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“Learn about jade”

Museo Mesoamericano del Jade
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Learn about jade”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Most of the pieces on display are copies of originals in other museums. A short lesson on the types of jade is offered. Jade jewelry and art work are for sale.

Visited March 2014
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Minnesota
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“more interesting than anticipated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

We (two couples) stopped at the mesoamerican Jade Museum in February 2014. The museum is the front half of a large jewelry store, and has reproductions of many significant mesoamerican jade artifacts. We had visited Palenque several days before, so the Pakal recreations were fun to see. We were given an english booklet with explanations for the exhibits - and it was quite good.
The cost of 30 pesos did not seem like too much, although, several people who were less interested in the history felt it was too much.
We did not buy anything from the jewlry shop - and actually did not feel any real pressure to do so.

Visited February 2014
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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“A great history of jade in Mesoamerica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

While this is probably first and foremost a store, the Jade Museum is very well done. The exhibits walk you through the history of the use of jade in Mesoamerica, with replicas of famous pieces and archeological finds to look at. You get to appreciate how jade was used for adornment, tools, and weapons, especially by the nobility. While the exhibit placards were in Spanish, they provided you an English guide to help you along. With the dimmed overhead lighting and well-lit display cases, it was easy to get around and really appreciate the craftsmanship.

Visited February 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Must see King Pacal tomb reproduction.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

A perfect reproduction of King Pacal tomb, a must see as the real one in Palenque has been closed for restaurarion. Very nice reproduction of masks for sale, but very expensive. Don't miss the masks of Pacal and Calkmool.

Visited December 2013
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“Average more of a sales pitch ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Average more of a sales pitch ... than a museum.

It is kind of interesting and offers an explanation on the process of making and finding jade. But in the end I felt that they pushed buying the jewelry in the shop much more than the museum.

I guess in the end it is a Business.

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