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“Museo de la Plata”
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Museo de La Plata
Ranked #2 of 77 things to do in La Plata
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This highly regarded Argentinean museum of natural science contains over two million exhibits in the areas of paleontology, botany, zoology, archaeology, biology, geology and ethnography.
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Great museum, collection is immense, Dinosaurs, skeletons of whales and other big animals. An impressive building

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Reviewed 20 July 2005

I've been to this museum twice now and consider myself lucky as it is so wonderfuly maintained with excellent displays, great tour guides (ask for Florencia S. as she is senior there, very knowledgeable, speaks good english, and very friendly), and very comprehensive. They are constantly changing the displays and there is a lot of ongoing research too. For those of you who want to take a little break they have a nice little coffee shop, plus a couple of gift shops. If you like to walk around the park there, it is a true pleasure and is photogenic as well. There's another small restaurant in that park with great food with beer, wine, or soft drinks to accompany. It's quite small so go early to get a seat. Cheers, Jeff

PS, if you have any questions feel free to contact me. I still have contacts in La Plata also who are always so helpful. Great friends!

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Reviewed 10 August 2004

The first purpose-built museum in Latin America, and something of a relic in itself, the Museo de Ciencias Naturales is a real treat for anyone with a fondness for old-fashioned museums. Curatorial policy, whereby each room is more or less autonomously organized, and a chronic shortage of funds make the museum somewhat patchy, but its highlights, together with its general ambience, are sufficient to make it well worth a visit. The beautiful circular entrance hall , the first of the museum's 21 rooms, all chronologically ordered, lies immediately to the right of the entrance hall. The first section is devoted to rocks and minerals , including an example of a fossilized araucaria trunk from a petrified forest in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. The palaeontological section which follows contains a reproduction of the fossilized remains of the largest spider ever found: named the Megarachne Servinei Hünicken, the fifty-centimetre-long arachnid was found in Bajo de Véliz in San Luis Province and is some 290 million years old. There is also a reproduction of a diplodocus skeleton, donated to the museum in 1912 by the North American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie; the unusually complete original is housed in the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. In the same room, you'll find the original skeleton of a neuquensaurus, or titanosaurus, a herbivorous dinosaur common in the north of Patagonia towards the end of the Cretaceous Period. Room VI is dedicated to the beginnings of the Cenozoic Period , also known as the Age of Mammals, which extend from around 65 million years ago to the present day. The room's impressive collection of skeletons includes the gliptodon, forerunner of today's armadillos; the enormous megatherium, largest of the megafauna which, when standing upright on its powerful two hind legs, would have reached almost double its already impressive six metres; the toxodon, somewhat similar to the hippopotamus, though unrelated; and the camel-like macrauchenia. The Latin American Archaeology section is to be found upstairs along with the collection of objects from the northwest of Argentina. The first room to the left of the stairs has a large collection of ceramics, mostly from the pre-Columbian cultures of the Peruvian region: including a fine collection of brightly coloured Nazca pottery. In the second room the most notable pieces are the so-called suplicantes from the Condorhuasi-Alamito culture that thrived in Central Catamarca between about 200 and 500AD. Highly sophisticated and unique to the Condorhuasi, the suplicantes are among the most valuable pieces in the museum's collection.

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