Monterrey has established itself as an significant cultural center. We have listed the most important museums and theaters, along with some that are not necessarily important, but are interesting just the same. You will probably be pleasantly surprised when you discover the possibilities available here. The following list should help you decide which museums and theaters you want to visit. Admission prices vary, but all are very reasonable. Pick up a copy of “What’s On Monterrey”, available in most hotel lobbies, or call the Infotur office at 8344-4343 to get a list of current attractions and schedules.
Some of Monterrey’s museums offer free admission on different days and for certain exhibits.
Museo del Acero
A non profit science and technology center, providing multiple interactive areas that enforce scientific and technological education, commemorating the history of steel and its industrial development.
Located inside Parque Fundidora, Monterrey 8126-1108
Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO)
Over 15.000 sq. ft. of permanent and temporary displays. Nice gift shop.
Corner of Zuazua and Ocampo
Museum of Mexican History
visual and pictorial history of Mexico. Interesting displays. Beautiful grounds, on the exact site of the city’s founding.
Dr. Coss No. 445 Sur
Monterrey Metropolitan Museum
History, Mexican tradition and customs, Founders of the city, Showing local artists on weekends.
Zaragoza and Corregidora 8344-1971
Nuevo Leon Regional Museum featuring historical artifacts from Monterrey. Great view of the city from one of it’s oldest buildings.
Rafael José Vergel S/N
Col. Obispado 8333-9588
Art museum, permanent technology expositions and a science garden, also IMAX Dome Theatre.
Av. Roberto Garza Sada No. 1000
San Pedro Garza García 8303-0002
History of Glass making – Some incredible displays of glass art.
Zaragoza and Magallanes
Treviño 8329-1000, ext. 1105
Center of the Arts
Dance and Music spectaculars, Theater Ave.
Fundidora y Adolfo Prieto
Parque Fundidora 8479-0010
Casa de la Cultura
Exhibitions, Concerts, and Conferences.
Av. Colón No. 400 Ote.
Cineteca Fototeca de Nuevo Leon
Photograph exhibitions and Movie screenings. Av. Fundidora and Aldolfo Prieto
Parque Fundidora 8479-0015
Theater, ballet, workshops, festivals and extravaganzas. Zuazua and Matamoros
Baseball Hall of Fame
History of Mexican Baseball (Solon de la Fama) featuring México’s most famous baseball players. Located adjacent to the Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma Beer Garden.
Ave. Alfonso Reyes No. 2202 Nte.
Monterrey Automobile and Transportation Museum
Historic automobiles on display. Ave.
Niños Heroes Park 8331-3890
Museum of Anthropology & Paleontology
Featuring some incredible local Mammoth Remains.
Federal Highay #53
Municipio de Mina 8288-0082
Puppet House Museum
Various puppets (old and new on display. Interesting for all ages.
Padre Raymundo Jardon No. 954 Ote.
Barrio Antiguo 8343-0604
El Blanqueo Museum
Discover the growth of industry and the Industrial History of the state of Nuevo León.
Monte Blanco 325
Col. Monte Negro
Santa Catarina, Nuevo León 8336-207