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Ecocentro Puerto Madryn - Museum Puerto Madryn - Argentina

Ecocentro Puerto Madryn is an educational, cultural and scientific center about the Southern Patagonian oceanic ecosystems. The various galleries teaches the difference between whales, orcas and related sea mammals. Three are dedicated to just the Southern right whale. An aquarium exhibits various denizens of the sea, like urchins, anemones and starfish. Ecocentro also has a fine arts collection related to the sea. The New England-styled building has a four-story tower from where visitors can contemplate the beauties and mysteries of this South Atlantic Ocean, and watch for passing creatures.


Julio Verne 3784

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Museum Types:
Science and nature, Water, Aquarium

Getting There

Follow Boulevard Brown south, 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) from downtown. City bus LĂ­nea 2 goes as far as the turn-off for the university ($0.40); from there it is about 600 meters (0.5 mi) uphill walk to the museum.

Travel Tips:

Musuem hours vary from season to season; check the website for the present hours. Exhibit explanations are displayed in Spanish and English.

Price Description:

Argentines: adults $8, children $6. Foreigners: adults $11, children $7.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Sunday 3 p.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Sunday 7 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Stroll through Puerto Madryn’s other museums. Visit the animals at PenĂ­nsula ValdĂ©s, Punta Loma, El Doradillo and Las Ninfas nature reserves. Explore the undersea world scuba diving, or go kayaking or windsurfing.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 45-7470

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