Axolotitlán, The Axolotl Museum is a small environmental museum and cultural center. It’s within the Tarango Park which is sometimes referred to as the Second Parque de las Águilas. The center provides a home to several of the protected axolotls on site. Dedicated to their protection, the protection of the fragile environment they inhabit fills out the broader mission of the museum.
It began in 2017 as a project of the Ectagono environmental consultancy. They took advantage of the giant Tarango ravine to operate a complete system of ecological projects to support their other broader. The museum began within a main geodesic dome built entirely of recycled materials. Two more geodesic domes followed. Along with the gardens, the museum buildings are used to provide shelter and care for the animals. But they also shelter and encourage an extensive environmental education program, a medical network, and a biocultural tours program.
The veterinary care network is especially intended to care for the population of axolotls throughout the valley of Mexico. Tours frequently extend to the Xochimilco area, the salamanders’ home base, and includes responsible tourism and education programs.
The first physical space in Mexico City dedicated 100% to the axolotls, the museum is often the site of exhibitions of visual arts and artisan works, plus workshops and education outreach meetings, research center and care of specimens, as well as events for their conservation.
The Axolotitlán museum is often visited in combination with other parts of the Parque Tarango.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays.