- Beautiful sunset view over the bay at the playground
- The big whale and shark skeletons
- Eating ice cream
- Playing at the playground
Prepare in advance
Check the website for museum hours.
Good to know
June to October is hot and humid.
Late morning or after lunch is the best time to enjoy this family day trip. Also, weekday trips to La Paz will be less crowded at the museum.
Recommended time of the year
Any time of the year is a good time to go on this family mini-adventure.
Eat lunch first, or plan on having lunch after enjoying your time at the museum, ice cream shop and playground.
About This Day
Visiting Mexico with kids and looking for things to do in La Paz (Baja, Mexico)? The Museo de la Ballena (Whale Museum) is a great way to break up a day in La Paz with kids. Start your day with coffee and pastries at Big Sur Café Organico. Then, head to Museo de la Ballena to learn about whales, sharks and other local marine life. After the museum, treat everyone to delicious Mexican ice cream and burn off energy at the playground across the street.
SN-S"LLANTERAEL GALLO" Boulevard General Agustín Olachea, La Paz
Big Sure Café Organico is one of the first craft coffee houses in La Paz. Enjoy many tasty traditional and specialty craft coffee treats, along with a light menu of pastries, sandwiches and salads made from fresh, wholesome ingredients while you are here.
DIRECTIONS From the Malecón (the city's waterfront walkway), go up Calle 16 de Septiembre. Turn right onto Zaragosa Street at the sign for Big Sur Café Organico. Look for the large mural of an indigenous lady on the front wall of the coffee house.
Museo de la Ballena (Whale Museum) offers a great indoor activity, either out of the sun or out of the rain, to learn about the local marine ecosystem and its history. It’s staffed with a few docents to help you during your self-guided tour. You will leave the museum with an expanded knowledge of local marine life.
DIRECTIONS Museo de la Ballena (Whale Museum) is off of the Malecón, near the cross street of Calle 16 de Septiembre.
This is a fun little playground on the Malecón, La Paz’s waterfront walkway. It is a perfect place to eat those messy ice cream cones from the ice cream shop. If you come during the fall or winter, you may catch a beautiful sunset while playing at the playground.
DIRECTIONS The playground is across the street from La Fuente Ice Cream Shop.