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Museo de Antropología Price, Hours and How to get there

The Museum of Anthropology and History (INAH) is the most important museum in Mexico and one of the most important in Latin America. If you are thinking of visiting it, this guide is what you need.

Here we share with you a complete guide with Prices, Hours, Tips and everything you need to know to visit the Museum of Anthropology.

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Museum of Anthropology Price

Museum of Anthropology

These are the costs you should consider in your visit to the anthropology museum:

Entrance fee to the Museum of Anthropology

  • General admission: $85.00 pesos
  • Mexicans over 60 years old: Free
  • Mexicans under 13 years old: Free
  • People with disabilities: Free
  • Mexican teachers and students (valid ID): Free of charge

To visit this museum we suggest you use the Anthropology Museum + Chapultepec Castle Tour. This tour allows you to visit 2 tourist sites in the CDMX at an excellent price and in only 1 day.

Price of guided tours

If you are looking for a guide to explain the most important parts of the museum, you have these 2 options:

  1. Anthropology Museum + Chapultepec Castle Tour
  2. The guided tour of the Anthropology Museum

Important!

If it is your first time and you have never visited the museum, we recommend that you use the guided tour of the Museum of Anthropology.

The reason is simple: the museum is so large that it is difficult to appreciate everything. A guided tour will take you to the highlights of the site and teach you what you need to know about the ancient cultures of Mexico.

Other costs of the Museum of Anthropology to consider

  • Use of video cameras: $45 pesos
  • *Meal Price: $100 pesos per person (approx.)
  • Gasoline: $80 pesos in case of using car
  • **Parking fee: $25 pesos per hour (3 hours = 75 pesos) in case of using a car.

*It is likely that after your visit you will want to have something to eat. There are a few restaurants in the area and you will also find many street stalls outside the museum where you can get snacks and water.

**If you decide to go by car, it is important to know that there are several parking lots near the Museum of Anthropology and History; however, it is important to arrive early in the morning because they become saturated.

Museum of Anthropology Hours

These are the museum’s opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:00 hrs all year round.
  • Monday: Closed

Museum of Anthropology How to get there

To get there by public transportation, the closest subway stations are Metro Auditorio and Metro Chapultepec. From both stations the museum is approximately 1 kilometer away.

To get there by car is very simple, as I always say, put the address on google maps and it will take you without problems.

The museum has a parking lot but you should be cautious because it is expensive and fills up easily.

Where is the Museum of Anthropology and History?

The address is: Av. Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi s/n, col. Chapultepec Polanco. Del. Miguel Hidalgo. C.P. 11560, Mexico City, Mexico.

What’s in the Museum of Anthropology

It is a precinct that houses archeological evidence of the cultures that inhabited the country hundreds of years ago and, in the same way, seeks to inform visitors about the indigenous cultures that remain in the country.

The Anthropology Museum of Mexico has 22 rooms and more than 45 thousand square meters of construction, making it the largest museum in Mexico.

Basically it is divided into 2 important collections: The Archaeological and the Ethnological with 11 rooms for each.

Don’t worry about locating which rooms belong to which collection, it’s very simple, the entire first floor of the museum is the Archaeological collection and the upper floor is the Ethnological collection.

It is very important to know that it is a Mexican classic and during the vacation season it becomes saturated and parking is difficult.

Rooms of the archeological collection:

  • Settlement of America
  • Preclassic Central Highlands
  • Teotihuacan
  • The Toltecs and the Epiclassic
  • Mexica
  • Cultures of Oaxaca
  • Gulf Coast Cultures
  • Maya
  • Cultures of the West
  • Northern Cultures

Rooms of the Ethnological Collection

  • Indian Villages
  • Gran Nayar
  • Puréecherio
  • Otopame
  • Puebla Highlands
  • Oaxaca: Indigenous Peoples of the South
  • Gulf Coast: Huasteca and Totonacapan
  • Mayan peoples of the plains and jungles
  • Mayan mountain villages
  • The Northwest: Sierras, deserts and valleys.
  • The Nahua

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