14 Street 3-08 Zona 10
Guatemala City, 01010
Phone: (502) 24 213333
Fax: (502) 23 635766
This museum specializes in the collection, preservation, research, promotion and compilation of documentation of Mayan textiles in Guatemala. The exhibition consists of an extensive collection of textiles from over 140 communities produced in different periods. It also offers two permanent exhibitions: watercolors by Carmen L. Pettersen depicting the Mayan costumes, and paintings by Andres Curruchich showing the daily customs of the Kaqchikel Mayan community. Its facilities include a cafeteria, an art gallery offering handicrafts and paintings, a bookstore and a shop selling textiles, lamps, jewelry, pictures, mirrors, wooden furniture and other handicrafts. There is even a library specialized in Mayan textiles and related subjects, which is open Monday to Friday from 1p to 4.50p and Saturdays from 9a to 12.50p. There is an area for children, the Museo de la Niñez y de la Juventud (Museum of Children and Young People), with interactive activities related to textiles such as painting, embroidering and weaving on wooden looms, using natural inks. The museum offers guided tours and audiovisuals in English and Spanish on Guatemala's Mayan Costumes, Mayan celebrations and the Atitlan Lake's Heritage.
This museum displays a collection of highly artistic, historical and scientific value, that includes archeological objects from Central America and colonial art. It shows the development of Guatemalan culture throughout the years. It offers special guided tours for children and a workshop of colonial silverware for youngsters. The shop, located in the reception area, stocks books, magazines, posters, calendars and paintings, all related to the Mayan culture from the pre-Hispanic and colonial period. They also stock folk, marimba and classical music CDs, as well as videos and maps of Guatemala. Admission: adults GTQ20; children from 2 to 12 years old, GTQ6 and students with identification, GTQ8. To take pictures (without flash) or videos, you are required to pay GTQ15 and GTQ25 respectively.
Located within the facilities of La Aurora zoological gardens, it is directed by the Centro de Conservacion para la Biodiversidad de Guatemala (CCBG, or Institute for the Preservation of the Biodiversity of Guatemala). The library offers advice and informal educational services to children and young people on all subjects related to ecology, animals, environment, natural resources and history. It also offers a children's books and magazines section. BAN's educational program consists of chats for children aimed at developing their interest in reading. There are also courses for children between the ages of two and twelve, as well as talks by organized groups.
Its main objective is to support formal education within a fun environment. The idea is that children learn through interactive games. Customer service is excellent and the attendants provide information for visitors in each room. The museum has been recently inaugurated and it is sponsored by many companies. The museum is for children over five and it has a capacity for 240 people. The museum also includes a chain restaurant very popular in Guatemala: Pollo Campero. In the future, it will also include a shop specialized in educational material and stimulating toys for children.
Campo Marte is a public sports facility and stadium. The multi-purpose complex provides access to football fields, open grounds and tennis courts. The park is a popular recreational area, with plenty of benches and places to sit and enjoy the open space, as well as a lovely children's playground. Kids will enjoy the park's facilities. With plenty of local events and festivals held on the ground, like sporting events and fairs; it's quite a lively location. Their facilities can even be booked for private events, parties and celebrations. For details, you can give them a call.
The equestrian federation has several tracks and horse care services. It organizes national and international competitions and sanctions the competitions organized by private schools. Classes are taught at the federation's tracks, but the cost depends on the instructor and the horse's owner.
A park managed by the environmental NGO FUNDAECO. It is part of a larger project aiming at preserving the city's gorges by using them as parks and nature preserves. It has three trails which can be walked in a half, one and two hours respectively. The trails are also used as cross country training and competition facilities by national and international athletes. The park has a small soccer field, children's games and track and field facilities for javelin, shot-put and hammer throwing. Admission fee is six quetzals which includes the right to use the parking lot.
A local youth center, CEJUSA offers kids from the city to participate in sports activities like football, and provides them access to grounds to practice and hold tournaments. A lively local center, it is the perfect place for kids to enjoy the outdoors while participating in a productive activity like sports. With tournaments and events, it's a great outlet for the kids energy and enthusiasm. A Salesian organization, they also focus on Christian values and teachings for the participants and members of the community.
Zona 7 was initially a vast grassland which is now transformed into a wonderful sports park called Parque Erick Barrondo. Located inside this park is Parque La Democracia, a sports facility used for local tournaments and private competitions organized by colleges and schools. This well-maintained ground has a vast race track which is used for running as well as skating and Cycling tournaments. The ground, in the center of the track, is used for Rugby and Football matches. The venue has an impressive seating capacity and the parking here is hassle free. Throughout the year, Parque La Democracia is buzzing with activity and enthusiasm.
Aquatic Center Guatemala offers swimming courses for all ages. Run by certified swimmers who are passionate about this sport, there are varying programs for different age groups and levels. Their bright pools with colorful murals are a welcoming sight to all swimmers especially kids. Learn to swim under expert guidance at this friendly center.
This museum is mostly aimed at children. It consists of three wagons able to fit in 100 children per hour. It is a mainly interactive museum, where children can use, touch and learn from the different objects exhibited. One of the most popular experiments is the microperimeter, which allows children meassure the electricity in their bodies. Two of the wagons offer experiments on physics and optics, astronomical pictures and fossils. The third wagon offers the projection of educational videos on subjects such as the human body, electricity, dinosaurs and more. Outside the wagons there are parking facilities and food stalls.
Exclusive and luxurious golf, squash and tennis club. It is located on the grounds occupied by the Compañía de Jesús monastery around 1760. The club house itself is the restored building of the ancient monastery which adds a historical significance to the elegance and comfort of the facilities. All around the place there are signs of its colonial past including some of the original rooms, furniture, machinery and artifacts. There is a chapel for religious services, an elegant hall for private parties and an open-air area for outdoors events. The club has an indoor swimming pool which has been rated as one of America's best due to its design, which integrates the pool and elements of colonial architecture. There are two elegant restaurants, two cafeterias and a snack shop. The 18-hole golf course has been certified by the PGA and there is a small golf shop. The tennis area includes 16 courts in excellent conditions. There is also a small gym and several table tennis tables. Children can enjoy a games area and an activity room. Only members and their guests are allowed.