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Interactive Museum of Economics

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Centro Historico
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Address: Calle Tacuba Centro 17, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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+52 55 5130 4600
09:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

MIDE, Interactive Museum of Economics, is the first museum of its kind in...

MIDE, Interactive Museum of Economics, is the first museum of its kind in the world. It is devoted to the interactive and fun communication of economy, finance and sustainability. Its mission is to invite people to discover economy in their daily lives.

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Mexico City has so many museums, such an embarrassment of choices, that this one may not be your first choice, It certainly wasn't mine. But when afforded the chance to enter, I... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Mexico City has so many museums, such an embarrassment of choices, that this one may not be your first choice, It certainly wasn't mine. But when afforded the chance to enter, I took advantage of it, and thought it was fairly cool. Not a place I'd ever go back to, but I learned a bit before exiting, and am glad... More 

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East Moline, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

There is an exhibition about recycling, about the timeline of the Mexican pesos and about detecting counterfeit pesos other than very detailed explanations of economics. There is so much art put into the mexican bill just as much as there is a value as you will see. The museum places three different denominations of the peso bills under microscopes to... More 

1 Thank yoshithatsme
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

One of most engaging museums I have visited in Mexico City. There are role plays where you can learn how stock markets work and a very good balance of tradition, history and new tecnologies.

Thank Dieter H
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

There were lots of different interactive points in this museum ostensibly about the economy. The first exhibit was all about climate change with a sort of economic bent to it. Other parts were more squarely economic in nature. One interesting interactive exhibit had a museum employee explaining how to save money by consuming less water (there's a compounding factor based... More 

Thank Alexander B
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Our 11 year old twins LOVED this museum. We spent close to four hours there on a Wednesday morning. It is very well done and the staff bent over backwards to do the activities with our kids and speak to them in English. For an additional 5 pesos per person we participated in a Stock Market activity that required lots... More 

2 Thank twinsareenough
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

On a recent trip to Mexico City we decided to visit this impressive museum. My kids, all under the age of 12, thoroughly enjoyed the visit and were able to learn some basic economic principles. The highlight of our visit was learning about excessive fishing through an interactive game and making our own money. We missed the "real marketplace" practice... More 

Thank Rat1
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Unfortunately, the exhibit is only in Spanish, but this is one of my favorite museums in the city. They expose children and young teenagers to the VERY useful concepts of economy. The building in itself is the old convent of the bethlehemites, which is beautiful.

Thank Ferdinand V
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

We visited this museum for my 6 year old school project and we all loved it. It is a very modern museum and it has activities for all ages. I really recommend it. It was very interesting and educational.

Thank Fiorelina
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Seemed like a large part of my schooling years were summed up in this place. My biggest recommendation is that you go with plenty of time. This place is very entertaining because it is so interactive, but every activity requires time. Considering this, the place has a great value for its price. While it´s focused on Mexico´s economy, it has... More 

Thank Tony L
Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

The museum is very educational and well presented with lots of interactive game about life and economy. Highly recomend the place for older kids 10 up. I went with my son 5 and it was too advanced, so we didn't enjoy it much unfortunately

Thank Marimiri

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