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Patagonia Sights

Museo Provincial del Hombre y el Mar (Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografía)

  • Domecq García at José Menéndez Map It
  • Puerto Madryn
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 08/13/2014

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This whimsical collection of taxidermied animals, shells, skeletons, and engravings examines humankind's relationship with the sea. Housed in a restored 1915 building, the beautifully displayed exhibits evoke the marine myths of the Tehuelche (the area's indigenous people), imagined European sea monsters, the ideas of 19th-century naturalists, through to modern ecology. It's more about experience than explanation, so don't worry about the scarcity of English translations,

although the excellent room on orca behavior is a welcome exception. Finish by looking out over the city and surrounding steppes from the tower.

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Domecq García at José Menéndez, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, 9120, Argentina

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Sight Details:

  • about $1USD
  • Mar.–Nov., weekdays 9–7, Sat. 3–7; Dec.–Feb., weekdays 9–8, Sat. 4–8

Updated 08/13/2014


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