Come to know

behind the scenes

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


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 2018, reached the record of more than 12.500 visitors in two days. And it is growing every year!

Meetings, presentations and talks at the MEF

Backstage MEF
Special visits and behind the scenes tours

Children’s Day
A day dedicated to our smallest visitors