Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP

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Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP

Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kasia B
11 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We went to this museum today and payed 24000 for both of us and that included English speaking tour. Very interesting it’s small but worth a visit. We walked there from the centre it was easy enough but coming back is a lot up hill so make sure you have some water with you.
Written November 10, 2021
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kthemagman
San Diego, CA24 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Only a few minutes out of town, it is really quite impressive to see the size of the animals that once roamed the area. Lots of little tourists shop line the area were this museum is built. It is a quick but worthwhile adventure for archeological buffs and otherwise just folks who wish to take in something quite different!
Written April 29, 2018
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samuel b
1 contribution
Apr 2014 • Family
Villa de Leyva is famous in Colombia for its fossils. This small research center does personalized tours by local guides and where you can actually see fossils being prepared for study and exhibition. They have a small dig site where kids can experience being paleontologists for a few hours, the fossils are replicas but the kids feel as if they were in Jurrasic park.
Written May 27, 2014
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PearBananas
Rotterdam, The Netherlands91 contributions
Interesting to learn more about Colombia through its paleontological history. While the exhibit is quite small, it is definitively worth a visit if you are in the area anyways. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and our specific guide spoke good English.
Written September 21, 2019
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SadhusWithiPods
Victoria, Canada80 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
So much to see here - and the guide spoke English! Don't miss this museum. We come from Alberta, Canada and have incredible museums on the dinosaurs - but I don't remember seeing fossils of massive sea turtles there!
Written March 23, 2018
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Evocatio
NYC28 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
A total surprise for us. We went to the El Fosil museum, that is really disappointing, and when returning to Villa we discovered this amazing place. Very professional staff and surprisingly scientific. Go there, you won't regret it
Written June 13, 2015
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Silvia O
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
I don´t get why people waste their times visiting the fossils in front of this center. This center is SCIENTIFIC, professional, real. They explain you very well. It was great, and children would love it.
Written August 16, 2014
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Susymoreno
Medellin, Colombia42 contributions
This place shows from research and education everything that has been discovered in Villa de Leyva about marine dinosaur fossils. We found a didactic place with professional guides that handle the subject with a lot of methodology and order.
Written December 30, 2019
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noparamosquietosBCN
Barcelona, Spain30 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We were positively surprised on this one. We visited on our cycling loop around Villa de Leyva, and this was one, if not the, highlight. We didn't exactly know what to expect, but it ended up being super interesting. This is a well-run little museum/exhibit, with a research centre attached (or should I say it's the other way around...?). The entry fee includes a guided visit, which lasts some 20 minutes, and gives a great insight on the paleontological findings and research done in the area. It's impressive, and certainly worth the entry fee. Go!
Written October 20, 2018
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robertv602
Scotch Plains, NJ44 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
The guides were informed and helpful. Lab is on site where you can actually see preps worked on. Well preserved specimens dating back 120-130 million years. Just enough facts to be interesting but not overwhelming.
Written June 21, 2017
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