Visit to Oberá's Historical and Natural Science Museum

Not only do its walls preserve the history of the denizens of Oberá, but also the memory of this region of Misiones, which captivates visitors and was adopted by immigrants from all over the world as their own land.

A perfect excuse to stay longer at the venue known as Predio de las Naciones, this museum houses a permanent show including diverse social, cultural and natural aspects.

The theme of the first room has been specially thought to rescue the native roots of Misiones as well as those of the immigrants. It provides a view of the early days of this city in Misiones, with its red soil, its mountain range and its woodland.

The essential aspects of the routine of its dwellers are on display through several photographs, lyrical material and various handicrafts and tools made both by the Guaraníes (first nation) and those who came along to colonize the region.

  • Mural of ceramic plates

    Mural of ceramic plates

  • Various pieces owned by pioneer families

    Various pieces owned by pioneer families

  • A wide array of colorful butterflies of all sizes

    A wide array of colorful butterflies of all sizes

  • Typical period outfits

    Typical period outfits

  • All ceramic

    All ceramic

A big historical archive reveals significant events from the community in the second room. Facts like the famous massacre of Oberá, which took place in 1936, or photos of the unusual snowfall that covered the red soil in white in 1965, during cold August, are shown to visitors.

Likewise, various pieces owned by pioneer families, including domestic items, labor tools, photographs, murals and typical period outfits are on display in this room. As well, there are costumes worn during the first contests in which the Queen of Immigrants was chosen.

The third room belongs to natural science. It gathers most regional bird species and a wide array of colorful butterflies of all sizes. This is a perfect sample to understand why the Province of Misiones became known as "the province of butterflies”.

The access gate today is ornamented with countless tiles featuring various themes. Most of them are related to the rainforest of Misiones, Oberá and all the activities carried out in this region. A fascinating delight for the eyes of those who believe they have seen everything as far as ceramic is concerned.

Autor Pablo Etchevers Fotografo Pablo Etchevers

Opening hoursOpening hours: Mondays thru Fridays from 8am to 12pm and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 12pm and from 5pm to 7pm.
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