[:en]La Paz Whale Museum, one of the hidden gems of Baja Sur[:es]Museo de la Ballena en La Paz, una joya escondida en Baja California Sur[:]

[:en]One of the neatest hidden gems in La Paz is the newly opened Museo de La Ballena (Whale Museum).

Located right along the Malecon it is a place where families are invited to learn about the different whales living in the waters surrounding the magical town of La Paz.

When we first arrived at the museum, after having lunch at Bismarkcito local restaurant, there was a giant whale skeleton outside the doors of the museum, and that was just a small taste of what was to come.

Museo de La Ballena

Museo de La Ballena gift shop

entrance to Museo de La Ballena

giant shark at Museo de La Ballena

We entered the museum into a gift shop where we were introduced to a guide who escorted us into the museum.

The guide was one of the most knowledgable museum docents that I have had the pleasure of meeting, and carefully took his time to share everything he loved about the sea life in La Paz.

World's largest collection of animal skeletons

Whale replica Museo de La Ballena

The museum has one of the largest varieties of whale “skeletons” in the world, and all have been preserved from animals which have perished in the seas surrounding La Paz. Instead of disposing of the animal remains recovered on the beaches, the town has preserved the skeletons to be put up on display to help educate children and adults of all ages on the abundant life living in the ocean.

The tour took about one hour, but if I had my children with me, I could have spent hours in the museum. There were interactive exhibits, a vast abundance of skeletons, and immersive displays.

sea turtle replica

Sea Turtle education at Museo de La Ballena

sea life history at Museo de La Ballena

Orca skeleton at Museo de La Ballena

I recommend families taking their children to the whale museum before going on any snorkeling or boating tours. By visiting the museum first, children will be able to learn about the sea life in the waters that they are going to explore, and will have an added appreciation for the fish they will see through their snorkeling mask.

Source: https://ocmomblog.com/museo-de-la-ballena-whale-museum-in-la-paz/[:es]Una de las joyas de la corona de La Paz es el maravilloso Museo de La Ballena.

Situado a lo largo del Malecón, este museo es un lugar donde las familias están invitadas a aprender sobre las diferentes ballenas que viven en las aguas que rodean la mágica ciudad de La Paz.

Cuando llegas por primera vez al museo, por ejemplo, después de almorzar en el restaurante local como el Bismarkcito, lo primero que verás será un enorme esqueleto de ballena gigante fuera de las puertas del museo, y eso es solo una pequeña muestra de lo que está por venir.

Museo de La Ballena

Museo de La Ballena gift shop

entrance to Museo de La Ballena

giant shark at Museo de La Ballena

Se ingresa al museo a través de una tienda de regalos donde un guía se presenta para acompañar a los visitantes durante su tour del museo.

Estos guías son docentes bien preparados y conocedores del tema, que cuidadosamente se toman su tiempo para compartir todo lo que ellos mismos aman sobre la vida marina en La Paz.

World's largest collection of animal skeletons

Whale replica Museo de La Ballena

El museo tiene una de las variedades más grandes de “esqueletos” de ballenas en el mundo, y todos están perfectamente bien preservados. Estos huesos son de animales que han perecido en los mares que rodean La Paz.

En lugar de deshacerse de los restos de animales recuperados en las playas, la ciudad ha conservado los esqueletos que se exhiben para ayudar a educar a niños y adultos de todas las edades sobre la abundante vida que habita el océano.

La visita dura aproximadamente una hora, pero puedes pasar el tiempo que quieras en el museo. Hay exhibiciones interactivas, una gran cantidad de esqueletos y pantallas inmersivas.

sea turtle replica

Sea Turtle education at Museo de La Ballena

sea life history at Museo de La Ballena

Orca skeleton at Museo de La Ballena

 

Source: https://ocmomblog.com/museo-de-la-ballena-whale-museum-in-la-paz/[:]

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