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Museo de La Plata - Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo

Paseo del Bosque s/n, La Plata B1900FWA, Argentina
54-221 425-7744
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in La Plata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: This highly regarded Argentinean museum of natural science contains over two million exhibits in the areas of paleontology, botany, zoology,... more » 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. « less
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Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Museo de Ciencias Naturales is a classic old museum building, right down to the sabertooth cats flanking the entry. The exhibits are of traditional design and are a treasure trove of botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological artifacts, with the greatest strength in Argentina. The Museo is home to an internationally recognized faculty of research scientists, and this is reflected... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Nice museum of natural science in La Plata. Very small entrance fee. Excellent collection of dinosaur fossils.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Lots of bones and some taxidermy with other stuff thrown in...I guess OK but I felt they did a poor job with the upkeep of exhibition spaces-everything looks dusty and left to languish. The building itself is beautiful and the location in the park is nice.

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Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Wait for the guided tour and you will never forget the experience. It is a great museum with dinosaurs, mega fauna, etc. You will love it. We miss the upper floor (antropology) and we are going to return for sure. It is around 2 hours in car from Buenos Aires tough.

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Paris region
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The Museo de La Plata is in some ways old-fashioned, but obviously it is being refurbished and improved. The collections (especially the palaeontology collection) are huge, and the late 19th century building itself is an architectural marvel. This museum ranks among the greatest natural history museums in the world and is well worth a visit.

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New York, NY
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221 reviews 221 reviews
45 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

The science and natural history museum is of modest size. However, the exhibits are wonderfully presented. Captions are all in Spanish. But, even if you don't read Spanish, it's worth the trip.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

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

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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... More

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