Location: Av. Angel Galllardo 470. Caballito.
Telephone/Fax: ( 5411 ) 4982-0306 / 1154 / 5243 / 4494
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 14.00hs. to 19.00hs
Created in 1812 by Bernardino Rivadavia, the museum still conserves studies and exhibits topics of the Argentine nature: fauna, flora, mineralogy, geology and paleontology. Throughout its life, the museum has moved many times: at first it was located in the St. Dominic Convent, then in the “Manzana de las Luces” block, and in some buildings around Plazoleta Monserrat till it found a definitive home here in 1937 built specially for the purpose of housing it.
This hall exhibits furniture, equipment and diverse elements and objects which were part of the rich history of the museum.
Going around the museum…
An interesting show of local sweet-water fish and unusual fish, corals and sea anemones from tropical coral reefs.
Paleontology: Room “Florentino Ameghino”
This is the great of the museum and one of the most important halls in Latin America regarding quantity and quality of original material exhibited. It is exhibited a collection of giant dinosaurs and other reptiles of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretacic periods of our country, discovered in Patagonia by people working for the museum, together with invertebrates and fossil vegetables. The side show windows and texts map out the evolution of life on earth, animals and plants as well as the fossilization process.
The world of plants
This is a colorful hall showing the evolution and diversity of these organisms, from microscopic forms through to the most evolved. The great show window shows nature’s process of reproduction, growth, dispersion and other themes.
Sounds of nature
This hall offers a visual and acoustic tour of diverse birds and amphibious from different regions of Argentina.
Present day mammals
This hall shows the main groups of mammals, most of them native, through showing
the animal’s milieu and allowing for the observation of diverse ways of life. The central part has on show, skeletons, craniums, and tracings of sea mammals like dolphins, whales, seals, etc.
Mammals from the Quaternary Period
What is on exhibition here are mounted skeletons, with some original parts and others having been restored, of valuable fossil mammals which inhabited this land up to 10,000 years ago.
Audio Visual hall
This is an ample hall destined to the development of scientific, academic and institutional activities. It counts with modern audio, video and pc equipment. This room is acoustically isolated and connects directly with the bar.
This room shelters a rich collection of exotic native species both marine and terrestrial and also from sweet waters.
Here we can find real life tracings of great fish like the pilgrim shark, the mola fish and big devil fish.
We can see a coastal scene when entering this hall: a couple of seals next to sea urchins, starfish, crustaceans, mollusks, various fish, and birds from this cold environment.
Here you can get to know different groups of insects, spiders, crabs and centipedes in the
collections exhibited. You can also learn about the relation between Man and anthropoids from an ecological point of view.
Amphibious and Reptiles
In this room you will find frogs and toads, turtles and crocodiles, lizards
and snakes that inhabit the Argentine different regions.