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This paleontological museum transports visitors to pre-historic Patagonia with four galleries that display over 1,700 fossils. Named after Egidio Feruglio—an Italian paleontologist who studied Patagonia's ancient Cretaceous, Tertiary, and Mesozoic plant fossils—the facility is also the primary Patagonian research institute. Here, you'll find rare relics like a 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton and a 60 million year-old meiolánidos turtle fossil. During the week, paleontologists diligently clean recently unearthed fossils.

Recent visitors praise the museum's impressive exhibits. One TripAdvisor user describes the museum's collection as an "incredibly rich trove of paleontological finds from the area with greater depth of information than I've found in larger museums in the US."

The museum is located in the Atlantic Patagonian town of Trelew just a 10-minute drive from the Trelew Almirante Marcos Zar airport. You can access the museum by car via Provincial Highway 25 from Bariloche. Public buses from Trelew also stop at the museum. To learn more, visit our guide to Getting Around Argentine Patagonia. During the high season, the museum welcomes visitors every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. During the low season, museum hours are slightly shortened. General adult admission costs roughly $165 ARS (about $38 USD). For further details, consult the museum's website (information is only available in Spanish) or the Trelew tourism board's official website.

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