• Or : at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
  • Age : for all
  • When: from April 3 to September 8, 2024
  • schedule 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday
  • Nocturne Thursday at 10pm - Gardens open until 10:15pm
  • Closing Monday
  • Free of charge for people under 26 years old
  • To know more :
    • Only the reservation of a dedicated time slot guarantees access.
    • Family activities and workshops are available in addition to admission (except April 21). for "a family sunday)

"Mexica. Gifts and gods at the Templo Mayor".

Beneath the cobblestones of Mexico City lie the remains of Tenochtitlan, the heart of a rich and powerful empire: Mexica ...

  • Arriving at this new musée du quai Branly, we're off to meet an entire empire from pre-Columbian times
  • Thanks to the most recent archaeological discoveries, witnesses of the ancient capital Tenochtitlan and its main temple are on display for the first time in Europe.
  • Previously called Aztec, it refers to the Mexica empire (1325-1521) established in what is now the Mexico City basin.
  • The Musée du quai Branly exhibits 204 items and sculptures that the Mexican people placed in homage to their deities or in exchange for favors requested from the gods.
  • We find: quetzalcoalt, the feathered serpent which links heaven and earth; Tatloc, the god of rain, the eagle or the hummingbird, the birds representing the sky; but also the god of the sun and of war.
  • And of course thehe god of death with its pierced head and locks of hair
  • The frog with the human face is one of the images we'll remember from this fascinating encounter with the Mexica people.

Combine the best experiences...

Around the exhibition for children and families

Register for workshops and events on the museum website

  • For ages 6-12 : Archaeo mission workshop / in the "Mexica" exhibition - every Saturday from April 6 to June 30, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Duration: 2 hours) - "Step into the shoes of an archaeologist and discover a Mexican excavation site!
  • From age 6 : Storytelling tour of the "Mexica" exhibition - in the garden gallery - every Saturday from April 6 to June 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - (Duration: 1 hour). To the sound of myths and legends, embark on a journey through time to discover the Mexica civilization.
  • From age 12: guided tour of the exhibition - in the garden gallery - every Saturday from April 6 to June 30, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. - (Duration: 1:30 p.m.) - Follow the guide for a unique dive into the heart of Mexican civilization! with a speaker
  • from 6 years: Family tour of the exhibition - in the garden gallery - every Sunday from April 10 to June 30, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. - (Duration 1h) - Head for Mexico and the mythical city of Tenochtitlan for a family getaway in the footsteps of Mexican civilization!
  • From age 3, for the whole family : A Sunday with the family - throughout the museum - Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm - This spring, bring the whole family to Mexico and enjoy a program of free activities for ages 3 and up! (free activities + ticket)
  • For all - Contemporary expressions from Mexico - garden and museum, théâtre de verdure, théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss - June 8 and 9 - and June 15 - 16 - On the occasion of the exhibition "Mexica. Gifts and gods at the Templo Mayor", the museum invites you to discover contemporary Náhuatl culture through artists, performers and musicians.

And also at the Musée du Quai Branly ...

  • family visit 7/8 years - The legend of the masks
  • "Taïnos et Kalingos des Antilles" - exhibition From Tuesday June 04, 2024 to Sunday October 13, 2024

Practical information

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