Museo del Meteorito, San Pedro de Atacama

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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. Planning San Pedro de Atacama trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • This is a little gem of a place. An out of this world (pardon the pun) meteorite museum in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama in the middle of the desert. My guide (Logan) was very knowledgeable a...  more »
  • An encounter with the past and where we come from. Brilliantly explained and everything from san pedro de atacama
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  • the ets does not mine looks like a big tent. Any surprise inside kind of meteorites exposed with explanations about the origin on panels and a guide comes give later us all the necessary explanations, with a smile. Not to be missed.
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  • 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.
  • Good informative museo. Very well organised.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Many important information if you're interested in astrology.

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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.
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