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Did you know that the most important private Paleontological Museum in South America is in Chubut?

The Egidio Feruglio Palaeontological Museum (MEF) is an ideal place to take a trip to our roots. We tell you all about this space.


This is the Paleontological Museum Egidio Feruglio (MEF). It is located in the province of Chubut, specifically in Trelew (1400 kilometers from Buenos Aires). It is known today as one of the main paleontological references worldwide. Visiting it is an experience that makes us feel even closer to Patagonia.

In the MEF you will find exhibits of the flora and fauna of the imposing Patagonian Region . Although, without a doubt, the most exciting thing about this Museum, are replicas of fossil dinosaurfinds. Remains of great scientific value that make this one of the most important research centers .

In the Palaeontological Museum Egidio Feruglio (MEF), experts in paleontologywork. They are in charge of studying each piece discovered and thus obtaining new clues about the evolution of life. Thus, of some of the remains found, they create replicas to be exhibited.

A visit to the MEF

To visit the MEF is to travel to the past of the sea and the land and to know a little more about the species that preceded us. The spacious building has aservice of expert guides in languages such as: Spanish, English, Italian and German. It is composed of different halls: an auditorium, the dinoshop where you can take a souvenir of the place, the dinobar and the Bryn Gwyn Palaeontological Park where you will feel like a real scientific.

The dinosaur hall and that of the Mesozoic eraare the main sector that attracts more visitors. The most chosen by visitors are the replica of the cave of hands at the beginning of the show. The little ones are surprised by the fierce Fororraco, one of the predators of the Continental Tertiary. The Tyrannotitan, the giant carnivorous dinosaur, which had as its habitat Patagonia. And the Patagotitan the fossil remains of the world's largest dinosaur.

We invite you to visit their website to participate in activities, contests and online games for fun of the smallest, they offer.

There is no doubt that the Paleontological Museum Egidio Feruglio (MEF) is another place that makes us proud of our land and our roots. It's a must if you visit Patagonia!


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Publication Date: 01/06/2020

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