Mexico is one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world, where 70 percent of the planet’s natural diversity is found, and that is what the National Biodiversity Pavilion seeks to publicize.
Last June, after a delay due to the global health crisis, he opened this space donated by the Slim Foundation at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in collaboration with its Institute of Biology.
The National Biodiversity Pavilion is an interactive museum where visitors can learn and learn more about biodiversity and the impact of human beings on it. All this with screens, video explanations from experts, rooms with real sounds, dissected specimens and even microscopes that can be handled by visitors.
If you are thinking of visiting this site, here are some recommendations:
- The entrance to the museum is free!
- It is located in the University Cultural Center of Ciudad Universitaria. If you visit it during the school season, you can take route 3 of the Pumabus and get off at
- If you go on vacation or on Sundays and arrive by public transport, you can take the bus that leaves the Universidad metro towards Universum and get off at Av. Del Imán.
- If you bring your own car, there is a parking lot with a cost of 15 pesos.
- The museum has a digital library with 300 computers and free high-speed broadband connectivity (you can connect to free Wi-Fi).
- The stairs to unite its three floors have an installation of monarch butterflies, ideal for taking photos.
- Although it is an experience for the whole family, some explanations are long and could tire the little ones.
- Children can ask for interactive material at the entrance to make their visit more enjoyable.
- It is worth making use of the interactive facilities, you can be surprised and learn many things!
- The stuffed golden eagle (like the one that adorns our national coat of arms), the Mexican wolf and the cougar are impressive.
- The cafeteria is located downstairs and its prices are affordable.
- Although its permanent exhibition is very interesting, temporary exhibitions are expected, which you can consult at your official page when you visit it.
Address: Cto. Cultural Center, CU, Coyoacán, 04510 Mexico City, CDMX
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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