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. Work out when and for how long to visit Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and other El Calafate attractions using our handy El Calafate tour itinerary planner.
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  • Visit simpatique with a film friendly 3D. There is even a person who speaks french. A must see before or after seeing the glacier.
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  • A museum very well done! With a lot of information! It's very interesting, however still accessible to younger, because sometimes complicated. Recommended for all those who wish to learn more about glaciers!
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  • In the Glaciarium will get a very comprehensive and clear explanation about the origin of glaciers. Great movies about the origin of the world. Friendly staff. The icebar is worth a visit. A delicious whiskey drinking from a iceglass in a silver insulated outfit with big gloves.
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  • Nice museum. Something you would expect in a big city. Information is displayed in a very professional manner.
  • No reason to go here. The 3D movie is laughable. The exhibits are almost all reading with some pictures that help explain how glaciers are formed, how they move, and the history of Perito Moreno Glacier. Nevertheless, I recommend going here because it's a great primer the day before going to the glacier. I learned a lot, and the museum forced me to think about glaciers, so when I went to the glacier, I had some context. I could have totally read Wikipedia pages and gotten the same details. What else are you going to do in El Calafate?
  • Not interesting exhibition. Price is ok. The best is to buy souvenirs and visit the Glacio Bar.
  • Great displays and explanations of glaciers and the process of glaciation. Worth sticking around for the movies in 3D and the 2D movie on the collapse of the ice arch at Petiro Moreno Glacier. Free wifi too.
  • Exhibition not really interesting. The 3D movie shown does not have any explanation it is just movies from different glaciar of the region (you can see the same or better on Youtube). It's really expensive for what you can see (300 ARS in november 2016).

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