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.
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Science and nature, Water, Aquarium
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.
Musuem hours vary from season to season; check the website for the present hours. Exhibit explanations are displayed in Spanish and English.
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 Madrynâs 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.
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