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Museo Padre Molina - Museum Río Gallegos - Argentina

Museo Padre Molina provides various galleries about the natural and human history of Argentina's southern Patagonia. The paleontology displays focus on species unique to this part of South America Included are explanations about how excavations, fossils are cleaned and the displays mounted. Examples of the region's rich geological, biological and anthropological past are also featured. Temporary art and photographic exhibits grace the first floor. Museo Padre Molina also has a teaching section about the socio-economics of the country.

Cajal 51
Río Gallegos, Argentina


Travel Tips: Most exhibit explanations are in Spanish and English. The museum is in the Centro Cultural, which was once the city's hospital. The center also houses the historical archives and public library.

Price Description: Free

Open Hours from: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7p.m.; weekends and holidays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Extended hours in summer.

Visit the other museums in Río Gallegos; stroll along the coastal avenues to the Reserva Costera Urbana. Visit Monte Dinero and other historic estancias. Go fishing. Take a boat tour to Punta Loyola. Hike at Laguna Azul or visit the penguins at Cabo Vírgenes.

Contact Information:
Phone: 42-6427

Here are other activities in and around Río Gallegos that may be of interest: Río Gallegos’ Museums and Pioneer Museum.

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