- 1 to 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Your Glaciarium entrance ticket enables you to discover the wonderful world of glaciers during your unguided interactive excursion, there are assistants to help and answer any questions during your time at the Glaciarium. It is the first interpretive center and museum dedicated to ice and glaciers, a place to visit to understand this natural phenomena in-depth. The center is a modern space designed to entertain and educate with an array of audiovisual stimuli. Many years of exploration, research and knowledge about Patagonia and its glaciers are shown through the exhibits which are accessible to explore and learn. Explore the Glaciarium as long as you would like knowing a free shuttle service is available every hour to and from El Calafate. There is a free 8 minute shuttle drive from El Calafate or visitors may choose to arrive with their own car/transportation.
- All entrance fees included
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Ideal choice for families
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Entry/Admission - Glaciarium
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tourism Bureau of the Province of Santa Cruz
11am to 7pm: May through September
9am to 8pm: October through April
Returns to original departure point
Visit: Glaciarium, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
Board your shuttle at the Tourism Bureau every hour between 9am and 7pm for transport to the Glaciarium center. The center's architecture is quite unique and the facade of the building is reminiscent of the face of a glacier.
You will see models, dioramas, photographs, screens, and other interactive presentations housed within two halls. As soon as you set foot inside the exhibit area, natural sounds of ice caves, water droplets and breeze create a special atmosphere to make you forget where you are. There is a surprise around every corner with a large amount of information including how ice forms and the history of early explorers and scientists. Stand in awe of fabulous photography from renowned photographers such as Florian Von der Fecht, Andres Bonetti and Daniel Wagner, to name just a few.
Learn about the origin of the universe and earth and the various glaciations. Further inside you will find a large 3D model of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field and the glaciers in the region. Interactive screens aid in explaining the different phenomena related to glaciers. There is also an area dedicated to Francisco Pascasio Moreno, one of Argentina's primary explorers. Another exhibit explains in detail the behavior of the Perito Moreno Glacier, giving the feeling of being right there by the snout of the glacier. The second hall ends with an impressive synchronized projection portraying a tunnel that makes you think about the earth's environmental problems and holds an important message about the future of your planet.
The venue offers a 33-foot by 30-foot (10-meter by 9-meter) foyer for art exhibitions and other cultural events, located just before entering the movie theater. The space houses painting or photography exhibitions and is also used for special events.
The Alberto M. Agostini Auditorium, a movie theater with 90 fixed seats, can hold up to 130 people. Every hour two documentaries are screened including a 3D documentary about the Glaciers National Park and Flight Over the Glaciers. You can also enjoy a spectacular aerial movie produced with the latest Cineflex technology that shows the glaciers and the Ice-Field like nobody has seen them.
When your independent tour concludes an hourly shuttle will return you to El Calafate.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Your tickets will be held at the box office for collection on the day of the visit
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.