Glaciarium Ice Museum
Glaciarium is a modern interpretation glaciological centre, and one of the few Glacier Museums in the world. The understanding of glaciers and environmental awareness are the main subjects.
The architecture is quite unique and the fa√ßade of the building is reminiscent of the face of a glacier. The exhibits include models, dioramas, photographs, screens, interactive representations, a 3D documentary, and other modern resources that provide an enriching experience.
Glaciarium is open from 9 AM to 8 PM during the tourist season, and from 11 AM to 8 PM during winter (May to August).
You can get there from¬†downtown El¬†Calafate¬†in¬†a shuttle service running from the¬†building of Provincial¬†Tourism Department every hour.¬†Ask for¬†Glaciarium¬†transfer.
If you decide to¬†go on your own, take¬†Route 11, the same that leads to the¬†Perito Moreno Glacier, and¬†drive 6 km.¬†from the center of El¬†Calafate.
The facilities¬†include a caf√©,¬†an ice¬†bar and an¬†Ecoshop, which¬†sells¬†a wide¬†choice of¬†objects made from discarded¬†materials, recycled and with low¬†environmental impact.
The¬†Glaciobar¬†Branca¬†is the first¬†ice bar¬†in Argentina¬†and the only with glacier ice.¬†A must for¬†an unforgettable experience¬†below zero, it has capacity for 25 people and¬†the maximum¬†stay¬†is 20 minutes.
Visitors receive¬†a coating, gloves and boots¬†prior to admission.¬†It is also¬†recommended to wear¬†warm clothing.
A new option¬†to complete your¬†visit to El¬†Calafate¬†and the¬†Perito Moreno¬†Glacier. It’s worth it!