Museums in Cancun: Beyond the Beach

Planning your  Cancun vacation? Do not miss these 5 great Cancun attractions that will introduce you to the history, culture and natural wonders of the region. Great additions to beach time, combine them with your sunny days by the swimming pool: visit these amazing museums in Cancun and get the most out of your trip!

Finding things to do in Cancun and deciding which ones are the most convenient can be overwhelming. There are extreme adventures, ecotourism parks, tours to Isla Mujeres or Cozumel, as well as snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea or cenotes … One week is not enough to enjoy all the activities in Cancun!

Museo Maya de Cancún

Museos en Cancún | Museo Maya de Cancún Fachada

The Mayan Museum of Cancun opened its doors in 2012, right in the hotel zone of Cancun. It houses a large collection of treasures inherited from the ancient Mayan civilization in an imposing and beautiful building designed by the architect Alberto García Lascuráin.

Museos en Cancún | Museo Maya de Cancún exposiciones permanentes

In the collection of the Mayan Museum of Cancun you will discover valuable archaeological treasures that give an account of the prehispanic history of this region of Mexico. This is, without a doubt, one of the museums in Cancun that you MUST visit! 

Museos en Cancún | Museo Maya de Cancún colecciones itinerantes

In the Museo Maya de Cancun you will find the legendary “Woman of the Palms”, who archaeologists estimate inhabited this region about 10,000 years ago; her remains were found in an underground cenote located near Tulum. After admiring the different galleries of this fascinating Cancun museum you can explore the Mayan ruins of San Miguelito, which are right beside the museum.

Museo Subacuático de Arte – MUSA Cancún

Museos en Cancún | Museo Subacuático de Arte

This submerged art gallery between Cancun and Isla Mujeres was started in 2009 by sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. The sculptures that make up the Underwater Art Museum (MUSA Cancun) were submerged in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea to create an artificial reef in the area.

Museos en Cancún | MUSA

Today, MUSA Cancun has nearly 500 sculptures and has become a very popular attraction for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts in Cancun. Even tourists who do not know or do not want to swim can take a look at the MUSA Cancun Underwater Art Museum through a ride on a glass bottom boat.

Museos en Cancún | MUSA Cancún

Museo de Cera Cancún

Museos en Cancún | Museo de Cera Cancún

The first Wax Museum in Cancun recently opened its doors in Plaza La Isla, the most emblematic shopping center in the hotel zone of this destination. With more than 100 characters on nearly 25 stages, the Wax Museum of Cancun promises to provide a fun experience for the whole family.

Museos en Cancún | Cancun Wax Museum

Take a picture with your fave celebrity, from Elvis Presley to Albert Einstein, you’ll find them all here! Like many other museums in Cancun, the Wax Museum of Cancun is an excellent plan “B” for you, your friends or family in case of rain, or, for those hours around noon in which the sun is super intense.

Museos en Cancún | Colección del Museo de Cera Cancún

Acuario Interactivo de Cancún

Museos en Cancún | Acuario de Cancún

Also in Plaza La Isla you will find the Interactive Aquarium of Cancun, an exceptional place where you will learn a lot about the marine life of the Mexican Caribbean. With nearly 1,000 marine creatures under its care, the interactive aquarium is another of the museums in Cancun that will delight the whole family: here you will not only watch passively, but you will live an unforgettable interactive adventure.

Museos en Cancún | Instalaciones del Acuario Interactivo de Cancún

Discover what the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea hide in the Interactive Aquarium of Cancun on your next vacation!

Immerse yourself in the marine world through the SeaTrek experience, or do a swim with dolphins in Cancun to make the most of your visit. The Interactive Aquarium of Cancun offers interesting experiences that can be enjoyed by young children as well as older adults.

Museos en Cancún | Pez león en el Acuario Interactivo

Planetario de Cancún Ka’Yok’

Museos en Cancún | Planetario de Cancún

The Cancun Planetarium started operations in 2013 and has become an increasingly popular tourist attraction for both children and adults. The Cancun Planetarium has an observatory, a dome for incredible digital projections and even a water museum.

Learn many interesting facts about the Earth and our universe in your visit to the Cancun Planetarium Ka’Yok ‘!

Museos en Cancún | Planetario Ka' Yok'

The Cancun Planetarium is located just behind the “downtown Walmart” and every month presents new workshops and conferences. You can not miss it if you want to know more about the universe we live in!

We invite you to leave your hotel in Cancun on your next vacation, explore further and visit each and every one of these museums in Cancun! You will have fun and at the same time you will receive important information about ecology, archeology and more, much more!


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