Francisco P. Moreno Museo de la Patagonia

    This museum was begun in 1940 to document the natural history of the Patagonia region of Argentina. It is named after Francisco P. Moreno, who traveled and explored the Andes and the Patagonian rivers and donated the lands that would become the first national park in Argentina. The museum is divided into four theme rooms: the Natural Science Room, Prehistory Room, Ethnographic Room, and Regional History Room. In the Natural History Room is a collection of animal species from Patagonia and an interesting geological and paleontological sample of the region. The Preshistory Room presents material expressions of the cultural development of Patagonia, including cave paintings and tools. The Ethnographic Room showcases the five different ethnographic groups of Patagonia. The Regional History Room shows how the regions native peoples were displaced by settlers.

    Guides are available to present tours of the museum. The museum is open Tuesdays thru Fridays from 10.00am to 12.30pm and from 2.00pm to 7.00pm and Saturdays from 10.00am to 5.00pm. It is located in the city center of Bariloche.