Do you have children at home who are eager to touch, climb, run and jump, but to whom you wish to offer an enriching experience? Take them to a museum were they are not forbidden to touch everything being displayed and where they can allow their imagination to run free. Take them to the Papalote Children’s Museum located at Constituyentes 268, in the second section of Chapultepec, where playing, touching and learning are essential requirements.
Allow your children to coexist with dozens of other children eagerly looking forward to having fun and learn through the interactive exhibits that will help them to understand the world around them. In the museum they will have fun in a mini television studio or playing with actual computers; they will also be able to play with water, sand and much more. For children under five, the museum also has more than 50 attractions which will help stimulate their senses and motor skills. Meanwhile, parents can also have fun in the IMAX mega-screen, where documentary films are projected in 3D; performances of jazz music and many other attractions are also offered. www.papalote.org.mx
Close by, in Grande del Bosque 1, Main Circuit, in the second section of Chapultepec Park, you will find THE MUTEC (Technological Museum of the Federal Electricity Commission) an option that fosters the importance of saving electricity in children. Through characters such as a speaking fan and coffee machine, the children are given some tips for the care of ecology and its advantages.
The museum has five permanent exhibits and some other itinerant and temporary exhibits. It also features a planetarium and workshops and courses on nutrition, origami, mathematics, aerodynamics and more. Admission to the museum is free. http://chapultepec.tv/MUTEC_MUSEO_TECNOLOGICO.html
In the heart of the city, on Juarez avenue almost corner with Luis Moya, the Memory and Tolerance Museum is located, housing the Panwapa island, a space dedicated to children between the ages of 5 and 11, which will reinforce in them values such as tolerance, teamwork, respect and diversity through play. The contents and exhibits were created through collaboration between the Memory and Tolerance Museum and Sesame Street. Each activity addresses topics such as: diversity, children in the world, respect for the environment and care of the community, creativity and commitment. www.memoriaytolerancia.org/