Professionally presented displays begin on the ground floor with the island's natural history. Fine examples from the famed coral reefs are a must for snorkelers and divers eager to learn more about Cozumel's undersea attractions. An interactive exhibit about the island's Mayan era features a curator wearing a period costume, and explaining indigenous culture in a traditional home.
Next, it's on to the era of Spanish galleons and British pirates, dueling it out on the Caribbean's high seas. Finally, you'll see Cozumel's transformation from a quiet backwater into an internationally known tourist destination. Researchers are welcome to use the onsite library.