Museo de La Plata, La Plata

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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. To visit Museo de La Plata on your holiday in La Plata, and find out what else La Plata has to offer, use our La Plata itinerary maker.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is the best Museum of natural sciences of Argentina and among the best in Latin America. You can visit the tbn the Planetarium of the silver that is very close. everything in the silver forest
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  • August 9, 2017
    incomparable, extensive, well-kept, clean, well divided, wide, clear, quiet, safe, authentic
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  • August 9, 2017
    It reverted to the Museum this winter vacation with my kids. They were fascinated! It is highly recommended for young and old stroll. The Museum belongs to the National University of La Plata and is very important in the region. It has a small souvenir shop at the exit with very affordable prices. Some attractions were not working and some "Critters" not looked very well preserved, but except for that, else very good. All clean. The staff were very friendly and correct. I saw had an elevator to access if they go with stroller.
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  • June 10, 2017
    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.
  • April 25, 2017
    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.
  • February 28, 2017
    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.
  • March 8, 2017
    It was a long time ago. I can't remember anything.
  • August 9, 2016
    I bring my nephews here, a a family of friends. Really intresting, had a great time!

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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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