Glaciarium

Glaciarium, El Calafate: Hours, Address, Glaciarium Reviews: 4/5

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
About
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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2-3 hours
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Nina L
Nitra, Slovakia76 contributions
Story of ice
Feb 2021 • Family
Good collection of knowledge about ice. Beautiful design and interesting interactive experience. Cool movie about Perito Moreno.
Written February 14, 2021
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sabba1
Toronto, Canada47 contributions
I recommend a visit to this museum before visiting Perito Moreno Glacier
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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Derek G
Kingswood, UK17 contributions
Great Info About Glaciers
Feb 2020
Wasnt sure about this one but a very competent exhibition about glaciers in the El Calafate, region, Argentina and the rest of the world. A must for kids, geology students and peole who want to know more about our planet. Takes about 1-2 hours to see it all, courtesy bus from town evey hour, 6 miles outside.
Written March 15, 2020
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Brad O
Fremantle, Australia12 contributions
Interesting without being amazing
Jan 2020 • Couples
The museum is interesting and gave us plenty of information about glaciers. The documentary was cool but a little strange. Would recommend if you have a spare few hours in El Calafate but it is not a must. However if you do go out be aware there is a free shuttle out and back from town!
Written March 11, 2020
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Daan H
Utrecht, The Netherlands180 contributions
More detailed info on the Glaciers and nice short tour
Mar 2020
I visited the Glaciarium from the town with the free buss which runs every hour (not indicated very good where, but not hard to find in town if you ask (it starts near the tourist info booth).
It was a nice museum, not that fancy but with many films and explanations about the area and the Glaciers. It added in knowledge and the English tour (around 30 minutes) was nice.
Focus in both films is about the bridge forming Perito Moreno which is a pitty as one of the movies should be changed.
Pricy, but fun to do in a few lost hours.
Written March 6, 2020
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Leebda
Flatts67 contributions
Very educational yet not boring
Feb 2020
The glacarium was wonderful and very entertaining. The films are very good and th right length. Small gift shop and cafe.
Written March 1, 2020
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Leo H
Canberra, Australia187 contributions
Very informative
Feb 2020 • Couples
The free shuttle to the Glaciarium is a great idea. A must visit is you have couple of spare hours. There is also a small coffee shop.
Written February 27, 2020
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Leebda
Flatts67 contributions
Great museum well worth the visit
Feb 2020
The museum itself was great and very educational. Of particular interest were the films which were very informative. However, the “skip the line” bit did not extend to the bus as we had to wait a further 20 minutes after the first bus was full. The driver didn’t seem to understand the “skip the line” advantage!
Written February 26, 2020
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isabelackerman
Saint Louis, MO49 contributions
The Glaciarium out of town is not to be missed!!!
Jan 2020
I could not believe how amazing this museum was - there were several interesting displays and videos, but the highlight was watching the 1/2 hour 'bridge collapse' of the Perito Moreno Glacier. I learned a lot about the area during ice ages, how glaciers form, the different types of ice and it was truly a highlight!!
Written February 24, 2020
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Wiltshiregirl4
Castle Douglas, UK36 contributions
Fascinating and informative
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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