Temaiken Biopark
Temaiken Biopark
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Temaiken is a foundation that studies, promotes and makes information available on the protection of Nature. It is based on three mainstays: RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND PRESERVATION. In order to carry out its mission of promoting the study, research, knowledge and communication of all matters related to flora and fauna, fostering a sense of respect for the preservation and restoration of the environment, Temaiken has: • A Biopark, located in the city of Belen de Escobar to communicate environmental issues and raise awareness on people, through entertainment and contact with nature. • A Natural Reserve in the Province of Misiones that works as a "biological shock absorber" for the Teyu Cuare Provincial Park, extending the protected area of the pristine rainforest. Temaiken also co-manages 2 Provincial Parks: Cruce Caballero and Araucarias, both part of the Pino Parana Forest ecosystem, also in the Province of Misiones. • Educational Programs for the purpose of "Educating to Preserve" Temaiken provides institutions with its educational programs adapted to school curricula and applicable to all levels of education: Initial, PEB, ESB, High School, Primary School, Secondary School and Special Education. This work is supplemented by Teachers Training Courses and activities with the communities located within the ecosystems under protection or to be protected. • Research and Preservation Programs. Various programs are carried out at the Foundation: Protected Areas, Endangered Species and Marine Biodiversity. These programs comprise the specific Preservation Projects aimed at achieving Temaiken's purpose: The Preservation of native species, particularly endangered species. • A Center for Reproduction of Species (CRET)where animal Rehabilitation and Reproduction programs are carried out, supporting both Preservation Programs and the authorities governing the illegal trafficking of animals. These programs focus on rehabilitating animals that are later returned to their habitat as part of various release and reintroduction programs.
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El Gato V
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It could be and had been a great place to visit in the past, but unfortunately some if the main parts are closed. Warning. Some of the feature animals are simply not there. You have to mostly watch from far away. And the people working there are vert sad, not friendly.
I recommend skipping this visit.
Written May 3, 2024
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Good morning, We are sorry that your visit was not as expected. We inform you that the temporary closure of some of the Biopark's attractions may be due to veterinary controls to guarantee the animal well-being of the species, or has the objective of carrying out renovations to to be able to offer our visitors a better service. This information is available on our website and we also provide this information on the signage located in the Visitor Service Center and at the ticket offices before paying the entrance fee. We value your feedback as it helps us improve to provide a transformative experience. We have transmitted your comment to those responsible for each sector involved. We remain at your disposal either by phone at 0348-4436980/81 or by email at info@temaiken.org.ar
Written May 5, 2024
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Livetowander
Los Angeles637 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although it is hard to find information about Temaiken, it is well worth a visit, especially for kids.

It is obvious that a lot of thought and effort was put into designing the animal enclosures.

Don't miss the aquarium!
Written March 21, 2006
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. Looking forward to meeting you again at the Biopark,
Written August 19, 2011
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MichaelaC4
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I´m from California, so I´m used to nice zoos like Los Angeles and San Diego, but this place was by far the best animal reserve that I had been too. The first weekend I was here in Buenos Aires, I went to their oldest zoo on Las Heras Ave because I heard it was a cheap entrance fee. Although, it was only $5 or $6 American dollars to get in, the zoo smelled really bad and you could tell that the animals were not taken care of properly in terms of their living habitats and dirty cages. I came back with horrible moquitos bites and overall the zoo was not up to par.

Temaiken is about a 45 min drive by bus outside the city and you can actually catch the #60 bus right outside the Buenos Aires Zoo at Plaza Italia. You can also buy your tickets to get into Temaiken at the same ticket kiosk which is very convienent since you don´t have to wait in line once you get there. Temaiken was soooooo clean and it didn´t smell at all!!! It almost looked like a golf course since the lawns and overall landscapes were well taken care of. The animals look healthy and happy, and they even have a petting zoo for the kids and an aquarium. There are many attractions there such as a movie theatre, a nursery to see baby animals, a research center, and animal shows during the day all throughout the park. I was very impressed with Temaiken´s overall cleaniness and even the restrooms and eating areas were well kept . I went on a Sunday afternoon with a friend of mine and the weather was just gorgeous! If you want to get away from the noise and chaos of Buenos Aires even for just one day, then I would highly suggest this place.
Written August 31, 2010
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. Looking forward to meeting you again, at our Biopark.
Written August 19, 2011
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CanadianAandJ
British Columbia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are two big animal lovers, and this park is fantastic. Gorgeous huge exotic exhibits, animals are many and varied, and well cared for. The entire park is impeccably clean, staff are friendly....and best of all the animals look like they are loving their lives here. Grounds and landscape is beautiful. We had a fantastic day here, wasn't too busy, weather was great. Ate lunch in the park, tasty and not overpriced at all. Great souvenir shop full of stuffed animals.

Could not recommend this place more, for all ages. Terrain is flat and easy to navigate. We took a cab to it from downtown Buenos Aires and back.....took about 45 minutes (nice drive) and was really cheap....dont remember exact cost, but I think it was around $25 return!!!

DON'T MISS IT!!!!!!!!!
Written March 22, 2008
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. Looking forward to seeing you again, at our Biopark.
Written August 19, 2011
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Lainba
Buenos Aires, Argentina143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011
This is an excellent all day activity for families. Everything is so organized, and the grounds, exhibits and animal habitats are so clean. We learned so much about animals and had so much fun too. LOVED the aquarium!
Written July 31, 2011
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. We hope seeing you again, at our Biopark.
Written August 19, 2011
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experience-ba
Buenos Aires, Argentina2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011
An unforgettable experience.
It is a special place to spend a family day outdoors and enjoy nature.
The aquarium is wonderful. Sharks go over your head.
We all enjoyed a lot.
We especially loved the activity of the hippos.
The Place of Birds, has species from all continents. They are beautiful toucans, parrots and macaws.
The new place of the Wallabies can see kangaroos up close.
We also saw the Tigers playing in the water and the Meerkats, sunbathing.
All employees are very friendly.
Written July 13, 2011
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. Looking forward to seeing you again, at our Biopark.
Written August 19, 2011
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luizclaudiotp
Belo Horizonte, MG6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2010
Great great park!!
Never thought would like a zoo that much.
The park administration really look after every detail.
Written January 5, 2011
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. Looking forward to seeing you again, at our Biopark.
Written August 19, 2011
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BuenosAiresCole
Buenos Aires2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Over the past few months I've had the opportunity to visit Temaiken a couple of times. This park is fantastic! Although it's about an hour out of the city, it's world class in my opinion and worth making a trip out to Escobar either by taxi/remise service or by collectivo (bus). A treasure to be discovered for animal lovers here in Argentina.
Written October 3, 2009
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. We hope seeing you again, at our Biopark.
Written August 19, 2011
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Natsanchez
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
People of all ages should visit this beautiful place.

At a short distance from the city you will find a very peaceful place with all kinds of animals in an environment carefully created for their survival, excellent clean, background music themes of nature, and very good meal shops.

Highly recommend this place for families and people in general.
Written February 9, 2009
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Thank you for your comments. It is very nice to hear we are being recommended worldwide. Looking forward to seeing you again, at our Biopark.
Written August 19, 2011
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lyle_8
chicago, illinois9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very enjoyable trip to Temaiken (my husband, myself, and our 16 month old daughter). The park is uniquely and beautifully designed, serene, with wonderful gardens. The highlight for us was the fabulous aviary, especially the toucans, which come remarkably close to visitors! the cheetahs were also really great, as was the "Patagonian Steppe" exhibit. my only complaint about the park is that most of the restaurants were closed (it was a weekday), so food options were pretty much limited to microwaved empanadas and ice cream (great ice cream though!!).

HOWEVER- On the way there we used the Chevallier Costera bus service, which leaves from Plaza Italia in Buenos Aires and is recommended on the Temaiken web site. Yikes! First it left a full hour late. Then, a piercing alarm began sounding- I asked the driver to turn it off and he said, "it's the temperature gauge, it keeps going up, but don't worry". sure enough, 20 minutes later the bus was broken down by the side of the road, and we had to wait for another bus, then walk along the superhighway to get on that bus, which took us on a circuitous route instead of going directly to the park (where we arrived about 3 hours after our scheduled departure). The staff then were unpleasant and refused to give us a refund for the return trip (we had purchased round-trip tickets). On the way back we took the colectivo (city bus number 60), which, while not air-conditioned, was much cheaper, reliable, and pleasant. So Temaiken is a do, but take route 60!
Written December 2, 2010
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Thank you for your comments. In order to avoid other similar inconvenient, nowadays we have decided to put a sign in front of each restaurant announcing the ones that are open during the specific day. Regarding the inconvenient with Chevallier bus, we have already contact the Bus Manager and they took measures to prevent that something similar happens again. Looking forward to seeing you again at our Biopark,
Written August 19, 2011
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