Get up close to the remains of long-extinct beasts at Museo de La Plata, established to display the discoveries of explorer Francisco P. Moreno and primarily dedicated to fossils and artifacts found in Patagonia. Inspect fossils of animals from up to 570 million years ago, including sloths and saber-toothed tigers. Don't miss the museum's fascinating anthropology exhibit, which walks you through the physical and cultural evolution of humankind. Contact the museum in advance to arrange a guided tour in English. Our La Plata trip itinerary website makes visiting Museo de La Plata and other La Plata attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I was amazed with the amount of fossils that exist in this Museum! A must for adults and children. But what struck me most was the kindness and honesty of officials, I left my phone in the toilet of the Museum and they not only kept but warned me (by whatsapp to my family) that the cell phone was there. No words to thank you!!
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  • Museum located in a beautiful park, with free entrance on Tuesdays. Very good collection, especially the part devoted to Zoology, with many skeletons of animals. Specimens of dinosaurs, real or replica, call the attention. Needed greater care, because the building is beautiful, but lacks a cleaning, a restoration of walls and roof, as well as modernize the exhibition spaces. There is a gift shop and a café.
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  • Huge collection in a very nice building. The kids love it, don't want to come out and ask to return. At least 2 hours are needed to meet reasonably the Museum.
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  • One of the Museums I've visited. Real-size dinosaurs, just to get started. Many historical rooms.
  • I stumbled upon this museum and I am beyond glad I did! I spent 2 hours inside and wish I had had more time to dedicate exploring the exhibits. All the levels were great but the animal exhibit with taxidermy and skeletal models was mind blowing thorough. I HIGHLY recommend visiting.
  • Visited this museum during my stay in La Plata. It's definitely worth the visit. They have many dinosaur fossils along with Rich culture history of South America.
  • This is an excelent Museum , you shouldnt miss it if you are visiting BsAs. have a nice collection of Taxidermy , take at least 3 hours of visitation.
  • Good museum for earth and animal lovers

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Where to stay in La Plata

Many of La Plata's accommodation options lie within the geometric square of the city core, which plays home to a majority of the town's tourist attractions. The variety of mid-range hotels in the city center keeps prices reasonably low; many of these are located in historic buildings just a few blocks from central Plaza Morena and within easy walking distance to the museum of La Plata, the cathedral, and main road arteries. If you're on a tight budget, consider staying at one of the city center's many hostels; though you'll likely be sharing a room with others in bunk beds, the low prices make them economical options.
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