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Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico

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Address: Domecq Garcia y Jose Menendez | El Chalet Pujol, Puerto Madryn 9120, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 280 445-1139
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A litlle nice pearl on the patagonian shores

This museum gives you the oppertunity to look at Puerto Madryn in a different way. The musuem is built up in different section/floors. Sea-life, wild-life and the influense of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2015
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Oss, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

small museum in a beautiful old building. friendly staff, information of the presentation most in spanish. nice as a timefiller not a highlight. there is no lift just stairs

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Waterloo, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Having read some info about this small museum in Puerto Madryn, I knew what to expect. In deed, there was not much to see neither specifically interesting. If you miss visiting it, you won't have missed much. Good place to go on a rainy and/or cold day!

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good to have been Trip Advised on what to expect. Pleasant for a wet Saturday early evening. Free entry and a brisk walk from the main streets. Handed the book published to celebrate the recent creation of this museum. The English sections have lovely quotes and philosophical musings, but no captions on the photos to show what we are seeing... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The expectations from what we had read and from the first impression of the outside of the museum were really high, but overall there is more reading to do than observing. The main merit is the naturalistic aspect and the way it could influence children (a lot of argentinian schools make their trips to Puerto Madryn) to respect the natural... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Whilst arguably one of the best things to do in this unattractive little town, the museum is really pretty poor. Exhibits seem to be very basic artefacts and inferior specimens thrown together within a general theme to fit into a number of very small rooms. All information is in Spanish. They do give you some notes in English (or other... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We walked the city and rode on public transportation. Were still amazed with the King Penguins we saw in the Falklands and wanted to see seal lions,.

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Wilrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This museum gives you the oppertunity to look at Puerto Madryn in a different way. The musuem is built up in different section/floors. Sea-life, wild-life and the influense of people upon it!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is an old style museum and the highlight of the visit is the +12feet giant squid they have on display. It's better to check the time they are open at the info center since it tends to change specially off season. We got there based on wrong information and they were closing. They let us in for a fifteen... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

very detailed centre of area both sea and land, should not be missed, not that far from city. Definitely not walking distance. When visiting Madryn to rent a car is quite a good idea.

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Danbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

This historic merchant's house has been converted into a most interesting museum of "man and the sea". Skeletons of Calamar Gigantica and Caperea Marginata are the highlights but many more very interesting specimens. Only a short walk from the port area albeit via an industrial area.

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