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The Museum of Light is one of a kind museum in the city of Mexico. It concentrates on studying and analysing optical illusions. Initially situated in the original church of San Pedro y San Pablo College, the institution opened its doors in the year 1996. Only a part of the college is converted to museum and the rest of the space is mainly used for exhibitions. The museum provides a fun and educating experience for children and adults.
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 México. Located in an old 19th century town-house, there are also paintings by the renowned Mexican landscape artist José 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.
For those who want to know the how-and-why things work, the Technological Museum of the CFE is designed to explain humanity's most important technological achievements in laypersons terms. The best part about the displays exhibited in the four halls is that everything can and should be touched. The courtyards of the museum have a great amount of machines and accessories, from vapor powered locomotive trains to modern turbine engines and an ecologically sound solar-powered home. Opened in 1970, it is the first interactive museum in the country.
When traveling with children, this children's museum is an ideal place to visit. Opened in 1993 the museum offers a hands-on, interactive, ultra-modern experience, including an IMAX theater. It is divided into five major sections dedicated to discovering the human body, communications, our world, expressions and con-ciencia (a play on double meanings: "Con-science" to also mean with-science). Workshops, a theater, restaurant and a gift shop are also open to the public.
Designed for children and young people in general, this museum offers an interactive experience that educates and entertains. It has 14 permanent halls and one for temporary exhibitions. It is one of the first interactive science museums in Mexico. Games and art are integrated into the learning process with maths, chemistry and physics made easy in an entertaining way.