3D Museum of Wonders – Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

3D Museum of Wonders in Playa Del Carmen

I’ve been curious of the 3D Museum for a long time and on Wednesday 05 April 2017, I finally got the chance to visit and to be amazed.

The museum is the first one in the Americas and the Biggest one in the World created by one artist.


I was not aware this was so important having no concept of what was awaiting me. When we entered, we were greeted by a very friendly chap named Gustav. I asked if I could charge my phone a bit to take a least one photo. I had still not realized how important a camera is. There are charging points all over the entrance, and so I casually took a seat and let my phone charge. Gustav gave my husband and I a short introduction speech and informed us of the need to remove our shoes and put on a pair of secret socks (new – never been used before!). Gustav kindly offered to put my phone on charge in the office, and while we walked through the museum, he would take photos with his phone. Afterward, he transferred them to my phone via Whatsapp. I was thankful, agreeable and still clueless as to the importance of the camera.

With our secret socks on, we entered the museum.

At first glance, I must say I was disappointed as the art looked like ordinary pictures stuck on a wall. Gustav told me to stand in a certain position at a picture, and he took a photo. He then showed me the photo, and I was blown away. Goodness me how incredible they way the picture came alive!

For the rest of the walk through the 3D Museum of Wonders, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with every picture. It is very entertaining and so incredibly fascinating.

All the art in the museum is by the artist Kurt Wenner, a professional pavement artist. I’m sure you have at some point seen via the internet these incredible 3D artworks on the streets. Well, Kurt Wenner is one of the best. His work is outstanding.

Before you enter the museum itself, you will enter an auditorium. This auditorium was the original movie theater in Playa Del Carmen. Once the new theaters were opened, this theater was closed and is now utilized as part of the 3D Museum experience. Before going into the museum, you will enter through the theater. Usually, you are shown a documentary of about ten minutes about the museum and the artist. As luck would have it, there was a technical problem, and we were unable to watch it.

After retrieving your shoes and receiving a book on things to do in Mexico, you will be treated to a free coffee at the museum’s ice-cream-coffee shop.

Overall and it is a highly memorable experience, and if you’re in Playa del Carmen, tourist or not, this is a must to see.


The museum is open every day 9 am to 10 pm.

To view all the photos of our visit, please pop over to our Facebook page album here.

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