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Tour of the Anthropology Museum

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  • Duration: 2h
  • Live guide in English, Spanish
  • Group of max. 15 people

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Tips for visiting the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

Most people spend between two and three hours in the Museo Nacional de Antropología. The place is pretty huge, so depending on the time you have, you might want to prioritize flashing your Museo Nacional de Antropología tickets quite early and concentrate on certain areas of the museum before the crowds arrive. This should maximize your enjoyment of the awesome collections inside.

If you have only limited time, don't miss the Teotihuacan, Aztecs and Maya rooms.

Yes! There's a great restaurant at Museo Nacional de Antropología called Sala Gastronómica. The freshly made toasted sandwiches and coffee of all kinds come highly recommended. Once you've used your National Museum of Anthropology tickets to explore the exhibits, don't miss out on a lovely lunch to round off your visit!

Everyone has a different favorite exhibit that makes their Museo Nacional de Antropología tickets seem like the best ever purchase, but there are several must-sees at what is arguably one of the most respected anthropology museums in the world.

Museo Nacional de Antropología is home to an Aztec Sun Stone (Piedra del Sol). This is a 25-ton intricately carved basalt slab that describes Aztec life, and it's thought to have been carved in the late 1400s. Another highlight is a partial reconstruction of the unfathomably huge Temple of Quetzalcoatl from Teotihuacán.

The best time to visit Museo Nacional de Antropología is during the week, when you're less likely to experience big crowds.

Free guided tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30, 12:30, 13:30, 15:00 and 17:00. To ensure you don't get stuck with the weekend crowds, avoid using your tickets on a Sunday. This is the day that Mexican residents get free admission.

With tickets to Mexico City's Museo Nacional de Antropología, or the National Museum of Anthropology, you have an entirely new education ahead.

Learn about the Aztecs, Maya, and other ancient civilizations. Get up close to the amazing Sun Stone (Calendar Stone) and learn its history and backstory. Educate yourself with a world-famous repository of almost 600,000 objects and art relating to Mexico. Plus, see anthropological, ethnological, and archaeological materials dating from the pre-Hispanic period.

Join a tour for even more information on the exhibits from an expert!

Tickets Overview

  • Go solo or take a guided tour of the most visited museum in Mexico

  • There's enough to do for hours – 23 exhibit halls and upwards of 600,000 artifacts

  • See the incredible Sun Stone of the Aztec Calendar - the most famous piece of Aztec sculpture

  • Scope out the most extensive collection of ancient Mexican items in the world

  • Booking online will save you time and money on the day of your visit

It’s as easy as a Mexican breeze to get Museo Nacional de Antropología tickets. Book in advance and save time on your holiday. There are options to buy guided tour tickets, and you can also combine your visit with another attraction.

Museo Nacional de Antropología tickets include:

  • Admission to the Museo Nacional de Antropología tickets, one of Mexico's top attractions

  • Guided tour in English and Spanish

  • Options to combine your ticket with a Templo Mayor Museum ticket

  • Options to combine your ticket with a fast-track admission to Chapultepec Castle ticket

  • The museum has parking for 16 pesos per hour

  • Children under five can enter for free, no ticket needed

  • No flash photography or tripods allowed

  • Several buses and trams stop close to the museum

  • Temporary exhibitions require an extra fee

  • There is a restaurant on the ground floor with a menu inspired by six regions of the country

  • The Templo Mayor is very close by, so it’s useful to buy a combo ticket for both attractions

National Museum of Anthropology reviews

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3 reviews
Michael,  United States United States
10 Feb 2024
Bought a ticket to see multiple things throughout the city, but the ticket workers didn't recognize the type of ticket and wouldn't accept it. Waste of money.
Turicard: 3-Day Mexico City Pass + 20 Attractions
15 Apr 2024
Alan was an excellent guide. He introduced us perfectly into the world of ancient Mexican history & culture. Very comprehensive and detailed. Highly re
National Museum of Anthropology: Guided Tour (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
Alexis,  United States United States
08 Feb 2024
Amazing, I didn’t have to wait inside at all. Everyone has to wait outside to get through security, but goes by very fast.
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About: National Museum of Anthropology

The Gargantuan National Museum of Anthropology is considered to be one of the world's most comprehensive natural history museums. Your National Museum of Anthropology tickets get you into this huge and famous institution, located in Mexico City, which houses 4 kilometres of exhibits across 23 exhibition halls.

Museo Nacional de Antropología
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
National Museum of Anthropology
Av. Paseo de la Reforma & Calzada Gandhi s/n, Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560, Mexico City
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