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Things To Do With Kids In Mexico City

Thinking about a family vacation to Mexico City? Discover fun activities the whole family will enjoy. By Jeremiah Crossing | July 23, 2021

When you’re planning a family trip, Mexico City may not immediately come to mind. But on top of the city’s rich culture, museums and cuisine, Mexico City is home to action-packed attractions and relaxing destinations you and the kids will love. Make memories for the whole family in Mexico City with a trip that includes:

  • Life’s a picnic: Pack a picnic and explore the largest urban park in Latin America

  • Party animals: Pet animals on the farm and spot sea creatures at an underground aquarium

  • Speed racers: Challenge the family to a go-kart race on professionally designed indoor tracks

Park play

Located in the heart of Mexico City, the 1,700-acre Bosque de Chapultepec is the largest urban park in Latin America. Dubbed Mexico City’s “Central Park,” it is home to a zoo, museums and several restaurants.

Bosque de Chapultepec

There is green space galore, the ideal location for a family picnic, outdoor sports and taking in fresh air.

If you have toddlers, don't miss the chance to visit the Bosque de Chapultepec's Papalote Museo del Niño. This charming children’s museum has nearly 200 interactive exhibits, including the Ramon Tree, a walk-though exhibit that teaches kids about a variety of forest ecosystems.

Calling all animal lovers

For animal lovers, the Tío Pepe Granja Didáctica is a family favorite in Mexico City. Your little ones can meet, pet and feed a wide range of animals, including ponies and chickens.

For a little more farm fun, you can also check out the Granja Las Americas. Here, your kids will not only learn about the animals, but how to run a farm as well. You can also spend time together playing on the Granja's climbing wall, zip line, mini-golf course and more.

Acurio Inbursa

For families looking for a glimpse at life under the sea, the Acurio Inbursa is one of the most kid-friendly sites in Mexico City. Nestled in Polanco, one of the city's most beautiful neighborhoods, the five-story aquarium — four of which are underground — is home to 280 marine species.

Sports fans

For your little speed demon, there’s nowhere better than K1 Speed Mexico. This is the indoor karting venue’s first international location, offering kids the chance to enjoy electric go-karts on a professionally designed indoor racetrack.

For soccer fans of every age, indulge your passion by catching a match at the Estadio Azteca. Here, the entire family can enjoy the best of Mexican soccer. You can also take a personalized tour of the stadium for a peek at what a professional soccer stadium looks behind the scenes.

Thrill seekers

Want an aerial view that you’ll never forget? Take a hot air balloon ride! Just 45 minutes from the city you'll find Teotihuacan – a pre-Columbian city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can take an early-morning flight and greet the dawn as you soar high above the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon.

Action-packed adventure

For even more action, visit the Six Flags Mexico amusement park, where you can play like a kid alongside your own. Little ones can check out the Looney Tunes Adventure Camp, ride the Tornado of Taz or brave the spinning teacups. Older kids and adults can get their thrills on the Medusa Steel Coaster, Crazanity pendulum ride or the Boomerang. Afterward, grab a bite and relive the fun at one of the park's dozens of eateries.

Mix it up at the museums

One of the most delicious things to do in Mexico City is a visit to the Mucho Museo del Chocolate. You can learn the history of cacao in Mexico before heading to the museum's “chocolate lab.” Try your hand at crafting your own Mexican chocolate, creating sculptures with chocolate paste and more. Before you leave, stop by the Museo’s store and pick up some chocolate souvenirs.

After satisfying your sweet tooth, take your kids on an adventure to explore all the wonders of outer space. The Planetario Luis Enrique Farro is Latin America’s oldest planetarium and offers countless exhibits, interactive games and educational projects.

There are so many exciting and memorable things to do with kids in Mexico City that picking from among them might be the most difficult part of your trip. No matter how you spend your time together, though, a fantastic adventure awaits!

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