photographs. Also, library and bookstore.

 

 

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