El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, El Calafate

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#2 of 16 in Museums in Province of Santa Cruz
Visit El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center for a chance to travel through Argentina's rich history, from the age of dinosaurs to the days of European colonization. Designed to preserve, display, and interpret the last 100 million years of Patagonia's history, the center uses multimedia exhibits to teach visitors about ecological processes that shaped this part of the world and the impact European settlers had on the indigenous societies. Don't miss the giant skeletons of dinosaurs and megafauna, especially appealing to budding natural history lovers. Grab a souvenir at the gift shop and drop by the snack bar for a cup of refreshing yerba mate, a traditional Argentinian drink. With our international travel planner, El Calafate attractions like El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We went a rainy day because we were limited to outdoor excursions, but we were pleasantly surprised, it is very large but has that seasoning of the local. It offers the famous part of the dinosaurs and the part of the history of the original peoples that deserves to be read in detail and shudders for the crudeness of what happened.
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  • It is by far the most documented museum on the history of Patagonia, from millions of years to the elimination of the natives in the 9th and 20th centuries. Don't miss it!
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  • There are 4 to 5 assembled skeletons which are important for understanding the extinct mammals of South America. I don't know whether skeletons displayed are original or replicas as I don't understand Spanish. Rest of the historic information written on the walls is already known to the scientific world and nothing much for me. Price is very high at something like 255 pesos for this small museum.
  • Very interesting illustration of the history of Patagonia from 100 million years ago. Our English language guide book was missing some of the information that was displayed in Spanish, but overall, an informative and educational look at the development of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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