A visit to the Regional Museum of Anthropology and History and the Eliseo Palacios Aguilera Paleontological Museum will familiarize you with the history of Chiapas from prehistory up to the 19th century.
Their exhibition halls have on display fossilized and replica specimens of the flora and fauna that once existed in these lands and in the Mayan region in particular.
The Jaime Sabines Cultural Center is the leading center of information and culture in Tuxtla, with a library of books, magazines, audio and video recordings, a computer center, auditorium, bookshop, gallery and the National Archive. In the library you can also enjoy a cup of authentic Chiapas coffee, while the classrooms offer music and dance workshops.
To enjoy a cup of chocolate while you discuss the wood carvings, textiles, amber pieces and pottery created by the hands of the local inhabitants, it is well worth visiting the House of Crafts and Ethnographic Museum where you can also purchase handicrafts. Regional food products are also on sale including tascalate (a mixture of chocolate, ground pine nuts, achiote, vanilla and sugar), coffee and chocolate.