The Museo de Ciencia Naturales is the second biggest natural sciences museum in Argentina. It is located in Parque Centenarioâs west end, and is easily reached by bus or subway. The museum, inaugurated in 1937, houses extensive paleontology collections, the most impressive being the exhibit of species that inhabited Argentine territory during the quaternary period. Children, in particular, enjoy seeing the dinosaurs on display. The exhibits of plant and animal species that currently inhabit the territory are truly informative as well. The Museo de Ciencias Naturales also hosts temporary exhibits and conferences. Two hours should be enough to tour the museum. Guided tours in English must be scheduled in advance.
Ãngel Gallardo 490
Science and nature, Paleontology
By subway: LÃnea B - Ãngel Gallardo station (5 blocks away); by bus: numbers 15, 36, 42, 55, 65, 92, 99, 105, 112, 124, 135, 141 and 146
Give little ones a taste of what it's like to be a paleontologist. Children have the opportunity to uncover dinosaur bones in a sandbox designed for such a purpose.
Tickets are $0.80; children under 6 don't pay admission
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:2 p.m.
Open Hours to:7 p.m.
If you go to the museum on a weekday, you may enjoy the peace and quiet at the adjacent Parque Centenario after your visit.
E-mail: info(at) macn.gov.ar
Claudia Pesce was born in Buenos Aires, but started traveling shortly after her first birthday. Upon returning to Argentina at...