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Glaciarium

Camino al Glaciar Perito Moreno a 6 km de El Calafate, El Calafate, Argentina
02902 497912
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in El Calafate
Type: Museums
Owner description: GLACIARIUM is a modern interpretive galciological centre, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the world. The understanding of glaciers and... more » Owner description: GLACIARIUM is a modern interpretive galciological centre, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the world. The understanding of glaciers and environmental awareness are our main subjects.The exhibits include models, dioramas, photographs, screens, interactive representations, a 3D documentary, and other modern resources that provide an enriching experience. « less
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TEL AVIV
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Avery nice place to visit specially the bar is a real adventure and of you like to drink this the best.You can drink as much as you want and very good brands of everything.The museum is O.K. but not fantastic.So if you are around take a visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The museum is interesting, you could spend more than hour watching all the videos. We went the day before our glacier trekking adventure which really heightened the anticipation and made both the museum and the trek an ever better experience. The ice bar, however, you can't miss! For a small entry fee it's all you can drink for 25 min... More

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know you enjoyed and valued your time at the Glaciarium! Many thanks! More

Cordoba, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in El Calafate, its not your usual boring museum - very interesting and visual museum with interesting facts about the formation of glaciers. Don't forget to make the most of the free shuttle from Av. de Mayo since it's a bit out of town!

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It's wonderful to know you enjoyed and valued your time at the Glaciarium! Many thanks! More

Puebla, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was initially more excited about the ice bar than the museum itself, but the bar was closed for renovation. The museum, however, was excellent! The exhibits were very informative and interactive with lots of videos about glaciers not just in Argentina but around the world. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. They really made sure that you... More

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know you enjoyed and valued your time at the Glaciairum! Sorry about the GlacioBAr, but every year around june it must close fro yearly maintenance and rebuilding. Many thanks More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We visited the Glaciarium the evening before visiting the Perito Moreno Glaciar. It gave us a good background knowledge on the development of glaciers, and has several interesting videos and displays to pass a few hours in the pleasant town of El Calafate. Since we were there in the evening we timed our exit with a beautiful sunset over Lago... More

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

Hello, glad to hear you witnessed a lovely sunset, from our greta location, overlooking Lago Argentino.. Indeed the Glaciarium is well worth a visit, to lear about glaciers. More

San Francisco, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great job in information about the glaciers. Also reserve your time at the Ice bar when you get your Glaciarium entry tickets. The Ice bar is open every 30 minutes for a number of people, and you drink soft drinks, wine, or vodka (all included in the US$20 entrance fee). You will be provided with a mitten and a polar... More

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking time and sharing your experience at the Glaciarium & the GlacioBAr.. More

sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was a terrific mix of education and fun. The museum section included films and models which explained the history and characteristics of glaciers and then we enjoyed some time in the icebar. To warm up after, I recommend a 'submarine' at the coffee shop.

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

Hello, great to hear you liked the GLACIARIUM. As you say it's a great visit to learn and enjoy during any trip to Patagonia. More

Chicago
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27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The free shuttle started near our hotel so we took a chance to visit while we were in El Calafate. Do spend a couple of hours there. The Ice Bar is worth the extra ticket price for a 1/2 hour of free drinks and fun photos.

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

A must visit, to understand and enjoy the Glacier National Park, thanks for your comments. More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It will be very useful to go to this museum if you don't have any ideas about the glaciars. It has a lot of multimedia information about it's formation and everything. So, it'll be more interesting to visit the museum first and the to go to see the glaciars =)

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

Thanks, we recommend to visit the Glaciarium before going to the National Park but many visitors enjoy it after the park and they learn a lot about the glaciers they have visited. More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We just did the musuem - not the ice bar as we were with a baby. I liked it but i did think it was a little pricey for what you get. Its 140 pesos (with a free transfer there and back) but it only takes about an hour and a half to walk through the whole musuem.

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Glaciarium, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Glaciarium. There is a lot to see and learn about the Cryosphere. More

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