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Glaciarium

Address: Camino al Glaciar Perito Moreno a 6 km de El Calafate, El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: 02902 497912
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Ranked #8 of 21 Attractions in El Calafate
Type: Museums
Owner description: GLACIARIUM is a modern interpretive galciological centre, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the...
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Free shuttle to the museum on the hour and from the museum on the half hour. On the way there at 11, 6 people were left behind as there wasn´t enough room on the shuttle. On the way back at 130, about 8 people were left behind. Cue in line for shuttle at least 15 minutes early. Museum had a... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a couple of hours fee in El Calafate prior to flying out and were advised to visit the Glaciar Museum. We were well rewarded. Having spent the previous day walking on the Perito Murano glaciar, this museum filled in all the gaps in our understanding of the history of Glaciars, how they are formed, expeditions to understand the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I visited the musuem today, as we didn't have any other activities scheduled. The entrance cost is $185 pesos (approx $16 USD) for non-Argentine visitors. The musem is nice and very modern. It provides a lot of great information on local glaciers, such as the process of the creation of a glacier and climate change and its... More 

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Dear visitor, Thanks for you comments, the entrance fee to Glaciarium 185 pesos for everyone visitor, including Argentines, the only ones who have a special 50% discount are those who live in the Province of Santa Cruz. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

An excellent exhibit that helped me brush up on my geomorphology. But my favorite bit was the Glacio Bar - everything is made of ice, including the glass you drink from! You get a silver hooded cape and mittens to keep you warm. It was fun :)

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Bauru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Nice to understand the formation of glaciers. Go if you already did all in El Calafate! If you could not see one piece of glacier falling down! You can see that there!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was nice to learn about glaciers and how they are formed before going into the park. Like everything in El Calafate, transportation is provided from a meeting spot in town. They only used a 10 person van when we were there, though, so our wait out in the harsh wind was a long one. Be prepared for that!

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Thanks for your visit, and for appreciating our exhibits. We do usually have two fifteen- seat minivans, and a third one, larger, in the afternoon during hight season. They shuttle the 10 minute drive from the Glaciarium to El Calafate. More 

Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Loved the museum but we really had fun in the glacier bar! Music, cocktails and even glasses made out of ice!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A good museum, with lots of information about ice, glaciars, global warming and the region in general. Very informative and amusing for kids, and also very enjoyable for any age. The ice bar is a nice plus, but not to die for

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had no interest in the bar, but spent 4 hours in the exhibits which were top quality and extreamly informative. Lots of history.

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

want some fun? Go to the glaciobar. A bar serving drinks for 20 min, at 0 C. Want to know more on the glacier. its history, data, see videos about it, do not miss the museum. Very well organized. At the end try the coffe shop, great view and good value food and drinks.

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