Papalote Museo del Niño reopened after closure forced by Covid-19

* Dolores Beistegui, General Director of Papalote Museo del Niño, thanked families and entrepreneurs for all the support received, mentioned that “It is time to play, to live together, welcome to Papalote, how much we miss you!”

* Papalote Museo del Niño Chapultepec will have a schedule from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

* Papalote has all the sanitary measures to prevent contagion by Covid-19, including a maximum capacity of 60% in the exhibition area and 40% in the IMAX Mega-screen and Domodigital Citibanamex

* Reopening price with a 50% discount buying online: Superpackage at $ 125 pesos; Promotion valid until September 30.

MEXICO CITY, September 12, 2021.- After several months of closure, Papalote Museo del Niño once again welcomes girls, boys and their families to its Chapultepec headquarters, offering an experience of play, fun and well-being in one place unique, with a staff prepared to take care of its visitors and with adequate hygiene measures in the exhibits.

Last January, the “Save Papalote” campaign was launched to prevent the museum from closing forever. Thanks to the generosity of counselors, companies, foundations and thousands of people who joined this cause, 38 million pesos have been raised. This is how Papalote opened its doors again yesterday. Dolores Beistegui, General Director of Papalote Museo del Niño, commented:

“It has been a great feat. Although these were difficult times, the Papalote community did not fail. This trust that we have gained with our audience, the community that has been built over 28 years makes this long-awaited return possible “

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Papalote Chapultepec returns with the complete offer and some news:

In the domodigital Citibanamex it is premiering: “Topos What’s out of the burrow?”; production with which the little ones will be introduced to the fascinating world of astronomy in a fun, simple and humorous way by the hand of Plato and his friends. Children under the age of six can continue their exploration experience with age-appropriate exhibits such as “The Forest of Wonders.”

On the IMAX Mega-screen, “Turtle Odyssey” returns, where Bunji, a green sea turtle, will take viewers on an extraordinary journey, discovering some of the wonders of the sea and its inhabitants.

Families will be able to have fun in the recently renovated Minisuper Chedraui, a space that simulates a self-service store designed and adapted for girls and boys aged 2 and up, where they will be able to interpret the situations of coexistence, service, purchase and sale that are presented in a supermarket of the future

In the same way, Papalote encourages co-responsibility with fun and to take care of ourselves, it is necessary that we all participate and comply with the hygiene indications and recommendations that Papalote has implemented in its reopening.

We must continue to take care of ourselves, so the Museum has all the necessary security measures so that visitors feel calm and safe. The use of face masks is mandatory, the temperature will be taken at the entrance of the exhibits and the capacity will be limited to 60%. Papalote Chapultepec has wide spaces, with natural ventilation and outdoor spaces where families can play and live a moment of healthy coexistence, in an environment of learning and fun that provides well-being in this new normal. The IMAX mega-screen and the Citibanamex digital domo will operate at 40% of their capacity.

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Beyond the security protocols, Papalote incorporates in its contents, games that favor active listening to identify emotions and feelings of girls, boys and their families in the face of the pandemic. A dialogue about the new normal that you can see in:

• Dare to answer: In this exhibition, visitors will answer questions related to the experiences lived during confinement, such as positive aspects of spending so much time at home, supportive actions towards other people, about people and things they missed and miss, as well like your experience with distance classes.

• Wall of nails: In it, visitors will be able to talk together about some of the emotions they felt during their confinement at home, to express it on the wall of nails and share it with the Cuate.

• What if ?: In this exhibition, families will be invited to leave a question for other visitors about situations they experienced during confinement at home.

• Monster eats nightmares: In the two monsters eats nightmares, moms and dads will be invited to their little ones to write or draw a nightmare or fear that they had during this period of physical isolation at home.

• Say it to the world: As part of the themes that families will be able to select for their television program, is to recognize the best of spending time at home as a family.

• BayLab: The Baycientists will share an experiment that reinforces the self-care measures disseminated for our daily lives, which demonstrate their value and importance.

Visitors will be able to live this complete experience, with a special price of $ 125 pesos by buying their tickets in advance at papalote.org.mx. Papalote Chapultepec embraces this new normal with creativity, joy and play, always seeking that the experience for families is fun and memorable in a unique meeting place to relax and play with the family.

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