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 very interesting how the tour of the place is raised. Through a timeline, information is leading us from the formation of the continents, the emergence and extinction of dinosaurs, the different glaciations, the megamamiferos, the man and later European arrival to settlements, the pioneers, conflicts, social and political principles of the Twentieth century to conclude in Patagonia we know today. In this way, the story us will being told first from the natural sciences, geology, paleontology and zoology. Then, with the emergence of the human and their conflicts, the experience mutates to archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, sociology and politics. I rescue the passages that narrate the treatment to the natives and made known as "Tragic Patagonia" or "Patagonia Rebelde" occurred in the 20's. Special mention for the mate that prepare for the visitor, who can be primed while runs the place, or to sit at tables arranged in the entrance.
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  • An unexpected find, tucked a few blocks away from the main street. Worth the walk- provides a detailed insight into the history of the region. Good quality exhibits and friendly staff- the mate tea wa...  more »
  • Excellent Museum of interpretation that is not much-publicized and is very close to the city centre. It has much information since the time of the dinosaurs, through the emergence of the native man until the arrival of the white man and the changes that took place in the place. It is a forced stop to finish well understand the place that you are visiting and not remain only with the landscapes. In addition you receive with Thermo and Matt to make the visit.
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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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