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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TripAdvisor
  • When you have two hours in Calfata, you can visit this nice museum. they have transport shottle in the center of the city.  more »
  • We spent more time here than we expected as there was a lot of information to read in English. The free shuttle between town and the Glaciarium has limited seating, so make sure to get in line early, ...  more »
  • We stopped by this museum on the way to our hotel the day before visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here we learned the how Glaciers are formed, how this areas Glaciers compare and vary from others a...  more »
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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).