Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP, Villa de Leyva

4.6
#1 of 14 in Childrens Museums in Colombia
A visit to Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP allows you to step into a world of marine dinosaurs that inhabited these parts eons ago. The surrounding area was once part of the ocean, and proof of that is found in the museum housing many well-preserved fossils and bones from the prehistoric era. Exhibited in the museum, among other things, are remains of plesiosaurus, ichtiosaurus, kronosaurus, and many smaller creatures. Add Centro de Investigaciones Paleontologicas - CIP to your Villa de Leyva travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Villa de Leyva attractions planner.
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  • This museum is excellent and although the guide has rather stilted English she told us how the whole area around is still full of marine fossils and the ones on display have been very well...  more »
  • Fascinating fossils that provide an insight into the world of sea reptiles and sea life 100 million years ago. And a reminder of how much of Colombia used to be under water.  more »
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  • Pay admission then there's a free tour in English! Great exhibit. Laboratory on site. Clean bathrooms. Modern atmosphere. Great light 👍
  • If you come expecting to see a big research center, or top of the line machinery you'll be disappointed. In this place you'll see replicas of sea dinosaurs a sabletooth tiger, and a raptor, but they are all replicas. And there's a little gift shop with nothing to write home about.
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