Sol del Niño museum is born as the result of the social vision and effort of a group of people from Mexicali proud of their roots and culture, led by Lady María Elena Blackaller de Elorduy.
Opened its doors on September 21th 1998 and was inaugurated by former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León; former Baja California governor, Héctor Terán Terán and Mexicali's mayor, Eugenio Elorduy Walther.
To ensure proper operation and strengthen ties with the community was formed as a nonprofit Civil Association, supported by the efforts and goodwill of the Board and various levels of government.
Since its inception and to date has had the support of public and private institutions, companies and individuals committed to education, which has enabled the construction, equipment and continuing growth.
It has more than 30 thousand square meters of land, 4,244 square meters of construction in the exhibitions area and 7,723 square meters in outdoors areas and parking lots.
The building is an icon of the city, as it is the structure of “La Jabonera del Pacífico”, an old cottonseed warehouse that was rescued from the outskirts of the city to rehabilitate.
This building is recorgnized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) as a historical monument and represents the prodcutive activity that drove the development of Mexicali and its Valley, as it was cultivation of cotton.
Only in the first year of operations it received the visit of by more than 270 thousand people, half of whom were children.
From 1998 to date more than 4 million people of all ages has visited Sol del Niño museum and enjoyed the fun exhibitions divided by areas of learning.