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Museo de Geología de la UNAM, Santa Maria la Ribera

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Contact: +52 55 547 3900
Open Hours: 10a-5p Tu-Su
The fossilised skeleton of a pre-historic elephant, constructed from pieces found in twelve different parts of the country is the centerpiece of the collection housed by this museum. Minerals, rocks and the remains of meteorites, form the rest of the collection. The exhibits were gathered by the Mexican Geographical Society during the 18th and 19th centuries, and are currently under the custody of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. Located in an old 19th century town-house, there are also paintings by the renowned Mexican landscape artist Jose María Velasco, a palaeontology room, and an interactive exhibit titled Sistema Tierra (earth system). There is a cafeteria and guided tours are available if booked in advance.