We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo del Desierto

Features Animals
Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Nice weekend diversion

This is a unique museum not far from the center of town, a short and cheap Uber ride away. You’ll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peacefrog0521
via mobile
Great museum

One of the best museums in the northen area of Mexico. totally recomended for family trips. Be sure... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrés M
Read all 664 reviews
542
All photos (542)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
Feb
22°
11°
Mar
25°
14°
Apr
Contact
Perif. Luis Echevarria, Saltillo, Mexico
Website
+52 844 986 9000
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (664)
Filter reviews
86 results
Traveller rating
58
25
3
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
58
25
3
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews live animals great place to visit great museum natural history del desierto desert plants local wildlife couple of hours modern museum definitely worth a visit two hours all ages world class museum different sections my opinion dinosaurs dessert
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 86 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique museum not far from the center of town, a short and cheap Uber ride away. You’ll see the historic and prehistoric artifacts of this region, including fossils, old crafts and tools, and even a boxcar. They also have live animals, from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peacefrog0521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best museums in the northen area of Mexico. totally recomended for family trips. Be sure to eat well first, not the best options inside.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andrés M
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

This museum has a combination of fossils exhibits, live animals, educational videos, and natural science facts with uncomplicated explanations. People of all ages can enjoy a visit of this museum and learn about fossils found in Mexico, climate facts and how the different deserts are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 815israelv
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We thought it was expensive, but when we saw the perfect conditions the animals have we realized we underpaid. The information provided during the tour was actually new and exceptional. Besides, some areas are interactive, so you could saw a bunch of 30's something acting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DenYanine
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We hadn’t been to this museum for over three years and were glad to see that it had changed considerably with new exhibits. Don’t miss this museum whenever you are near or in Saltillo!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nicow235
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Museo del Desierto is certainly a great place to visit in Saltillo. Very rich in natural history, the museography is extraordinary and very well organised. Its is perfect place to visit with children because it offers an amazing collection of fossils and dinosaurs remains.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It looks like this museum was established in the 1990s and the presentation, signage, and variety of and breath of the plants, animals, and equipment presented is excellent. Besides cactus, dinosaur skeletal structures, and equipment that might be used in the desert, there are live...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 501glorial
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This place is just great, there is so much to see. It really is a must for a couple of hours if you are in Saltillo. All the animals looked really well treated & healthy. The balck bear is great.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KOYCEGIZ
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This museum has something for everyone. Several very nice large dinosaurs, local wildlife, cultural exhibits, and some live animals in nicely done outdoor habitats.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lisarver
Reviewed 17 February 2018

The museum is a drive away from the centre of town, and gives great views of the area from the car park. The museum gives an interesting overview of the climate, fauna and geology of Mexico as well as some great dinosaur skeletons. There is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Becky W
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 nearby hotels
Best Western Saltillo
37 reviews
2.59 km away
Mision Express Saltillo
73 reviews
3.07 km away
Camino Real Saltillo
157 reviews
3.07 km away
Quinta Dorada Hotel And Suites
111 reviews
3.27 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 231 nearby restaurants
Pour la France Bistro & Cafe
332 reviews
3.33 km away
Las Delicias de Mi General
106 reviews
3.65 km away
Maiz Dorado
89 reviews
2.52 km away
Los Adobes
13 reviews
3.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 27 nearby attractions
Museo de las Aves
176 reviews
3.86 km away
Alameda Zaragoza
79 reviews
4.52 km away
Museo del Sarape y Trajes Mexicanos
42 reviews
3.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Michael C
18 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Becky W | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I’m sorry I can’t be sure but I don’t think there is. But it is worth going.
1
Vote
Pat H
23 February 2016|
Answer
Response from Jorge M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are english speaking guides, signals I´m not sure
1
Vote
manav b
4 September 2015|
Answer
Response from Jorge M | Reviewed this property |
you should use taxi, no public transport near de museum
1
Vote