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Akatushun Museum (Museo Akatushun)
Akatushun Museum (Museo Akatushun)

Akatushun Museum (Museo Akatushun)

Museo Akatushun on the grounds of Estancia Harberton serves as a base for ongoing scientific research into Tierra del Fuego’s dolphins and other wildlife. The collection includes skeletons of more than 2,700 marine mammals and 2,300 seabirds, as well as underwater tableaus with taxidermied animals.

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Open daily, Oct 15 - Apr 15, 10am - 7pm

The basics

Entrance to the Museo Akatushun is included in the Estancia Harberton admission ticket, and guided tours of the homestead typically stop at the museum. The bulk of the collection sits on display in the exhibition hall, but visitors can also tour the laboratories and the “bone house,” where biology and vet student interns are often at work cleaning skeletons for research or display.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Museo Akatushun is a must-see for visitors with an interest in the marine fauna of Patagonia.
  • Be sure to give yourself at least an hour to tour the museum and watch the scientists at work.
  • Tours of the museum are conducted in both English and Spanish.
  • The museum is not wheelchair accessible.
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How to get there

The Museo Akatushun is part of the Estancia Harberton, 52 miles (84 kilometers) east of Ushuaia, 40 nautical miles by sea. You can visit by tour, taxi, or by renting a car.

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When to get there

The museum is open daily from October to April. Plan to get an early start, as most excursions to Estancia Harberton last the better part of a day.

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Isla Yécapasela

Visitors with an interest in marine life should combine a visit to the Museo Akatushun with a stop at Isla Yécapasela, part of the estancia’s sprawling nature reserve. This island is home to a colony of 3,000 mating pairs of Magellanic penguins, 16 pairs of gentoo penguins, and 155 pairs of rock cormorants. It’s the only penguin colony accessible from Ushuaia.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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