Anthropology Museum General Admission and Guide

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Anthropology Museum General Admission and Guide information and booking

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$21
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Tlaloc Fountain in Paseo de la Reforma and Mahatma Gandhi
Time of departure
10am
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Piece together the past on this half-day tour of one of Latin America’s most significant museums – the Museum of Anthropology and History. Meet your guide in central Mexico City and see exhibits full of fascinating artifacts. You’ll view small everyday objects and monumental pieces on display, used in rituals by Mesoamerican cultures like the Maya, Aztecs and Zapotecs. As you admire the collections, learn about the influence of vast pre-Columbian societies on Mexican culture today.

After meeting outside of the Museum of Anthropology and History, your guide will lead you around one of the largest museums of its kind in the world! Along the way, your guide will describe why this museum’s collection of pre-Columbian artifacts is the most important in Latin America.

When you reach your destination, meet the museum’s cultural interpreter, who will enlighten you about the various exhibits and their significance. As you pore over objects excavated from archeological sites, covering vast territories in what is now modern-day Mexico, learn about the various cultures that created them.

Explore rooms where small objects such as spear points are on exhibit, used by early hunters on the continent more than 10,000 years ago. See simple clay pieces used in both daily life and as symbolic articles in religious ceremonies.

Admire items that could fit in the palm of your hand as well as impressive objects like the ‘sun stone,' or Aztec calendar. Your guide will explain the meaning of these valuable contributions to Mexico, as well as the ways historians have been challenged to rethink the development of the Mesoamerican people – including Mayan, Aztec and Zapotec cultures. You'll have free time to explore the museum on your own after the tour.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off