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All about Museo de Historia Natural in Mérida, Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Museums


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Author: Tobias

The Museum is located on the side of the Parque Zoológico del Centenario. It presents the history of the local fauna and flora. Museo de Historia Natural in Mérida, Mexico is about 3.3km away from Casa Loltún. It is located on the outskirts of Mérida. As it is a little further from the city center, you should take a car or bus.




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Museo de Historia Natural, Calle 59, Parque Santiago, Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexiko





+52 999 924 0994


3.3km from Casa Loltún

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Within the city


No entry fee

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Google Rating:

average rating is 4.1 out of 5, based on 657 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: Closed
• Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
• Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Museo de Historia Natural

The Museo de Historia Natural in Mérida (Mérida Natural History Museum), founded in 1987, is located in an early 20th century building on the side of the Parque Zoológico del Centenario (which means you can easily combine a visit).

The museum presents the history of the local fauna and flora in an interesting way. The state museum also offers workshops, courses, events and tours for schools.

There are approximately 35,000 to 40,000 visitors per year, of which about 13,000 are children from school or organized groups.


The Natural History Museum has seven rooms: The Room of the Universe, the Paleozoic Era, the Mesozoic Era and the Cenozoic Era. Furthermore, an Audiovisual Room, a Room of the Ecological Reserve of Cuxtal and the Alacranes Stariff Room.

In addition to the seven permanent exhibitions, the museum has a temporary exhibition space that is made available to research centers, universities, environmental organizations or private collections. The temporary exhibits also focus on natural history, natural resource conservation, and flora and fauna research.

The history of the building

The building where the museum is located today has a interesting history. At the beginning of the 20th century it was first used as a residence, then it was converted into a nursing school.

From 1951 it was a school for aeronautical mechanics and a military hospital, until 1987, when it became what it is to this day, the Natural History Museum of Mérida. In addition to its website, you can also find Museo de Historia Natural on Facebook.

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