Mexico City Wax Museum (Museo de Cera Ciudad de Mexico)
Opened in 1979, the Mexico City Wax Museum houses hundreds of lifelike public figures—including Mexican presidents, singers such as Lady Gaga, and even fictional Mexican characters like Chespirito—across 14 separate exhibits. Save time by purchasing a skip-the-line ticket in advance. For a full day of fun, combo tickets are available for the wax museum and the adjoining Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum (Museo de Ripley).
Things to Know Before You Go
The Mexico City Wax Museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
There’s a cafeteria and a gift shop on-site.
How to Get There
The Mexico City Wax Museum is situated in the Juárez neighborhood, just west of the historic center and close to Reforma Avenue. The closest public transit stations are Metrobus Hamburgo (bus) and Metro Cuauhtémoc (metro, Line 1).
When to Get There
The Mexico City Wax Museum is open daily, late morning through evening. The busiest times to visit are during school and public holidays. Go midweek for fewer crowds.
Other Family-Friendly Attractions in Mexico City
The Mexican capital has plenty of family-oriented attractions. Wander around the city’s historic center, and visit the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE). Or, stop by Chapultepec Park (Bosque de Chapultepec), an expansive city center forest, and spend an hour at the Papalote Children’s Museum.
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- Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela (Ciudadela Artisan Market)
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- Angel of Independence (Monumento a la Independencia)
- Mexico City Popular Art Museum (Museo de Arte Popular)
- San Juan Market (Mercado de San Juan)
- Chopo University Museum (Museo Universitario del Chopo)
- Memory and Tolerance Museum (Museo Memoria y Tolerancia)
- Franz Mayer Museum (Museo Franz Mayer)
- Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes)
- National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte)
- Vasconcelos Library (Biblioteca Vasconcelos)