The Paleontological Museum

This is one of the most emblematic sites in the City of Bariloche and it shelters countless fossils found in the region.

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.

  • Bariloche Paleontological Association

    Bariloche Paleontological Association

  • The ichthyosaurus found at Lotena Hill

    The ichthyosaurus found at Lotena Hill

  • A wide collection of fossils

    A wide collection of fossils

  • Date back to 300 million years ago.

    Date back to 300 million years ago.

The Paleontological Museum also treasures a dinosaur egg. The entire evolution and inner development of this specimen is shown in an explanatory sign including photographs.

As well, animals manifesting characteristics featured by present specimens may be observed. Such is the case of the archaeopterix, which had bird feathers, the size of a raven, a jaw with teeth and a very long tail.

Likewise, another interesting but small fossil housed by the museum is a 1.50-meter-long dinosaur that dwelled in the area of Cinco Saltos 90 million years ago, during the Upper Cretaceous Period.

Autor Marcelo Sola Fotografo Eduardo Epifanio

Tour KindTour Kind: Paleontology.

TimetablesTimetables: Monday to Saturday from 4 to 7pm.

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