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Museo del Desierto, Saltillo

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Discover the wonders of one of the richest and most biodiverse environments in Mexico at Museo del Desierto. Through the museum's four pavilions you'll learn about the origins of deserts and their mineral wealth. See fossils unearthed in the desert, including that of a T-Rex, and witness the rituals and customs of nomadic groups who once inhabited the sands. The museum also covers the evolution and biodiversity of the region, and displays over 350 species of cacti in the botanical garden. Interactive exhibits engage you and deepen your understanding of this landscape of extremes. To visit Museo del Desierto on your holiday in Saltillo, and find out what else Saltillo has to offer, use our Saltillo itinerary maker.
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  • It is a very nice Museum, the exhibitions are great, the place it is totally a great Dessert experience, so you will spend a great time with the family and will have the opportunity to see live animal...  more »
  • The museum is a jewel in the showcase for Saltillo.. Saltillo​ is very lucky to have the quality and professionalizm of a staff working at the museum that it has there. Hello Nacho! Also very nice gif...  more »
  • We were on a long business trip and visited most sites in and around Saltillo. I remember this place as one of the more unique and worthwhile visit. I guess being a bit of a paleontology fan also help...  more »
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  • Great museum! You get to see dinosaur skeleton displays, fossils, in addition to live desert animals and plants. Everything is arranged perfectly. There is also a restaurant and coffee shop.
  • Great museum don't miss it if you visit Saltillo. Coahuila is among the 10 places where most paleontology pieces have been found in the world.
  • It was. Fun had a good time with the family.
  • Great place to visit with kids, nice fossils!
  • One of the best paleontology museums in northern Mexico, includes desert wildlife exposition and desert wildlife zoo. You won't want to miss it if you visit Saltillo.