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Mexico City: Chapultepec

Museums in Chapultepec Zone

Casa del Lago
Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi, Basque 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 (Galeria de Historia)
Rampa de acceso al Castillo de Chapultepec, 1 Seccion Basque de Chapultepec;
Tel.: 5553 6391; 5553 6285
Mon-Sun 9-17:30

Permanent exhibit: "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 cm high, representing pivotal episodes in History of Mexico between 1808 and 1917.

Museo de Arte Moderno
Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi, Basque de Chapultepec; 5553 6233; 5211 8331
Tue-Sun 10-17:30

Mexican School of painting and sculpture

Museo Nacional de Historia
Castillo de Chapultepec, 1 Seccion del Basque de Chapultepec; 5286 0700; 5286 9920
Tue-Sun 9-17

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 paintings that depict Mexico's history.

Museo de Historia Natural
2 Seccion, Basque de Chapultepec; 5515 2222; 5515 6304
Tue-Sun 10-17

Exhibits different stages of universe and human evolution since its origin.

Papalote - Museo del Nino
Av. Constituyentes 268, 2 Seccion del Basque de Chapultepec; 5237 1700
Mon-Fri 9-13 & 14-18; Sat-Sun and holidays 10-14 & 15-19

Children's museum is place to feel, discover and have fun, while learning about human being and the world that surrounds them.

Museo Tecnologico de la Comision Federal de Electricidad
2 Seccion del Basque de Chapultepec; 5516 0964; 5516 0965
Mon-Sun 9-17

Models and drawings demonstrate science and technology's basic principles.



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