The nearest island to the Mexican coast is 240 miles to the southwest of Cabo San Lucas. Except for a small navy base the islands are uninhabited. They have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and last year they were declared a Mexican national park. Fortunately there are no plans to develop the islands for tourism.
In 1952, the volcano on San Benedicto erupted and nearly eliminated all life on that island. The ecosystem has recovered since then.
The tallest peak in the island group is Cerro Evermann, a still active volcan. It is on the island of Socorro.
The islands are sometimes referred to as Mexico's "Little Galapagos" because of the variety of wildlife found nowhere else. Many of the species are endangered.
The exhibit gave me a glimpse of a remote part of Mexico that I will never see.