Ocean Museum Prof. Eliezer de Carvalho Rios, Rio Grande

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Specialty Museum
Founded in 1953, Ocean Museum Prof. Eliezer de Carvalho Rios explores the dynamics of ocean life, through exhibitions of models, displays, and, of course, aquariums with live marine animals. Learn not just about the wildlife, but the process of oceanographic research itself, and see some of the equipment used by scientists to explore the ocean depths. The museum's collection of over 50,000 mollusk shells is considered one of the most important in South America. Work out when and for how long to visit Ocean Museum Prof. Eliezer de Carvalho Rios and other Rio Grande attractions using our handy Rio Grande itinerary planner.
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  • Overall the museum is ok. In fact it has a lot of potential but it looks abandoned or with a restricted budget. It's ok to visit it but dont expect to see a nice museum.  more »
  • probably the most interesting feature in the town. Exposition interesting for adults and children. Senior citizens go free (as do children). Includes oceanography and geology and biology.  more »
  • ......unless you're into sea shells and can read Portuguese. We took a taxi from "downtown". The museum is co-located with the museum Antartica and both are free - and, as usual, you get what you pay ...  more »