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Museo de Historia Natural de Cabo San Lucas
Type: History Museums, Museums, Sightseeing
The local natural history museum is located on the town square, Plaza Amelia Wilkes, and is easily identifiable by the whale skeleton out front, although a distressing number of bones were blown away... Read More
The local natural history museum is located on the town square, Plaza Amelia Wilkes, and is easily identifiable by the whale skeleton out front, although a distressing number of bones were blown away during Hurricane Odile. The museum is free (donations are very much appreciated, of course), and features exhibits detailing the geology, paleontology, archaeology, biodiversity, and culture of the inhabitants of Baja California Sur. Highlights include details on the life of the Pericúes, the original inhabitants of Los Cabos; information on local flora, fauna and marine life such as whales and porpoises; a history of Spanish colonization and episodes of piracy along the coast; an exhibit of early tools; and old technology donated by local inhabitants. The most important and unusual exhibit is a two million year old fossil of a zebra jawbone, discovered in the nearby Sierra de la Laguna mountain range.
Plaza Amelia Wilkes
Cabo San Lucas, 23410
- Tue-Fri 10am-7pm
- Free; Donations Appreciated
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: This is the best museum in Los Cabos, and a great introduction to the history of Baja California Sur.