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. Put Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico at the forefront of your travel plans using our Puerto Madryn day trip planner .
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  • Located in the Casa Pujol, a historic house in the city (and beautiful! with three floors and a basement). The sample is well posed but about all the story linking the man to the sea and the perceptions of ancient times of Patagonia are excellent (I am a history teacher). Don't forget to visit him.
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  • Or visually interesting is not very large, but it is a good choice for a walk. Not be if iria specifically for that, but away.
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  • Again this free admission museum is located close to the town centre. Almost all the exhibits are in Spanish we were unable to get the full value of the artifact that we were looking. It is worth the ...  more »

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