Greater scientific knowledge, new cultural space and an additional attraction for tourists that visit the Yucatan is what the new Museum of Light represents, a project promoted jointly by the Government of Yucatan and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which will allow the state to have an enclosure unique in its own type, and in a world class level.
This new avant-garde site, which will be built on the grounds of the old railway station of Mérida, better known as “La Plancha”, will enrich the cultural circuit of the historic center of the Yucatecan capital and will return the eyes of locals and tourists to this point of the city that for many years has been condemned to oblivion, turning it into a national reference for cultural tourism.
This area of Mérida, which in the past was one of the areas of greatest economic dynamics due to the operation of the train terminal, was forgotten and abandoned for decades; with a wasteland of large dimensions that represented a risk to the safety of residents and passers by, so with the establishment of this new infrastructure project, La Plancha will have a new face.
Its proximity to the first square of the Yucatan historic center will also allow it to be included in the itinerary of visitors, mainly the cultural tourism segment, while the Yucatecans will enjoy a space that will be compared to the best museums in the world.
This modern space will present the scientific and technological advances around the luminescence art and offer a site designed to bring knowledge through various interactive activities designed for the delight of people of all ages.
With an investment of 100 million pesos for its construction, this museum responds to the plan of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal and the UNAM to give continuity to a project located in Mexico City, make it grow and a t the same time, open a new venue that will bring light phenomena closer to the people, from all areas of human creation, through didactic and fascinating activities.
During the visit made last February by the rector of UNAM, Enrique Graue Wiechers, to Mérida, it was announced that the museum will have an area of 4,430 square meters and will feature dozens of different attractions, among which six areas of permanent exhibition, a room of temporary exhibitions, an experimental laboratory of science and artistic workshops zone stand out.
The project will also boast offices and outdoor exhibition areas, a restaurant, shopping area, an auditorium, a multipurpose room and an information and documentation center.
TYT Newsroom with information from SIPSE