The museum is located on the waterfront of Lake Nahuel Huapi, on 12 de Octubre Avenue, on the corner of Sarmiento Street. It was created by the Paleontological Association of Bariloche, an institution made up by several specialists whose main endeavor is to detect and preserve the fossil record of the entire area and, especially, of Northwestern Argentinian Patagonia.
One of the specimens displayed at the museum is the ichthyosaurus found at Lotena Hill. This species dwelled in the Jurassic seas 150 million years ago. Besides, visitors may observe the reconstruction of the jaw of a shark that lived 22 million years ago, during the Tertiary. There are also countless amphibians, plants and insects on display. Of course there is a wide collection of fossils that confirm the existence of a great variety of flora and fauna in the entire Patagonian area.
Each glass cabinet features a clear explanatory record containing all the information about the period and site of origin of each fossil. Many of these elements date back to 300 million years ago.
Timetables: Monday to Saturday from 4 to 7pm.
Recommendations: Free rate
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