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Interesting Information and Displays

This is an interesting little museum (3 big rooms) full of interesting displays on whales, sharks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montevideo, Uruguay
Fun little museum

This museum is very small, only about 3 rooms, but it packs a lot of information in, and it is very... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Amanda D
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very small, I walked back and forth wondering if I missed something. For 160 pesos it is a total tourist trap, also cash only. Nobody offered me a tour, though my Spanish is not so good. If you have a lot of...More

Thank Felipe C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting little museum (3 big rooms) full of interesting displays on whales, sharks, porpoises and sea turtles. Lots of skeletons of these different creatures, and descriptive signs ... some in Spanish, some in English, some in French. It was very interesting to...More

Thank Colibri124
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This museum is very small, only about 3 rooms, but it packs a lot of information in, and it is very thoughtfully laid out. My 5 year old loves whales and greatly enjoyed the museum. He blew threw the whole place in about 20 minutes,...More

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I'm kind of a museum junkie but hadn't visited this one on previous visits and was very glad I did this time. It's very educational and well worth spending some time exploring.

Thank HeadingOut98229
Reviewed 2 May 2018

After seeing the piece of the balene whale that filters its food I understood why the krill (the whale food) don't just go back out of the whale's mouth. Definitely listen in on the museum guides talk. They have lots of interesting information.

Thank CAnneV
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting sites with lots of fish bones. All descriptions were in Spanish so it was difficult to understand what you were looking g at.

Thank Priscilla L
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A nice break from beaches and sun to learn a little about the creatures under the sea. Take the free guided tour when offered. The displays are only in Spanish and the guides are incredibly knowledgeable.

Thank Mera C
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I love supporting museums in towns we visit - especially when it has to do with conservation or wildlife. This museum does a great job bringing to life the evolution of whales and focuses on whales of the Baja and Mexico. They highlight the plight...More

Thank traveltheworld032
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Small, full of info...if you have time take guided tour....worth while All sorts of marine animal info and skeletons & videos

Thank confre
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a wonderful museum on the Malecon. It was only about $6.00 US to get in. The tour guides speak English and Spanish and are very knowledgeable about the whales and the ocean environment of Baja. There is lots to see and do at...More

Thank Ronald L
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