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Mexico City is an enormous metropolis that can offer any kind of entertainment you can think of. While it’s true that the place is huge, noisy, and full of people, it’s also filled with opportunities to have fun. Be sure to add these activities to your family visit to Mexico City and make it a memorable occasion for everyone.
6 Best Family Activities in Mexico City You Should Try
Visit Aquario Inbursa
A visit to a huge aquarium with hundreds of species of colorful fish is an equally enthralling experience for children and adults alike. Aquario Inbursa is a place of wonder where you can see not only fish but also tiny cute penguins.
It also has an ‘underwater’ restaurant and regularly holds various entertaining events. The aquarium is located in Polanco, one of the quietest neighborhoods of Mexico City. It’s not the biggest aquarium in the world, but it’s very cozy and has a relaxing atmosphere. Here you and your children can not only learn about different marine species but also contribute to an ocean conservation program.
Take a walking tour through the city center
One of the best ways to explore the place with your family is to take one of the walking Mexico City tours. These will take you to the most notable sights. Plus the guides will share lots of interesting historical facts and anecdotes to make the experience fun.
Walking tours are designed to be convenient, so they are short. As family activities in Mexico City go, these would be perfect for everyone with little kids who want to get a couple hours of excitement.
Witness a sky show in Planetario Luis Enrique Erro
When looking for family activities in Mexico City that will entertain older children, visiting Planetario Luis Enrique Erro is a must. This is a fantastic place where you and the children can learn a lot about the wonders of space.
The jewel of the visit is a sky show. It can make anyone fall in love with uncovering the mysteries of the Universe around us. The shows are scheduled regularly, so you’ll just need to time your visit right. In case it’s not possible, there are more shows put on in the planetarium’s theater.
Take a joyride in Six Flags Mexico
The list of best family activities in Mexico City won’t be complete without a visit to one of the most amazing theme parks on the continent. Six Flags Mexico has a great ride for anyone as well as many events to enjoy during ‘cool down’.
The park is basically an ongoing party. So you are sure to find something fun to do at any given moment. It’s also a great place for comic book lovers. There is an entire section of the park that has a Justice League theme!
Wonder at the Papalote Museo del Nino
Can you imagine a LEGO construction so incredible it’ll be an exhibit in a museum? You’ll see things like this and dozens more in Papalote Museo del Nino.
This is a museum geared specifically toward kids and there are exhibits and programs for different ages. This means that any family will enjoy their visit and learn something valuable from it. For the adults, this is not only a chance to learn more about Mexico but also get the unmatched satisfaction of observing their children having fun.
Learn to love economy at Museo Interactive de Economia
One of the ‘strangest’ family activities in Mexico City is a visit to the museum of economy. If you think that sounds boring, you’re in for a real surprise.
A trip to this particular place might be the thing that will teach your kids to appreciate the complexity and wonder of the financial world. Museo Interactivo de Economia is interactive and makes learning about the economy seem simple and fun.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.