Museo del Meteorito, San Pedro de Atacama

4.4
#1 of 9 in Museums in Antofagasta Region
In one of the leading regions for astronomical analysis, Museo del Meteorito displays some of the most interesting meteorite specimens found in the desert. Take a tour of the facility to learn about the suitability of the area for stargazing, and learn more about the collection and study of meteorites. Let the experienced guides introduce you to the ever-changing landscape of modern astronomy, and bolster your knowledge further by exploring the innovative and often interactive exhibits. Add Museo del Meteorito to your San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Pedro de Atacama trip builder.
Create an itinerary including Museo del Meteorito
map
Museo del Meteorito Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
467 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    This cute little museum is a great way to learn more about the beginnings of the solar system through meteorites found in the surrounding desert. If you have a break in your excursions and would like ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This mini-Museum, because it is only small is a dome of an environment, is quite educational and interactive, has nothing to envy to the great museums of the country or other Nations. The entrance has a cost of $3,000 pesos but there are discounts if you are a student, so if you're not forget to carry the credential student. Entering a recording (which can be in Spanish or English) you pass and you're moving from one end to another while you talk about meteorites and you're watching them, at the end of the tour that lasts about 30 minutes, one can touch a few meteorites, to finally become a mini test with what they learned. Recommended, is rather short and can be a day which is not much to do, it is closed on Mondays.
    View original
  • August 3, 2017
    Small but interesting collection! The áudioguia in Portuguese allows better absorvamos the information exposed in the videos. The tour takes around 45 minutes to 1:00 and conceived the Museum makes sure to explain and clarify any doubts. I can tell that everything was done with a lot of dedication and care. On July 17 the ticket cost 7,000 pesos per person and it was possible to pay with card. Worth a visit, especially if linked with the tour the Pucará de Quitor (gets in the way to the ruins).
    View original
Google
  • April 13, 2017
    It's a small, but very interesting museum with very friendly staff. We had an audio guide that made the experience well to understand, since the level is already a bit advanced. The tour guide took time to explain the difference between meteorites, and showed how to distinguish them from ordinary rocks.
  • June 4, 2017
    Good informative museo. Very well organised.
  • April 9, 2017
    It is located in San Pedro de Atacama and it is possible to go there by night, the ticket is cheap and it worths, you can see and learn a lot in this experience
  • December 17, 2016
    Rock museums always sound lame but endup being very interesting. This one has an audio tour showing de diferent stages of planets creations and why asteroids that arrive on earth are important to understand the process. In the end, you are allowed to touch space rocks!
  • May 23, 2017
    Many important information if you're interested in astrology.

Plan your trip to San Pedro de Atacama

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in San Pedro de Atacama

As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in San Pedro de Atacama by other users

14 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Peru, Chile & Bolivia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in San Pedro de Atacama BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM DENMARK March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in San Pedro de Atacama BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in South America & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in South America, United States & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in San Pedro de Atacama BY A USER FROM CHILE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in San Pedro de Atacama BY A USER FROM CHILE October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in San Pedro de Atacama BY A USER FROM CHILE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans