17 | FEB | 2019
Render of the completed project - Image: COURTESY

Science Museum to open in Yucatán

Mérida, Yucatán
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The Museum aims to become the main center for the research of the Chicxulub crater, and meteor and asteroid impacts

At the Science Museum of the Chicxulub Crater, scientists, professors, students, and the general public will be able to find information related to the impactor that hit the Yucatán Penninsula 65 million years ago.

This space – unique in its kind – is intended to become the key center on the research of asteroid impacts and related topics.

During a walkthrough, Yucatán Governor, Rolando Zapata, and the dean of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Enrique Graue, verified the construction progress in which MXN$50 billion are being invested. According to estimate times, the Museum is expected to open in September.

(Construction in progress – Photo: COURTESY)

The project, located within the Scientific and Technological Park of Yucatán, will host the Geophysics Laboratories of the UNAM, reason why it's set to become Mexico's most important research center on Earth Sciences.

The Museum will have four main exhibition rooms on the Universe, the Solar System, impact craters, the dinosaur mass extinction, and the biodiversity and culture of Yucatán, including its network of aquifers.

The aim is to boost not only academic and scientific tourism but also to serve as a source of knowledge on environmental awareness.

And of course, the place will be fitted and run with cutting-edge technology. In addition to interactive devices for visitors, the building will use information technology to management facility systems.

(File image/EL UNIVERSAL)

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