Inaugurated on February 24, 2000 as an expansion to the Tijuana Cultural Center, the Museo de las Californias has a permanent exhibition of objects representative of regional history, ranging from prehistory to the second half of the 20th century. It was designed on a 2,200 square meter helical ramp and is the only cultural space in the city that shows a historical synthesis and incorporates interactive resources to the traditional museographic discourse. When visiting, you’ll discover a fascinating collection of historical artifacts, including maps, tools and journals going back to the 16th-century expeditions of the legendary conquistador Hernán Cortés. Its main focus, though, is on fossils from the local Sierra de la Laguna range.
It consists of eight permanent rooms: California before California; First European explorers; Missions and missionaries; Territories and borders; The porfiriato; Mexican Revolution The years of the post-revolution; and Environment. It has a temporary exhibition hall, offers guided tours in Spanish and English, dramatized tours, conferences, and calls for a children’s drawing contest and a youth historical composition contest.
Visit Museo de las Californias (Museum of the Californias)
P.º de los Héroes 9350, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana
Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, CA 22010
+52 664 687 9650
Tuesday 10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–7 PM
Thursday 10 AM–7 PM
Friday 10 AM–7 PM
Saturday 10 AM–7 PM
Sunday 10 AM–7 PM
Tijuana Cultural Center, Paseo de los Héroes, Zona Río, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico