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dinosaur bones galore

Dinosaur bones I have never seen before. The stories about each find is fascinating. At a cost of... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Sucre, Bolivia
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Great little museum.

I loved seeing the Andean elephant found in 1999. Although a small museum it is worth making the... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Tarija tiene un gran yacimiento de fosiles de animales prehistoricos. Los hay en el museo junto a atracciones historicas, vestigios de pueblos. Es un Museo que vale la pena visitar y aprender. Se halla a menos de una cuadra de la plaza principal.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Calle Gral. Trigo No. 402 | Virginio Lema, Tarija 1111, Bolivia
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

The building was built during the 40s with this museum in mind, since the valley of Tarija is a great archaeological resource site, especially for dinosaurs bones. The problem with this museum is that it is small, although all pieces have a small explanation, it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Dinosaur bones I have never seen before. The stories about each find is fascinating. At a cost of only 5bs it is definitely worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

I loved seeing the Andean elephant found in 1999. Although a small museum it is worth making the trip to see it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 3monthyearlytraveler
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Small little muesem, has a variety of stones/gems/ ancient pottery and dinosaur bones found in bolivia. The staff were good, didn't speak English but tried to explain as much as they could. Free entry. Good thing to do after a cup of tea/coffee in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Monique M
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum but very interesting. We where really thrilled to see all fossils. Amazing that so old material can be seen live. The entrance where free.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Anders1957
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, maybe not a showstopper however free and interesting. The museum is presented on two levels. Took me about 40mins

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

It's small (just two small floors) but that all this local information is packed into this tiny space and it is totally free makes it a very worthwhile adventure. We have visited several times and it never fails to delight. Really amazing that in this...More

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Karen P
Reviewed November 2, 2016

You need at least 1 hour to go arround the unique museum in Tarija!!!! yes, you will be astonished about the findings in the lands arround Tarija.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank ecosolidario
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a true gem. The fossils of the region are incredible and the life size replicas super educational. The archaeological collection is well developed. Fun for all.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Deborah B
Reviewed February 17, 2016

this museum is adorable. its just off the main plaza in an old building and they have amazing fossils, rather a surprising treat in the middle of the city. my kids love it

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Miranda B
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