Chopo University Museum

  • CATEGORY: Museums
  • PHONES: (55) 5546 3471, 5535 2186, ext. 110 y 160


The Art Nouveau building that houses it was assembled between 1903 and 1905 with iron, pressed brick and glass from Germany. It was brought to Mexico by the Mexican Permanent Exhibitions Company, Inc. In those days it was known as the Crystal Palace, because of the large windows that illuminates their three ships. It hosted the National Museum of Natural History from 1913 to 1964 and housed, among other pieces of importance, a bone reproduction of the Diplodocus dinosaur from the Jurassic period, for this reason, the Elizabethan stage space that is inside is named Dino Forum. In 1973, after nine years of neglect, the National Autonomous University of Mexico promotes the rescue and restoration, with the aim of making it a center for the dissemination of art and culture. It was opened in 1975 and since then, visual art exhibitions of avant-garde, experimental plays and other alternative art events, often by young artists are presented. Among its permanent exhibits include the cabinet of curiosities, with rare specimens such as dressed fleas, and the Monument to be urban, number of humanoid sculptures located in various areas of the museum. Offers guided tours and book club.


Dr. Enrique González Martínez 10, Col. Santa Maria La Ribera, Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 6400, México, Ciudad de México


From Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 - 19:00 hrs.
El museo permanecerá cerrado los días 25 de diciembre y 1° de enero




$15.00 estudiantes con credencial vigente e INAPAM, miércoles entrada libre, Cinematógrafo:$40.00 general, $20.00 estudiantes con credencial vigente e INAPAM


Security zone | Guide visits | Ticket sale | Ticket office | Wheelchairs | Lavatories | Children’s room | Computing room | Ramp | Newspaper library | Braille guides | Checkroom | Photographic library | Audio library | Expositions | Elevator | Clases | Conferences | Contests | Concerts | Café | Auditorium


Angélica Aguirre
Tel. (55) 5546 3471, 5535 2186, ext. 110 y 160