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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  • August 14, 2017
    They have this big calamari. It was so nice. There was a girl explaining how they got it and also showing us the whales "teeth" and we enjoyed the visit. Three small floors full of information and his...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very educational and interesting. The workers are very attentive to resolve doubts. It is tiny but you can learn a lot. Highly recommended.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Anyone who has visited a Museum, it is likely to believe that they are bored. This museum is not, for nothing. It is an architectural, literary, scientific, and conservation experience. If you have a heart on the chest, you can not miss. It is beautiful!
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