Trelew, Argentina
Fast Facts
ACTIVITIES
Museum
Birding
 
Tourist Attractions
 
 
 
Points of Interest Nearby
CITIES & CULTURE
 
Family Travel Tips
GETTING THE KIDS INVOLVED
 

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Trelew is more than a transit point for families traveling to Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes. It is a top destination on Patagonia's paleontology circuit and departure point for trips to Punta Tombo. Visit Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum, also known as MEF, and discover Patagonia's giants. Take a day trip to Punta Tombo Natural Protected Area and gawk at the world's largest colony of Magellanic Penguins.
 
History & Culture
 
Trelew, Lewis Town in Welsh, may be located in the midst of Celtic settlements yet this once train terminus was settled by a variety of Europeans. Immigrants from Spain, Portugal and Italy moved here on the promise of land. Learn about the history of Trelew and the Welsh in Patagonia.
Maps
 
Online maps are a great family travel planning resource and great way to get the kids involved in a family vacation. Teach kids to use online maps to pinpoint your family travel destination, identify points of interest and plan your itinerary. Ask them to map geographical features and nature reserves.
Books
 
Jorge Luis Borges may be Argentina's best known author but he's not the only Argentine writer of note. Get recommended reading lists for travel to Argentina and, in addition to introducing younger children to your travel destination, get teens and tweens ready for a family trip.
Music & Sound
 
Music is a great way to introduce children to a local culture and embark on a journey through sound. Learn about Argentine folk music. Listen to Mapuche song. Neither have dance steps to rival the tango yet both celebrate life in Patagonia.
News
 
Local newspapers provide insight to local culture in a way books can't. Read Argentine newspapers online and brush up on current events from around the country. Get provincial news and, in addition to discovering what's happening in Chubut, find out what the locals are reading.
Kids' Stuff
 
Online resources make learning lots of fun. Learn about Magellanic penguins, the largest warm weather penguin. Follow an expedition to the badlands of Argentina and get fun facts about the tiniest of the giant dinosaurs. Find out about fossils. Name reptiles and do a dinosaur word search online. And discover why giant reptiles once roamed Patagonia. Who knows what you might learn?
Organizations
 
Associations and non-profit organizations can be a valuable resource as well as means to get involved. Find out more about a few of the paleontology organizations active in Patagonia.

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