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

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

This whimsical collection of taxidermied animals, shells, skeletons, and engravings examines man'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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Domecq García at José Menéndez, Puerto Madryn, Chubut 9120
  • Phone: 2965/451–139
  • Cost: 6 pesos
  • Hours: Mar.–Nov., weekdays 9–7, weekends 3–7; Dec.–Feb., weekdays 9–8, weekends 4–8
  • Location: Puerto Madryn
Updated: 11-29-2011

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