Plan on visiting the World Class Copan Museums!
There are several World Class Copan Museums in town. Although already in our archaeological tips section, it is worth while to make a separate list of museums in Copan for specifically looking for museums.
The Museum of Mayan Sculpture
By far the largest and grandest of all the different Copan museums. It is within the area adjacent to the entrance to the Copan Archaeological Park itself. The museum boasts a replica of the Rosa Lila temple. Several original pieces from the Copan Archaeological Park are on display here. Perhaps the most outstanding in the famous “Altar Q”. Several stelaes, as well as the restored façade of the ball court are here. Entrance to the Museum is an additional $5.00 US per person and is well worth it!
The Archaeological Museum of Copan
Located in town, adjacent to the municipality, this small museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. The Entrance fee is only $2.00 US. You can visit this museum in the afternoon after visiting the main park. There are interesting displays of small artifacts, such as pottery and the interesting “eccentric” pieces that are quite unique to Copan.
The Digital Museum of Copan
A brand new museum that opened its doors in December 2015, this site is co managed by the municipality and the Honduran Institute of Anthropology. It is one of two Copan museums that are around Central Park. This museum gives the visitor a three dimensional concept of the park, and compares it with other other contemporary cities located within the region. It is extremely interesting, and the entrance is worth $3.00 US per person. It is open daily from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. They offer virtual tours daily at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Casa Kinich Interactive Childrens Museum
This is an interactive museum designed specifically for kids. It is in the historic Fuerte Cabanas, a few blocks above Central Park following the street up from the Hotel Marina Copan. Entrance is free of charge, and is definitely worth a visit. The best of the Copan Museums for a basic introduction to the Mayan Culture. Take advantage and enjoy the view of the Copan Valley from here. Make sure you bring your camera, as there are many different photo opportunities. You will cherish the memories of your kids at this museum! The Museum is managed by the Asociacion Copan, a NGO promoting education and conservation of the Maya heritage in Honduras.