Fun cities to explore with kids-Mexico City!

As we are home a bit more with a new baby and a more serious school schedule, I thought it would be fun to outline kid friendly things to do in some of our favorite cities. We do have several trips planned, can’t stay still too long!

First stop in fun cities to explore with kids, Mexico City, Mexico!!

With kids in Mexico City head directly to el Bosque de Chapultepec!! We had an apartment in Zona Rosa, just a short walk from this truly amazing park. The size of Chapultepec makes New York’s Central Park seem like a small community park; Wikipedia tells us it is Latin America’s largest park. Get to the amazing free zoo as soon as you can!

The Chapultepec Zoo is a very impressive zoo with great animal habitats and some rare to see animals like pandas and condors. We also loved the monkeys! Our son was only about a year and a half at the time and in his vocab, all the animals were either doggies, kitties, or birds.
How sweet is that baby monkey!
The zoo also has a lovely butterfly and insect exhibit, which requires an extra ticket but is very reasonable and worth it. We loved being so close to all the beautiful butterflies and gross bugs.
Also located near Chapultepec is the Papalote Museo del nino, the Children’s Museum of Mexico City. It is a massive wonderland of all things fun. We adore children’s museums but wonder if it is a little confusing for our little ones. Suddenly they have a place where they can play with everything and then we go back to the real world where they cannot touch everything.
Our very pale blond little boy got lots of attention in Mexico!
One of our favorite places in the museum was the bubble room! Completely fun and amazing! My husband and I would have spent a lot of time playing in here even without our son.
If you have time while in Mexico City, make sure and head to the ruins of Teotihuacan! Just a short drive out of the city and completely incredible!
Here are Brian and Colin climbing the Pyramid of the Sun. So sad Colin will not remember this place, hope we can go back when he is older. My mom can empathize with Colin’s young adventures. She was born in Chile.  By the time she was 7 years old had traveled all over Latin America but sadly, does not remember much. She knows what it is like to be told all of the places she has been that she does not recall.

Me walking down the Calle de los muertos, the Street of the Dead, trying to not get a sunburn. The Pyramid of the Moon is at the end of the road. Teotihucan was a huge city, so many fun places to explore and climb.

While in Mexico, don’t forget to catch some Mariachis! Can’t go wrong at the Anthropology Museum also.

Viva Mexico!!

About the author:

Prior to becoming a traveling opera wife and full-time mother, Ann Hinckley Stucki studied socio-cultural anthropology as an undergraduate and went on to receive her master’s degree in social work. She has worked in a variety of fields from health education, mental health/community/school social work, geriatrics, childbirth labor support, and disease prevention in Latin America. Her research pursuits have taken her from a Costa Rican/Nicaraguan border dispute to London, England to present graduate research at a Medical Anthropology conference. Additionally, she is an award-winning photographer and enjoys portrait work. She also teaches fire breathing. Brian Stucki has been singing professionally full-time for more than six years, taking his family on the road with him. He has sung with companies and orchestras from coast to coast and on three continents. Highlights include The Pearl Fishers with Seattle Opera, Così fan tutte with the New Israeli Opera, Haydn’s Creation, with Boston Baroque, The Barber of Seville with the Compaña Nacional de Mexico in Mexico City, and The Fall of the House of Usher with the Polish National Opera..

2 comments on “Fun cities to explore with kids-Mexico City!

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  2. Well, I am so glad finally I see someone saying positive things about my Mexico lindo y querido :) yes there are many places children friendly and it is a beautiful country where you can have lots of fun, enjoy nature, history, etc… yes there is crime, but believe it or not it is comited mostly to local people not to turist! Thank you Ann for such a lovely report! I am going this year and planning to take many pics and share too. xoxo from ur now aussie friend!