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Opened on February 5, 1993, Museo de Cera or Tijuana Wax Museum is considered the second of its kind in Latin America. It is a museum in which both children and adults will have fun looking for the resemblance of figures with their models, or seeing representations in three dimensions of the inhabitants of the past. Tijuana Wax Museum is a great place to come to if you want to see important historical figures from Mexican history and legends. The wax dolls look realistic and the entrance fee is inexpensive.
Tijuana Wax Museum, the second wax museum in Latin America
After you get your Tijuana Wax Museum ticket, the first room you can enter is the room of history. Meet our history room, where you will find characters that were part of Mexico, of their history, such as the conquest of Mexico, the war of independence, the history of Tijuana, success stories that have helped shape the country we are now , we have epic characters like Miguel Hidalgo, Hernán Cortés, Cuauhtémoc etc. In this room you will learn more about the history of Mexico and the world.
Continue your Tijuana Wax Museum tour with room of politics. The room of politics have great characters like famous politicians and great influencers in the world, here you can meet the lives of people like Mahatma Gandhi who was the most prominent leader of the Indian Independence Movement against the British Raj, as well as pacifist and lawyer Indian Hindu, you will meet presidents like Venustiano Carranza who was one of our fighters presidents to get the freedom of the Mexicans, and establishes the rights of the worker and secular education, presidents like Barack Obama and great people who supported the world peace movement and characters that fought because Mexico and the world are a better place. In room of politics you will learn more about great politicians and influential people from Mexico and the world.
In room of teror you will see the wax characters of terror, you will know how these characters have transcended thousands of years and their stories are still chilling, you will meet a variety of horrors such as werewolf, dracula, the weeping woman, mummies and countless horror stories that will make you unable to sleep and giving a scary experience to your Tijuana Wax Museum tour. In the room of horor you will get to know horror stories and the characters that scare you at night.
How to Get Tickets?
Tijuana Wax MuseumTijuana Wax Museum ticket is sold at Main Entrance ticket sales, general admission is $ 20.00 pesos per person.
How To Get Around?
It is best to go around and have your Tijuana Wax Museum tour on foot, walking around between rooms and exhibitions. It's never too crowded and you'll see a mix of tourists, local families with kids, and local people.
What Should I Wear?
Comfortable clothes and shoes are the best to wear during your Tijuana Wax Museum tour as you will roam the different rooms of the museum, so the more comfortable your clothes and shoes are the better.
Best Time to Visit
You can have your Tijuana Wax Museum tour at all time of the year. The opening hour is as follow: Summer season, Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; winter season, Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
While the Mexican peso is the legal currency, US dollars are widely used and accepted, even by locals.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not really need a guide to enjoy your Tijuana Wax Museum tour . Most signs are in both Spanish and English, and the employees are helpful and knowledgeable.
How To Get There?
You can drive to have your Tijuana Wax Museum tour, but if you choose to use public transport you can take the Light Rail or bus that goes to San Ysidro Transit Center then take a walk to Tijuana Wax Museum for ± 30 minutes or you can get a taxi.
In Mexico there are three wax museums: one in the capital, another in Guadalajara and a third in the city of Tijuana. Please remember that Spanish is the dominant language in Tijuana, as it is in much of Mexico. However, English is spoken by almost everybody in the city's tourist hot spots as well as by some taxi drivers and the Americans who live in the city. Having someone with you who can speak Spanish will be helpful when going away from the city's tourist hot spotscity's tourist hot spots.