Ocean Museum Prof. Eliezer de Carvalho Rios, Rio Grande

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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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  • Very cool environment. A great place to hang out with the family and get to know a lot about the oceans
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  • Great place with exemplars of various kinds of animals. Had penguins charismatic when I was there as well. Nice place to hang out with the family.
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  • Rico is a Museum in copies, good for students or even for families with children, as there are curious items for everyone. Find out the hours of operation, that's not so broad, not to thwart. From there, there's like move to the tiny Island of gunpowder, where there's a gazebo. The outside is nice too.
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Where to stay in Rio Grande

The area around the old dock offers the greatest number and variety of accommodations in Rio Grande, with pastel-colored family-owned hotels among the most charming options. Modern stand-alone hotels become more frequent as you step away from the water and the historical dock, with prices varying between them depending on amenities and ocean views. Hostels and guesthouses provide the budget options in this popular part of town. If you're looking to keep the cost down, consider staying at one of the hotels in the largely residential area to the west.
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