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This Popular Kid-Friendly Cancun Activity Is Out Of This World

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The Cancun Ka’Yok Planetarium just reported that it’s had an amazing year so far, surpassing 150 thousand pesos in revenue for the second month in a row in 2023, making this kid-friendly Cancun activity more popular than ever before.

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These numbers have actually surpassed their highest revenue during a month’s time, which was back in 2014 when the Cancun Planetarium first opened.

This major recovery was much-needed, following the past three years during the pandemic when business was down for the local attraction.

Now in 2023, the Ka’Yok Planetarium is back in full swing – and your experience here will be out of this world. 

Interested in visiting? Here’s all you need to know for your next visit to this lesser-known Cancun attraction. 

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Ka’Yok Planetarium Cancun: Information For Travelers

The Cancun Planetarium is a kid-friendly activity, perfect for a rainy day or just for when you want to get the kids out of the hotel for a bit.

Mix science, history, technology, and indoor adventure at this engaging space here at the Planetario de Cancun Ka’Yok.

On-site, there’s a Mayan museum, day programs for interactive learning, a digital dome, an observatory area, and more.

For their various day programs, it’s best to call in advance to double-check the event times.

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A breathtaking star projection at the planetarium with comfortable seats.

The Cancun Planetarium’s observation area is where you and the kids can look at the Moon, Sun, stars, and some of the nearby planets through their state-of-the-art telescopes.

For a real treat, you can observe the wonders of the Universe from the Planetarium’s projection room, which is open from 10-5:30 pm.

A 12-meter-long view of outer space is digitally projected here for all curious visitors to see. 

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Visiting The Ka’Yok Planetarium Cancun

According to the Planetarium website, this attraction is open from Monday-Friday from 9 am – 7 pm and Saturday from 11-7 pm. It’s closed on Sundays.

Tickets to the Planetarium highlights, like the digital dome, start at 150 pesos for kids and 200 pesos for adults, and there’s also the possibility for VIP access.

It’s also easy to get here as the Planetarium is centrally located in Cancun, only a 15-minute drive from the Hotel Zone.

You can see the Planetarium’s official website to get all the details for planning your trip. 

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Looking For Other Kid-Friendly Activities To Do In Cancun?

If you’re traveling with kids and looking for other kid-friendly activities to fill your vacation itinerary for the Riviera Maya, there are a ton of options.

On top of the family-friendly activities that can be found at your resort, here are some of the top things to do on a kid-friendly trip to Cancun.

  • Head to the Xel-Ha Park: This tourist attraction in between Cancun and Playa del Carmen packs in the best parts of the Riviera Maya in all one. The kiddos will love the Children’s World area, going down the waterslides or swimming in the wading pools surrounded by the beautiful jungle landscape. There’s so much to do here that many family travelers spend at least a full day at the park, from morning til late afternoon.
  • Swim in cenotes: Some of the cenotes in the Riviera Maya and Cancun are kid-friendly, so it’s a great way to spend a fun-filled day with the family. Life jackets are typically mandatory, and you can put on your swimming clothes to cover yourself from the sun (wearing sunscreen is forbidden) and enjoy these natural wonders. If you’re not sure which cenotes to pick, hire a guide, and they’ll drop you off at the best cenotes near Cancun.
Cenote with beautiful turquoise water for snorkeling at Xel-Ha, Cancun.

And if you’re setting your sights a little beyond Cancun, here’s a list of a few reasons why Playa del Carmen is the perfect destination for the whole family.

Have you ever visited the Cancun Planetarium before? We’d love to hear your thoughts about your experience here in the comments below.

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