Parque Explora de Leon (Explora Park, Leon, Guanajuato)
Explora (a lovely park towards the southern part of Leon, Guanajuato, in central Mexico) is one of those gems that needs to be written about more than once. In this post I’ll only extoll the beauty of the park, because it’s one of the nicest spots in Leon where you can actually go for a walk or a run.
Events such as outdoor concerts, ballet and dance exhibitions, are often held at the Foro del Lago.
I’ve often gone to Explora for a walk with my parents. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful park. Explora has also a science museum, much like Vancouver’s Science World (or TELUS World of Science, if you want).
Explora has 5 science halls (Salas). Obviously, the Sala del Agua (Water Hall) is my absolute favoritest, although there are a number of other halls that are intended to impart knowledge on visitors. Explora hires high school or undergraduate students to work providing smart commentary on each one of the apparatuses shown in each one of the halls.
I had my faith renewed in Mexican youth when I visited Explora, Museo de Ciencias (Explora, Science Museum) because every single kid who worked there was very well versed in the scientific facts that they were supposed to share with their audience.
Admission to Explora isn’t all that expensive (I think I paid $60 pesos, about $4.50 USD for myself and for my Mom).
There’s also a number of transportation exhibitions in the outskirts of the museum. These include a helicopter and an aircraft.
Overall, I would strongly recommend that people come visit Explora. It’s totally woorth the visit, particularly for parents with children.
Disclosure: I paid for both my Mom and my own entry fee out of my own pocket. I have no financial nor otherwise ties to Explora. I just wanted to share my experience with my readers and potential visitors to Guanajuato.
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