El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, El Calafate

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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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  • This museum is small, but has some great exhibits that kids love. There is also a film on Patagonia's history and the glaciers that show the glacier ruptures over the last 15 years. At the end the kid...  more »
  • A different sort of museum. A different approach to history. The palaeontology part was interesting. The giant mammals were new to us. But we particularly enjoyed the presentation of Patagonia's socia...  more »
  • It is worth a visit if you have the time when in El Calafate. It is very small and quite interesting to see the dinosaur skeletons, though there is not a great deal else apart from a handful of monoch...  more »
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  • Interesting content. Small and humble. If you really like museums you will like it.
  • Worth the visit for more information about the formation of Patagonia Argentina. Not to be missed is the video displays ruptures of the glaciers.
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  • A small museum that integrates natural and social history of the area. Its Hall of dinosaurs, was delighted with its 4 or 5 dinosaurs. And a last room that allows you to reflect on the human. Laura, his receptionist is all charm.
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  • Very good and very complete. It allows you to independently know the history of Patagonia
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  • A very interesting, well designed space with extended hours. It is worth taking time to explore it and learn and better understand the history of the place.
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