Museo Interactivo sobre las Adicciones (MIA, “Museum of Addictions”) is an alternative that provides information about drug abuse, such as the characteristics of those drugs and their effects generated at short-term, half-term and long-term. MIA is a cultural and educative project supported by Consejo Nacional contra las Adicciones (CONADIC), located at Culiacan, Sinaloa. The museum is divided in two sections: one is about multisensory experience, where legal and illegal drugs, such as tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, pathological gambling, and the wrong use of the Internet and eating disorders, are discussed; the second section responds to the areas of knowledge and intellectual property, where raw data and specific records are provided. The main aim of both sections is to make the user acquire bases in order to amplify their capacity to make the right decisions, so the museum “is formed to raise the ability of risk perception and with this, lower drug use”. A model that some other states in Mexican Republic such as Chihuahua and Jalisco are working to emulate. Around 60,000 people visit MIA per year. These are mostly teenagers on a school trip to recreate the abstinence syndrome of an alcoholic person through a game known as “Vortex”. Vortex simulates a gateway to a tunnel which walls spin round while a person is standing in the middle, simulating the loss of balance and an imminent fall. Museo Interactivo sobre las Adicciones utilizes Vortex to exemplify and make visitants aware of alcohol abuse issues. The staff of the interactive museum applies a test for visitants at their arrival and their departure. This mechanism is known as “vote system” and according to the test scores, IMA increases the knowledge of addiction topics at 20%, raises the risk perception on alcohol use at 15%, on tobacco at 10%, on marihuana at 15% and on illegal drugs at 15%. MIA focuses not only on addictions, but also explains to the teenagers how to feed themselves healthy, promotes Mexican art and culture in its auditorium and its exhibitions room, while educates parents with information endorsed by Consejo Nacional de Adicciones, about how to identify abnormal behavior on their children and their loved ones. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! 360 Virtual tour Link to Virtual Tour on the big screen... Little Planet General information MIA Institute Director: Luis Arturo Leon Tavera Office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. at 1:00 p.m. Attendance of the Museum: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. at 3:00 p.m. Tel. 257.99.62/86 Website: mia.culiacan.gob.mx Facebook: www.facebook.com/miateconecta Twitter: @MIAteConecta Instagram: miateconecta How the Virtual Tour was made Shooting was held on different sessions, in a way to find the best conditions for it. I have to be thankful with the support given by museum staff, they particular carry on display the various tools and material used for this noble effort for all people specially our youth.