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Behind the



Special Visits

Each year, MEF offers different opportunities to be part of the "behind the scenes" of its exhibits.

These special tours are a fascinating experience and have been enjoyed by all audiences, from young children to foreign diplomats!



MEF displays are the result of extensive work carried out by scientists and professional technical team of the Museum. Since they come from field trips in country sides, fossils can spend a long time in laboratories, while they are cleaned and packaged for study and -in some cases- for being part of the exhibit displays.


This kind of technical work is often unnoticed, that is why MEF has a distinctive feature: a large window display communicates the exhibition with fossil preparation labs.

In this sort of reality show, visitors might see a technician cleaning a fossil under or perhaps a pair of scientists, on a heated discussion about the vertebrae of a large dinosaur.




During the "MEF invites". In this annual event, the museum is free open to all visitors during the weekend. In this event, the collection and fossil preparation laboratory are open to all visitors.

In educational programs. Some of the activities organized by the museum includes a visit to those areas. For example, "Explorers in Pyjamas" or Paleo-challenge finalists.

By invitation. Occasionally special visits are organized by invitation of the museum´s Director or Main Board.





The visit may include access to one or more of the areas of every day work (normally restricted to the public): preparation laboratories, large fossil deposit, molding laboratories, collection, library, and/or scientific cabinets.

The visits are scheduled and conducted so they not interfere with the regular activities at the museum.

In all cases, participants are accompanied by museum staff.


For more information: info@mef.org.ar