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MEF INVITES

 

Every year, in the last weekend of June, MEF opens its doors to the public with free admission. But MEF Invites is much more than the opportunity to view the exhibitions for free. It is the only event where:

 

- The permanent exhibition is explained by the researchers of the Museum, who also tell the visitors about their projects and latest findings.

 

- The preparation lab displays some of the pieces that are in current process, whether a tiny rodent jaw or a massive vertebrae of an enormous dinosaur, every piece is there waiting for the visitors!

 

- The collection opens the drawers to show some of MEF´s trophies, while its curator explains how to classify and preserve the found pieces.

 

And there's more: special talks, discounts on dinoshop and games for children, among other activities.

 

 

 

A UNIQUE BACKSTAGE

 

What are the FAQs about Mef Invites?

Amalia Villafañe, vertebrate fossils specialist from the Museum, said she sensed a strong interest in fossils of all kinds: how old they are or what they are. "Like other editions, there were many questions regarding our work in the field. I think it is something that arouses great curiosity"

 

MEF Invites: A visitors record!

Last edition of Mef Invites, in June 2015, reached the record of more than 6500 visitors in two days. And it is growing every year!

 

VISITORS COMMENTS

Countless testimonies where left at the guestbook! Some of those messages caught our attention:

"I am amazed and proud that in our beloved country these things are possible".

"I welcome initiatives of this type (...) that bring scientific knowledge into ordinary people".

"I visited the museum during a tour with people with visual disabilities. Today I got to know the backstage and I am returning to tell them all the experience!"

"It was cool!!!!".

"It's a pity it cannot be more days like this during the year, Congratulations!".

"I loved the museum, Patagonia is beautiful!!!"

 

 

News story

An invitation to meet the "kitchen" of paleontology, published in The Nation Sunday July 7, 2007. http://www.lanacion.com.ar/922000-una-invitacion-para-conocer-la-cocina-de-la-paleontologia

 

 

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