Opened in 2012, this massive museum has three giant exhibition halls of more than 4400 square feet each. Inside this museum, the central attractions consist of 14000 year old skeletal that remains recovered from underwater caves, ancient artefacts and other excavated exhibits that beautifully outline the history of the Meso-Americans. Closeby, an outdoor trail leads to some fascinating Mayan ruins, worth looking into even on a rainy day. The museum is elevated high above the sea to prevent destruction from natural elements. As the Cancún's original anthropology museum was shut down in 2006 due to structural damage from hurricanes, this new museum features hurricane-resistant reinforced glass. The price of admission includes access to the adjoining San Miguelito archaeological site. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cancun itinerary 3 days.
- Pack a lot of loose peso’s so you can pick up neat stuff at the gift shop.
- There are storage facilities for any bags or package you might carry.
- Camera flash must be turned off.
- Credit cards not accepted. Bring cash in pesos, not USD.
- Item descriptions might not be translated to English properly.
- The ticket price is inclusive of visit to both the museum and San Miguelito site.
- Children under 13 and adults over 60 years old receive free admission. On Sunday, admission is free to local residents with official identification.
- Hire a car to reach here.
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41.89% of people who visit Cancun include Museo Maya De Cancun in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
49.49% of people start their Museo Maya De Cancun visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museo Maya De Cancun
92.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museo Maya De Cancun
The modern look of this building is striking especially the hurricane reinforced glass paneled walls. It houses many beautiful ancient Mayan sculptures and artifacts. Not all exhibits were described in both Spanish and English although there were cards that held information. There was also a very informative video with subtitles. The Museum was built adjacent to the ruins of a small town called San Miguelito which can be walked through as part of the entry price which was very reasonable; five USD at the time. The payoff is the small pyramid at the end of the walkway. Look for the iguana that bask themselves on the monument. We were graced by an art exhibit under the building proper along the walkway in the garden area. A nice cool learning escape from the heat of Cancun.
We love this sort of thing especially something like this with ruins in the midst of the hotel strip. Spanish/English translations on nearly all of the pieces. The walk into the forest part as well as the inside museum is really well kept. It's easy to get to by bus on the hotel strip.
Fantastic museum! Lots of very interesting Mayan artifacts! A must go to when in Cancun... if you are interested in Mayan Culture! Outdoor courtyard & gardens complete with Mayan Ruin are so well kept and very tranquil.. All within the heart of Cancun! 🇲🇽 ❤️
This is a cheap and easy place to see a little bit of Mayan history without having to travel 3+ hours to Coba, Chichen Itza, or Tulum. The cost to enter the museum and the archeological site is only $10 USD per person. The admission includes access to a small museum with a nice variety of Mayan artifacts, art, and historical information. They do not allow you to carry in any bags, but they do provide free lockers for your convenience. The archeological site is a short path that cuts through what little remains of the jungle in the Hotel Zone. The path is about 300 meters, so walking it is easy, and wheel chair accessibility should be no problem. The highlight of the archeological site is a short temple – a pyramid type structure similar in design to Chichen Itza, but much smaller. Several other site are able to be viewed, too; however, most of what remains of these is just the foundations. There is only limited signage and information on each of these structures and I would have liked to learn more about each one. The signage is in both English and Spanish. Overall, we only spent about an hour there, seeing all that it had to offer. It was nice to have this available so close to our hotel and I would recommend it to those who are not spending the extra money and time to visit one of the larger sites on a full day’s excursion. If you are planning on seeing one of the larger sites, I do not suppose that this small museum will impress.
Cool place with very nice displays. Some of the interactive things didnt work. So 1 star less.