Museo El Fosil
Museo El Fosil
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The "Museum Fossil" is a community museum that exhibits in situ the fossil specimen holotype "Kronosaurus BOYACENSIS" described by OLIVER HAMPE 1992, this animal, a PLIOSAUROIDAE Cretaceous period Early, with 115 million years old, was a marine reptile predator of large, thick, short neck, four powerful flippers, short and muscular tail, breathing through lungs and gave birth to calves directly into the water. We also exhibited the holotype "PADILLASAURUS LEIVANENSIS" (Parra et. Al., 2015) A Brachiosauridae, originally from the Cretaceous period Early, with 130 million years old, is a dinosaur of great stature, with over 12 meters high and 17 meters long, unique in its kind. Our museum also exhibits a beautiful head of Kronosaurus as well as an interesting tip from another Kronosaurus and vertebras of this animal, and fragments of limbs and muzzle of that powerful marine reptile ... In our collection we have traces of Ichthyosauria, marine reptile breathing through lungs and gave birth to calves directly into the water, in the form of snuff, big eyes and a powerful flukes, one that animal was a hunter deep water. We also exhibited a considerable amount of Ammonoideas, commonly called "Ammonite", our collection of Ammonite allows us to observe the processes of biological change over time, or what is the same, allows us to observe the evolution, as well as the different types of materials rock that make up the fossils of the region. Our small but important collection of bivalvias, fish, crabs and turtles allow us to observe dynamic different ecological and diverse ecological niches, from benthic animals as some bivalvias, through sea animals open as Ichthyosauria and fish, covering metropolitan animals like PLIOSAUROIDAE, reaching close to the coasts, where animals like ammonites, crabs and turtles dominated the scene. Also, our museum exhibits remains petrified plants Cretaceous period, we have evidence of roots, stems, leaves and seeds of gymnosperm plants. Last but not least, we exhibit some fossil remains of mammals of the Cenozoic Era, to be known Mammutidae and other remains still unidentified.
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,953 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Similiar to the CIP paleontology centre, just up the road, but this is privately owned. It contains a very large and impressive fossil of a 'sea monster' from around the same period as dinosaurs. There are are also various other fossil exhibits and all the signage is in both Spanish and English. COP 20,000 entry.

It was worth a visit but if you only have the time and money for one, I would choose CIP.
Written 2 February 2024
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Thomas_KKK
Aalborg, Denmark38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The exhibition features the main specimen and a few other things. Plenty of signs (also in English) to put it into context. The museum building is also quite beautiful by itself. The acoustics are terrible, so the Colombian guides voices can be heard echoing. Lighting could also need an update as it is difficult to take photos in some places
Written 27 August 2023
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Jose A
Bogota, Colombia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is a really nice place. It has a lot of things to do, but just walking around the town is a good plan. A lot of hotels to choose from. Lot of restaurants too. When visit Villa de Leyva, don´t miss Raquira. It´s near and a colorful place.
Written 26 April 2023
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Brian H
Scotts Valley, CA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
This small museum has an excellently preserved huge fossil, exposed where it was discovered in the 1970s. Surprisingly good displays give scientific context, plus lots of smaller fossils from the area. Signs in English and Spanish.
Written 9 February 2023
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Jim W
Medellin, Colombia35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The museum has a great collection, but was very poorly curated, without labels on most of the exhibits. They were also undergoing renovations, so I was dodgeing workmen most of the time I was there
Written 17 November 2022
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Enchaunted
Brisbane, Australia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
It was so amazing to be seeing Fossils that is so old. WOW! The guide was friendly and translated in English for us. The museum is small so not much time is required to see everything. I would recommend a visit here.
Written 20 October 2022
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,677 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Small museum with some great exhibits.

Huge crocodile like fossil nearly complete is a main exhibit.

Lots of smaller pieces and a great learning experience about the extinction event and where fossils can be found and why.

Very inexpensive.
Written 4 September 2022
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bruixita
Toronto, Canada50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This is a community- led initiative and therefore has immense cultural value as families from the region fought to keep this fossil exactly where it was found with no big money from corps or government. This is the one that started it all- the original one. A guided didactic experience that tells the story of the continent and the animals that roamed the region millions of years ago. My dinosaur-crazy kid loved it!
Written 30 July 2022
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TJLombardo2017
Envigado, Colombia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
A local museum with unique fossils rarely find in any other place. By visiting it you can grasp what life was millions of years ago in this land. Interesting historical content and valuable community effort
Written 15 January 2021
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bktx1
Texas627 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a community run museum. The feature exhibit is the cronosaurus which is preserved in a special room. There are also lots of fossilized plants and small sea animals available to view. There were English translations of most exhibits. You can do this in 30 minutes or less.
Written 3 March 2020
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