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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  • With 1,500,000 species of animals and plants, I can assert that it is the most complete in the world because I know several. It is in stage of remodeling and modernization but worth a visit in its entirety.
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  • It is a beautiful Museum, complete, its best attraction, for me, are the dinosaurs, my grandchildren love. And something to highlight, once in a while, become nocturnal visits with lanterns, it's exciting, an adventure.
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  • With respect to this Museum, I have to say: bravo! A very full and many curiosities on Cs. natural space. Attraction for young and old!
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  • Surrounded by a beautiful park, the museum itself is gorgeous. There are nice food options nearby and a cafe inside, but don't expect anything fancy. Bathrooms inside are very clean. The exibits do need to get updated (here, Pluto is still a planet), and most are in dire need of maintenance. They should hike up the entrance fee from AR$40 to something more in tune with today's prices, and use that extra income to fix those displays.
  • Incredible building! Breathtaking ornaments and well-kept entrace. Sufficient parking space without any parking fees. Museum entree ticket is very economic (90 AR Pesos/ entree ticket). Plenty to see and experience, especially the archaeological section and encased avians are incredible. Other major expositions include a huge skeleton collection, aquatic life and insect collections, and a local prehistoric mammal collection. Museum is child-friendly and wheelchair-accessible, and pre-arranged guided tours are possible. Indoor cafeteria with snacks and certain warm dishes available. Plenty of restrooms. Whole museum can be observed in about 4 hours. Truly a non-forgettable experience.
  • Great museum with lots of things to see. Great structure and place.
  • 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.
  • One of the Museums I've visited. Real-size dinosaurs, just to get started. Many historical rooms.
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