Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, Puerto Madryn

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Set eyes on the preserved carcass of a giant octopus at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. The natural history museum, housed in the century-old Chalet Pujol, places a special emphasis on humanity's relationship with the wild seas. You can see skeletons and fossils of a wide range of animals, both land-dwelling and marine, as well as the museum's showpiece, the alien-like octopus. Look for the tactile seaweed exhibit, where you can handle a piece of the strange marine vegetation. Take a guided tour to get the most out of the museum. Our Puerto Madryn trip itinerary maker makes visiting Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and other Puerto Madryn attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Sufficient reason to visit this museo is the wonderful preserved three story plus lookout house and super curved staircase. The museo contents are precious too, even if aging...the free admission, tho...  more »
  • small museum in a beautiful old building. friendly staff, information of the presentation most in spanish. nice as a timefiller not a highlight. there is no lift just stairs  more »
  • Having read some info about this small museum in Puerto Madryn, I knew what to expect. In deed, there was not much to see neither specifically interesting. If you miss visiting it, you won't have miss...  more »