Glaciarium
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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iris2265
Tel Aviv, Israel109 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great museum explains how the glaciers form and move. Details the difference between different glacier formations around the world and specifically Perito Moreno Glacier. All the explanations are in Spanish and English too. They have a nice movie with English subtitles. There is a free shut bus from the center of town from one o'clock pm every round hour and back every at one thirty and then every xx:30. It takes fifteen minutes to get there. Worth the trip. We went the day after our minitraking on the glacier.
Written October 12, 2022
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Torben A
Hellerup, Denmark335 contributions
Dec 2021
Glaciarium is a fine museum about glaciers and ice and with a seriously take on the subject. Almost too seriously, as there is very much text in the displays.

Annoying was the hourly guided tour in Spanish which was done very loud and could too easily be heard all over the place. Even more annoying was our returntrip to town – the hourly free shuttle was full 5 minutes before departure, so we and others were left behind. No attempt to run an extra service half an hour later. So we chose to walk the 6 km back til El Calafate.
Written December 27, 2021
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Dayse G
Fairfax, CA96 contributions
Jan 2020
Good option for your first day in El Calafate!
The museum is located up in the hills with an absolutely gorgeous view of Lake Argentino!
There is a free shuttle running every hour from town and back.
The museum is very well designed and it is very informative with great explanations about the area, the glaciers with lots of photos, videos and a model of the Patagonia region.
There is small cafe with large windows facing the view.
There is an ice bar with a separate entrance fee (I didn’t go to the ice bar)
I spent between two and a half to three hours there.
Written January 13, 2020
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Dear traveller, thanks for your visit and opinion!
Written January 29, 2020
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Jnanayog
St. John's, Canada4,119 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of THE most informative Museums devoted to a Significant aspect of Nature we have visited. A perfect location! The displays - audio,visual 3D and it is sequential arranged in excellent order. The 2nd part is the Glacier..might want to bring a jacket. The Finishing touches adds a note of importance as to the dangerous impact of Global Warming. There are 2 busses and they are free...on the 1/2 hour entry has discount for seniors etc.Visa Accepted. Do Visit.
Written February 10, 2020
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Thank you for your appreciation of what Glaciarium has to offer!
Written February 21, 2020
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jlynnand
Olathe, KS55 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Take the free shuttle to the museum. Looking back, I think I would like to do the activities in this order:

1) Ice River Cruise
2) Glaciarium Museum
3) Perito Moreno mini trekking

You do not learn much on the boat excursions because it is hard to hear and pay attention to the guide on the microphone as you explore the views from outside the boat. So the museum is nice to gain a better understanding and appreciation for what you are seeing.
Written January 10, 2020
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Thanks a lot for you time at the Glaciarium and review!
Written January 29, 2020
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sabba1
Toronto, Canada47 contributions
Feb 2020
We arrived in El Calafate in mid afternoon before a visit to Perito Moreno Glacier the following day. We had enough time to find the shuttle bus ( no charge) for the short trip to this very interesting museum. Make sure you see the two ten minute movies they are great. The exhibits are interesting too. Highly recommended/
Written March 15, 2020
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Richard C
Brighton and Hove, UK125 contributions
Jan 2020
This modern educational museum with inter active exibits awas really good. There is a 25 minute film show, run once an hour but we were too rushed to stay. The glacieruim is about 5km out of town but a regular minbus runs from the main car park in town half hourly free. we found the history of the patagonian ice cap really worthwhile and would have stayed longfer
Written February 5, 2020
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Thanks for visiting us!
Written February 21, 2020
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Sean J
Laguna Beach, CA21 contributions
Jan 2020
The museum is very good at explaining the largest glaciers both growing, in equilibrium, and shrinking in Southern Chile and Patagonia. English and Spanish descriptions are clear and interesting accompanied by photographs. Do not miss the "history of Earth's glaciations" in the small theater -- they will play it for you in English, if you ask the attendant. The many cultural and natural features of these glaciers are explained and the models are very impressive to pinpoint how these many glaciers move down the valleys from the Earth's third most extensive and massive ice field in Patagonia.
Written February 12, 2020
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Many thanks for your comments.
Written February 21, 2020
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Wiltshiregirl4
Castle Douglas, UK36 contributions
Jan 2020
There are several films shown in Spanish and English explaining how the glacier is formed and how it changes over time. There is a mini bus shuttle service (free from the centre of town). A very good thing to do after you have visited the glacier itself.
Written February 20, 2020
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Dear traveler many thanks for your review!
Written February 21, 2020
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Sue L
Sydney, Australia25 contributions
Jan 2020
The entry price was over AUD$20 which is on the expensive side. The experience was disappointing as all of the displays were photos and maps with explanatory boards, There was no interactive pieces. Additionally, the 20 minute movie was more like a tourism promotional film rather than an informative movie. The attraction should only be $10
Written February 11, 2020
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Thanks for your visit, we do have a lot of educational material at the Glaciarium.
Written February 21, 2020
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