Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, El Calafate

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Learn about the formation, movement, and preservation of glaciers at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, Argentina's renowned glacier museum. Established to educate visitors about the natural phenomena that create glaciers and their importance to the global ecosystem, the museum also raises awareness about how environmental issues like climate change could affect their future. Cap off your icy day with a quick drink at the museum's ice bar. A visit to Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico represents just the start of the adventure when you use our El Calafate itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We went with my family. Is a museum interactive that exposes the history and components of the glaciers. Has some resources playful where them kids, if the leave, can spend is hours. The images are amazing, even if you've been in the Park. Guides are attentive to visitors so that you can see the various productions of the rooms. Outside has a shop where they sell memories very cute and good quality, are not cheap, obviously.
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  • Museum in which you explain as is form the glaciers and who explored the area for first time. The good news is that they lead with combis freely from the Center.
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  • We had a big surprise since it is a complete exhibition of the history and development of the glaciers and the detailed and didactic explanations of its operation. Complemented by a video room that helps to know more about the subject. Apart from this an area for enjoy of the ice called bar ice cream.
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  • A lot of pictures and unexplained videos, too few explanations about ice and glaciers. Outdated interactive animations for an expensive visit... I don't recommend it.
  • If you have some free time in El Calafate. There's shuttle bus to get there since its out of town Best if you visit before seing the national park. It takes around 1.5h to visit
  • Glaciobar opens 11-8pm - all you can drink for 25 min in the ice bar is 140 pesos (~$18usd). Cash only. Arrive 5 min before and buy tickets at the front! Tip: free shuttle from town runs on the hour arrive 10 min early to secure a seat.
  • Super interesting. Away from the city but still so accessible in a few minutes by being located in the path that leads to the Los Glaciares National Park. Very modern facilities and careful attention by staff, which shows a great interest to inform visitors and make you feel comfortable during the visit. Tour through the science of glaciers and a call for attention by the effects of human activity on the planet. Worth the price of admission. Be prepared for two or three hours that pass without that we realize. In addition and as something different can be, paying an additional entry, access to the "ice Bar". Really not to be missed.
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  • If you have time to take advantage of a day that you don't have anything that make outdoor free you can visit the glaciarium. There are free transfers of back and forth that they leave el Playón in the Ministry of tourism which is next to the hotel HERE, they leave every 30 min. The entrance is a little expensive for what it offers. It's like Technopolis lot of audiovisual material. The interesting thing is the ice bar, pay separate entry and you got open bar for as long as you remain inside.
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