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Desert Museum

Saltillo

Walking among dinosaurs again is an experience you can live in Saltillo within the facilities of el Museo del Desierto (“The Desert Museum”) which houses in its first pavilion the largest exhibition of dinosaur fossils in all of Mexico, including a complete skeleton of one of the most ferocious and famous of all thanks to the movies, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Located inside the Parque de las Maravillas, this site designed by architect Francisco López Guerra and inaugurated in 1999, will take you into the origin, life and characteristics of the three largest deserts in Mexico: those of Coahuila, Sonora and Puebla/Oaxaca. Get ready to walk, as it is the largest museum in the state and one of the most complete in all of Latin America as far as natural history is concerned.

Throughout its four interactive rooms: “ El desierto y su pasado” (“The desert and its past”), “El hombre y el desierto” (“Man and the desert”), “Evolution and biodiversity” (“Evolution and biodiversity”) and “ Écosistemas: laboratorios de la vida” (“Ecosystems: laboratories of life”), all the questions you had about deserts will be answered.

Let yourself be moved by its most famous inhabitants, the skeletons and fossils that have been found in this territory such as mammoths, Tyrannosaurs, Hydrosaurs or Quetzalcoatlus. Although if you try to recognize its living inhabitants, there is also an area dedicated to them where specimens are presented, the colony of prairie dogs, snakes, coyotes, black bears, among others.

In addition to the permanent rooms, do not forget to visit its hall for temporary exhibitions, the nursery or the rain yard where every 14 minutes there is a rainfall that lasts 45 seconds.

Walking among dinosaurs again is an experience you can live in Saltillo within the facilities of el Museo del Desierto (“The Desert Museum”) which houses in its first pavilion the largest exhibition of dinosaur fossils in all of Mexico, including a complete skeleton of one of the most ferocious and famous of all thanks to the movies, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

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Located inside the Parque de las Maravillas, this site designed by architect Francisco López Guerra and inaugurated in 1999, will take you into the origin, life and characteristics of the three largest deserts in Mexico: those of Coahuila, Sonora and Puebla/Oaxaca. Get ready to walk, as it is the largest museum in the state and one of the most complete in all of Latin America as far as natural history is concerned.

Throughout its four interactive rooms: “ El desierto y su pasado” (“The desert and its past”), “El hombre y el desierto” (“Man and the desert”), “Evolution and biodiversity” (“Evolution and biodiversity”) and “ Écosistemas: laboratorios de la vida” (“Ecosystems: laboratories of life”), all the questions you had about deserts will be answered.

Let yourself be moved by its most famous inhabitants, the skeletons and fossils that have been found in this territory such as mammoths, Tyrannosaurs, Hydrosaurs or Quetzalcoatlus. Although if you try to recognize its living inhabitants, there is also an area dedicated to them where specimens are presented, the colony of prairie dogs, snakes, coyotes, black bears, among others.

In addition to the permanent rooms, do not forget to visit its hall for temporary exhibitions, the nursery or the rain yard where every 14 minutes there is a rainfall that lasts 45 seconds.

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