El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, El Calafate
(3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Visit El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center for a chance to travel through Argentina's rich history, from the age of dinosaurs to the days of European colonization. Designed to preserve, display, and interpret the last 100 million years of Patagonia's history, the center uses multimedia exhibits to teach visitors about ecological processes that shaped this part of the world and the impact European settlers had on the indigenous societies. Don't miss the giant skeletons of dinosaurs and megafauna, especially appealing to budding natural history lovers. Grab a souvenir at the gift shop and drop by the snack bar for a cup of refreshing yerba mate, a traditional Argentinian drink. Work out when and for how long to visit El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and other El Calafate attractions using our handy El Calafate trip generator.
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  • It is not very large but with information accurate and detailed, from prehistory up to indigenous extermination and colonization. Warm attention and cute souvenirs.
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  • It's not centrally located (a few blocks away from downtown) but worth spending an hour inside. We were hoping for more modern history (last 500 years) and less about dinosaurs. Friendly staff, free m...  more »
  • It is a great place to see an underappreciated culture. Also has multilingual papers if you are not fluent in Spanish. 
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  • Excellent technology and service
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  • Nice place to go with the kids to learn about dinosaurs. good care and Matt free. Economic input. Highly recommended. Good vibes!
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  • I VISITED the MUSEUM in late October 2015. though small is VERY ORGANIZED with REPRODUCTIONS of WHOLE SKELETONS of dinosaurs and PREHISTORIC MAMMALS. EVEN THE PART ABOUT THE INDIANS IT IS WELL TREATED. THE GUIDE IS A LADY MANY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE. AT THE EXIT YOU CAN FIND INTERESTING BOOKS.
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  • It was a great experience. Who attended us made us feel very comfortable. Highly recommended
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  • Very good content prehistoric and historic.
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