Papalote Museo del Niño

Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec

Your children won’t want to leave this innovative, hands-on museum. Here kids can put together a radio program, channel their inner mad scientist, join an archaeological dig and try out all kinds of technological gadgets and games. Little ones also get a kick out of the planetarium 'domodigital' and IMAX theater.

Parking is M$20 per hour.

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