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. With our international travel planner, El Calafate attractions like El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Although it's a bit far from the city center, it's worthy to visit if you want to have an idea of the rich history of this region. The museum has a timeline that accompanies you through all the...  more »
  • What a wonderful initiative giving people without Spanish language skills a book in English (in my case) that translates every display. I liked that, the chronological order of the displays starting.....  more »
  • i enjoyed this museum, we stayed for about 45-60 minutes. We were given a well used book with English translations of the displays which were quite confusing at times as they printed large...  more »
  • There are 4 to 5 assembled skeletons which are important for understanding the extinct mammals of South America. I don't know whether skeletons displayed are original or replicas as I don't understand Spanish. Rest of the historic information written on the walls is already known to the scientific world and nothing much for me. Price is very high at something like 255 pesos for this small museum.
  • Very interesting illustration of the history of Patagonia from 100 million years ago. Our English language guide book was missing some of the information that was displayed in Spanish, but overall, an informative and educational look at the development of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
  • Good story but limited things to see and pricey compared to glacarium.
  • *EXCELLENT* This museo is unassuming on the outside, but what a jewel it is! They have English booklets that guide you through the paleontological/geological/anthropological history of Patagonia. It is like being in a University lecture with your favorite teacher! So much care was taken with each exhibit. This is a must do in El Calafate!
  • Definitely I recommend to visit it in your visit to Calafate. It's a small museum but lot of information. It's like walking through time, start with dinosaurs and the fisrt culture in La Patagonia. It has also a special section for The Tehuelches, it was really emotional. Great experience!!

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