Cancun – Museums & Universities

Visitors to Cancún seeking a cultural experience will not be disappointed. The city offers an array of museums, from those focused on everything from history to the environment and more. As a major tourist destination, many museums include attractions built for groups as well as families with children. Various interactive exhibits and displays make for a fun day for those seeking a ‘time out’ from Cancún’s outdoor activities.

Museo Maya de Cancún

This museum houses a collection of Mayan artifacts that are important to Mexico’s heritage. The museum is located on San Miguelito, an ancient Mayan archaeological site. Visitors can enjoy a visit to the ruins and see an array of artifacts related to the Mayan civilization. Generally less crowded than other museums that focus directly on tourists, Museo Maya de Cancún is housed in a unique avant-garde styled building and includes three unique exhibition halls housing over 3,500 artifacts.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R.
Phone: +1 998 885  3842
Operating Hours:
– Monday Closed
– Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
– Wednesday 9:00am – 6:00pm
– Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm
– Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
– Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
– Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Admission Cost:
– General –  $80 MXN


Cancún Underwater Museum

Formally referred to as MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte, this non-profit museum includes 500 sculptures across three galleries in the ocean at Cancún National Marine Park. Opened in 2010, the park includes various purposely sunk statues and structures. The Silent Evolution exhibit is the largest at the museum and includes more than 400 human figure sculptures, all of which can be seen by divers and snorkelers. The museum is located at a depth of between 9.8 and 19.6 feet, with new exhibits being developed and launched on a regular basis.

Address: Cerrada Las Golondrinas Lote #24 Alfredo V. Bonfil, 77560 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Phone: +52 998 810 4508
Operating Hours:
– Monday 9:00am – 2:00pm
– Tuesday 9:00am – 2:00pm
– Wednesday 9:00am – 2:00pm
– Thursday 9:00am – 2:00pm
– Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
– Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
– Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Admission Cost:
– Snorkel Tours from $70 USD
– Dive Tours from $90 USD

Cancún Wax Museum

Located in the Cancún Hotel Zone, this wax museum is a family-friendly attraction and the only wax museum located in the city. Visitors to the museum will enjoy more than 100 figures from around the world including both national and international celebrities. Exhibits include famous faces from music, cinema, sport and more. Formally titled Museo de Cera Cancún, guests are invited to pose for photos with their favorite celebrity lookalikes.

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, La Isla, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Phone: +52 998 176 8249
Operating Hours:
– Monday 10:00am – 10:00pm
– Tuesday 10:00am – 10:00pm
– Wednesday 10:00am – 10:00pm
– Thursday 10:00am – 10:00pm
– Friday 10:00am – 10:00pm
– Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm
– Sunday 10:00am – 10:00pm
Admission Cost:
-Adults: $27 USD
– Children 5 to 11 years old: $15 USD


Anáhuac Cancún University

Affiliated with the Anahuac University Network (RUA), this university offers programs that are coordinate with various European universities and includes many foreign students, both on campus as well as via their study abroad program. The name “Anáhuac” translates to “near the water”. Considered one of the top private universities in Mexico, studies include undergraduate programs in business administration, entertainment management, gastronomy, medicine, hotel management and more.

Address: Carretera Chetumal- Cancún Mz. 2 SM. 299 Z.8 Lt. 1. Benito Juárez, Cancún Quintana Roo. C.P. 77565
Phone: +52 998 881 7750

Universidad del Caribe

A public university opened in 2000, it is listed among some of the best public universities in Mexico. With a major focus on the tourism and hospitality industry, ,the university offers various continuing education and employment programs with more than 800 companies around the world. A smaller campus includes 2,400 students a total of seven undergraduate programs as well as a postgraduate program for continuing studies. The university consists of a total of 41 classrooms, 7 workshop laboratories and 17 computer laboratories. Various on-site programs and community projects focus on rural and environmental community care and sustainability.

Address: YE. 78, Mza. 1, Lot 1, corner of Fraccionamiento Tabachines. CP. 77528. Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Phone: +52 998 881 4400