The museum of archaeology presents an impressive collection of Mayan artifacts and relics dating back to the Postclassic period (1200 AD to 1500 AD). It displays 800 objects that were unearthed at the Mayan archaeological sites of El Rey, Tulum, and Coba, featuring relics and artifacts made from stone, stucco, and clay; pottery, jewelry, carvings, masks, and traditionally misshapen skulls that reflect Mayan beliefs.
Special exhibitions are presented throughout the year, allowing visitors to see and touch reconstructed items up close. The Museo Arqueologico de Cancun, is affiliated with the National History and Anthropological Institute (NHAI / INAH) and is located on the south side (to the right) of the Convention Center entrance in the hotel zone. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A small admission fee may apply.
A perfect complement to this experience would be a visit to the nearby Mayan ruins of El Rey and El Meco in the hotel zone, Cancun, Mexico.