Museum day in Mazatlan, what places can you visit?


From history to augmented reality technology you will find

Mazatlán.- Our beloved port, in addition to being an important tourist destination that offers its visitors fun, beach, sun and sand, also has a historical and cultural face.

And yes, we know that the vast majority always seek to enjoy Mazatlan at night and the party, but if your thing is to learn about history, art, music and entertainment, here we present the 6 museums that you can visit and what you can find in each one of them.

Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan  

In this space an impressive collection of archaeological remains found in the south of Sinaloa is exhibited; In it, the representation of the ‘Ulama’ stands out, a pre-Hispanic ball game that was played with the hips.  

It has exhibition halls of photography typical of the beginnings of Mazatlan, painting, sculpture and a book section specializing in the history of the region.  


This museum is located in the Historic Center on Calle Sixto Osuna number 76, near the Paseo de Olas Altas; You can visit it from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mazatlan Art Museum

This museum has three galleries inside which exhibit works ranging from paintings, portraits and sculptures by internationally renowned artists such as: José Luis Cuevas, Rufino Tamayo, Antonio López Sáenz, Pedro Coronel, Francisco Toledo and Leopoldo Flores.  

Presentations by local and national artists are also held in its temporary rooms. Every month a work of the exponents of plastic art is exhibited in the state and other cities of the country.

So if you are a lover of painting and sculptures, the Mazatlan Art Museum is the ideal place for you.


Calle Sixto Osuna number 71 in front of the Archaeological Museum; It has visiting hours from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.  

shell museum  

Obviously, in a port like Mazatlan, a museum that represents what most distinguishes us could not be missing; We are talking about the sea and everything that derives from it, which in this case are shells.

This museum is made up of two levels, on the first level a great variety of handicrafts made with shells are exhibited and offered for sale: from necklaces, bracelets, earrings and headbands.  

On the second level you can find parts of the skeleton of a whale, as well as a fountain made exclusively of shells, it is built with different shapes and colors that make it unique. The museum displays a splendid collection of thousands of shells and snails brought from different parts of the world.  


Avenida Playa Gaviotas 407, Golden Zone. From Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

El Rincon Pedro Infante Museum 

Who wouldn’t want to visit a celebrity’s home? That is why this is one of our favorite places, the famous singer and actor Pedro Infante, an icon of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, was born here.

For 28 years this house became a museum, its exhibition consists of a series of photographs and belongings of Pedro Infante such as charro suits or costumes from his most popular movies.

It is located on Calle Constitución number 1108 in the Historic Center of Mazatlan. Open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mazatlan Cultural Innovation Center  

The Mazatlán Cultural Innovation Center (CICMA) is a new space that was inaugurated a few months ago; It is located in the heart of the Historic Center of this beautiful port.  

Through its interactive rooms you can find art, science, history and technology; an ideal space for children and adults to learn the history of Sinaloa in a different way; one of our favorite rooms is the virtual reality room because that way kids can develop their cognitive skills.


Belisario Domínguez number 1502, Historic Center from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The Pirate Mansion  

If you are a fan of pirates and everything that has to do with stories of curses like the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, this place will be perfect for you. According to Carlos Diaz, owner of the place, the museum was built in the place where the famous English pirate Thomas Cavendish camped for a few days.  

In this museum you will enter completely into a totally different world that will take you back to another era; here you can see up close the clothing used by pirates, their pistols and other accessories; You will also find scale boats and different items typical of their culture. Wouldn’t you like to take photos in the Pirate Mansion?  


Calle Ángel Flores number 114 Colonia Centro.


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