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Rosario鈥檚 Social And Natural Science Museums - Museum Rosario - Argentina

Rosario isn鈥檛 just focused on the arts. Its interests also delve into the social and natural sciences. Some of the institutions cover the history and economic development of Rosario.

Museo Archivo Ferroviario Regional de Rosario (2nd-4th Sundays of each month, 5:30-8 p.m. Estaci贸n Ferrocarril Belgrano, 27 de Febrero and J.M. de Rosas, Tel: 156-150-729 / 430-2359, E-mail:, URL: Entry: free)鈥擳he history of the region鈥檚 railroad

Museo Bolsa de Comercio (Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Corrientes and C贸rdoba, Tel: 421-3471, ext 2121. Entry: free; take identification)鈥擜 guided tour (English, Spanish) through the history of Rosario鈥檚 stock and commodities exchange

Museo de la Ciudad (Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; weekends, holidays 2-8 p.m. Bvld Oro帽o 2300, Tel: 480-8665, E-mail:, URL: Entry: by donation)鈥擯ermanent display of an early-20th-century pharmacy, plus temporary exhibits about the city鈥檚 history

Museo del Puerto (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjapro, Belgrano 341, Tel: 448-7105. Entry: Free)鈥擯hotos and various artifacts of Ruerto Rosario鈥檚 century of existence

Museo Diario La Capital (Tuesday-Sunday 3-8 p.m.; guided tours weekends 6:30 p.m. Sarmiento 763, Tel: 522-6005, E-mail: Entry: free)鈥擳he history of Argentine print media and the major Rosarino daily, La Capital; also itinerant art exhibits

Museo Hist贸rico Provincial Dr. Julio Marc (Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends, holidays 4-8 p.m. Parque de la Independencia, Tel: 472-1457, E-mail:; Entry: $1.15)鈥擟overs local and Latin American history with displays of pre-Columbian artifacts, coins, art, weapons and other items

Museo de la Memoria (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; weekends, holidays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Secretar铆a de Cultura y Educaci贸n, A. del Valle 2734, Tel: 480-4511. Entry: free)鈥擜 recounting of political exile movements, from 1930s Japan and Spain to 1970s Latin America

Other Rosarino museums explore the Earth and universe:

Complejo Astron贸mico Municipal is three science centers in one (Parque Urquiza, 9 de Julio and Chacabuco, Tel: 480-2533 / 480-2554. Entry: $1 each section):

Observatorio Victorio Capolongo for observing the moon (Wednesday-Friday 8-9 p.m.) and sun (Thursday, Friday noon-2 p.m.)

Planetario Luis C谩ndido Carballo, a planetarium (weekends, holidays 6-7 p.m.)

Museo Experimental de Ciencias, for a hands-on experience of how things work with explanations of physics, biochemistry and other pure sciences, technology and applied sciences (weekends, holidays 5-8 p.m.)

Museo de Ciencias Naturales Dr. 脕ngel Gallardo (Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends 6-9 p.m.; guided tours Wednesday, Friday 10:30 a.m., Saturday 5 p.m. San Lorenzo 1949, Tel: 42-1449, E-mail:, URL: Entry: free)鈥擟ollections of birds and other fauna, and fossils, plus Darwin鈥檚 investigations in Argentina and evolution

Rosario, Argentina

Museum Types:
History, Science and nature, Railroad, Fauna, industry, history, Naval, History

Travel Tips:

Many museums close January and February or have reduced hours during those months. The Museo de la Memoria is scheduled to move in December 2010 to a former military dictatorship (1976-1983) detention center downtown (Plaza San Mart铆n, C贸rdoba and Moreno).

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Wear comfortable walking shoes and, if walking from museum to museum, a hat and other sun protection, as well as water.

Visit the many museums and cultural centers. Enjoy the beaches and go fishing. Cruise the river, visiting its islands.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Here are other activities in and around Rosario that may be of interest: Museo Del Paran谩 Y Las Islas , Just For Kids and Rosario鈥檚 Art Museums.

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