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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  • It is a private effort, and seems very serious with the information given. Good to spend an hour, with good information about geological evolution in Patagonia and indian tribes. 
    It is a private effort, and seems very serious with the information given. Good to spend an hour, with good information about geological evolution in Patagonia and indian tribes.  more »
  • Pleased we decided to stay in town and wonder around instead of being hearded on to the standard tours. Unassuming place with helpful staff and multilingual guides to steer you around. Really... 
    Pleased we decided to stay in town and wonder around instead of being hearded on to the standard tours. Unassuming place with helpful staff and multilingual guides to steer you around. Really...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Very interesting museum and very well researched (although in Spanish only). At the end of the tour they let you try mate and explain you how to do it - which is v rare as it isn’t served in ‘cafeterias’ and every local has its own pot.
  • 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!!
  • Good story but limited things to see and pricey compared to glacarium.
  • Luis, the owner of the museum, has excellent service. It worths a visit when you have some downtime after the adventures.
  • Small museum but packs a good punch. There are dinosaur bones, which is why I came. More importantly, this is the first place I’ve found in Patagonia that approaches the story of the displacement and murder of native peoples with a serious critique of European and then Argentinian actions. There should be more museums like this throughout the Americas (I’m from the US, we do a terrible job telling the story there). It’s also open late enough to go after a day of excursions and leisurely walk through in about 75/90 minutes with no problems.

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